This post is part of a 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.
This week, I have stumbled upon awesome articles in a variety of topics. Since I can’t decide on a specific theme to go with anymore, from now on I am going to do a mashup of subjects instead. There should be a little something that everyone enjoys!
Six very official ways to improve your writing.
Sign up for ProBlogger’s 31 Days to a Better Blog – hurry, it starts April 1st!
Should you publish your best content in your blog or on a guest post?
A no brainer blog contest – only four simple tasks to enter.
26 free online reputation monitoring tools.
How to make your site go viral on Twitter.
Take a peek inside BlogCatalog.
Get all of your favorite social media news on one page at Kosmix.
How to do travel research through social media.
A merry cemetery in Romania.
The most dangerous roads in the world.
Personal Growth & Psychology
There is no overnight success.
How to develop patience.
Nine personal productivity tips.
Using the wisdom of the ancients to bring more sincerity to your life.
The Sunflower and the Glory.
Why do people do unusual things.
Personal development with Dumbo.
How to overcome the fear of loss and pursue your dreams.
Amy Tan (author of Joy Luck Club) on creativity
Last, but not Least
A bit of relationship humor for the ladies and the gentlemen.
Protect your computers from the upcoming April Fool’s Day worms.
Healthy recipes for the brain.
Now it’s your turn. If you have any favorite articles that you discovered during the week, be sure to drop them in the DoFollow comments.
Mashable’s Follow For Good post gave me a bright idea – recommending my favorite Twitter users each week in this post. So this week’s recommended users are…
@TrueFollowers and @WeDoFollows for their growing list of followers who are Twitter users that do follow back, with exception to spammers.
@BloggerSavvy for sharing useful links in tweets and in his favorites.
@DragonBlogger for taking random words suggested by Twitter users and creating random Twitter poems out of them.
@wihamilton for his tennis news updates and amazing HD videos recently posted of Federer, Roddick, Nadal, Djokovic, Ivanovic and more on his FuzzyYellowBalls.com Youtube channel. Those and his instructional videos are a MUST SEE for anyone interested in tennis.
Every city has hidden treasures – beautiful, serene places that you may not known about in areas you would not expect. Next week, I will take you on a photographic and video tour of one of these places in Downtown Phoenix. [Japanese Friendship Garden in Phoenix, AZ]
I know that many of my readers who blog realize the benefits of social bookmarking in relationship to promoting their posts, and the benefits of gaining RSS subscribers. But how does social bookmarking and RSS benefit everyone else? My hopes is that ANYONE who reads this article next week will find a good reason to start creating social bookmarks and subscribing to RSS. [Comprehensive Guide to RSS]
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.
The baby hummingbirds that I had the privilege of watching for a few weeks grew up, and left the nest by Saturday afternoon. I expected to be more sad about it than I was, but I think I was just happy that I got to experience watching them develop from before they hatched to fully feathered, and that I got to share the experience with my readers.
I captured a little video of the first one’s flight out of the nest. Plus I have a few photos of the last one before it flew away, and some pictures of the babies in nearby trees that I will probably add to a final hummingbird post over the weekend.
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.