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

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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 … [Read more...]

How Do You Make Money Blogging?

Occasionally, I get questions via email or direct messaging on social networks about how I make money with this blog, or would I continue to blog if I were not making money. Direct Blogging Income I can tell you right now, if I were blogging solely for direct income from my blog, then I would have stopped a long time ago. So far, Adsense and a few affiliate programs … [Read more...]

The New StumbleUpon – Likes and Dislikes

Today, I decided to use the "Click here and try the new StumbleUpon" feature to see the changes that are coming to StumbleUpon. You can find this at the top of any page within the StumbleUpon site once you are logged in, and don't worry - until the changeover is permanent, you can still go to the Settings page within the new layout and switch back to the old look and feel if … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Related News and Ally McBeal

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, Ally McBeal, and related news at kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging Blog post optimization, longtail keywords and increasing search traffic Free HTML resources for bloggers Come to the blog … [Read more...]

Blog Visitors, Readers, Commenters and Subscribers

As a blogger, one thing you probably have noticed is the difference in numbers between the people who visit your blog, participate on your blog and actually subscribe to your blog. If you consider commenters and subscribers as "converted hits" on your blog, then you may find the conversion rate extremely frustrating. Visitors vs. Readers First off, how do you know if you … [Read more...]

Meet Our New Kitten Natasha

Last weekend, while my hubby and I were out doing some shopping for our furry friends at Petsmart, we met found something we were not expecting. Petsmart has an adoption center for cats and dogs that need a good home. He called me over to look at one particular kitten. She has a huge resemblance to our Merlin that we lost last month. So much so that I burst into tears when … [Read more...]