December 2008

The contest to win a nice collection of Canadian Club Whisky schwag has come to an end and I have to say… Damn Right It Was A Fun Contest! The gift package, courtesy of Canadian Club Whisky, included the following Movember inspired schwag: 2009 Canadian Club Calendar Canadian Club Movember T-Shirt Canadian Club Movember Flask […]


Two? Three? Try Seven Hours On The Road

by derek on December 17, 2008 · 49 comments

That’s right – my commute home tonight lasted a torturous seven hours from start to finish. As if that were not bad enough, just before hour seven, I realized that my windshield had a crack running nearly the entire width of the glass. At approximately hour number six, I had to make a risky escape […]


Speedlinking – The Art Of Photography

by derek on December 15, 2008 · 32 comments

After spending the evening turning the spare bedroom into a make-shift photo studio as I attempted to capture a handful of images for a product review that I am writing, it is only fitting that this edition of Speedlinking be dedicated to the art of photography. In an effort to share a few new discoveries […]


Affiliate Marketing :: What Not To Do

by derek on December 12, 2008 · 36 comments

In the recent Thursday Tidbits, I mentioned the topic of affiliate sales and how my recent efforts have been less than encouraging. One of the primary problems with my initial efforts regarding affiliate marketing is that I have attempted to simply add affiliate banners (typically of the 125×125 banner variety) to my blogs in the […]


Thursday Tidbits :: It's All Good

by derek on December 11, 2008 · 23 comments

On a Thursday evening that finds me grimacing through the pain of listening to the terrible NFL Network announcers calling the game between my Beloved Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints, I thought it would be a good time to give you a collection of random tidbits. Syte Black Winner As part of my […]


Syte Black :: Can It Make You Money?

by derek on December 10, 2008 · 20 comments

Last week I received a note from a friend on twitter asking me if I had heard anything about a new product called Syte Black. Since I had not heard anything about it, I asked a few questions and was intrigued by the concept. What Is Syte Black? In a nutshell, Syte Black is an […]


Win Canadian Club Whisky Schwag

by derek on December 9, 2008 · 133 comments

As part of the Movember recap, I mentioned that there would be an upcoming contest to win a couple of prizes courtesy of Canadian Club Whisky. Canadian Club Whisky, which happens to be a fine beverage that I have been known to enjoy from time to time, was one of the sponsors of Movember and […]


Speedlinking – Friends, Old And New

by derek on December 8, 2008 · 30 comments

In the time since “officially” becoming a blogger, one thing that has been a focal point for me is sharing the wealth. That has taken a variety of forms, including the ability to provide tips and tricks that I have learned over the years or being in a position to donate time and/or funds to […]


He's Humping Me!

by derek on December 5, 2008 · 24 comments

During our most recent Q&A session, Nicole from Great Prices Here had made a request for more funny content on the blog. Since one of my goals with this blog is to deliver content that the community enjoys, I thought that I would try to sprinkle in some more humorous posts here and there. So […]


Flavor Saver :: Movember Recap

by derek on December 4, 2008 · 26 comments

During the month of November Movember, I was participating in a charity event to raise awareness, as well as funds, for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. As a reminder, Movember is an initiative to raise awareness for men’s health issues and as a Mo Bro, my participation required me to grow a Mo…a ‘stache…a flavor saver…a […]