Fetching Friday – Resources, #FollowFriday, WordPress Security, and Amazing Animations

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, #FollowFriday recommendations, a bit about WordPress security, news about the wedding pictures, 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.


Social Media

Business and Personal Development

Last, but not Least

WordPress Security

Last weekend, I experienced my first site hack – a PHP script injection exploit. Simply put, a malicious piece of PHP script was placed onto many files of my WordPress installation. Here are some more useful resources on preventing such an event on your own WordPress site.

#FollowFriday Recommendations on Twitter

Although I still notice the trend is in full force as always, it has now split between #followfriday and simply Follow Friday. Also, there have been articles on how Twitter killed #FollowFriday with the recent changes to the way replies work, leading to the #fixreplies backlash and an apology. So here are my #followfriday recommendations.

One more shout to last week’s recommendations: @nutuba, @SandraFoyt, @JoeTech, and @Websitewriters.

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 recs, WordPress Security Tips, Amazing Animations > http://bit.ly/Yflb0

Related News

This past Monday, we received our wedding pictures, which turned out amazing. So this week, behind the scenes, I have been putting together the wedding website, which should be unveiled over the weekend or early next week. If I have enough time this evening, I may even it out on the one year anniversary of the day we first met. is online at SoulmatesWedding.com. :)

Preview for the week of 18 May 2009

In continuation of the scenic pictures from the honeymoon, next week will feature the flowers of California. These beauties rival the blossoms of the cacti and flowers from Desert Botanical Gardens.

Speaking of one year anniversaries, May is also the one year anniversary of Kikolani.com. So next week, I will do a year in review – past, present, and future outlook and plans for this site and more.

Simply Amazing Animations

Here are some amazing videos and animations using high speed photography. I hope you enjoy on this TGIF!

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  1. says


    You hard work is definitely going to pay dividends. You really put a lot of thought in the Fetching Friday.

    I love the link juice as always. Again thank you for guest blogging on TechJaws!

    I love the blog on “How to not leave idiotic comments” That’s classic!

    Frank Js last blog post..Google Webmaster Tools Gets a Makeover

  2. says

    @Frank: I’ve been using Stumble as a tool for gearing up to my Friday posts. I stumble everything I like, so at the end of the week, I can just go through my favorites and choose the best articles for the end of the week. It has helped a lot.

    @Jonathan: Thanks. It’s definitely still a work in process, but much better than before. I’m glad you find something useful each week!

    @KushMoney: Thanks, I’m glad you found it informative. :)

  3. says

    I can’t wait to see your wedding pictures, Kristi. As always you provide such helpful resources. I need to spend more time on your site so I can apply all of this and not just read it. I appreciate the time you put into this.

    Debbies last blog post..Fitness Friday ~ Aging Gracefully

  4. says

    Well your about to get your bounce rate improved. I was just thinking if someone was smart they would just go through the list. I’m going to take a look at that wordpress security and some others.
    The week goes by pretty quick
    Thanks for the mention in the blogging section :)
    I resigned myself to the fact that I can’t keep up with you :(
    Nice work
    Stumbled and RT have an awesome weekend

  5. says

    Hi Kristi, thanks a lot for the link love again! It’s amazing how much thought you put into your fetching friday. I’m beginning to look forward to every fetching friday post, in fact. Oh, and amazing animations. The one by David Coiffier really blew me away!!

    Celes | EmbraceLiving.Nets last blog post..Media Coverage in ZB Comma

  6. says

    Thanks for the feature :) I don’t know how you manage to do all this reading and commenting and still come up with posts yourself.

    It seems there has been a glut of WordPress hacks of late. I only ever heard of two personally before, but have seen 4 in the last week or so and my old school’s site was hacked, which is not using WordPress.

  7. says

    Hi Kristi!

    Wow great new look to your site!!! The colors make it so vibrant and stand out great!

    I love the list of great articles again, the one from John “It’s all about you” was really cool! It is fantastic to see how link love spreads!

    Have a great week!

  8. says

    Hey Kristi,

    Fetching Fridays are great! They’re always a great prelude to the weekend; your natural optimism and upbeat style really is a joy. Thanks for linking to the article about my grandmother’s 100th birthday. She had a great time!

    nutubas last blog post..Happy Birthday, Grandma!

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    @Salwa: You’re welcome.

    @Debbie: I feel that way on certain sites… so much good information, but not yet enough time to apply it all.

    @John: I certainly hope so. I think the videos are a nice way to end a information-rich article. And you’re welcome! :)

    @Celes: Someone at my work sent me a few, and then I found myself watching a lot more. It’s amazing what they can do with the latest photography/video technology.

    @Nihar: I will check it out. I think it’s a great way to end the week!

    @Dragos: Some weeks are more challenging than others, but it’s just about budgeting time wisely. :)

    @eyewriter: I actually wrote a guest post on Stumble. Hopefully if it makes it onto the site, I will be able to share. For me, it’s just about making friends in the Stumble community, and doing an equal bit of sharing my posts and stumbling posts from others.

    @David: There are definitely lots of different script injections going around recently, and they are no longer limited to WordPress. Anything with PHP and Javascript seems susceptible now.

    @Adrenalynn: I’m glad you are finding lots of useful links in these posts. :)

    @Tycoon Blogger: Glad you enjoy it! :)

    @How to Swim: I backup as well, but in this case, if you didn’t realize your site was hacked, you would write your backup with the malicious code included. I know of one site that didn’t realize their site was hacked for a month, and by that point, all the backups included the problem. It can really happen to anyone, if you don’t take as many security precautions as possible.

    @Evita: Thanks! Yes, John does spread a lot of link love, showing how much he values his readers, which is one of the reasons his site is a good one to visit.

    @Nutuba: Glad to hear that! I’m always amazed at the thought of people who have been around through so many changes in the world.