September 2008

The following scenario is one that many bloggers have experienced… You’ve registered your domain, installed WordPress, and you’re writing great content. The number of visitors continues to climb and you’re thinking about how nice it would be to have people advertising on your site. Then it happens! You receive an email from someone that is […]


Blogging For Money :: August 2008

by derek on September 9, 2008 · 28 comments

Two steps forward, one step backward. That is how I have felt lately when it comes to my efforts to blog for money. After the progress that had been made last month, I have had a small step backward in the month of August. While the total numbers may have decreased, there were some encouraging […]


Speedlinking – Sweetness

by derek on September 8, 2008 · 32 comments

Growing up as a kid living in the Chicagoland area, I had the pleasure of watching Walter “Sweetness” Payton run up and down the field every Sunday afternoon during football season. While watching the Chicago Bears game last night, Matt Forte did something that Sweetness could not do, dominate in his Bears debut – although […]


100 Push Up Challenge :: We Have A Winner

by derek on September 4, 2008 · 20 comments

While I have not yet reached the goal of 100 consecutive push ups (more on that in a minute) per the original challenge, I wanted to take a moment to select the winner of the contest and thank everyone for their participation. As a recap, there were a handful of people that embarked on the […]


Just a quick post for tonight as I wanted to alert all of the community members here at this blog that I am running a contest over at TMP that has a nice collection of prizes courtesy of BP and my participation in their Invigorate Insider program. Enter to win a free $25 gas card, […]


Removing The Shroud Of Secrecy

by derek on September 2, 2008 · 34 comments

Just a few months back, I asked all of you the question: Have you introduced anyone to blogging? While discussing the idea of sharing a passion for blogging with others in your life, I noted that I had essentially been leading a double life. At the time, there were very few people in my personal […]


Speedlinking – August's Most Vocal

by derek on September 1, 2008 · 32 comments

There were some new and exciting developments that took place in the month of August, including the first guest post and the process of getting approved for an account with Market Leverage. We also saw a handful of more regular updates, such as the weekly 100 push up program recap. In what has become a […]