Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, #FollowFriday, Facebook Humor

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, #FollowFriday recommendations, some related Twitter news, and a preview for next week’s posts on kikolani.com.The Resources MashupHere are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week.Blogging & Social Media Promote your blog without spending money. Is the new Diggbar evil? Facebook applications for better connectivity Comparison of Twitter search services 10 stages of a Twitterer Beyond … [Read more...]

Chihuly Glass at Desert Botanical Gardens

In the third installment of photos from the Desert Botanical Gardens, here is the Chihuly: Nature of Glass displays that were interspersed with the desert landscape. They created a random, yet beautiful effect in contrast to the surrounding nature.The one at the top right inspired me to create my own custom Twitter background. … [Read more...]

Vacation Proofing Blogs and Social Networks

There comes a time in every blogger and social networker's life where they must step away from their keyboards and mice for an extended period of time. A time when real life will happily consume every moment of many days in a row. And let's face it, for some of us addicted to the internet, we need this kind of a break to see life beyond the 1680x1050 screen.For me, this time will begin this coming Friday, the day before my wedding, and for the week long honeymoon to follow. I really cannot … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, #FollowFriday, Twitter News

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, #FollowFriday recommendations, some related Twitter news, and a preview for next week’s posts on kikolani.com.The Resources MashupHere are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week.Blogging Anatomy of a Blog Post How to get people to keep reading your blog Links for new readers and bloggers Less SEO tags, more visitors? Related posts that make sense Why you should not abuse forums for … [Read more...]

Blogging, Goals, and 101 Things

When setting goals, one of the most highly recommended things to do is to write your goals down. For someone like me, there are many, many ideas running around inside my mind, but not enough time to do them all.In January, I posted an article, What Do I Want, where I answered this question in terms of goals and a vision that I had written in 2008. In the comments, one my readers, Kim of (Anti) Social Development gave me a link to 101 Strategy, which ultimately led me to the Day Zero Project, … [Read more...]

Twitter Lingo & Tips For New Twitter & Facebook Users

Twitter, the social network which asks its members to answer the famous question "What are you doing?" in 140 characters or less, has a language all its own. New users may find themselves wondering what the #tags and RT's are all about. Facebook users who do not use Twitter may wonder the same thing, since the new update has left them seeing more Twitter messages as Facebook status updates thanks to services such as Ping.fm, Selective Twitter Status, or other applications that turn Twitter … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, 31DBBB, #FollowFriday

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, news about participating in 31DBBB, #FollowFriday recommendations, and a preview for next week’s posts on kikolani.com.The Resources MashupHere are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week.Blogging 20 pages every blogger should consider How I got two days of record breaking traffic The value of positive working relationships Promotion, Money, and Tools in the first 6 months of bloggingSocial … [Read more...]

Cacti at the Desert Botanical Gardens

This past weekend, my hubby took me on a surprise trip to the Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona. Since I have a nice collection of photos, I am going to break them up into a series of posts. For the first part of this series, the focus is cacti - oddly shaped cacti and colorful cacti blossoms. Stay tuned for upcoming posts in this four part photo series on the Desert Botanical Gardens - more beautiful flowers, butterflies, and an interesting glass display mixed into the … [Read more...]



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