Get More from Twitter – Twitter Marketing eBook Review

The meteoric rise in popularity of Twitter has spawned a rapid growth in media coverage, Twitter books and numerous Twitter-related applications and tools. The best hands-on book about Twitter, the social media platform, that I have come across is an e-Book written by well known blogger Marko Saric entitled Twitter Marketing: How to Go Viral On Twitter. Mr. Saric developed much of his material through substantial experience in acquiring over 20,000 Twitter followers and through his successful … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources, #FollowFriday, Personal News & PageRank (Again)

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, #FollowFriday recommendations, some personal news, another PageRank update, previews and reviews, and an engaging music video. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging / Design Using Thesis? Submit your site to the Thesis Gallery Comment spam and PageRank sculpting What comes first? Family or blogging? From blogging to pro-blogging … [Read more...]

Alternatives to Checking Statistics

I struggled with the concept of not checking things repeatedly. In fact, you could say I checked things so frequent that I was wasting my life away doing it! The people that mentored me always told me, "Stop checking! It doesn’t do you any good." And its true! It doesn’t do you any good. Why isn’t it good? 1. You’re wasting time. You’ll be astonished at how much time you can waste just checking ANYTHING repeatedly. Lets take for example, your blog! I find myself amazed … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources, #FollowFriday, Facebook Usernames & A New Logo

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, #FollowFriday recommendations, Facebook usernames, Kikolani's new logo, week in review, previews for next week’s posts on kikolani.com and cat yodeling. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging / Design 10 ways to make your site accessible using web standards 30 creative javascript navigation menus How to start a blog from scratch … [Read more...]

Benefits of Blogging – Building a Community

This post is the second in the Benefits of Blogging series, where I will cover the many benefits of blogging, for bloggers and readers. What could be better than gaining a worldwide audience with blogging? Taking that audience and creating a community. Benefits of Building a Community Have you ever wanted to find people to share a particular interest, but maybe friends and family are not that interested? By blogging, you can build a community that not only wants to hear your opinion … [Read more...]

Elements, Benefits & Tips for a Successful Weekly Blog Series

Kikolani features a weekly series called Fetching Friday. It has been exciting to see the series take off, and I thought I would share some of the elements, benefits and tips of writing a weekly blog series. The Consistency Element I chose Fetching Friday because I wanted an article that really summed up the best of the week. Fridays are not usually that popular in the blogging world, so I thought it was a great day to catch people's interest. Also, the basic items in Fetching Friday … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources, #FollowFriday, Guest Post Opportunities, & New Moon Trailer

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, #FollowFriday recommendations, guest posting opportunities, the New Moon trailer, and previews for next week’s posts on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging / Design 88 single page website designs for inspiration Using Thesis? Submit your site to the Thesis Gallery 10 useful WordPress loop hacks How to find one new blog … [Read more...]

Benefits of Blogging – Gaining a Worldwide Audience

This post begins the Benefits of Blogging series, where I will cover the many benefits of blogging, for bloggers and readers. Before the internet came into being, if you were not a published author, public speaker or anchor for CNN, the average person's largest audience would be no greater than his or her family and friends. So anytime the average person had something important to say, they would have to hope that the people they were able to influence were receptive to such … [Read more...]



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