This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, news about participating in 31DBBB, #FollowFriday recommendations, and a preview for next weekâ€™s posts on kikolani.com.
Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week.
20 pages every blogger should consider
How I got two days of record breaking traffic
The value of positive working relationships
Promotion, Money, and Tools in the first 6 months of blogging
Do you pass the social media recruitment test
Social media career success
Killing what scares you
Why being a perfectionist leads you to failure
Cure someday syndrome
The Master Plan
100 free useful Mac applications Part I and Part II
Last, but not Least
Raising baby chicks
Blogging from Corpus Christi, TX by the beach
Things to do while drinking coffee
Here are this week’s #followfriday recommendations…
@VegetarianMom for sharing dinner plans to feed vegetarians and meat eaters
@Lea50 for sharing inspiration on Ocean of Perspectives
@FindingBibi for news about the upcoming film/documentary/movement Finding Bibi
One more shout to last week’s recommendations: @Retireat21, @TechJaws, @ThumbsUpClub. Also, check out Mashable’s Follow For Good weekly recommendations as well.
You can also show me some FollowFriday love by tweeting the following:
RT @kikolani This week’s Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, 31DBBB, #FollowFriday Recommendations & more > http://bit.ly/24UsBJ
I am one of the 9,100+ bloggers participating in ProBlogger’s 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge. The first two days have already produced results. The first day’s task was to create an elevator pitch for my blog, which I shared in my new concept post. Kikolani is now The Art of Blogging | Technically Beautiful, Artfully Beneficial. The second day’s task was to write a list post, which came in perfectly for my article on ways everyone can use social bookmarking with Delicious. Day 3 is about promoting a blog post, Day 4 is a guide to researching a blog in your niche, and today’s Day 5 task is to email a new reader.
If you haven’t joined, I would suggest signing up before the window closes. Granted, you can still view the posts on Problogger’s site, but you may not have access to the forum that is coming up. Even if you don’t have time to devote to daily site improvements, you may be able to skim over an email or two and make some small improvements. You can also save the emails in a special folder and the related posts in your Delicious bookmarks with the 31dbbb tag. Whenever you do get the time, you will have a step by step guide on ways to improve your site. And you will also have a wealth of examples in the comments on these posts at ProBlogger to guide you along the way.
I began a four-part photo series based on shots I took at the Desert Botanical Gardens. This week’s post displayed the beauty of blossoming cacti, and a few oddly shaped cacti as well. Next week, I will continue the blossoming theme by sharing the varieties of flowers that were in the garden as well.
Next week’s featured article will be about how blogging about your goals can be a great motivator toward accomplishment.
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.
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.