October 2008

Happy Halloween! Halloween is my wife’s absolute favorite time of the year and I have to admit, I like it quite a bit as well. With Halloween being on a Friday this year, we are prepared for a late night of sugar highs for the kids and too many cold pops for the adults. Before […]


In the time since starting my first blog, I have experimented with a variety of affiliate networks in an attempt to add to my bottom line. Some of them I have written about here, such as my experience with Market Leverage or the head-to-head battle between TTZ Media and ASE Adnet. Today I’d like to […]


Adventures Of The Road Trip

by derek on October 28, 2008 · 33 comments

As many of you know, I have just returned from a family vacation to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. What some of you might not know is that we drove there, that’s right – road trip! The sign above literally could have applied to our return trip home, as we encountered a fair share of […]


Being given a freehand in guest-blogging on just about any topic is a dangerous move! But I will behave nonetheless. I wanna thank Derek for this opportunity. I started blogging just over a year now (oh no I forgot it’s my own birthday!) when I thought to express my passion about parenting online, and seeing […]


Hello everyone, I’m Nick and I would just like to take a quick minute to say thank you to Derek for letting me post here today. Actually, I should say thank you to him for taking his family to Disney World so that I could have the opportunity to borrow his Harley…I mean his blog […]


Why You SHOULD Have A Messy Desk

by derek on October 23, 2008 · 18 comments

Kelvin Kao, author of this guest post, is a computer programmer (specifically, for mobile applications) and aspiring puppeteer. He writes the Puppet Kaos blog about puppetry and video production, and he also runs a video podcast with the puppet characters he creates. =============================================== Many people will tell you that being organized is how you can […]


Most Expensive Things I Can Do Without

by derek on October 22, 2008 · 17 comments

When Derek Semmler issued an open invitation for guest authors, I was really excited to do a post for his site. Also Derek was generous enough to say that the topic could be anything, so I wondered whether to do my usual great prices/discount post or to do one of my list posts. Then I […]


Who Says Blondes Get All The Fun?

by derek on October 21, 2008 · 18 comments

I am in no way assuming I am a beautiful person. I am not assuming I am hot either. Or cute. Or all that and a bag of chips. I am writing this guest post for Derek to show all of you how I can get just about what I want. You see, I am […]


P Ling is a travel writer for Uptake.com, where he writes about hotels and beaches and stuff. He also authors the Triphow blog, where his hotel and destination reviews earn praise from fellow bloggers like Derek Semmler. So, Derek says he’s going on a family vacation to Disney World, and agreed to let me write […]


Q&A Round 6 :: The Answers

by derek on October 17, 2008 · 19 comments

Michael Kwan asks: Are you interested in completely replacing your day job with a career in professional blogging? If so, what steps have you taken and do you plan to take to achieve this goal? Derek: Great question, I have been giving this some thought lately and recently wrote about the idea of blogging as […]