A Fresh Start

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Today is a wonderful day! For the first time, I made the commute to work from one room of my house to another. I am excited to announce that this Halloween marks the first day that I am no longer a part of the 9 to 5 workforce, but am instead a new member of the proudly self-employed! The Transition The transition from 9 to 5 to self-employed has been a long journey … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Blog World Preview

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 11 Tips You Can Use Today to … [Read more...]

10 Dreadful Mistakes that Kill Your Comments

This is a guest post by Ana Hoffman. What does it really take to build a hustling and bustling blog with a thriving and active community around it? Kristi knows - just look around. PageRank 5, Alexa rank about 15K and constantly dropping (in case you are not familiar with how Alexa rank works, the lower the number, the better), a wealth of comments on every post. It … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Baby Monkey

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 7 Blog Design Tips from a Content … [Read more...]

What is Tumblr

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This is a guest post by Jill Shearer, creator of SimplyLaunch. It’s part of a blogger’s job to keep abreast of changes in the blogging world and to take advantage of new and improved tools. Anything making your job easier and more effective as a blogger should be a welcome change. Tumblebeasts by The Oatmeal One of those changes could be Tumblr, a microblogging … [Read more...]

9 Questions with Sean Platt of Ghostwriter Dad

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The following is an interview with Sean Platt of Ghostwriter Dad and previous guest blogger here at Kikolani. Hi Kristi! it's great to be here! Thanks for having me. 1. How do you promote your book in a very competitive marketplace? Promoting a book follows similar principles to building a successful blog – you must produce the highest quality content you can, then … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Kitten Dance

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 Top 10 Chick Bloggers and Women’s … [Read more...]

Top Dropbox Plugins For WordPress

Dropbox Upload Form WordPress Plugin

This is a guest post by Liors Levin. Dropbox is a unique service that offers self storage as well as synchronization across all your devices for all the files you upload; which can be anything from simple text files to videos and pictures. The system works with a wide range of OS platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile platforms such as iPhone, iPad, Android and … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Inspiring Speech

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 Eventually, Mr (or Ms) Blogger, You … [Read more...]