Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Cute Ducklings

­­This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, online business, SEO, and social media 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 / Freelance Writing

Making Money Online / Marketing / Online Business

Personal Development / Productivity

Search Engines / SEO / Link Building / Analytics

Social Media / Social Networking

Cute Baby Ducklings

It’s spring, and what says spring better than baby ducklings! This is a video I shot for my photography blog to go along with some photos of the little ducklings swimming and huddled under their mother for warmth. You’ll enjoy rooting for these little guys!

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  1. says

    Hi Kristi, those ducklings are adorable. I was quite surprised to see their Mommy come back to fetch them after all the effort they put out to catch up with her in the first place. I guess she was teaching them a lesson of some sort. :) Well anyway, I’m off to see the photos. Then I’ll come back to read about the guy looking for love on Facebook.
    ileane just posted How to update WordPress manually via FTP

  2. says

    Hey Kristi, thanks so much for including a post from my blog, actually a guest post from Paul Wolfe. I enjoyed having him guest post and the post got so much attention. He is such a great writer.

    Also, I feel stupid repeating myself half of the time, but just wanted to say that there are some posts here that I haven’t read and this is the reason I love your round ups :)
    Brankica just posted Blogging for Beginners and How to Avoid Failure

    • says

      No need to feel stupid. I’m happy to know that each week has something new and interesting for everyone, considering I’m sifting through about 500 blogs now to find the best stuff! :)

  3. says

    Hi Kristi,
    Thank you for always putting together such a great list each week! I especially appreciate your list on weeks like this, when I’ve been so busy that I’ve barely had time to write out my own posts much less get around to others.

    Have a great weekend!
    Stacy just posted Review- Blokube’s New Updates and Changes

    • says

      I’m glad you’re finding them helpful Stacy! I know that a lot of people miss out on stuff during the week, and I hope I give a good enough mix of just what you need to know! :)

    • says

      We had a week like that at work – internet was up and down like a crazy rollercoaster all day long for several days. Glad yours is back on track. Hope you have a great weekend too!

  4. says

    Hey Kristi,

    You’re Friday list keep me busy every weekend reading. I always know I can come here for quality.

    The baby ducks tricked my bird dog into thinking their were birds in the room. It’s so funny to trick her. LOL.

    Have a great weekend.

    Allie just posted Bloggers- What REALLY is Good Content

    • says

      That’s a cute story Allie! It’s always fun to see animals playing tricks on each other. Hope you have a great weekend too! :)

  5. says

    Hey Kristi. Thank U for adding my post.. I Appreciate that.

    I agree with Allie.. I will be busy this weekend reading all the great post. :)

    Amazing how the ducklings never get lost lol

    I was planning mini gold with my nephew last summer and was a duck and her ducklings walking all over, in grass in the little stream yet no one ever got left back…Good parenting at its best :)
    John Paul just posted How To Stay Motivated When Your Blog Is Invisible

    • says

      Thanks Lance! I try to make sure it’s a good mix between beginner and advanced with a variety of topics to choose from so everyone can find something valuable to them.

    • says

      Hi Lee. I don’t have them in their own specific newsletter, but that’s probably something I should look into. Right now I just have the general RSS feed for everything including the Friday posts. :)

  6. says

    This will surely keep me busy on this rainy Saturday. I really like the variety of posts that you highlight. I have read most of the blogging and seo articles this week but the productivity selections are all new to me. I will dive in and see if I can learn anything that will help me stop procrastinating (like I am doing now).
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    Was the mother duck playing a prank on her ducklings? All that huffing and puffing to leap over that concrete wall and the stress and fright at the thought of being left behind, just to see her leaping back down. Cool video though. :)

    I don’t know but I got attracted first to the link to Jonathan’s blog about the questions to change one’s mindset. What a eureka moment I had. I have yet to try it (maybe on arising tomorrow morning) but I actually believe it will work to lift me up and make my day even better. Thank you for that particular link Kris. Now, I’ve just found one more cool blog to lurk in.
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    • says

      I hate it when that happens Scott! When I do a long comment, I paste it into Notepad, just in case the internet goes funky, which seems to happen every time I’m in the middle of something without saving. :(