Fetching Friday РResources Mashup and Timelapse of Eyjafjallaj̦kull

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup and a timelapse of Eyjafjallajökull 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


Link Building

Make Money Online / Online Marketing

Personal Development / Self Improvement

Photography / Images

Search Engines / SEO / Analytics

Social Media / Social Networking



  • Effective use of a blog sidebar – 30+ examples of getting the most out of your blog sidebar.
  • Top 10 free WordPress 3.0 themes – themes ready to use with the new version of WordPress.
  • 90 brilliant WordPress designs for inspiration – want to revamp your site? Check out these fresh looks for ideas.
  • 3 ways to throw dummy content into WordPress when starting out – perfect way to see what your theme will really look like when fleshed out.
  • Spy on your competitors in your WordPress admin dashboard – great plugin to monitor your competition’s website rankings.

Timelapse of Eyjafjallajökull

Awesome timelapse of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland from different angles and perspectives.

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  1. says

    Efective use of sidebars is one thing that definitely is of interest to me. I need to revamp my sidebar so lets see what this and all other WordPress artciles have to share. I’m on WP mode this week so this are all great to look at. Thanks
    DiTesco just posted Bing SEO And Webmaster Tools

    • says

      My sidebars are in need of renovation too. Sometimes the articles I link to are the ones I want to make sure I get back to and work with.

  2. says

    I read all five of the posts you recommended on blogging. You had some good stuff in there. I really like the on on ViperChill and TheInfopreneur. Good stuff on both. I also read your guest post on SearchEngineWatch. Out of everything that you need to watch out for when linking I think the most important is bad neighborhoods. If you start associating with them, then other people in their circle will assume that you are okay with it. That is a bad impression to leave with them.
    Kathy just posted How Do You Help Your Blogger Friends

    • says

      Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed them. Bad neighborhoods are increasing – especially in blog comments on sites that don’t moderate. If you’re next to 16 links for Ed Hardy shoes, your link isn’t going to get clicked on either.

  3. says

    Dear Kristi, great list as always – I am wondering, what are your thoughts around blog categories? I revamped mine and tried to make them as clean and concise as possible with the goal of speaking to the reader without getting too detailed….I am wondering if you also think tags are dead! Anyway, great stuff here and I’d be tickled pink if I were to get hosted on your site……All the best!
    Farnoosh just posted A Movie Contest- Why do You Love your Favorite Film

    • says

      I still use tags. Not necessarily to publish under the post, but the related posts plugin I use pulls related posts based on tags. Plus, occasionally I link to them in a post – so instead of linking something to just blogging, I can link a mention to Thesis to the Thesis tag so people can view only those posts. I should actually do that more often – thanks for the reminder!

      • says

        I use tags and sometimes categories the same way but I don’t know if it works too well for purposes of SEO or diluting your overall pages mentioned in a given blog post. I guess you don’t necessarily publish the tags or show a tag cloud. Gosh, you are most welcome if my question was useful, Kristi and thanks for all the insights here!!! I don’t even know where to begin to do some work :)
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    • says

      I try to get it online as early as possible on Fridays, but I’ll keep that in mind as a little more motivation to not wait so late. :)

  4. says

    Thanks for this great weekly resource. I look forward to going through this list every Friday. I really liked the article Rand wrote about the websites in his bookmarks. If he makes public what his thoughts are on the top ten best resources for SEO, it’s a pretty good idea to be reading them too. Thanks again, and enjoy your weekend!
    Brian just posted How To- Anchor Text & Link Structure

    • says

      Yes, if an expert is reading it, it’s likely a good resource that everyone should be reading if they want to learn more on the topic. I liked the additional bookmarks he shared as well!

  5. says

    I had actually seen that facebook reminder of the changes that are coming to the page, but had not really bothered to look beyond that since It’s August 23rd when it will change over, that mention in your article definitely reminded me about it!

    Awesome video you posted by the way, it’s amazing how mother nature is, great to see a time lapse, makes me want to look at other things in nature via time lapses!

    Till then,

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  6. says

    I loved watching the Iceland video. My mom was born in Iceland and I’ve been there a few times. It’s a beautiful country. I also like that they put Icelandic music to the images. Sigur Ros makes such beautiful music. Thanks Kristy for the great resources. Tweeted out.

  7. says

    Kristi, I appreciate your Friday links so much and learn a great deal from the articles you choose. This time I really liked the article on guest posts and found the one by Chris Brogan on his Twitter presence very interesting as well. You are incredibly thorough and comprehensive. Thanks!
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