Improve Your Work Habits – Healthy Living Tips For Bloggers

This is a guest post by Aqeel Syed, blogger and Dahn Yoga enthusiast. The idea of constantly sitting in front of computer has never appealed me. But it is a source of livelihood and because of that one reason I have agreed to put up with conditions that aren’t necessarily healthy for me. I believe that I’m not the only one to go through this on daily basis. Have you ever felt that your work no longer appeals you? Or you found that what you dislike about your job seems to overshadow … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, #FBCLContest Update & Funny Tennis

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, #FBCLContest updates, and a funny tennis video on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon and retweeted on @kikolani this week. Blogging / Writing 101 blogs that accept guest posts - extremely helpful guide with PR 2 - 8 blogs accepting posts. Common blog SEO mistakes - 10 problems with blogging SEO, and ways to fix them. Become the blogging … [Read more...]

Does Size Really Matter?

Lately, I have been reading more and more advice about how bloggers and article writers should be writing shorter, more concise text in order to make it more attractive to readers. I'm sure that a lot of this will eventually boil down to why you write and read articles, but first, let's start with some basics about article length. Pros and Cons of Length Variety From informational value to bookmarking to readability to comments, here are some of the pros and cons of posts at different … [Read more...]

5 Tactics Bloggers Should Borrow from Traditional PR

This guest post is written by Mickie Kennedy, founder of eReleases, an online leader in affordable press release distribution. Grab a free copy of the Big Press Release Book - Press Releases for Every Occasion and Industry. Bloggers have been hailed as “citizen journalists” and powerful influencers for years. But bloggers have another, less frequently discussed role - they’re also citizen PR experts. Bloggers who intend to stand out need to manage their brand, interface with readers, … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Vacation Announcement

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring a shorter resources mashup and vacation announcement. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon and retweeted on @kikolani this week. Blogging / Writing 8 great reasons for private blog groups - great tips on why you should get your writers together, including post promotion and strengthening your community. How to become a faster writer in 12 weeks - a nice 4 step plan and 90 day … [Read more...]

How to Tackle Controversial Topics in Blogging

This is a guest post by Jennifer Brown Banks, veteran freelance writer and blogger at Blogging Pro. A few months ago, I was contacted by a client of mine who was in a pickle. As a goal for her blog which addresses how Blacks are portrayed by the media, and other issues relevant to the African-American community, she wanted to tackle some more controversial topics. Although she was passionate about her themes, and felt morally compelled to initiate important dialogue, she was afraid that … [Read more...]

8 Best Practices for Collaborative Blog Groups

In the last few months, I have had the privilege of becoming a regular contributor on several multi-author blogs such as Search Engine Journal, Famous Bloggers, Social Media Examiner, Search Engine Watch, and Stay on Search. Sites like these usually have their own private groups for the contributors to the blog, which is definitely a great idea. If you own a blog that has multiple authors, regular contributors, or regular guest bloggers, here are seven ways a private blog group can be … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources, Blog World Expo & Akismet

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, Blog World Expo Poll, Akismet commentary, and what's new on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon and retweeted on @kikolani this week. Blogging / Writing Guest blogging contest - the biggest cash contest in blogging history is now open to new and experienced bloggers. Enter today! 8 legal issues for bloggers: part one and part two - good to … [Read more...]

The Future of Mobile Social Networking

This is a guest post by Zack Hanebrink, an online marketing professional guest posting on behalf of Zerista, provider of services to help you build your own mobile community app for your community. It is safe to say that social networking has gone mainstream and is here to stay. There are only 3 countries on the planet that have a higher population than Facebook has users which proves the overall popularity of social media. That being said, where is social networking heading? Increased … [Read more...]

Simple On-Page Tag Optimization for Bloggers

This is a guest post by Tola Famakinwa, SEO Blogger. Coming from an SEO background, it's been quite a journey learning how to blog. Heck, I'm pretty much still on the road if you ask me! As much as SEO is highly related to Blogging I'm starting to understand that they are two different things. However, I know that a lot of the knowledge I've learnt from SEO has helped with my blogging. One of the sectors of SEO which I feel is highly relevant to blogging but most times is not emphasized as it … [Read more...]



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