Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Another Day at the Office & Swine Flu

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, just another day at the office, and how it’s not swine flu.

The Resources Mashup

Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week.


Business / Finance

Graphic / Web Design

Personal Development / Self Improvement / Health

Photography / Digital Art



Social Media

The Last, but not Least

It’s Not Swine Flu

This has been yet another quiet week on the blogging front due to my husband and I both coming down with a seriously nasty respiratory infection. No, it wasn’t the swine flu (although that is what everyone keeps asking us). Just something seriously harsh that put us both down and out for the week. Thank goodness we had the week off for tennis… it couldn’t have been more perfectly timed.

Just Another Day at the Office

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  1. says

    Thank you as always, Kristi ­čśÇ

    Funny, just this week I have a client freaking out about their website getting penalized from Google. It’s their fault — but now, I, of course have to come to the rescue and fix it! Anyway, the article on Google penalization is timely!
    .-= Eric D. Greene┬┤s last blog ..Conte Crayon ÔÇô Self Portrait =-.

  2. says

    Another wonderful Fetching Friday post, and glad/hope you and your husband are feeling better. Thanks so much for including the post from MiscBytes on there; I think Stefan did a great job.

    I LOVE that Strange Mashups of the Periodic Table! Great find, thanks!
    .-= christie┬┤s last blog ..How to find your inner passion =-.

  3. says

    Funny video, it’s amazing what people can come up with from time to time, and only based on using a song :)

    Out of the links in this post, I’d say the one that caught my attention the most was “How we earned over 200 subscribers with 2 simple posts” and “Google whacking on Bing” – so I’ll go read those first, thanks!
    .-= Klaus @ TechPatio┬┤s last blog ..Friday Flick Find: Fanboyism & How Not To Get Murdered =-.

  4. says

    Hope you and your husband have recovered from the flu and that all is well. The posts on SU changes are useful, I use SU quite a lot and have to say the update took me by surprise. I did look over the SEO articles at techjaws and have bookmarked the sites that can tell me whether the domain is penalized or not. Thanks again for these resources; I’m certainly learning from them.
    .-= ashok┬┤s last blog ..Thomas Jefferson to William Ludlow: Monticello, Sept. 6, 1824 =-.

  5. says

    So sorry to hear you and your husband have the flu. I wish you both a speedy recovery.

    I just loved the video, if only everyday was like this one.

    Thanks you so much for the link luv.

    Your the best and you did an fantastic job with the flu. I cant wait to start reading!

    God Bless
    .-= BunnygotBlog┬┤s last blog ..Healing A Country: Where It Starts =-.

  6. says

    Thanks for the link to the Twittley review. I just added a comment there after shifting from Tweetmeme to Backtype’s Tweetcount plugin today. I’m not a fan of requiring my blog readers to click into OAuth windows when the Tweetcount plugin doesn’t require it (as Tweeteme used to be).
    .-= Ari Herzog┬┤s last blog ..Tribute to Danny Brown =-.

  7. says

    Great post as usual :)

    I think the post on thinking about legal issues for your blog is pretty important and it is correct to say that this is something people are going to need to be more conscious of. I know recently, the FCC passed a rule that makes it necessary to post disclosure statements on sites when reviewing a product that you were compensated for, so, at least for those in the US, this could end up shaping things tremendously…
    .-= Steve┬┤s last blog ..What is Arthritis? =-.

  8. says

    Crazy weekend and am only now getting around to actually reading through many of the links above. Great stuff, as usual. Very helpful personal development links, which I generally don’t focus on enough. Also found the Blog Herald’s “5 Smart Legal Steps for Your Blog” to be some very good food for thought.
    .-= Mike┬┤s last blog ..Microsoft Windows 7 Release Insights =-.

  9. says

    Thanks for the great info. I’m definitely going to add some of the twitter tools when my site’s blog is up and running.
    I’m new to your blog so you may have answered this at some point, I just wanted to know if anyone has gathered any data on if Google puts any emphasis on the ratio of ‘dofollow’ vs ‘nofollow’? It occured to me that perhaps instead of ignoring the ‘nofollow’ they compare it to the number of ‘follow’ backlinks. Anyway, thanks again. – Alan

  10. says

    I am glad to hear that your non-flu has come and gone at an opportune time. It seems milder this year than in years past despite all the scare tactics being employed in the media. Before being mandated to stop actually checking to see if people really had the flu, the numbers were running from 2% to just under 20% of cases tested actually having the flu. Normally I do not put much stock in CBS, but I do not think they would have just made those figures up. I do wonder why they didn’t color them in some other way, though.

    Also, I can’t wait to dig into your links above. Some of them look really exciting.
    .-= Keith@Norman Rockwell Art┬┤s last blog ..Oct 26, Norman Rockwell Museum: Making Vacations Memorable =-.