Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Facebook Law

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. One Week Left for $10 eBooks from ProBloger Darren Rowse of ProBlogger is celebrating 10 years of blogging by offering his lineup of eBooks at $10 each – this is a savings of 50% to 90% off of the regular prices. ProBlogger's Guide to your First Week of Blogging - This is the perfect eBook if you're just … [Read more...]

7 All-Too-Common Writing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them


This is a guest post by Ali Luke. Are you damaging your blog's chances of success ... without even realizing it? Photo Credit: Anonymous Collective on Flickr Lots of very good writers still get some blogging basics wrong. And if you know writing isn't your strong point, avoiding these seven mistakes will make your posts dramatically better. Mistake #1: Only Writing when Inspiration Strikes Inspiration is a powerful force ... but a fickle one. If you only write when you're … [Read more...]

Effective Online Marketing with Forums and Message Boards


This is a guest post by Olga Ionel. Today's companies are quickly recognizing the power that social media tools such as forums and message boards can have for finding new customers and spreading the word about products and services. While these platforms can be incredibly useful for raising awareness and evaluating the needs and desires of potential customers, they can also be harmful to a company's reputation and even success should they be handled poorly. Online marketing is key to … [Read more...]

The Best Blogging Education: ProBlogger Ebooks Review


If you’re in the market for resources to take your blog to help you create a successful blog, then you will definitely want to look at the eBook selections offered at ProBlogger. In addition to the daily blog tips that Darren Rowse has provided since 2004, he have also produced six great downloadable resources to help your blog reach its potential. I personally have every one of the eBooks and credit the 31 Days to Building a Better Blog to helping Kikolani turn from an unknown personal … [Read more...]

The Pixar Guide to Feel-Good Blogging


This is a guest post by David Masters. Is your blog sending out subtle signals for your readers to unsubscribe? Most top bloggers will tell you that to hold on to your readers, you must give them value. Value means the providing information they need to solve their common problems. For example, a photography blogger might write a blog post on choosing a new camera, which is a common dilemma for photographers. A blog on writing might include an article on how to pitch editors so they say … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

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. Black Friday & Cyber Monday Promotions Here are this year's best Black Friday and Cyber Monday promotions in education, themes, plugins, and services. Conferences NMX 2013 (Formerly BlogWorld Expo) - Save an additional 20% off of already discounted passes using the discount code THANKS20 by Saturday. Courses … [Read more...]

2012 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Bloggers


What's the best part about Black Friday and Cyber Monday online? Not only are some of the things on your digital wishlist on sale, but you can start shopping in the privacy of your own home without waiting in long lines worried about whether the doorbuster you came for will still be in stock and without feeling guilty about the poor employees who had to interrupt their Thanksgiving to get the stores ready. Photo Credit: Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday Infographic by Exelate Without … [Read more...]

Binging Relevant Search Back


This is a guest post by Jeet Banerjee. Which search engine do you use for finding information, products, or services? For most of us, that answer is Google. Google has been the top search engine for the last few years and has essentially dominated the world of search. While most of us have believed that Google is the best search engine, Microsoft's search engine Bing has something to say about it. Bing is loud, proud, and openly challenging users to see first hand why they are better than … [Read more...]

Don’t Be the Blogger That Makes These Critical Content Mistakes

This is a guest post by Elizabeth McGee. The best bloggers on the web do 6 things very well. They start by keeping their focus on their reader and engaging the reader. These things are actually fairly easy once you understand what it is that appeals to your reader. Secondly, write great content. This is what will set you apart from all the other, let's say, ordinary bloggers. But what does it take to write great content? There's lots of advice out there, but it starts with … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Cedar Breaks

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 4 Powerful WordPress Design Tips - This post is all about how you can use design your WordPress website to invite, entice, and engage your site visitor … [Read more...]