Fetching Friday – Inspirational Blogging, Resources

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This post kicks off a new weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring interesting discoveries and useful resources on the net, random tidbits of news, and a preview for next week's posts on kikolani.com.Inspirational BloggingOne of my regular commentators, Evita, runs three amazing websites. Evolving Scenes is a blog of beautiful photography and insightful thoughts. Evolving … [Read more...]

9 Ways to Use Social Networking for Blog Promotion

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In one of my most popular posts, The Blogging Process, I compiled a list of things I do to keep kikolani.com running, including prep work for posts, social media promotion, bookmarking, interacting with readers, and other technical updates. This article focuses specifically on using social networking for blog promotion. Unless your blog is purely personal in nature and only … [Read more...]

Twitter Photo Mosaic

I saw this at Potpolitics.com and couldn't resist making one of my own.Create your own Twitter Mosaic.More on Mosaics and Social Networking: My Flickr Mosaic meme 9 Ways to Use Social Networking Explain Web 2.0 features your blog for more visitor interaction Best Social Media Marketing Practices … [Read more...]

The Return of Sleep Paralysis

Sleep Paralysis Imagery

A while ago, I had written a poem about a sleep condition that I have on and off, sleep paralysis - a sensation where you feel like you are awake, and there is something or someone in the room with you that you fear, but your body and voice is paralyzed, so you are unable to escape or defend yourself. It has to do with the how the brain paralyzes your body while you are … [Read more...]

Dreaming of Birds

Bird

Recently, I have had two very memorable dreams about birds. The first dream, a few weeks ago, I had this bird in my hand that I thought was dead. But then, it came to life again. Just as I was feeling the joy that my little bird was alive, it fell out of my hand into a storm drain in a parking lot. I was left feeling sad because I did not know if the bird would have … [Read more...]

Bleeding Words

Robert Browning Handwriting Sample

The words I dare not say Bleed out of me Ink from the barrel Inside a pen onto fibers Of the blank paper Beneath my hand Increasingly chaotic strokes No handwriting analysis Could decipher as The shape of the letters Change the further down The page I get Starting barely legible Ending wildly distorted With tear stained streaks Smearing the ink Across the … [Read more...]