July 2008

100 Push Up Challenge :: Week 2 Recap

by derek on July 31, 2008 · 15 comments

The second week of the 100 Push Up Challenge has come to an end, which means we are now 1/3 of the way through the program. 6 down, 12 more workouts to go…piece of cake. Cake? Did someone say cake? Oh wait…we are talking about a fitness challenge here, sorry about that. 😉 As a […]


Lately I’ve been having a little fun with Photoshop and figured that it was about time that I submit an entry into Michael Kwan’s contest to win a big box of cool stuff. Initially I was hesitant to enter the contest as there are quite a few high quality entries already submitted; but with the […]


Chances are that you have seen the news of the Performancing Ads Network spreading throughout the blogosphere over the last few days. What is all of the excitement about? Well, much of the excitement about the launch of the Performancing Ads Network is due to the fact that this gives all blogs the opportunity to […]


The month of July has certainly been full of excitement; from discussions about sniping to a visit from the police. Add in a few contests, one for the phsyically gifted and one for the literary gifted, and you have a recipe for success. As we close the chapter on another month of 2008, it is […]


How To Frame Images With CSS

by derek on July 25, 2008 · 29 comments

After seeing that Tyler Ingram recently discussed the idea of creating a simple photo frame in Photoshop, I decided to bring this post to life as it has been sitting in Draft status for quite some time. The basic idea here is to “dress up” our photos a little bit when posting them on our […]


100 Push Up Challenge :: Week 1 Recap

by derek on July 24, 2008 · 38 comments

Last week the gauntlet was thrown down and I challenged all of you to join my friend Ryan and I in completing the 100 Push Up Challenge. To stimulate the competition, I sweetened the pot by offering $25 cash and a variety of t-shirts to anyone that was willing to write a post about taking […]


When I mentioned that I would be attending the BlogWorld & New Media Expo in September, many people indicated that they really wanted to attend but due to financial constraints would not be able to join me in Las Vegas. Take a minute to imagine the following scenario… You’re dying to attend BlogWorld as you […]

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Building Anticipation On Your Blog

by derek on July 22, 2008 · 17 comments

How would you like to increase the number of comments on your blog? Do you want to see the number of RSS subscribers skyrocket? Or maybe you are planning a blog contest and you want to see a huge response from your readers. The common theme among these goals is the idea of participation. You […]


Speedlinking – Random Thoughts

by derek on July 21, 2008 · 15 comments

One thing that I have really noticed since doing these weekly Speedlinking posts every Monday is how quickly the next Monday always arrives. It seems that Monday comes even faster when you have a busy weekend. This past weekend kicked off with another Q&A session, included a BBQ with friends, and wrapped up helping a […]


Q&A Round 3 :: The Answers

by derek on July 18, 2008 · 26 comments

Steve@Free iPods asks: Will you sell me your blog for $100 ? 😛 Derek: Nope…but you do raise an interesting question. Would I ever sell my blog? This blog would be hard to sell with my name as the domain and all, but I would certainly consider selling one of my other blogs if the […]