This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com.
The Resources Mashup
Blogging / Writing
- The ultimate guide to online branding and building authority via blogging – a look at how to use blogging, guest blogging, and blog commenting to build your online presence and authority in your industry.
- Blog titles – how to write winning blog titles for your blog posts even if you suck at headlines.
- Are best blog practices BS? An analysis of the top content at Social Media Explorer and what it means about adhering to common blogging practices and strategy.
- The A to Z of blog post idea generation – if you’re stuck on what to write next, this post is definitely one to bookmark and refer back to!
- 5 ways to keep yourself from starting a new blog – five things to keep you grounded and focused on your main blog.
Business / Career
- 95 tips for handling business criticism online and offline – the best tips from entrepreneurs and experts on how to properly deal with your business critics.
- Life isn’t fair – on freelance writers who write for free or low fees.
- 11 rules to work by – ways to work to create a thriving business.
- How to be a niche rockstar – learn how to dominate your business’ niche or industry!
- 7 tactics to delete from your email marketing now – if you’re doing these, you could be making a huge mess of your email campaign.
Graphic Design / Web Design
- 100 great CSS menu tutorials – want to create some better menus? Try these great tutorials.
- Landing pages – collection of tips, tools, and inspiring examples.
- 48 funny print ads that will keep you laughing and buying – amusing inspiration for your next round of ad flyer printing.
- Showcase of creative and entertaining 404 pages – make people forget the frustration of landing on a page not found with these great error page designs.
- 10 WordPress plugins to enhance your blog typography – want better looking text for sophistication and to make content stand out? Check out these great solutions.
Personal Development / Productivity
- A step by step guide to overcoming digital overwhelm – if you have tech overload, social media fatigue, or other symptoms of digital toxicity, then this is a must read guide.
- 5 crippling beliefs that keep people stuck, unsuccessful, and mediocre for life – what they are, and why you should let them go.
- Using the power of imagination o move through your fears – knowledge calone can’t always move you through your fears. Find out what can.
- 7 strategies to help you overcome procrastination – don’t put it off – do it today!
- How to overcome the fear of success – do you repeatedly self-sabatoge your best opportunities? This might be why.
Search Engines / SEO
- 10 things Google wished you knew – covers some common SEO myths like duplicate content, NOSCRIPT, meta keywords, and more.
- Link magnetism – how to create an authority site that attracts authority links.
- 6 keyword research mistakes you might be making – keyword research can be the basis of a successful online marketing campaign – make sure you’re doing it right!
- How to make your blog design optimzied for search engines – a nice infographic plus details on what you need to do to make your blog SEO friendly.
- How I beat 400+ marketers to the top of Google – the super-secret SEO recipe and other attributing factors.
Social Media / Social Networking
- Enough with the opt-out BS Klout – a post about Klout that will get you thinking about how other sites are creating profiles about you without your permission. More views on this at the battle between opting in and out.
- Hot Google+ tips for freelancers – 10 great tips on how freelancers (or anyone looking to build a strong personal brand) should be using Google+.
- Reddit marketing guide – a post on what it takes to actually succeed with Reddit.
- Should you focus on StumbleUpon now that it passed Facebook as a traffic generator? Learn more about the traffic you could get and how to build your StumbleUpon network.
- 25 brilliant bloggers talk about LinkedIn – learn more about the LinkedIn network with these great posts.
Photo of the Week
This weekâ€™s top photo came from from inside the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Beautiful Chihuly glass lines the ceiling creating an extraordinary lighting and affect when you’re zoomed in closely.
Best Wedding Video Ever
This is hands down the best wedding video ever. If I had it to do all over again, I would most certainly hire this person for their creative ideas and video editing skills. I’m sure you’ll want to too once you’ve seen this. Genius. Pure Genius. Love the dress too!