Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Best Week Ever & Timelapse

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, the best week ever, and what is coming up next week on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging 100 tips on how to write a huge list post How to write the most powerful post 7 productive things to do when you can't blog Double your traffic by distributing content into different mediums Create a blog that promises … [Read more...]

Mobile Blogging – How to Make Your WordPress Blog Smartphone Ready

Since I got my new HTC Droid Eris, I have been comparing two different plugins to make my WordPress sites more mobile friendly - WordPress Mobile Pack and WPtouch iPhone Theme. Both get the job done effectively - it is just a matter of whether you are looking for something simple or something with a lot of features. WordPress Mobile Pack - Simplicity WordPress Plugin Site ~ Plugin Homepage WordPress Mobile Pack was the first plugin I discovered while surfing another WordPress blog on … [Read more...]

Best of #SMAZ – Blogging Tips, Social Media ROI, & SEO

One of my goals for 2010 is to attend some events / seminars / conventions pertaining to blogging and social media, and today was a great start as I attended the Social Media Arizona event in Tempe. I wasn't sure what to expect as I only found out about it last Friday, thanks to Annette at TwoZen Productions. So, without further ado, here is a story of my day at #SMAZ. Almost Not Making It The excitement of the day started an hour before the event actually did. I was right on schedule, … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Midwinter in Sweden

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, Midwinter in Sweden, and what's coming up on Kikolani. Thanks for Your Input! Last week, I asked readers to let me know how many articles they would like to see in each category of the resources mashup. The votes are in, and they are as follows: I have to admit, it was tough limiting some categories to only five posts. But I have an alternate idea for those who enjoyed seeing more results in … [Read more...]

11 WordPress Plugins to Analyze and Increase Traffic

Who doesn't like getting some extra traffic and more page views? We all love it, don't we? Here are 11 WordPress plugins which should help you in various ways, from “tracking activities of your visitors” to “greeting them personally” so that you can achieve your goal of getting more traffic. YARPP This posts plugin will help you to increase page views of your website. Once installed, it will show links to other posts related to a current post at end that could be useful for your … [Read more...]

How I Got 200 Subscribers in My First Month of Blogging

Maybe you’ve seen me around. Maybe you haven’t. In any case, I have been blogging for just around one month. During this time I’ve connected with many and enjoyed the journey. A lot of people think there’s a secret to growing your blog fast. There are a lot of factors that come into play if you want to get more traffic, subscribers and even fans. Let’s have a peek at those, shall we? Mentor The first thing I always do when I want to learn something new is to find someone … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Your Input Wanted & More

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, a reader poll, and upcoming posts on the Kikolani Network. Reader Poll Before I get to the good stuff (the resources of course), I wanted to ask Fetching Friday fans the following question. I have been just putting any random number of posts in each category, based on how many I come across that I want to share with everyone (which sometimes can include 20+ articles in one category), but after a … [Read more...]

How Blog Commenting Has Made a Difference

When I first started blogging, I was very into blog commenting. Not just for traffic (although that was nice) but really just to get to know other bloggers. For the last several months in 2009, however, I have had a heavy workload, including more responsibility at my main job, managing multiple blogs, and doing various freelance projects. I had to make a choice between continuing to comment on a lot of sites, or spend that time focusing on the content I put on my site. I chose the latter, … [Read more...]

Blogging and Social Media Goals for 2010

It's that time of year... when most people are in the midst of goal setting for the new year to make sure that it is better than the last. Here are some of my goals in blogging and social media for 2010. Although I'm off to a slow start, I feel I have plenty of time to make these goals happen! Blogging Goals This year, two of the most important things I want to focus on in the blogging arena is content and community. Therefore, my goals in blogging are as follows. Create a schedule … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Hawaiian Relaxation & More

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, Hawaiaan relaxation & meditation, and what to expect next week on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week. Blogging Reasons to love CommentLuv blogs Beware of scraped comments and fake trackback 13 lesser known blogs you should read in 2010 5 tips to boost your guest posting success Beginner bloggers vs. probloggers - when do … [Read more...]



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