Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Follow Friday, & the 2nd Largest Aquarium in the World

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, #FollowFriday recommendations, a beautiful video of the 2nd largest aquarium in the world, reviews, 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 How to write compelling content for your blog Setup your blog for social media marketing Display Twitter & RSS count in plain text Is … [Read more...]

WordPress Thesis Theme Customization Part Two: Plugins

When browsing other WordPress blogs with awesome themes, I always find myself wondering how someone handled a particular aspect of the layout or functionality. This is especially true with the Thesis Theme, because of the difference in setup due to the Thesis hooks system. So for anyone browsing Kikolani, I wanted to answer the question of "how did you do that" in a new series on WordPress Thesis Theme Customization. Part Two: Plugins One of the things I love about WordPress is that most … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Follow Friday, & Back to School Backpack Safety

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, Follow Friday recommendations, back to school backpack safety, reviews, 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 WordPress 2.8.2 upgrade information Open the trottle to your blog Is your blog a community Hostgator review and why I recommend this host as a blogger New and … [Read more...]

WordPress Thesis Theme Customization Part One: Options

When browsing other WordPress blogs with awesome themes, I always find myself wondering how someone handled a particular aspect of the layout or functionality. This is especially true with the Thesis Theme, because of the difference in setup due to the Thesis hooks system. So for anyone browsing Kikolani, I wanted to answer the question of "how did you do that" in a new series on WordPress Thesis Theme Customization. Part One: Options The Thesis Theme comes with two sets of options: … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Follow Friday, & Slap Chop Remix

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, #FollowFriday recommendations, the Slap Chop remix, reviews, 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 15 free Blogspot templates WordPress 2.8.1 released Payoff your debts using a blog Increase blog traffic with these methods Why do your blog? Beautiful gradient effects … [Read more...]

Benefits of Blogging – Becoming an Authority

This post is the fifth in the Benefits of Blogging series, where I will cover the many benefits of blogging, for bloggers and readers. What is authority? I consider being an authority on a subject being someone that others can look to for solid, useful information. If someone is an authority on SEO, then you would know if you were having SEO related questions that this person would be the one to ask. Do you have to know everything to become an authority? Some people may assume … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources, Follow Friday & New Moon Parody

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, Follow Friday recommendations, a New Moon parody, reviews, 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 How to move your Blogger blog to WordPress Long term methods for effectively promoting your blog on forums 12 navigation options that help users navigate your site … [Read more...]

Benefits of Blogging – Developing SEO & Internet Marketing Skills

This post is the fourth in the Benefits of Blogging series, where I will cover the many benefits of blogging, for bloggers and readers. One of the advantages some bloggers may not think about when they are promoting their blogs is the amount of SEO and internet marketing skills they are developing in the process. What SEO & Internet Marketing Skills Do You Know? Chances are, you have done one or more of the following for your blog: Considered important keywords for the title … [Read more...]

When You Don’t Have Time To Do It All

Have you ever run into the challenge of not having the time to do everything? And when you run into that challenge, have you wondered whether it is all or nothing, or if even a little here and there was good enough? This is a challenge I have been experiencing for the past few weeks in terms of comments on this site. I love replying to comments, and I love going around to other blogs and commenting there as well. But as most people who do a fair share of commenting know, while it can be … [Read more...]



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