Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, First Newsletter & Tennis Street Magic

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, first Kikolani newsletter, and tennis street magic on kikolani.com.

The Resources Mashup

Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon and retweeted on @kikolani this week.

Blogging / Writing

  • 5 blogging activities perfect for summer – is your traffic lower in the summer months? Here are some things to do while everyone else is vacationing!
  • How to promote your blog before its launch – ways to build up hype and an early audience, before you publish the content.
  • Don’t fall into a negative blogging tailspin – an important lesson about how negativity can result in a loss of credibility.
  • Lady Gaga’s 8 point guide to larger than life blogging – apply these trends to your blog to get better results.
  • 3 simple ways to repurpose blog posts for blog promotion – article directories, document sharing, and audio.

Business / Career / Finance

  • Recommended online store products, services, and tools – huge list of greate resources for online businesses.
  • 5 tips on how to create a business website with minimal expenses – how to get great deals on domains, hosting, setup, and sitebuilders.
  • Establishing goals for your small business blog – determine what goals you have for your blog before deciding on the content.
  • Is what caused the Great Depression happening now? Are we doomed to repeat history? Informative insight plus tips on what to do if you need to survive on less.
  • 7 reasons why email still dominates social media – don’t listen to the hype – email is still strong in maintaining relationships!


Humor / Infographics / Inspiration

Link Building

Making Money Online / Online Marketing

  • What on earth is affiliate marketing? If you don’t know, start here – it’s comprehensive!
  • How to price ads – use BuySellAds to research advertising pricing of similar sites.
  • Can you really make money blogging? Differences between the average and successful blogger.
  • Review of MyLikes as an advertiser – I have heard lots about it from those making some money off of it, so this is a nice perspective of what advertisers experience from their service.
  • Use product reviews to increase conversions – great advice for those selling their own products or affiliate products.

Personal Development / Self Improvement

Photography / Digital Art

Search Engines / SEO

  • Keyword research for blogging – covers the use of generating keyword ideas with Google Adwords Keyword Tool then analyzing them with Market Samurai and SEOMoz Keyword Difficulty tool – applicable to any website, not just blogs.
  • How share alike copyright hurts your SEO and your brand – what happens when your content on other sites ranks higher than your own and other issues with letting others republish your content.
  • Beginners guide to SEO best practices part 2 – SEO friendly web development and on-site optimization (don’t miss part 1 on how to approach SEO & keyword research).
  • What is PageRank good for anyway? Statistics to judge the value of PageRank.
  • 8 greyhat SEO tactics to use at your own discretion – covers paid links, automation, article spinning, and more.

Social Media / Social Networking

Tech / Tools / Tips

  • iPad photo tips and tricks – how to sync photos using your camera, computer, or iPhone, assign photos, and more.
  • iPhone 4 – will it blend? Even if you know, it’s still amusing to watch!
  • 25 must have free apps for your Mac – essential apps for just about everything.
  • Natural productivity using iAdd for iPhone – an app that guides you through the assess, decide, and do process of life management.
  • Examining Site Search results in Google Analytics – enable this analytics feature to learn about what people search for when they come to your site.


  • Save time with the 2 best Twitter applications – how HootSuite and Tweetdeck can make social networking much less time consuming (so social media doesn’t >kill your blog ).
  • 140 things to discover on Twitter – great list of things you can do and discover on Twitter.
  • Inside of a banned Twitter account – this is from January, but I saw it tweeted this week and thought it was interesting enough to share for those who missed it.
  • Create a custom list of tweets with TwitBlend – search for tweets on a topic, save them in a list, and create a widget to share on your website.
  • Should you be syndicating FourSquare to Twitter – the repercussions of tweeting every time you go to Starbucks.


Kikolani’s First Newsletter

On Wednesday, I sent out the first newsletter for Kikolani. Check it out here, and be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on future newsletters, updates, and important information! Also, be sure to take advantage of the free website, blog, or social media profile review. So far, it’s getting nothing but positive response, and it’s personalized just for you!

Tennis Street Magic

In continued celebration of Wimbledon, here is a comemrcial for Head racquets that features Andy Murray doing some interesting shots. Some of these are a little unbelievable, but some I’m sure he can do. Maybe it took a few (hundred) takes, but you be the judge.

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  1. says

    Hi Kristi,
    As always some awesome resources here. I’m tickled to see my guest post at Kiesha’s site included. Very awesome the way you tied that to the social media killing your blog article. Thanks for sharing these!
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    • says

      I try to keep each section to a max of 5, but sometimes I just can’t help myself – both posts were great, so I had to fit them in the same line item to get that 5 post look while bundling in both. :) Great guest post!

    • says

      You’re welcome. Yes, I think that this week’s WordPress section is one not to be missed with your article plus others on the latest version. Hope you have a great 4th too!

    • says

      Fetching Friday has been getting better and better, thanks to some great suggestions I receive each week. I hope you enjoy the newsletter!

    • says

      I didn’t really set it up… there was an option before you send it for social media sharing. By selecting that, it gives you a direct link to your newsletter on their site to promote it for people not yet signed up for the list, as well as gives you the chance to connect your Facebook & Twitter accounts to broadcast to your profiles as well, linking to this version.

    • says

      Yeah, it is a great idea to build up some hype, that way you have a built in audience instead of waiting for things to pick up after entering content.

  2. says

    The “5 blogging activities perfect for summer” was really good, partly because it is encouraging to hear that not only my traffic dips during the summer. I’ll just say from my own experience that it is a bit harder to be social during the summer in a way that’s directly effective for bringing traffic, but that linkbuilding can and does happen and helps hugely.
    ashok just posted Jane Kenyon- “The Blue Bowl”

    • says

      Yeah, some of that is a bit unbelievable. I’m sure some of those things he can do after a few takes though.

  3. says

    Who here actually backs up their WordPress? I’ve had a blog for 2 years now. The thought crossed my mind to back it up several times, but I’ve done well so far!

  4. says

    I was highly shocked at what Matt Cutt’s said about nofollow links, it kind of changes everything that Google has said about the purpose of nofollow. I always used nofollow on website pages that I felt were going to be duplicate content and not worth it to have on search engines, but I guess most of that is gone out the window now.

    Fun tennis video, I am sure there must of been some camera added shots, but at the same time, the guy has alot of talent so I am sure most of it was legit.

    Till then,

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  5. says

    Kristi, this is an amazing collection of resources. Its going to take me awhile to go through all these link resources. I think I’ll write some guest post for you soon. Is there any topic your particularly interested in?