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 […]


The message that you are sending to your readers is crystal clear – at least in your mind. Are you sure that your readers are receiving the same message? While you will get a fairly good feel for whether or not you are on the same page with your readers based on the type of […]


When the calendar turned to the new year, we talked about how that signifies an opportunity to start fresh and that the possibilities are endless. Steve, our trade show displays guru, left a comment during that discussion that mentioned a quote that he was going to try and live (more) by this year: Yesterday is […]


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 […]


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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Ho Ho Ho :: Was Santa Good To You?

by derek on December 26, 2008 · 24 comments

Christmas has come and gone for another year. The wrapping paper that was so delicately folded and taped has been shredded by eager hands – and the kids had fun too! Unlike previous years, our kids really were not asking for much of anything this year. Our oldest had asked for books (he absolutely loves […]


Merry Christmas to you and your family! Hopefully you are enjoying this holiday season and have the opportunity to share some quality time with the people that are special to you – as I am doing today. This time last year, my wife surprised me with a Nikon DSLR so I thought that it was […]


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 […]


Q&A Round 7 :: The Answers

by derek on November 28, 2008 · 30 comments

Nick from romandock dot com asks: Do you plan to revert back to a completely clean shaven look on December 1 or do you have other plans with the future of your facial hair? Derek: The clean shaven look will be coming, although not as of December 1st. There is a Gala Party held on […]