Reviews & Links

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, it is always nice to take a moment to look back and reflect on the things that we have to be thankful for in our lives – as sometimes we lose track of that in the day to day hustle. There are many people across the world that are […]


Speedlinking – Social Media In Business

by derek on November 17, 2008 · 16 comments

Not too long ago, we talked about how certain corporations are embracing social media – which unfortunately does not include the company that currently supplies me with an income. Social media in the context of business has been on the minds of many lately, as you will see in the handful of posts included in […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Speedlinking – Vancouver Edition

by derek on October 13, 2008 · 28 comments

In the time that I have been blogging, I’d estimate that 95% of the bloggers that I have met reside in or around Vancouver. Okay, that might be a bit of a stretch but it certainly does seem like a blogging hot bed. Since Canada is a little “different” and they are celebrating the Canadian […]


Speedlinking – September's Most Vocal

by derek on October 6, 2008 · 20 comments

During the month of September, overall volume of comments decreased slightly compared to August but the number of comments per post increased by roughly 20%. That may have been a result of the post that touched on the current political climate for the first time on this blog, or maybe it was the post about […]


The month of September was all about new experiences… From turning a year younger on my birthday to my first of what I expect will be many trips to BlogWorld, I had an opportunity to meet new people and learn new things. Speaking of new things, I cannot leave out my first trip to Miami […]


Speedlinking – BlogWorld Edition

by derek on September 22, 2008 · 17 comments

Wow…what a week it has been! The first part of the week was spent in Miami and then I returned home for a day before heading out to attend BlogWorld in Las Vegas! Let me just tell you that BlogWorld was an amazing experience. Not only because of a few really great sessions but because […]


Speedlinking – Miami Edition

by derek on September 15, 2008 · 18 comments

This edition of Speedlinking comes to you from the coast of the Atlantic Ocean as I am visiting Miami, Florida for a work conference. My room at the Loews Hotel is overlooking the ocean, which is adding to the difficulty of making it to the conference sessions. In honor of my first trip to Miami, […]