A Fresh Start on Kikolani


Spring is almost here, and along with it, a new start for Kikolani! Photo Credit: Jason Hines It all started with a webinar from Derek Halpern promoting his new course, Blog That Converts. During the webinar, he talked about content and how people were being driven mad by the misconception that to be successful, you had to pump out tons of content. Most content creators spend 80% of their time creating content and 20% promoting it. What he has found to be successful with his blog … [Read more...]

What Are You Thankful For?


Although Thanksgiving is not an international holiday, I think it is one during which everyone can celebrate the spirit of thankfulness in three easy ways that is applicable to your personal and blogging lives. What Are You Thankful For The first way is by asking yourself what you are thankful for. This is a great question to contemplate the answer to because it will help you see what progress you have made this year. Maybe you don't feel like you have accomplished everything you wanted … [Read more...]

Are You In It To Win It?


It's that time again - yet another guest blogging contest is full speed an underway over at Blog Engage, the social bookmarking and voting community dedicated to bloggers. About the Contest This contest is through October 31st, and to enter, simply write one post (or more) between 450 to 1,000 words on topics that are interesting to the blogging niche, including social media, SEO, and making money online. Learn more about the contest on the first official post, tips and answers, finer … [Read more...]

Who Do You Trust for Product Reviews?


In the last few months, I entered into the world of writing product reviews. My first was the Income Blogging Course Review and, most recently, the Copywriting Scorecard for Bloggers Review. I find that it's really easy to write them under one condition: that I have used and truly love the product. Since I don't see Kikolani as being the right platform for writing reviews all of the time, and would rather use this site for strictly blog marketing strategies, blogging tips, and social media, … [Read more...]

Upgrading WordPress 2.9 and Thesis 1.6

*Update - Click here for the WordPress 2.9.1 Update Notes* I have spent the last two days upgrading all of my sites to the latest version of WordPress 2.9, and for Kikolani, the upgrade for Thesis 1.6 as well. Upgrades generally make me nervous, as you never know what kind of issues you are going to run into with various plugins and other customization work you have done. Fortunately, I had a lot of sites to mess around with before moving onto my this site and my client sites. So here … [Read more...]

Kikolani – The First Year

It is official... as of May 14th, Kikolani celebrated it's first year anniversary in the blogging world. Year in Review Beginnings Kikolani began as a place for my poetry. The poems I published here in the beginning were love poems I had written when I met my husband. The first - Neighbors - was written a bit before I actually met him, and the second - Moonlight - was written the night I met him. Then came a continuation of poetry and the love story from the start of our relationship … [Read more...]

Wedding Photos and More at SoulmatesWedding.com


On the one year anniversary of our first date, I have completed Soulmates Wedding, a website dedicated to wonderful love story my husband and I share. There you will find photos from our engagement session, wedding, and honeymoon, plus some stories. Future plans include adding some wedding video (once the editing work gets done), and maybe a blog with relationship advice. But for now, I hope you take a look and enjoy the photo galleries, stories, and little extras. … [Read more...]

A New Concept for Kikolani

As some of you may have noticed, there have been many changes around this site over the past few weeks. My goal is to take this blog to the next level, and coinciding perfectly with this is the start of ProBlogger's 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge. If you have a blog, and want to get tips on how to improve your blog from one of the top bloggers, then I recommend you sign up for this project. The first task in this challenge is to create an elevator pitch for your blog. I was already … [Read more...]

New Look for Kikolani.com

For the past two weeks, I have been working on creating the new look for Kikolani.com. I wanted to make the layout easier to follow, while adding more features, such as the email subscription option, recent posts & comments, plus an informative footer. I hope everyone enjoys the new look! Please feel free to leave any feedback or suggestions in the comments, or email me at webmaster at kikolani.com.Credits:Arthemia theme by Michael JubelRSS Icon by Matt ForsytheSocial media icons by Web Took … [Read more...]