This post was written by P Ling, who is a travel writer for Uptake and also runs the Triphow blog. A ‘Kamaaina’ in Hawaii is someone who is a native or has lived in Hawaii for a long time. President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu and spent most of his childhood and youth in […]


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 […]


Looking back on January, there was TONS of information to have read, “magic” being shared, and laughter at someone else’s expense – by a kid no less (c’mon, I know you laughed I sure did)!  Up high reading about Derek share his Magic Formula to More Comments , Adding 440+ Readers to Your Blog in 4 Easy […]


Pursue Your Passion, But At What Cost?

by derek on January 26, 2009 · 104 comments

There is no question that I have a passion for blogging and all things related to the Interweb – writing code, sharing knowledge, helping people, and building relationships. The ideal that many of us strive for is to find work that we love while still being able to provide for ourselves and loved ones. Shortly […]


Timing is everything – wouldn’t you say? No doubt you have heard someone, most likely even yourself once or twice, say that they were in the right place at the right time. There will be times when the slightest change in timing can completely alter an experience. So what does timing have to do with […]


Q&A Round 8 :: The Answers

by derek on January 7, 2009 · 41 comments

Neil from PS3 asks: My question is….. If you could meet anyone from history or the present who would it be and why? Just read the questions from Round 6 and Steve @ Free iPods asked why Americans have the World Series but it only involves one country. It is because it was originally sponsored […]


Speedlinking – December’s Most Vocal

by derek on January 5, 2009 · 51 comments

There was a lot of great conversation during the month of December as we discussed a variety of topics, such as affiliate marketing (what not to do with affiliate marketing and the real power of the Amazon Affiliate Program), social media (10 people worth following on FriendFeed) and even blog tips (how to add a […]


Happy New Year :: The Day To Start Fresh

by derek on January 1, 2009 · 43 comments

Happy New Year! As the calendar has changed from 2008 to 2009, many people will be looking at New Year’s Day as the day to start fresh with the new year. While I am not one to consume myself with the idea of New Year’s Resolutions, I do find myself enjoying the turn of the […]


Q&A Round 8 :: The Questions

by derek on December 31, 2008 · 19 comments

It has been a little over a month since our last Q&A Session and I’ve gone back and forth on having one more to close out the year. The feedback on the last few sessions has been that they are quite entertaining (and I love answering the questions too) but that you guys have been […]

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The month, and year, are winding down and many of us are enjoying some time away from the normal routine and spending time with our loved ones. Before we all set our sights on what lies ahead in 2009, it is important to remember where we have been as well. With the end of 2008 […]