Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup and a Little Something Personal

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup and a little something personal on kikolani.com.

The Resources Mashup

Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week.

Blogging / Writing

  • How to improve your writing and SEO for better blog posts – this ebook has just what you need to compose more engaging blog posts for readers and optimized pages for search engines.
  • 3 ways to keep readers on your site using Apture – how this popular toolbar plugin can help your site get sticky.
  • 7 ways to cheat the 10,000 hour rule and still be a better blogger – did you know that scientifically, it takes 10,000 hours of practice to be the best of the best in a field? This post shows how you can get there without that kind of dedication.
  • Why you don’t need to blog everyday – a small case study on bloggers who write daily vs. those who do not.
  • What you don’t know about blogging – what matters between niche, frequent posting, and content.


Infographics / Inspiration

  • 12 amazing SEO infographics – must see visualizations of search engine optimization.
  • The rise of text messages – an infographic of US and worldwide trends in text messaging.
  • What if solar power grew as fast as Facebook – an inspiring infographic of how the world could go solar in 4.7 years if green technology advanced as fast as social technology.
  • Can we date? A flowchart on whether you should date a person based on their relationship to others.
  • Google Failures, Google Flops – an infographic looking at the Google products and services that have come and gone.

Link Building

Mailing Lists / Making Money Online / Online Marketing

Personal Development / Self Improvement

  • Top 30 ways to reduce stress and restore balance – a must for anyone who is so busy that they are not taking care of themselves.
  • The power of momentum – how to push past procrastination and build momentum toward accomplishing your goals.
  • 5 reasons some people don’t like the Secret – why some are unimpressed with what others find as a life changer.
  • Do you want to live a more inspired life? How to turn on the inspiration tap.
  • How to start from nothing – how to evaluate the things you really have when you feel like you have nothing but problems or nothing at all and learn to focus on what you want.

Search Engines / SEO / Analytics

Social Media / Social Networking



Viennese Waltz

As some of you may know, one of my favorite things to do when I’m off of my computer (rare, I know) is ballroom dancing with my husband. This is the video from our showcase performance in June. I’m not sure what’s up with the greyness at the beginning, but it goes away before the dance starts. I hope you enjoy!

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  1. says

    You and your husband dance so incredibly well!! Wonderful to see!

    And – how you find so much great material every week – awesome!!!
    Lance just posted The Moment

  2. says

    Hi Kristie,
    This is my first time commenting on your blog. You posted really useful information here. The most notable being the Facebook privacy controls. For whatever reason, Mark Zuckerberg is going ape with Facebook and not seriously considering the privacy issues it imposes. The most recent issues he reluctantly went back and installed or made it easier for the FB user to set who saw what content. I am still skeptical about the new Facebook places but glad to see they were proactive about installing controls to limit or block out who sees what.
    Great blog Kristie. Look forward to reading more of your posts in the coming future.
    Doug Taylor just posted My Online Business Strategy The Stone Cold Facts!

  3. says

    Great mashup. I just forwarded the facebook field guide to my dad. He doesn’t want to be on facebook but it’s the only way he can keep up with his Naval Academe friends. lol.

  4. says

    Sweet video, really nice moves! What better way to do ballroom dancing than with your husband. I also do some ballroom dancing with my wife and it’s a great exercise as well as a great past time.

  5. says

    I love your “Fetching Friday” posts. This one in particular is a great resource of learning material for me. Looks like I’ll be busy reading for a while.

    I attempted to watch your dance clip, but got interrupted – I’ll check it out now…

  6. says

    Hi Kristi,
    As usual you have great resources for us to read. I just loved watching you dance- absolutely graceful. Your dancing expressed the essence of feminine beauty. I hope you never stop.
    Blessings ♥,
    Eren Mckay just posted Monkey Theme Baby Shower