Fetching Friday – Resources, Easy Tweet Sharing Tool & Maru Meows

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, an easy tweet sharing tool, and Maru, the box sliding cat, meows on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing How to write a great blog post in 15 minutes - some great tips! How to blog on trending topics to get noticed and ranked - standing out and getting … [Read more...]

Increase Traffic and Authority by Listing Your Blog

There are a lot of places to list your blog for getting the maximum exposure, as well as places where you can receive blog reviews that may be the first impression a visitor may come across for your site. Here are some to add your blog or submit your site to in order to increase your blog traffic and reputation. For Reviews Want to get reviews and ratings for your writing skills and your blog? Submit yourself and your sites to the following networks. Scribnia is an excellent … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources, SEO Blogging Contest & Sheep LED Art

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, a new SEO blogging contest, and some creative sheep LED art 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 5 reasons why blogging is not easy - what you'll need to be successful. Ultimate guide to blog commenting - part of a series which also includes guest blogging. 45 link building tips … [Read more...]

The Pros and Cons a Home Based Blogging Business

This is a guest post by Brian Stephens of Moulin Website Design, a web design company supporting small businesses. A home business sounds great, doesn't it? Rolling out of bed in the morning when you wake, rather than to an alarm clock. No boss giving you grief for getting in late. You can do what you want when you want Life couldn't be better, or could it? First of all, there are two ways to work from home. There is working for a company from a home base, and there is working for … [Read more...]

Inside the New Digg, Including New Auto Submit Feature

Somewhere, throughout my vast array of email filters, I must have missed my invitation to try out the new Digg 4.0 beta / alpha system, but this weekend out of sheer curiosity, I logged into new Digg site and got to play around with what is coming up. So, without further ado, here is a look at the inside of the new Digg system. Finding Friends When you first login to the new Digg, it will suggest some profiles for you to follow under a variety of topics, including Business, Entertainment, … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Best YouTube Campaign Ever

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, Blog World confirmed, and a farewell video from the Old Spice man 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 Blogs I Follow - this is the best way to organize your commenting strategy, Alltop style. 15 blogs to follow if you want to kick ass online - these blogs cover everything … [Read more...]

Why Your Blog Needs a Mailing List

For many bloggers, myself included, the thought of a mailing list is the furthest thing from their mind when starting out blogging. And many others think of mailing lists as only something you need if you are going to be selling your own products or affiliate products to your subscribers. This, however, is a false assumption. I would say that anyone who is looking to get into serious blogging should start creating a mailing list as soon as possible. This is why! Reasons to Create a … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Blog World Expo Early Bird Deadline & #FBCLcontest Update

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, Blog World Expo early bird pricing deadline, ComLuv contest update, and Dude vs. Wild 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 How do you give something back with your blogging - are you helping someone? 13 quick tips to write a successful blog post - from determining your goals to a … [Read more...]

Twitterfeed, HootSuite RSS Feeds, and Blog Posting Schedules

Are there blogs that you read regularly that you find so good that you end up sharing every post on Twitter? Do you hate it when you miss a post from those blogs, and wish that, even when you're offline, you can promote new posts from those blogs to your followers because you know that each one will be valuable to them? Twitterfeed and HootSuite offer the ability to take a RSS feed from any site and update it to your Twitter account automatically when new feed items are found. Pros of … [Read more...]

17 CommentLuv Enabled Blogs to Visit

In the spirit of the FamousBloggers and ComLuv blogging contest, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at the various blogging sponsors contributing to one of the largest cash prize blogging contests who have, of course, CommentLuv enabled blogs. I know that most of my readers are well aware of the reasons to love CommentLuv, including its great benefits to blog owners, readers, and especially commenters with the ability to promote blog posts and articles on article directories and … [Read more...]