Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup and Two Corgis

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup and two Corgis on a treadmill 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

  • 4 ways bloggers can use Google Insights for brainstorming – help fight writer’s block with suggestions from Google.
  • How I generated over 6,000 ideas to write about in 15 minutes – one great reason why your blog should have a mailing list!
  • How to build a reputation with a blog: differentiate – this is the 5th post in a great series about building your personal brand through blogging.
  • 10 subtle lies that cripple bloggers – if you are letting these things hold you back, it’s time to stop now.
  • Is guest posting traffic valuable for your blog? An analysis and tips on how to land great guest post spots.


  • How to send updates to Facebook fans based on their location – great tip for local marketing!
  • Get more exposure for your blog posts and other wall posts using Facebook tagging
  • How to allow photo tagging by fans on your Facebook page – good tip to get your fans involved and active on your page.
  • Using Facebook like to market your business – what do you need to get people to “like” you and to keep from un-liking you,
  • 10 top Facebook pages and why they are successful – a case study of awesome Facebook pages.

Link Building

Mailing Lists / Making Money Online / Online Marketing

Personal Development / Productivity

Search Engines / SEO / Analytics

  • 9 SEO tips that benefit your visitors – these tips are not just for search engines – so if you don’t like SEO for SEO’s sake, you’ll like these + 30 resources.
  • Time for another look at TrustRank concepts – are you known by the company you keep?
  • Google ranking factors: an overview of resources – links to see ranking factors for Google organic, Adwords, news, blog, video, images, maps, places, and more.
  • SEO philosophy – why you should develop your philosophy for SEO.
  • This keyword research tip could add 5,000 visitors a day to your site – simple, yet effective and a must do.

Social Media / Social Networking


  • 7 ways to spy on competitors using Twitter – if you don’t like the idea of spying, consider it learning more about competitors, businesses, bloggers, and brands using publicly accessible information.
  • Visualizing how a link spreads through the Twitterverse – great data visualizations showing the power of word of mouth marketing.
  • 3 ways to see who unfollowed you on Twitter – one free app, free follow, and premium app that will tell you who unfollows you.
  • How to get more retweet action – 12 tips to get more retweets.
  • 10 Twitter tools you should definitely know about – you should find at least one you’ve never heard of in this list, if not more.


  • 50 beautiful social bookmarking plugins for WordPress – there is something for every self-hosted WordPress blog owner to make their posts easier to share socially.
  • How to get rid of HTML in comments – if you want to limit links to just the URL field, this code will remove any HTML in the comment text itself.
  • How to install and setup W3 Total Cache for beginners – a throrough guide to choosing the right settings.
  • 24 impressive blog plugins you should consider – make your blog go above and beyond with these great suggestions.
  • 3 design tutorials that will kickstart your WordPress site – 3 essential design elements that give your blog an above average design.

Last, but Not Least

Blog World Updates

If you haven’t registered yet, you have a chance to win free tickets from Mashable by liking their page and answering “What is the future of blogging?” by noon EST on Monday, September 6th. If that doesn’t work out, then just be sure to register by September 16th before registration goes up to full price, plus use code EBIRD for an additional 20% off.

If you are registered, check out the attendee list by BlogLuvr29 and get on it so you can make some local connections at Blog World! Also follow the BWE 10 Attendees List to get to know other attendees!

Two Corgis on a Treadmill

It’s been one of those days, and I decided to just put up a little cuteness shared by Cute Overload, your source for smiles when your day is needing some joy.

Want to be featured in Fetching Friday posts?

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.

Join me on FacebookJoin me on LinkedInBe my fan on Stumbleupontwitter.pngSee my videos on Youtube

StudioPress Premium WordPress Themes     Synthesis Managed WordPress Hosting


      • says

        Hey Jarret, Every time I comment on a CommentLuv enabled site I seem to find a higher amount of people who are unknowingly giving up their backlinks. I appreciate you helping to spread the word around to other bloggers.

  1. says

    Nice mashup again, Kristi. I really enjoyed the ’10 ways to stay organized online’ post. The treadmill video is so cute also. I wonder what’s going through the dogs’ minds as they’re running but not getting anywhere. πŸ˜€
    car battery just posted Car Battery FAQ

  2. says

    Thanks for a great roundup Kristi.
    I think that I will have to limit myself on the number of links that I follow… so many sound really useful.

    Might start with the ” W3 Total Cache for beginners” I’m thinking of trying to speed things up a bit.
    Keith Davis just posted Two way traffic

    • says

      @Andrew you are definitely right about team work! Both of them are working really well together, and not fighting over the space. Such a cute video, I love it πŸ˜€ I think I will need more than one cup of coffee though πŸ˜‰

      Till then,