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 […]


Being given a freehand in guest-blogging on just about any topic is a dangerous move! But I will behave nonetheless. I wanna thank Derek for this opportunity. I started blogging just over a year now (oh no I forgot it’s my own birthday!) when I thought to express my passion about parenting online, and seeing […]


Open Invitation For Guest Authors

by derek on October 7, 2008 · 10 comments

A few months back, I was preparing for a business trip to Las Vegas and had posted about a variety of methods that a blogger can use to keep the blog running while traveling. At the time, I did my best to utilize the approach of scheduling a handful of posts to publish while I […]


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 […]


The Juice Is Worth The Squeeze

by derek on August 29, 2008 · 40 comments

While reflecting on the thrill of achieving a front page digg, I could not help but think of the quote from the character Kelly in the movie The Girl Next Door: You wanna be president? Lemme tell you the first rule of politics; Always know if the juice is worth the squeeze. You know what […]


We Interrupt This Push Up Program…

by derek on August 28, 2008 · 19 comments

For the last few weeks, I have featured the latest 100 Push Up Challenge Recap each Thursday night. While there have been a few comments that indicate the recaps are not the most interesting posts, I was planning to continue with the next update tonight, at least until it happened. “What happened?”, you ask. It […]


Summer might be winding down but things are not slowing down here. The month of August featured discussions about making and spending money (which contributed to the bottom line in my efforts to blog for money) as well as winning free money. Thrown into the mix was another edition of our Q&A and an exciting […]


The month of July has certainly been full of excitement; from discussions about sniping to a visit from the police. Add in a few contests, one for the phsyically gifted and one for the literary gifted, and you have a recipe for success. As we close the chapter on another month of 2008, it is […]


Building Anticipation On Your Blog

by derek on July 22, 2008 · 17 comments

How would you like to increase the number of comments on your blog? Do you want to see the number of RSS subscribers skyrocket? Or maybe you are planning a blog contest and you want to see a huge response from your readers. The common theme among these goals is the idea of participation. You […]


We are already half-way through the year – can you believe that? The first six months of the year have gone by in a flash and it is time to shine the spotlight on the top ten blogs that referred the most traffic – where did you come from – and the top ten most […]