This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, #FollowFriday recommendations, the Slap Chop remix, reviews, and previews for next weekâ€™s posts on kikolani.com.
The Resources Mashup
Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week.
Blogging / Design
- 15 free Blogspot templates
- WordPress 2.8.1 released
- Payoff your debts using a blog
- Increase blog traffic with these methods
- Why do your blog?
- Beautiful gradient effects on web design
- 100 famous bloggers club members
- WordPress plugins – changes & requests
- 7 CSS galleries to help you find inspiration
Tech / SEO
- Things to check before you buy a domain
- 7 things I like about Seesmic’s browser client
- Comprehensive review of Meta tags
- Review of the Asus – Eee PC Netbook
- Why you need to use Gmail
- How to avoid being penalized by Google
- Keyword Optimization
- 10 ways to increase Adsense revenue
- Marketing to the social web and the new rules of engagement
- Find local Twitter users
- 5 social marketing pitfalls you should avoid
- Facebook at work – help or hazard?
Business / Career / Advertising
- Maintain your resume
- Make your online store look awesome
- Factors to freelancing success
- 80 smart and creative advertisements
- Advertising towards dummies – interview with an advertising professional
- How to start an article writing business
- Feeding Frenzy Saturday – Sharks in the bay
- Flashback Monday – WordPress 2.8.1, article writing case study
- Anti-Social Lists
- Friday with Friends
Personal Development / Growth / Self Improvement / Health
- Have courage to find your life purpose
- 50 ways to boost your productivity
- Positive vs. negative motivation
- First comes fear then the blessing
- Motivation – the heart of self improvement
- How to be happy first thing in the morning
- Funny dog photos
- Planes in the sky
- Around water
- Sabino Canyon during monsoon season
- 8 steps on how to take awesome pictures
- Tilt shift miniature model effect photography
Last, but not Least
- Apollo 11 Moon Landing – No Hoax
- Greenpeace – Send a whale
- Top 10 overlooked locations in the UK
- 50 amazing facts about cats
#FollowFriday Recommendations on Twitter
Here are my #followfriday recommendations.
- @atmmultimedia of AtMultimedia.com
- @madhollywood of JasonZuckerman.com
- @jenwag57 of ConnectWithYourTeens.blogspot.com
Also, if you enjoy this post and my tweets on blogging, social media, photography, and more, be sure to give me a shout out as follows:
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This week has been a busy one for me – so much that I had to buy a planner and actually use it to keep track of all my appointments!
Some highlights include:
- Finishing a WordPress customization for a highly recommended Scottsdale chiropractor.
- Writing two eHow articles: How to Improve Well-Being Naturally in Scottsdale and How to Get Started Dancing in Scottsdale.
- Updating my portfolio.
- Designing my first personal business card.
For personal news, I also got a spiffy new haircut and I won with my respective partners 6-4, 6-5, 6-2 in tennis round-robin doubles.
Week in Review
This week, I was 1 out of 2 in the new article front with Benefits of Blogging – Becoming an Authority. Something that I should have clarified in the article, which I did later in the comments, was that I consider authorities people that are knowledgable on a certain subect. They don’t necessarily have to be professionals, but just someone that does do continued research and study on a specific topic, and shares that information with others.
Preview for the week of 20 July 2009
I’ve been wanting to do a run-down of all of the customizations I have done with my Thesis theme. I find lots of websites that have great customization work, but it takes forever to find all of the various websites to get the custom coding. So if there is anything here that you would like to implement on your own site, I will be doing a rundown of all the tweaks and code I used.
Slap Chop Remix
This will be the best infomercial – EVER. The YouTube video quality isn’t the greatest, but it’s the rap that makes it more than the visual. Especially when they get to the nuts!
Better video quality at TMZ.
Closing Question for My Readers
Do you have a business card for your blog? I want to see it for an upcoming post. Please let me know in the comments and I’ll contact you via email.
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