This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, a Trekkie video, and a busy week in review at kikolani.com.
The Resources Mashup
Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week.
- Step by step guide of hosting your WordPress blog
- Why I Use these 22 WordPress plug-ins
- Thesis 1.6 beta custom file editor
- The uncopyright – open source blogging
- Postrank combines Google Analytics with social media stats
- WordPress web optimization: 15 tips and plugins to monitor, speed up and optimize your WordPress blog
- Why your readers don’t buy
- 5 ways to get your blog indexed by Google in 24 hours
- 5 beautiful post headings
Business / Finance / Career
- 5 steps to become a published writer
- 77 tips for starting an online business
- What does it take to get off your butt?
Graphic / Web Design
- 41 image and icon search engines designers should know
- 46 oustanding web layouts from Deviant Art
- 60 inspirational examples of corporate web design
Personal Development / Self Improvement / Relationships
- 10 things I’ve learned during my adventures in (anti) social dating
- How to create real change in life by addressing the root cause vs. effect
- 10 sites to learn something new in 10 minutes a day
- How to get from A to B in 5 random steps
- Buy into a life of never ending self improvement
- Art of spinning a conversation
- 20 things that improve my love and happiness gauge
- 11 high powered personal achievement principles
Photography / Art / Digital Art
SEO / Tech
- Google teases with Sidewiki
- 7 lucky SEO tools
- How to write better anchor text
- Why some weak sites rank high in Google SERPs
- Why hyphens are better than pipes for SEO
- 12 search engine optimization tips
- Twitter Tools
- 3 great social media policies to steal from
- Twitter Tag Project – Follow Friday
- 5 reasons why Facebook is the new personal blogging platform
- 50 beautiful and unique Twitter profile designs
- Twitter worm spreading via direct messages
The Last, but not Least
Week in Review
This week has been a busy one on Kikolani, with a new post everyday, and a very detailed post on Oes Tsetnoc as well.
Monday began with a guest post on 10 easy steps for a balanced life.
Tuesday post on Akismet and comment moderation was in response to finding several of my regular readers in the spam filter of my WordPress plugin Akismet, which everyone should check often.
On Wednesday, I finally got back to the WordPress Thesis customization series with part three B on single post customizations, including the social bookmarking / sociable icons which I have been receiving a lot of inquiries on. No, it’s not a plugin – read this post to find out how you can implement the social icons on any theme.
Yesterday, my post inspiration was thanks to Darren Rowse of ProBlogger offering a one day 50% off sale for his 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Workbook. For anyone who missed out on the challenge in April, it’s a great way to improve your blog with 31 detailed tasks. Though the promotion has ended, I still reccommend this workbook, as it is a great value and resource, even at full price. This post includes specific examples of how just the first three days of the 31DBB improved my site greatly.
Oes tsetnoc has been jumping around in Google SERPs like mad (175 one day, then 16, then 5, now ?). On Monday, I did an in-depth traffic and social media statistics review of my site compared to other domains created for this SEO contest. It includes some free tools and websites that you can use for your own website analytics research.
A Little Something for the Trekkies
I can’t remember how I found this one, but it is one that cannot be missed. A funny spoof on other “themes” for the new Star Trek movie.
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