Giving Thanks…And Books

by derek on November 27, 2008 · 19 comments

Happy Thanksgiving! While we hopefully take time throughout the year to give thanks for all of the things we have in our lives, today is the “official” day of giving thanks here in the United States. In recognition of today, I wanted to take a moment to share a few things that I am thankful […]


100 Push Up Challenge :: We Have A Winner

by derek on September 4, 2008 · 20 comments

While I have not yet reached the goal of 100 consecutive push ups (more on that in a minute) per the original challenge, I wanted to take a moment to select the winner of the contest and thank everyone for their participation. As a recap, there were a handful of people that embarked on the […]


Just a quick post for tonight as I wanted to alert all of the community members here at this blog that I am running a contest over at TMP that has a nice collection of prizes courtesy of BP and my participation in their Invigorate Insider program. Enter to win a free $25 gas card, […]


In an effort to expand the reach of your blog, you have likely signed up for a variety of social media sites and forums that are frequented by like-minded people. I’m no different, as you can see from this list of sites where you can find me. Awhile back I had signed up with Perfect […]


The Winner Of The BlogWorldExpo Pass

by derek on August 12, 2008 · 14 comments

At the end of July, I offered a full conference pass to the upcoming BlogWorldExpo 2008 being held in Las Vegas, Nevada. While it was unfortunate that many people were unable to fit the conference into their schedule, there were a couple of outstanding entries that certainly made the judging process difficult. Before I announce […]


The clock is ticking down on your opportunity to win a free pass to BlogWorld Expo and join me in sunny Las Vegas, Nevada! Who, What, When, Where BlogWorld Expo (BWE) will take place September 20-21, 2008 in Las Vegas. If you haven’t done so already, take a look at the conference schedule and you […]


When I mentioned that I would be attending the BlogWorld & New Media Expo in September, many people indicated that they really wanted to attend but due to financial constraints would not be able to join me in Las Vegas. Take a minute to imagine the following scenario… You’re dying to attend BlogWorld as you […]

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While my day was wasting away at the office, one of my good friends sent me an email about a site that was getting a lot of attention from an article on digg (via lifehacker) called one hundred push ups. About a month ago I remember seeing this site and thinking that it sounded like […]


Did You Win The Free Advertising?

by derek on April 12, 2008 · 28 comments

One aspect of blogging that I truly enjoy is when there is an opportunity to help another blogger out or give a little something back to the people that have helped you. That was the reason that I launched my recent contest to give all of you a chance to win free advertising, hoping to […]


The other day while recapping my blog earnings, I mentioned that I wanted to do a little something for the community as a small token of appreciation for all that you do here. How does some free advertising sound? There are four ad spots that I am going to be giving away for a one […]

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