November 2008

Bug Out :: Playing With The Camera

by derek on November 14, 2008 · 35 comments

The other day it was time for me to break out the tool belt and complete a handful of tasks around the house – some which even included more fun with electricty. One of the tasks was the basic act of changing the light bulbs in the garage door opener. As I opened the housing […]


Last week a new book on blogging hit the shelves – the digital shelves – and it features interviews with 40 top bloggers as they share their secrets to creating a high-profile, high-traffic, and high-profit blog. Blog Blazers by Stephane Grenier provides insights from some of the most successful bloggers on how to avoid common […]


When starting a new blog, one of the first decisions that you will have to make is how much content your blog should have before it is live for the world (theoretically) to see. Some people will tell you that it is best to have 10-20 posts published on the first official day of your […]


Speedlinking – Focus On Family

by derek on November 10, 2008 · 14 comments

After missing a few editions of Speedlinking due to my Disney vacation and then sharing my October recap last week, I am happy to get back into the swing of things with this edition of Speedlinking. This week the focus will be on family as we explore the blogosphere. From celebrations to tragedy, childhood values […]


The Five Things Meme

by derek on November 7, 2008 · 34 comments

The year 2007 was the year of the meme in the blogging world, or at least it certainly seemed like it as they were being passed around quite often. There was the 8 things I know as well as the 8 oddities about Derek Semmler. One that I particularly enjoyed was the six word memoir. […]


About this time last year, I had stumbled upon a treasure of photos on StumbleUpon and shared a few with all of you. Fast forward to Tuesday night when I took a look at a friend’s political blog, Pivot Politics and noticed a link to a site called The Big Picture. Little did I know […]


Over at The Man Page, I announced that I am participating in Movember and will be rockin’ the Mo! Haven’t heard of Movember? Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men’s health issues. That’s right – grow and […]


All day long I have been looking forward to tonight – soaking in all of the reports and analysis of the Presidential Election. Hopefully each of you here in the United States has made it out to the polls to cast your vote in this election. Personally, I made it out to the polls last […]


Speedlinking – October 2008 Recap

by derek on November 3, 2008 · 18 comments

During the time that I was away on a family vacation, you were all treated to a change of pace with a variety of outstanding guest posts. While things kept moving right along, we did miss a couple of Speedlinking posts so I thought that I would combine Where Did You Come From, Where Did […]