March 2008

The last Monday of each month, I like to use the Speedlinking series to highlight the top ten blogs that referred the most traffic – where did you come from – and the top ten most visited posts for the month – where did you go. Thanks to the following blogs who sent the most […]


WordPress 2.5 Available

by derek on March 30, 2008 · 13 comments

The WordPress team has released the latest version of the software and I have decided to jump right in and update this blog. Check out the official announcement about WordPress 2.5 and start planning to update your own blog now. So far things seem to be running pretty smooth, although I did encounter one issue […]


Where's Waldo :: Connect With Derek

by derek on March 28, 2008 · 12 comments

Since I missed an opportunity to attend an IBM sponsored event tonight at ESPN SportsZone due to a late night at work, I thought it would be a good time to do a little networking online. I’ve finally taken the plunge and signed up for a Facebook account. Some of you may have friend requests […]


Take Your Blog To The Next Level

by derek on March 27, 2008 · 18 comments

Since I began blogging, I have heard from numerous people how attending a trade show or conference can really take your blog to the next level. There were a couple of conferences in 2007 that I had my eye on but the logistics did not work out, thus I made a goal for myself to […]


As I mentioned the other day, when you are blogging for money it is important to always be experimenting with new ways to monetize your blog. However, one thing to keep in mind while experimenting is what that will mean for you when it comes time to file your income taxes. The deadline for filing […]


Want A New Way To Monetize Your Blog?

by derek on March 25, 2008 · 16 comments

When I first began my journey towards blogging for money, I was guilty of the “one trick pony” mentality and was only using Google AdSense. As I began to learn more about monetizing a website, I quickly realized the need to diversify the tools being used to generate income with my blogs. Today I added […]


Speedlinking – The Write Way

by derek on March 24, 2008 · 5 comments

Over the last couple of weeks the Speedlinking series has focused on the basics of blogging and the 5 steps to blog success. This edition of Speedlinking will continue along this theme of posts and focus on a few posts that discuss writing – whether it be how to continuously come up with ideas for […]


Winner Of The Hosting

by derek on March 23, 2008 · 6 comments

Earlier this month, we were celebrating one year of blogging and as part of that celebration I announced a new contest. The fine people over at hosting offered to sponsor a prize and donated one year of free hosting on their Mini Unix package. This is the package that Derek Semmler dot com is […]


Riding Season Is Almost Here

by derek on March 21, 2008 · 18 comments

There have been a few days here and there where cranking up the old Harley has been feasible, although it still requires a fair amount of warm clothing to keep any chance of comfort within reach. But the days are beginning to get a little warmer here in the middle of the country and it […]


Networking To Find A New Job

by derek on March 20, 2008 · 7 comments

It isn’t what you know…it is who you know. There is no doubt that you have heard that saying before, but do you believe it to be true? While I do think that what you know is very important, there is a lot of truth in the idea that who you know – or your […]