April 2008

When I started my Speedlinking series, I wanted to use it as a means of highlighting fellow bloggers and/or posts that I feel are worth reading. In addition, I have used the series to share a little link love with the most vocal readers each month as well as those that refer the most traffic. […]


Did You Win The Free Advertising?

by derek on April 12, 2008 · 28 comments

One aspect of blogging that I truly enjoy is when there is an opportunity to help another blogger out or give a little something back to the people that have helped you. That was the reason that I launched my recent contest to give all of you a chance to win free advertising, hoping to […]


After posting about the fact that I was going to return my MacBook in order to save $200 through Amazon , I planned to stop by the Apple Store on my way home from work tonight. When I arrived at work this morning, I was greeted with an office complex lacking any hint of power […]


Apple MacBook :: Welcome And Goodbye

by derek on April 10, 2008 · 24 comments

After much consideration, I evaluated the feedback received in my poll about buying a laptop and decided to purchase an Apple MacBook. However, I am returning it tomorrow. The PC users tried to warn me about switching sides and I didn’t listen to them. I was enticed by the allure of the Mac and thought […]


Unlucky 13? Not For This Blog

by derek on April 9, 2008 · 26 comments

Thirteen months of blogging. I feel like one of those parents that I chastise for saying their baby is 30 months old – once you pass the one year mark, certainly the two year mark, you should stop referencing by months. As much as people might say that the number thirteen is unlucky, I don’t […]


In my day to day traveling to work, I drive through a total of six toll booths – which is one reason that I try to work from home as often as possible. Due the volume of tolls that are paid on a regular basis, I naturally signed up with the I-PASS system. This is […]


Speedlinking – March's Most Vocal

by derek on April 7, 2008 · 18 comments

The first quarter of 2008 is already in the books and things are really starting to heat up around here. Not only did this blog celebrate one year of existence but there were plenty of other exciting things taking place as well. For the month of March, there were 227 comments posted to the blog […]


The other day while recapping my blog earnings, I mentioned that I wanted to do a little something for the community as a small token of appreciation for all that you do here. How does some free advertising sound? There are four ad spots that I am going to be giving away for a one […]

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Going Mobile :: Looking For A Laptop

by derek on April 3, 2008 · 32 comments

With my first blog conference coming up in May, I don’t think it would be very convenient to try and lug my current desktop system to the conference. Given that SOBCon offers a good deal of hands-on interaction within the mastermind groups, I would really like to have a machine with me to capture my […]


Blogging For Money :: March 2008

by derek on April 2, 2008 · 25 comments

The challenge that I set forth for myself in March was to reach a new all-time high in terms of blog earnings. While I fell short of that goal by less than $40.00, I am happy to say that I surpassed my numbers from last month. In an effort to continue working towards my goal […]