There is no shortage of people that have taken the head-first dive into blogging with the dreams of hitting the jackpot and walking away from their 9-5 job. Many of these bloggers, including yours truly as that was my mindset when I first started, write outstanding content and slowly but surely build up the volume […]


Content So Hot You'll Freak

by derek on May 11, 2010 · 28 comments

With the popularity of WordPress as a blogging platform, there is certainly no shortage of plugins available to help blog owners tweak their site to do amazing things (and sometimes not so amazing things). One of the plugins that is quite popular – no pun intended – is the Recently Popular plugin that provides a […]


A Quick Note About Guest Posts

by derek on May 4, 2010 · 27 comments

From time to time, people contact me about writing guest posts on this blog as well as asking me to write a guest post on their blog. As many of you know, I am more than happy to feature guest posts here as it not only gives the guest blogger an opportunity to gain more […]


Now that we have cleared the air regarding my bout with analysis paralysis and have agreed (in the loosest sense of the word) to proceed with random ramblings, I thought it would be appropriate to revisit a topic we discussed once before. You might remember that freelance writer Michael Kwan, who interesting enough makes an […]


Analysis Paralysis

by derek on April 21, 2010 · 8 comments

Over the last few weeks I have been spending an inordinate amount of time thinking about resuming my writing on the blog but not actually doing anything about it. The problem is not so much what to write or having the time to write, but more about where to write. In the time that I […]


Talking Shop With Murray Newlands

by derek on January 7, 2010 · 29 comments

Wanted to send a quick note to let everyone know that Murray Newlands, who runs an affiliate marketing blog and also happens to be a finalist for the 2010 Best Blogger Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Award, recently interviewed me and we talked a little shop. Jump on over to Murray’s blog and check out my blog […]


When I recently decided to poke my head out from the shadows of writing code for a few clients, I decided it wasn’t enough to simply say hello. That’s not the way I roll. After talking about using the Thesis theme for WordPress for a few clients, which you can see in my portfolio at […]


Lurking In The Shadows…And Loving It

by derek on November 2, 2009 · 29 comments

It is hard to believe that this blog has been quiet for as long as it has – partly because I have been as busy as ever working on projects behind the scenes for other people and time has flown by. With my involvement in these other projects, I’ve been getting the itch to be […]


Did You Miss Me?

by derek on June 19, 2009 · 55 comments

Wow, I cannot believe it has been roughly five months since I stepped away from the day to day activities of running multiple blogs. While I have been away, there has certainly been a lot that has transpired – some good and some not so good. The Good Before we get to the “not so […]


Whether you are a beginning blogger or a seasoned veteran, one thing stands true – we all enjoy seeing the traffic to our blog increase. We agonize over the content of our posts (are we sending the right message) and regularly examine new plugins that might bring more readers to our blog. With all of […]