February 2008

Over the last two weeks I have experimented with creating video tutorials as a new feature for the blog. The first tutorial discussed a Photoshop tip to save bandwidth, while the most recent tutorial explained how to select winners for your blog contests. While my experience has been limited, I thought it would be worthwhile […]


How To Select Blog Contest Winners

by derek on February 27, 2008 · 11 comments

Everyone loves a good blog contest. Not only are they a great way to generate some buzz and traffic for your blog but it is always nice to give a little something back to the community as well. If you’ve been thinking about running your own blog contest, you may be wondering how to select […]


How To Record A Cellphone Conversation

by derek on February 26, 2008 · 74 comments

About this time last month, I was in need of a way to record a cellphone conversation. While there were a few options under consideration, I turned to the community and asked: Can you record a cellphone conversation? Here is a recap of the methods that were being considered: Buy a new cellphone that can […]


Speedlinking – We Have A Winner

by derek on February 25, 2008 · 13 comments

Normally the last Speedlinking post of the month is used to share a little link love with the blogs that have referred the most traffic over the previous month. While that will not change today, this edition is a little special as it also involves the announcement of the winner in the most unique blog […]


Law Of Attraction Or Just Coincidence?

by derek on February 22, 2008 · 28 comments

Do you believe in the Law of Attraction? While there have been times where I would say that I doubt the Law of Attraction, an experience tonight made me sit back and give some consideration as to whether it was all just a coincidence or if it was the Law of Attraction. As a little […]


Have You Attended A Blogging Conference?

by derek on February 21, 2008 · 11 comments

Reaching your goals requires sacrifice. The specifics of what you need to sacrifice will depend on a variety of factors but very few goals are achieved without some degree of sacrifice. This year I have set a goal to attend my very first blogging related conference. While it might not seem like a goal that […]


Overclocking The World With OCIA.net

by derek on February 20, 2008 · 12 comments

Shawn Knight from OverClock Intelligence Agency was kind enough to send me a free t-shirt, so naturally I need to give him a few props. While I might develop software for a living, I have to admit that I have never really developed the skill of working inside the computer or trying to build my […]


Have you ever had one of those posts that you think is going to be hugely popular with your readers and as you anticipate the droves of traffic you realize that you were far too optimistic? Earlier today I published 10 Reasons Being a Dad Rocks over at Dad Balance. When I scheduled the post […]


With only one week left in my contest to win free money, I thought that this edition of Speedlinking should focus on a few methods that you can use to increase traffic to your site. 1. Michael Kwan recently posted about a video from the New York Post that is mocking the New England Patriots. […]


Did You Win A SilentPillow.com T-Shirt?

by derek on February 15, 2008 · 15 comments

The SilentPillow.com t-shirt contest has come to an end and it is time to announce the five winners. Before announcing the winners, I would like to say thank you to everyone that took the time to enter the contest. Your participation here is truly appreciated. Winners have been selected at random using the Random Integer […]