This post kicks off a new weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring interesting discoveries and useful resources on the net, random tidbits of news, and a preview for next week’s posts on kikolani.com.
One of my regular commentators, Evita, runs three amazing websites. Evolving Scenes is a blog of beautiful photography and insightful thoughts. Evolving Wellness covers living more naturally, which goes along with my quest for living a healthier lifestyle. Last, but not least, Evolving Beings shares information on wisdom and enlightenment. Her recent post on Evolving Beings, The Two Envelopes We Are All Born With initially caught my eye because of the photo – a wax sealed envelope that reminded me of the ones my soon to be husband used when he proposed. This insightful article discusses the difference of directing our minds, or letting our minds direct us. It is a must read for anyone looking to live a more balanced, peaceful life.
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Everyone becomes a bit unmotivated and during those times, suffers a lack of productivity. But the question is… how does one unintentionally prolong a productivity drought? [Prolonging a Productivity Drought]
I have been on a photography kick recently, and there are so many new photos to share. While doing the macro photography of flowers around my office, I noticed something interesting. At first, I thought it was a very large, elaborate spider’s nest. But when I looked at it again later, it was something much better… [A Hummingbird Nest with Babies]
Be sure to check back next week to find out more, and for another Fetchingly Friday post with more great discoveries on the web. Better yet, subscribe via RSS to have them delivered to your favorite subscription reader or by email.
This week, as part of my research into my 9 ways to use social networking post, I created a Kikolani Facebook Page for this site in an attempt to see which was more effective – NetworkedBlogs or Pages. I like the fact that Pages sends updates to all the fans when you make major changes, and allows direct messaging, whereas the NetworkedBlogs requires subscribers to visit the blog application to see updates, and you have to pay a monthly fee to send messages to all members. So if you’re on Facebook, come be a fan of the page and start some discussions, post some fan pics, and more.
Also on the social networking front, I have a new Youtube account. I grew a bit weary of my vegas1211 username (although I will leave the account up until all my videos are moved over), and wanted something better suited. There is lots to come in terms of new personal videos, including some with Dobby, our Miniature Schnauzer puppy, a full showing on of the fountain once listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the tallest in the world, and maybe some of yours truly, if I get over my camera shyness. Which I should do sooner than later, considering the $500 blogging video contest going on through 14 March. And any tips on finding good background images for the Youtube channel would be appreciated.
Looking for some link love? Articles featured in the resources come primarily from people I interact with in the comments, and on the social networks. So comment away (DoFollow, CommentLuv, and KeywordLuv enabled), and join me on the networks below, and if your article/photo/video catches my eye, it may appear in following Fetching Friday posts.