How Green Juicing Paved the Way to My Other Smart Habits

This is a guest post by Farnoosh Brock. While it may seem out of the ordinary from the usual blogging and social media, I included it for two reasons. 1) Farnoosh is a wonderful friend and inspiring person who has contributed some great articles and interviews here before. 2) Healthy habits are an essential part of blogging - if you aren't healthy, you won't be able to produce great content. Enjoy! I believe all good smart habits are related and connected, and before I tell you … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Canary Sky

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Content Marketing 6 Reasons Why Content is a Must for Online Marketing - Content creation, development, and marketing are an essential part of online … [Read more...]

Why Bloggers Need to Build a Subscriber List

This is a guest post by Christine Brady of Insightful Mommy. If you have been blogging for any length of time, you have no doubt heard the phrase list building or building a list of subscribers. But what does building a list of subscribers have to do with blogging you may be wondering… As bloggers, your focus is much like mine – creating great content to share with our readers, staying active on social media, connecting and promoting your blog. But every one of the daily task that we … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Dalescapes of Time

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing 75 Top Marketing Blogs to Make Your RSS Reader Fat - 75 online marketing blogs and blog categories for online marketers. Included are the RSS feed … [Read more...]

How To Develop a Routine to Manage Social Media

This is a guest post by Justin McGill. When it comes to your social media routine keep it simple. There is too much information floating around out there on social media to consider it all. Bottom line, if how you're using social media isn't helping you meet your goals, DON'T DO IT! Photo Credit: Mark Biddle Developing Your Routine The following will help you get on the right path for developing a social media management routine. 1. Start by getting tools that make your … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & My Arizona

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing A Systematic Approach to Writing Successful Blog Posts - Your blogging success depends heavily on the success of your blog posts. If you can … [Read more...]

Channel Partners Conference & Expo Vegas 2012

Last month, I received an all-expense paid invite to the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas from Time Warner Cable Business Class (who I never realized offered web hosting and an array of other services for small businesses). Unfortunately, it was a bit too short notice to make the trip (although a few nights at Caesar's Palace was quite enticing), so I thought I would check out what I missed out on. Who Attends The Channel Partners Conference is for indirect sales … [Read more...]

6 Tools That Help Bloggers Manage and Monitor Their Online Reputation

This is a guest post by Per Schmitz. Nowadays there's a lot of personal information publicly available on the web. We all have an "online persona" which is directly related to the way people see and judge us as individuals. Unfortunately managing your online reputation is everything but an easy task. There are many social media channels where people can spread unbased opinions about others, tag inappropiate photos, and otherwise mess with your reputation. As a blogger, your name stands … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & BRNO HDR

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing Bloggers: Win 1 of 10 Trips to The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland Australia - From June 5 to June 10 this year, Tourism Queensland and Darren Rowse … [Read more...]

6 High-Converting Areas To Add An Email Sign-Up Form & Build Your List

This is a guest post by Ricardo Bueno. We all want more email subscribers. The question is, how do you get them? Aside from creating high quality, compelling content, you need to promote your email sign-up form so readers know where to go to sign up. The easier you make it to sign up, the more likely readers are to subscribe. This means, doing the following: Displaying your email sign up forms prominently on your site. Designing your form so that it stands out (compelling … [Read more...]