Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup and Blog World Celebrities

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup and a cool highlight reel from Blog World Expo 2009 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

  • Community and traffic takes time and patience – 8 things you need to know about building both for your blog.
  • Become a playful blogger and inject some energy into your blogging – video and transcript of what to experiment with to get your audience excited about your blog.
  • Creative social sharing to promote your blog – a look at social networking groups, repurposing content, ebooks, and more.
  • How to build a reputation with your blog: interact with your audience – the third article in a great series about blogging and reputation.
  • Long term blogging strategies: which ones are yours? A look at what will help you be successful in the long run.


Link Building

  • How link building can give you or your client a bad online reputation – a look at how bad neighborhoods and other link building methods can make a website look bad.
  • 62 queries for writing ultimate guides to build links, generate leads, and build legacy – a huge list of great queries to find the best examples of content that will be link worthy, identify outdated pillars of wisdom, and identify your guide’s linking audience.
  • 6 link building tools for better online visibility – a mix of the most popuplar free and premium tools.
  • How to promote link worthy content – 9 different link types and promotional strategies to pursue.
  • Google’s affiliated link patent – will Google rank pages differently based on who owns each of the pages?

Mailing Lists / Making Money Online / Online Marketing

  • The power of free and why it’s not all about paid gigs – what you should be focusing on aside from making money when guest blogging and social networking.
  • Top 30 young bloggers and entrepreneurs – see the new bloggers in the game to be retired by 21!
  • Living self employed online: the manual they forgot to give you – 13 lessons from 18 months of self employment.
  • Google, user experience, and thinking beyond conversion – how Google “trains” advertisers and the future of user experience in relationship to conversions.
  • How to find and sell .co domain names for profit – how to find good domain names and the tools to do it.

Personal Development / Self Improvement

Search Engines / SEO / Analytics

Social Media / Social Networking



  • How to secure WordPress against disasters and being hacked – steps to take from when you install WordPress to plugins and other added layers of security.
  • WordPress themes for video blogging – if you are entering the vlogging world, ehre are the themes collections you need!
  • .htaccess trick to redirect all traffic while working on a WordPress site – also comes in handy if your site gets hacked.
  • Create a status blog using Pingdom WordPress plugin – somewhere users can go regarding accessibliity of a site.
  • Blog marketing WordPress plugins – 10 plugins to help you market your blog.

Get the Copywriting Scorecard for Bloggers Before September 1st!

I know, I know, you’re probably tired of hearing it. But you know what, this little ebook is that important to bloggers and writers who want their content to be more engaging to readers and search friendly. So if you are waffling about getting it, here’s the little extra nudge. It is only $9.97 now, and the price will go up to $29.97 on September 1st. So check out my review on the ways it can be beneficial to your writing and buy it now before the price jumps!

Highlights from Blog World Expo 2009

I knew there would be online celebrities, but hollywood celebrities? Take a look at this highlight reel that got me really excited about heading to BWE in October.

Also, be sure to check out the schedule (now online), create your own plan (see my first round picks here), and if you haven’t already, be sure to register now while registration is still discounted.

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  1. says

    Hey Kristi..

    Thanks for the useful resources.. I especially like the facebook section since I’ve been looking for more tips and strategies to up my marketing on facebook..

    and I got the scorecard, really good stuff in there..
    thanks again

    Talk soon
    Hector Cuevas

  2. says

    Kristi, I must say that you’ve come a long way. I”m amazed at how much you’ve been learning. And I think it’s wonderful that you’re always so willing to share what you learn with others, like me. Thank you for that. I did purchase the Copywriting Scorecard for Bloggers and used your link last week. So I hope you get the affiliate fee. I haven’t read it yet but sounds like it’s well worth it.
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  3. says

    I really like Darren Rowse article, Become a Playful Blogger. Sometimes in your blogging life, seriousness would set in and one would forget to have a life. So this is somewhat a reminder to inject some play or fun in blogging so that it would not remain stale and it would become lively. A playful Blogger would be injecting fun, reigniting passion and entertaining readers on his blog.
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