May 2008

When I attended SOBCon08, I was somewhat surprised to hear how many of the attendees had a comment policy where they automatically rejected any comments that only contained keywords. Since starting this blog, I’ve been pretty accepting of comments where the name is just a list of SEO keywords for the linked site as long […]


Take a look at the daily news and you will likely find at least one or two stories about advances in medical technology that will leave you amazed. Tonight I had the opportunity for something that seems somewhat simple in this day and age yet I still found to be rather impressive, at least considering […]


The following guest post was submitted by P Ling while I was in Las Vegas, unfortunately my extra-curricular activities prevented me from publishing the post while I was away but I think you will enjoy it. So Derek is on a trip to Vegas, and he asked me to write a guest post to keep […]


It is hard to believe that May is already coming to a close – man, is it just me or did it go by extremely fast? – and it is time to take another look at the top referring sites and most visited posts. As you might remember. the last Speedlinking of each month is […]


Home Sweet Home

by derek on May 23, 2008 · 18 comments

Here I am sitting in the Las Vegas airport awaiting my flight home. It has been an exciting week in Las Vegas but I am very anxious to get home and see my wife and kids. The last few days have been spent attending session after session, at least when I was able to wake […]


Maybe the “Way Back Machine” isn’t quite the right term since this journey is only going to take you back one year, but I liked the sound of it. With a growing community, I realize that there are new people finding their way here on a regular basis. Due to the fact that some of […]


Round And Round :: Random Photos

by derek on May 20, 2008 · 16 comments

Ever since I took a photography class in college, I have been interested in photography and am trying to learn more as time permits. While developing my own black and white film was a lot of fun, shooting in digital is so much easier while trying to build your skills. You might remember that my […]


Speedlinking – Roll Of The Dice

by derek on May 19, 2008 · 15 comments

In the spirit of being in Las Vegas where you never know what a roll of the dice is going to give you, this edition of Speedlinking includes a variety of interesting information. 1. Andrea, who you may have seen commenting here, has started a brand new blog at According to Andrea. With three posts […]


With all of the bloggers that are joining the blogosphere on a daily basis, many of them are experimenting with using their blog to make money. One of the most well-known methods of monetizing a blog is to use Google AdSense. If you are one of the bloggers that is using AdSense on a blog […]


How would you like to share your voice with a new audience? How would you like a few backlinks from a growing blog? How would you like to help out another blogger? Derek Semmler dot com is now accepting guest posts. Not that I wasn’t before, as I am always interested in having another blogger […]