5 Bad Reasons to Quit Blogging

Bloggers tend to face challenges in the path to becoming a successful blogger which may make them think they should give up. Here are some of those common roadblocks in the blogging path, and a few suggestions on how to get past them. 1. Your blog lost or has never gained PageRank PageRank is not a determining factor in whether or not your blog is valuable. PageRank is simply Google's analysis of your site based on an unpredictably changing algorithm. Remember that most readers do … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – 90 Links in the Biggest Weekly Resources Mashup

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the biggest resources mashup to date at kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging Have you gotten off track with your readers? 13 ways to encourage blog comments Is blogging an addiction? Keyword hijacking - what is it and should you care? Follow best practices to be the best blogger Top five reasons to build a blog locally 365 top blogs … [Read more...]

Blogging During the Holidays

For most of my readers, the holiday season is about to go into full swing, starting tomorrow with Thanksgiving. Tis the season of four day weekends, or even full weeks off of full time jobs, depending on what you do for a living. For me, I am not traveling, and I have a bit more time off than my husband does. So I want to take some of my extra time and really work on getting caught up with commenting on other blogs, writing new articles for all of my sites, and doing a re-design of my … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Week in Review & Poker Face

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, Poker Face (like you've never heard it before), and the week in review at kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging 28 WordPress plugins that contributed to the growth of Blogussion How to write blog content for your readers and the importance of metrics Firefox plugins that can increase blogging productivity 9 blogs I … [Read more...]

Free WordPress Themes – With a Catch

Yesterday, I was browsing the web for some new WordPress themes, and I found a site that had a lot of great premium like themes for free. I was quite impressed with them, ran a demo of a few of the themes, downloaded some, and added them to a new site that I am working on. After installing the theme, I went to adding my content and doing my usual customization. Everything was going great, until I hit the footer of my new theme. In the theme's demo, the footer looks like this: I have … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, PageRank Updates & Funny Tennis

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, PageRank updates, funny tennis, and the week in review at kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging An important question to ask before hitting publish on your next post WordPress 2.9 upcoming features 5 common distrations to bloggers and how to deal with them What blog platform should you choose? 10 most wanted … [Read more...]

Branching Out and Gaining Focus with New Blogs

When I created Kikolani, over a year and a half ago, it began as a site for poetry and articles on personal discoveries. As time progressed, the site moved more towards its current theme of blogging and social media. So the question became, what do I do with my personal, creative side? The answer was simple in theory, but a bit more complex in execution - to start new sites. This way I could focus on building very specific communities for each. Because those interested in tech are not … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Week in Review & Getting Off Your Computer To Exercise

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, week in review at kikolani.com, and getting off your computer and exercising. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging 6 ways to create link magnets with every blog post How bloggers can prepare for the future of journalism Blogging / sales experiment followup 3 fail proof rules for creating a viral post 13 steps to successful … [Read more...]

A Guide to the New Twitter Lists – Basics, Pros and Cons

Twitter Lists are the new feature on Twitter (still in Beta) that allow you to organize particular Twitter users into lists and view only their Tweets. For example, you can create a list of inspirational Twitter users by following these easy steps: How to Create a New Twitter List During the beta period, you should see an announcement for Twitter lists at the top of your homepage. Click the "Create a New List" button. Alternatively, you can click on the "New List" link in your … [Read more...]



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