A Guide to Your First Week of Blogging and Beyond

As a quick little disclaimer, yes, this post has affiliate links. But it's not a post from a swipe file or just another summary of a product's sales page. I have bought everything in this post and reviewed it myself. There is no shame in making money off of something you like and believe is good for people! :) This week, Darren Rowse of ProBlogger released his third eBook, ProBlogger's Guide to Your First Week of Blogging. I admit, I almost didn't buy it because my initial thought was … [Read more...]

Getting the Most Out of All-in-One SEO Pack WordPress Plugin

All-in-One SEO WordPress Plugin - Enabling

This is a guest post by Brian Flores. You've probably noticed that there are several "Top WP SEO Plugin" lists out there that recommend the All-In-One SEO Pack plugin. However, very few of them go into any detail about how to actually use it effectively. Most people know how to use it to populate their posts' title tags, descriptions, and keywords. This article will explain how to configure the plugin’s more advanced settings so you can fully customize your All-In-One SEO Pack … [Read more...]

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z Review & Chance to Win


Update: The contest has ended. Please continue reading for my review of this desktop. A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I chose products to review, and one of the main reasons I chose to review the ThinkCentre M90z is that I would be able to give one away to a lucky reader. I am excited to say that the time has come! Review of the Lenovo ThinkCenter M90z First of all, let's start with my own personal review of this computer. Design The first thing I absolutely love about this … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Yellowstone

Scottsdale Sunset

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 21 quick actions you can do today to set your blog up for massive success - highly detailed guide to what you need to be doing if you want make your blog … [Read more...]

Why I Turned Off TwitterFeed

TwitterCounter Stats for @Kikolani

I am a huge supporter of using certain Twitter automation tools applications to help users manage their Twitter accounts and give them more time to focus on other things, like actually interacting with their followers. In particular, I had been using a combination of Twitterfeed and HootSuite RSS to update my account when new posts from my favorite blogs were available. It definitely worked - I saw little to no complaints, and actually received a lot of retweets of those posts plus … [Read more...]

How to Conduct Valuable Interviews for Your Blog

This is a guest post by Ivin Viljoen of Authopublisher, a self publishing blog. How To Do Great Blog Interviews Interviews are something that not most bloggers do, like video blogging (or vlogging). IMHO it's something that lifts your blog into a higher standard than the rest of the blogs in the entire sphere. If you want to play the game and win, you have to hustle with every post. Let's take a look at interviews, from the benefits to how to conduct them, plus some great tips! Benefits … [Read more...]

How I Organize Google Reader for Blog Commenting

Blog Commenting on Photostry

As some of you may know, I recently launched a photography blog, Photostry. And one thing I discovered very quickly about the photo community is if you want comments, you better start giving comments first. I started out on sites by photo bloggers I met at a photowalk in downtown Phoenix and branched out from there with people in their comments and on their blogrolls. In just a few weeks, I have found a lot of great photo bloggers to interact with. Once I started interacting, I saw my … [Read more...]