Fetching Friday – Resources, #FollowFriday, Guest Post Opportunities, & New Moon Trailer

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, #FollowFriday recommendations, guest posting opportunities, the New Moon trailer, and previews for next week’s posts on kikolani.com.

The Resources Mashup

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

Blogging / Design

Tech / SEO

Social Media


Personal Development / Growth / Self Improvement

#FollowFriday Recommendations on Twitter

Here are my #followfriday recommendations. Both are great bloggers on personal development.

One more shout to last week’s Sci-Fi recommendations: >Star Wars and Star Trek.

Also, if you enjoy this post and my tweets on blogging, social media, photography, and more, be sure to give me a shout out as follows:

RT @kikolani Fetching Friday Resources, #FollowFriday, Guest Post Opportunities, & New Moon Trailer > http://bit.ly/khtd9

Related News – Archives & Guest Post Opportunities

Recent site updates include two new pages. For new readers, or those who may have missed out on a few things, I have created an Archives section which includes guest posts, blog reviews and interviews.

I have also created a Guest Post Opporunities page for those of you who are interested in writing for Kikolani, as I believe guest posting has a lot of benefits for everyone – blog owner, guest writer and readers.

Preview for the week of 15 June 2009

For the past two weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of watching all sorts of desert animals near my home & office. So next week’s photography subjects will be the local southwest creatures and critters.

This week, I started a series called Benefits of Blogging, the first of which is Gaining a Worldwide Audience. Next week, I will continue this series with Building a Community.

New Moon Trailer

For those who didn’t know, yes, I’m a Twilight fan. So needless to say, I was excited when I found a REAL (not fan made, clips of the first movie) trailer for the upcoming movie. So for the rest of you Twilight fans, here’s the trailer for New Moon.

Want to be featured in Fetching Friday posts?

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.

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  1. says


    Thank you for the link love. You have really found some great articles. In fact, the Facebook Vanity article is one I knew about a week ago. My friend over at YOURSEOSUCKS wrote about it.

    I also enjoyed the WordPress 2.8 Upgrade Issues.

    Thank you as always!

    Frank Js last blog post..All Birds Must Land Twitter Included

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    I confess I started to watch for your Fetching Friday posts, and it’s something that is in my brain close to #followfriday on Twitter. And I’m a big fan of #followfriday on Twitter. As always, thanks for the link love and this time I’m much more thankful because of the Twitter recommendation, much appreciated.

    As for the trailer, my wife is a big, big fan of Twilight (even made me watch it once, lol) but she said she already saw the movie. 😉 And it was great!

    Dragos Rouas last blog post..ADD stages – Assess

  3. says

    Hey Kristi! Thanks so much for the plug! Like Dragos, fetching friday posts is starting to be a regular post which I watch out for every week 😀 I’m beginning to use it as a source of new posts to read. For example, I didn’t even know about Google’s disregarding of the unfollow link until I browsed through the list of links in fetching friday. I guess more reason for bloggers to comment everywhere now 😀 By the way, I just retweeted and stumbled your fetching friday post :)

    Celes | EmbraceLiving.Nets last blog post..Cultivate a Good Habit in 21 Days

  4. says

    Interesting information as usual kristi. My sister has watched the New Moon trailer several times and eagerly waits for its release. This is a person who never liked vampire books or movies, lol.

    Leas last blog post..Animated Earth-Gaia

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      @John: Congrats on being first! You know, several people say they have already saw it… I’m so jealous!

      @Frank: Yes, I’m hearing more and more about the 2.8 upgrade problems. I waited months before doing 2.7, so I figure doing the same for 2.8 won’t hurt.

      @Jonathan: Thanks!

      @Current CD Rates: Thanks… those are great tips.

      @Jennifer: Hehe… I guess if I could have added the entire movie, that would have been the best. :)

      @Madhollywood: I’m glad you’re becoming a regular reader! That is always a good thing to hear.

      @Eren: I have that issue messing around with Thesis. Sometimes one wrong PHP code will put the whole blog down.

      @Hesham: Ah, it’s ok. It is a fight to get this one on time some weeks. If you can, make a template base so that all you have to do is fill in the new info each week. :)

      @Ari: You’re welcome. I was under the impression that if you didn’t include the /trackback then WordPress wouldn’t get notified with the pingback. That stuff has always confused me.

      @Trevor: You’re welcome!

      @Dragos: Again, how are people seeing this movie? Lucky, lucky, lucky. And I took your advice and got that domain. Now I have to think about how I want to handle it. :)

      @Celes: I think that even nofollow links help in some ways, like counting up your Yahoo backlinks, for example. Thanks for sharing my post! :)

      @Lea: I have always liked vampire movies. I really like the teenage awkwardness mixed in with the vampirism.

  5. says

    While I am not a big fan of Thesis, I do have a blog using that theme and so I reckon I will make use of the Thesis directory. Thanks Kristi, there is always a little gem or two to be found in all your posts.

  6. says

    I don’t know how you do it, but each and every one of these links are great reads! Thanks for sharing. I also appreciate the fact that you link at least some of these articles on Twitter as you read them.

    I was very excited as well to finally see the official Twilight trailer, but I don’t know- I’m not crazy about it. It just felt a little unfinished to me, but maybe that’s because I was expecting it to be different based on the fact that I’ve read the book. But I’m really looking forward to the movie!

  7. says

    Thanks Kristi! Wow – two this time :-)

    Do you work on this throughout the week – add in a link every time you find one? I do my lists that way and then clean up the code before I post it.

    While I know what Twilight is and I tend to like vampire stuff I am clueless about the books and movies. Maybe I’m too old … 😉

    Kim Woodbridges last blog post..(Anti) Social-Lists 6/14/09

  8. says

    Thanks Kristi, as usual a wealth of useful links and information! The huge repository of icons have come at just the right time for me as I have been on the look out for some cool free icons. Looks like I’ll now have to spend some time searching through for the perfect ones!

    Also useful to see how people are getting on with the Wordrpess 2.8 upgrade, I’ll be holding fire on that for now whilst I check out plugin compatibility issues as I’m sure the will be some amongst the many bits and pieces we use!

    Stu – T-Shirt Insights last blog post..Infinitee Rock Band T-Shirts

  9. says

    Interesting links, Kristi. Under the Tech/SEO in this post, I do urge the readers, espcially who are doing SEO by themselves, to check the ‘SEO Sculpting’ article. It’s a must read and it seems we are going to see changes in Google’s Algorithim for PageRank soon!

    Hichams last blog post..Sorry!

  10. says

    Hi Kristi,
    nice update good resources sharing but i have a question in my twitter profile when is submit my content and give a link that make short url link but when i open this show error and show me warning how can update please suggest me!!!
    my profile is twitter/govindseo


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