What to Expect When Moving WordPress to New Hosting

While many people were vacationing, relaxing, and whatnot during the three day weekend, I was taking the opportunity to do something that needed to be done for a long time. I moved my photography blog, my husband's HDR photography blog, and several other WordPress sites that were on HostGator to GoDaddy. Yes, you read that right. And yes, I'm using an affiliate link as I use and support their services. Why I Chose to Go All GoDaddy I know that a lot of my readers have suggested … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Animal Crackers

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media 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 10 sure-fire blog traffic magnets that make little money, but you still want them - what they are and how to do them. Blog marketing strategy - 7 steps to … [Read more...]

Why I Share What I Share

I feel like I've been in a more opinionated mood recently, and I hope that is alright with you, my readers. I have a nice juicy "how to" post for next week though, so don't fear! Today I wanted to share with you, pun intended, why I share what I share through Twitter and my Fetching Friday posts. Changing My Approach In the last few weeks, I have been changing up my strategies quite a bit, from taking the time to comment on blogs to turning off my Twitterfeed and other social media … [Read more...]

It’s Not Enough to Create Content on a Blog

This is a guest post by Chris The Traffic Blogger. “So did you read that awesome post I wrote yesterday on 101 ways to motivate bloggers to write better?” I asked into my Bluetooth during one of those random conversations on the road with my mother. “No,” she replied, “why would I read your blog when I can just ask you questions that I have in person?” Dumbfounded that my own mom didn’t read my blog, I began to realize that I was missing a very large piece of the … [Read more...]

3 Questions to Ask About Offensive Content on Your Blog

Disclaimer: Please note that the following post is purely my own opinions about the subject at hand, and I'm not trying to tell anyone how to run the show on their blog. I am simply offering another perspective and some things to consider before putting objectionable content on your blog. There has been what seems to be a surge of bloggers who are getting into the "shock and awe" side of blogging by going against the grain with some relatively colorful language, explicit images, and … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Camera Battles

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media 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 10 things I hate about you as a blogger - when it's time to break up with a blog. 9 lessons bloggers can learn from cats - what cats have and do that you can … [Read more...]

Why I’m Not a Fan of Tweet2Download

Have the days of encouraging mailing list signups come to an end with the new trend of Tweet2Download? I hope not, and this is why. What is Tweet2Download? Tweet2Download is a plugin for WordPress that allows you to giveaway content in exchange for a "simple" tweet. When you click on the button, you will get the following: You can see why this is a great deal. Hopefully, your post will go viral if enough people tweet it and more people see the tweets from those they are … [Read more...]

8 Valuable Blog Marketing Tactics You Can Use Today

This is a guest post by Daniella Baker. Nowadays it seems like just about any common Joe and Joann has his or her own blog. You’ve actually invested the time into creating a good looking and interesting, blog but your readership hasn’t reached the level that you desire. Photo Credit If you feel like you’re stuck competing with subpar blogs for dedicated readers, here are some additional tactics you can employ to boost your readership today. 1. Don’t Be Afraid to Create … [Read more...]

How I Get Things Done

One question I get asked often is how do I do it? Namely have a full time job while also running this blog, my photography blog, commenting, taking the manual approach to Twitter, writing tons of guest posts all over the place, and working on extra-curricular projects. So I'd like to take this time to share with you how I do things. But first, I want you to know that my system is not without its flaws. I get behind sometimes. So don't look at this as a guide to productivity. It's more … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Cat Yoga

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media 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 Share your best post ever - currently has a collection over 30 posts that have gone viral and what the blog owner did to get it there. Great tips! 51 … [Read more...]



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