The Hummingbird Babies Leave the Nest

Last time in the nest togetherThe second baby, right before flyingBabies in nearby treesThe empty nestAlso, check out my Youtube page for more videos, including video of the first hummingbird baby's flight.The hummingbird posts: A Hummingbird Nest - Photos and Haikus The hummingbird babies growing up … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – A Mashup of Resources

This post is part of a 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.The MashupThis week, I have stumbled upon awesome articles in a variety of topics. Since I can't decide on a specific theme to go with anymore, from now on I am going to do a … [Read more...]

Discover More About Yourself Through Blogging

Writing

Is it possible to discover yourself through blogging? To find something you love to do, to strengthen current interests, and to learn new things? Photo by DabawenyaDoing What I LoveFor me, writing has always been a private way to discovering things about myself. If I'm overly emotional about something, I tend to write in a stream of conscious, unorganized way to let my … [Read more...]

Tennis Practice Photos

Here are my first attempts at sports photography with my hubby playing tennis. Three practice sessions and 1,322 photos later, these are the best of the best. Plus, I let him get some shots of me as well. :) … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Motivation and Inspiration

This post is part of a 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.Motivation and Inspiration ArticlesThis week, I am going to lean away from the technical side, and share with you some articles I have stumbled upon over the week that are … [Read more...]

Ways to Write Great Blogging Meme Responses

One of the recent trends in the blogging world are memes. I, myself, have been tagged in several of them in the past few months. First, let's start off with the basics. What are Blogging Memes?Simply put, memes are a series of questions that one person after another decides to re-post and answer. Usually, memes come with a set of rules, generally including giving credit to … [Read more...]

More Hummingbird Baby Photos

In a follow-up to my previous post, a hummingbird nest and babies, here are new photos of the hummingbird babies. They grow very fast... and it is very near time for them to spread their wings and fly.Also, be sure to check out the hummingbird videos - the short capture of the mother feeding the babies is the featured video on my channel.First post on the Hummingbirds: A … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Web 2.0 At the Bookstore, Twitter Resources

Twitter - A Little Bird Told Me

This post is part of a 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.Some "Light" ReadingWhile my main focus has been bringing you lots of online resources, I recently stopped to think those people that would rather curl up on the sofa with a good … [Read more...]

How to Keep Your RSS Subscribers

feedburner-rss

When it comes down to it, one of the primary reasons blogs exist is to gain readership. There are many obvious reasons why a blogger wants to bring in visitors: to share information, to build a community, to make money, and so on. Once the visitor is on their site, most bloggers want to make sure they coming back for more. One of the ways to do this is to convert new … [Read more...]

7 Things for New & Dedicated Readers

I was tagged by Richard at Makak Media to do the 7 Things People Don't Know About Me meme. First off, here are the rules for this meme: Link to your original tagger(s) and list these rules in your post. Share seven facts about yourself in the post. Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs. Let them know they’ve been … [Read more...]