Fetching Friday – Huge Resources Mashup, #FollowFriday, Your Design Input

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring a huge resources mashup, #FollowFriday recommendations, your design input wanted, and a preview for next week’s posts on kikolani.com.

The Resources Mashup

Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week.

Social Media
Bullet 25 writers you should be following on Twitter
Bullet How to Tweet, Facebook and Digg from your phone
Bullet Where to find social media power users
Bullet 13 tutorials and resources for a perfect Twitter background
Bullet How to dispay content from other services within Facebook automatically
Bullet Facebook phishing scam experience and reactions

Bullet Using WordPress for a portfolio
Bullet 100 superb WordPress themes for free
Bullet Showcase of elegant and original blog designs
Bullet How to increase targeted website traffic
Bullet How to find
hot ideas for your next blog post
Bullet Six things I’ve learned about affiliate marketing
Bullet Know and appreciate your readers

Bullet How to avoid phishing scams
Bullet How dedicated hosting can be cheaper than shared
Bullet Wikipedia tools and resources

Personal Growth & Development
Bullet Finding your process
Bullet Where does one go from here
Bullet The law of attraction and creation
Bullet How to meditate in 5 steps

Last but not Least
Bullet Cool home remodeling & improvement sites
Bullet Marketing on a budget in an economic downturn
Bullet 65 very creative and funny photoshopped images

#FollowFriday on Twitter

Here are this week’s #followfriday recommendations…

@makakman of Makak Media

@GeorgeHCox, an inspirational professor

@PMolinero for sharing great articles and retweets

@wdfavour, inspirational blogger at Discover Yourself

@TweetInsider of Tweet Insider – lots of great article shares

@billinman of bill.inman.com

@BloggingNewz of Top Blogging News

@EWanderlust, travel blogger at Enduring Wanderlust

One more shout to last week’s recommendations: @mrjWells, @willconley777, @AussieSire, @peterliu47.

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Related News

I’m back from the most perfect wedding and honeymoon. There were definitely some last minute snafus, but all in all, everything worked out perfectly. Once we get all of the photos and videos compiled and edited (which is going to be a while), I will be sharing them all on a new website dedicated to our wedding. And thank you all for the comments while I was gone. I will be working diligently on the replies this weekend!

Your Design Input Wanted

Here is a question to you, my readers. While I love the Arthemia design I am currently using, I am also in the market for ideas on a design with the same type of clean usability, but with more of an artistic flair. Any suggestions would be welcomed for free or paid WordPress themes (or affordable custom design services) that would suit this site’s theme of being technically beautiful and artistically beneficial.

Preview for the week of 4 May 2009

A new photo series – photos from the honeymoon. Although some will be saved for my new wedding site, I will be sharing a variety of photos from various parts of our trip here. They will include a tour through Disneyland, California Adventure, an aircraft carrier, Coronado beach, and, of course, some lovely flowers, as I have a desire to shoot macro photography of beautiful flowers everywhere I go. So stay tuned!

I have lots of great ideas for blogging related posts, and the first will be the followup to vacation proofing my blog – catching up on blogging and social media after an extended offline period.

Tennis Humor

For all of my tennis fans, here is some tennis humor for the weekend.

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  1. says

    Hi Kristi,

    And glad to see you back. As always, I appreciate your link love and I find these Fetching Fridays more and more mature and useful.

    Have a great week-end :-)

  2. says


    I use Thesis theme by Chris Pearson. Come by SB, take a look at the site. :) I’ve also seen another cool theme used by Skellie at Skelliewag (dot com). All the best,


    Miguel Wickerts last blog post..The DoubleShot

  3. says

    Hey Kristi, good to see you back and blogging again. Even that short stint you were away was more than I could handle. 😉

    Loved the video and I agree that Mitch’s article on the six things he learned about affiliate marketing was a good read.

    Sires last blog post..Having A Blog Test Site Is A Good Idea

  4. says

    One of best things about blogging has to be getting to watch people like you 😉
    Congrats on the marriage and thanks for your friendship
    NOW back to work LOL :)

  5. says

    Congrats on the wedding.

    Another great collection of resource. Your design looks amazing to me. I am also using the Arthemia theme on my blog. But after looking at the design, might also buy a premium version in the future.

  6. says

    @Dragos: Thanks! I hope you had a great weekend too!

    @Frank: Thanks.. I look forward to getting back in the swing of things this week. And you’re welcome.

    @Miguel: Definitely will check them out. Thanks!

    @Jonathan: I was surprised I was able to get this many resources in after being gone for a week. I had lots of great suggestions in my Stumble bar when I came back which definitely helped!

    @Kushmoney: Thanks!

    @Sire: Yes, I’m looking into some affiliates for this site, and it was definitely helpful. :)

    @John: Thanks! I will be getting back to it, slowly but surely.

    @Gennaro: Glad you find it useful.

    @Yogesh: Thanks, glad you enjoyed!

    @Madhur: I have been doing lots of tweaking with this theme. I’m sure the premium version allows more fun design mods with less work too!

    @Sleigh bed: The honeymoon was excellent! Spent some time at the beach and Disneyland which was nothing but fun. :)

    @Peter: Thanks, and you’re welcome. Aloha!

    @James: You’re welcome!

  7. says


    Wonderful set of links. I checked only the most important for me but I think I should check them all.
    Are you the tennis fan?

  8. says

    hi Kristi,
    Glad you had a good honeymoon, and welcome back to blogging. :)
    I want to see the pictures of the “aircraft carrier”. Is it the one in San Diego? It is on my “to do” list, and has been for too long. ~ Steve, the trade show guru

  9. says

    Glad to know your wedding went great…and to have you back in one piece.
    Thanks too for the twitterlove, I appreciate it a great deal.
    Stay focused, and inspired!