Upgrading WordPress 2.9 and Thesis 1.6

*Update - Click here for the WordPress 2.9.1 Update Notes* I have spent the last two days upgrading all of my sites to the latest version of WordPress 2.9, and for Kikolani, the upgrade for Thesis 1.6 as well. Upgrades generally make me nervous, as you never know what kind of issues you are going to run into with various plugins and other customization work you have … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Old City Bar & Happy Holidays

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This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, an Old City Bar, and the week in review at kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging The fine line between blog visitors success and failure 6 powerful reasons everyone should have a blog Has your blog … [Read more...]

Twitter Direct Messages – Best (and Worst) Practices

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When I started out on Twitter over a year ago (@kikolani), one of the first things I noticed was my Direct Message box. As I began to follow people, I was excited to get those private messages, assuming people were just that into contacting me after I started following them. They began as simple thank you for following messages, and eventually became a mixture of real … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources, Snuggies for Dogs & the Week in Review

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, snuggies for dogs, and the week in review at kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging Importance of writing great blog content 7 ways to attract comments in your blog Blogging is a marathon not a spring … [Read more...]

Is Closing Blog Comments a Good Idea?

Today, Ari at AriWriter wrote about closing or moderating blog comments in response to another blogger who is closing comments on posts after two weeks. Reasons I Keep Comments Open While I can understand why closing comments on older posts is a good idea due to all of the heavy spamming that goes on (I have considered doing it myself from time to time) ultimately I … [Read more...]

Facebook Applications Adding Embarrassing Content to Your Profile

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When I first started out on Facebook, I got really into some of the many fun applications, adding various ones to the Boxes tab of my profile. And after a bit, I got away from using the apps and focusing on other areas of Facebook like the groups, pages, etc. So last night, when I decided to take a peek at my Boxes tab for the first time in awhile, you can imagine my … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Lots of Blogging & Social Media Resources

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, relaxing in Hawaii, and the week in review at kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging 10 SEO blogs accepting guest posts 5 essential blogging tips from the father of Chinese philosophy How to start a … [Read more...]

Best of Social Media on Kikolani in 2009

In conjunction with the best of blogging articles for 2009, here are the top social media articles on Kikolani this year. General Social Media 2010 Social Media Wishlist for New Features on Facebook, StumbleUpon, and Twitter SEO and Social Media How to Make Social Promotion Easy 9 Ways to Use Social Networking for Blog Promotion Vacation Proofing Blogs & Social … [Read more...]

Best of Blogging on Kikolani in 2009

This year has been a great one for Kikolani in terms of choosing a focus on blogging and social media, and then sticking with it. The following is a compilation of the best blogging articles on Kikolani for 2009. Benefits of Blogging Discover Yourself Through Blogging Benefits of Blogging - Gaining a Worldwide Audience Benefits of Blogging - Building Community Benefits … [Read more...]