Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Volcano Timelapse

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 103 ways to improve your blog in 15 minutes or less - simple little changes that could make a big difference on your blog. Write faster - 12 top tips for … [Read more...]

3 Great Social Media Lessons From Ancient History

This is a guest post by Ajay Chavda. Social media is capable of changing you, your business or your perspective overnight. It is important that we understand the social media before jumping on the social bandwagon. Tweeting, Facebook sharing and video making is only a miniature subset of the entire social ecosystem. History can teach us a lot about social media. In fact, history has known to be the very supporting pillar of social interaction. Various events spread across the timeline in … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Why I Like Google+

After using Google+ for a few weeks, I decided to share some of the reasons I like it so much, and hope that it will be an attempt at social networking by Google that will stick around for the long haul. 1. No automated updates. Thus far, you can't feed your Twitter, Facebook, or other updates into your Google+ stream. This means that if you see an update by someone on Google+, they actually made it on the network itself. Less noise, less spam. 2. Forced organization from the … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Hi Def Puppy

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 Blog Writing 101 - how to satisfy readers and deliver top 10 Google rankings. 3 untapped methods for developing an unforgettable blog and brand - if … [Read more...]

7 Common Negative Beliefs That Hold Bloggers Back from World Domination

This is a guest post by Henri Junttila. You have probably heard many say that blogging is simple, but not easy. Most of the obstacles to blogging success are in your mind. While this may sound a bit “out there” it's entirely accurate. You are responsible for the success you have. There are a lot of negative beliefs and fears that hold bloggers back from achieving true success. Some may be afraid of guest posting, while others are terrified of creating their own products in fear … [Read more...]

3 Simple Ways to Find Relevant Twitter Followers

Just a quick note and apology to anyone who visited my site last week. Apparently it was hacked by some kind of redirection script that sent people who arrived from search engines including google.com (which also meant Feedburner, Gmail and Google+) to another site. Things should be squared away now thanks to a little .htaccess cleaning and password changing. If you're running on a self-hosted WordPress site, I would suggest you take a quick peak at your .htaccess file and make sure there … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Ocean Sky

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 37 viral post ideas you can use today - the benefits of viral posts, and some great ideas to get you started. 12 ways to turn your blog archive into … [Read more...]

Want Traffic? Then Make Things Happen

This is a guest post by Ramcel Gatchalian. The million-dollar question every newbie blogger ask is "How can I drive traffic to my blog?" Driving Traffic Sure you can find tons of resources over the internet from successful bloggers who tackle topics on how they were able to achieve traffic when they started a decade ago, more or less. Those were the same things that inspired me but then I figured it may be worth something to share what a newbie blogger like me has done to make … [Read more...]

Why I Am Attending Blog World Expo 2011 Plus a 20% Off Discount Code

It's that time of year again. For those who missed out on Blog World Expo in New York comes the West Coast event - Blog World Expo 2011 in Los Angeles on November 3rd - 5th. Save an additional 20% using discount code KIKOLANI20. Why I'm Attending Blog World Expo in LA Last year was my first Blog World, and I have to say it was a blast! Here are just some of my favorite highlights. 1. Meet your favorite bloggers in person. I'm about as shy as they come in terms of being an … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & The Phoenix Haboob

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 dangerous blogging mistakes and how to fix them - 21 blogging experts (yours truly included) weigh in on some mistakes you might be making now that you … [Read more...]