Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, #FollowFriday, Twitter News

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, #FollowFriday recommendations, some related Twitter news, and a preview for next week’s posts on kikolani.com.

The Resources Mashup

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

Bullet Anatomy of a Blog Post
Bullet How to get people to keep reading your blog
Bullet Links for new readers and bloggers
Bullet Less SEO tags, more visitors?
Bullet Related posts that make sense
Bullet Why you should not abuse forums for traffic

Bullet Brand yourself with a custom Twitter background
Bullet 5 ways to promote your article on Twitter
Bullet Why it is good to follow the little guy
Bullet The Oprah effect on Twitter

Personal Growth
Bullet 30 ways to improve your life now
Bullet Lose yourself to find yourself again
Bullet Sharing gratitude

Physical and Spiritual Health
Bullet Start walking
Bullet The benefits of good posture
Bullet 21 foods to increase your libido
Bullet Trees and roots

Business and Career
Bullet The importance of communication in bad times
Bullet 50 job interview questions and answers
Bullet Manage your online reputation

Last, but not Least
Bullet Photos that depict human emotions
Bullet Find alternatives to popular Mac and Windows software
Bullet Lots of cool and futuristic gadgets

#FollowFriday on Twitter

Here are this week’s #followfriday recommendations…

@bloggingmix, blogger at The Weblog Zone

@wchingya, blogger and social media enthusiast at wchingya.com

@workhappynow helps people work happier at workhappynow.com

@tamalanwar provides web solutions at blogkori.com

@mayhemstudios is a self proclaimed “media ho”, designer and Twitter attic at mayhemstudios.com

One more shout to last week’s recommendations: @VegetarianMom, @Lea50, and @FindingBibi.Also, check out Mashable’s Follow For Good weekly recommendations as well.

You can also show me some FollowFriday love by tweeting the following:
RT @kikolani This week’s Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, #FollowFriday Recommendations, Twitter news & more > http://bit.ly/RwCXP

Related News

If you haven’t already, stop by my new and improved Twitter page @kikolani. I finally have a custom Twitter background design. It’s pretty simple, with some text and links on top of one of my photographs. I believe that it works for everyone down to a 1280 resolution, but I may need to shrink it for those on the new, smaller 1024 resolution screens. What do you think?

Preview for the week of 20 April 2009

In continuation of the four-part photo series based on shots I took at the Desert Botanical Gardens, next week I will share the interesting photos of glass displays that were scattered throughout the desert landscape.

As many of you may know, I am going to be getting married on the 25th, and gone on my honeymoon for the following week. In preparation for this exciting time and week away from the internet, I am going to write about the ways I am vacation-proofing my blog and social networks. If any of you have any suggestions on how to vacation proof your blog and social media, I am more than willing to add them to my article and try them out – so please leave them in the comments below.

Be sure to check back next week to find out more, and for another Fetchingly Friday post with more great discoveries on the web. Better yet, subscribe via RSS to have them delivered to your favorite subscription reader or by email.

Sporty Humor

This is just something I have to share with you. My hubby sent this to me, and it is funny… ROTF LMAO LOL kind of funny for baseball, golf, and ESPECIALLY tennis fans.

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  1. says

    Hey Kristi, I love this blog! You’ve got a great selection of links and articles. Thanks for linking to my chicken article last week. The chicks are doing great!

    nutubas last blog post..The Fluffy Dozen

  2. says

    Thanks so much for the link love Kristi. For some reason the post never received the trackback and the fact that I saw it shows how much attention I pay to your posts. It’s good to see that you are maintaining your week;y posting vigil, and I will continue to monitor it to make sure that you do. 😉

    Sires last blog post..Passive Income With Your Own Online Store

  3. says

    I’ll be sure to tune in for vacation-proofing your blog. I am not going on vacation but will be moving south to MS from DC and will be driving the 16 hours. I will also need time to get set up once I’m there so I’ll probably need a bit of a break.

    I know others have collected submissions from other bloggers have done guest post series. This sounds like a good alternative for someone like you who has the following to receive submissions. Just say the word and I’ll submit a post for your consideration.

    Congratulations on getting married! Mine was not too long ago, almost two years. What a happy day!

  4. says

    What are you on VACATION :)
    I hope all the dust has settled over here
    See you at the finish line
    Blog’s looking SWEET :)
    No this isn’t a GHOST although I feel like one 😉

  5. says

    @Frank: You’re welcome.

    @Jonathan: Isn’t it better to have too many things to read than not enough? I’m always happy for the opportunity to learn more. :)

    @Kushmoney: I’ve notice that there tends to be blogging groups that all seem to travel through the same sites. Kind of neat that we all share the same interests.

    @Salwa: You’re welcome!

    @Peter: You’re also welcome.

    @A Hot Bath: Thanks!

    @nutuba: Thanks for the followup… they’re so cute!

    @Sheryl: A little new reading to expand the horizons is always a good thing!

    @Rahul: Glad you like the mashup!

    @Dennis: Wait, I could get endorsements!?!

    @Sire: You’re welcome. I try to use the trackback link, but sometimes it just doesn’t take in WordPress. Not sure why that is, but glad to know you’re still keeping an eye on me!

    @Extreme John: Thanks, although I really have to give credit to all the interesting people who provide the great content for me to link to!

    @Hesham: Hope you find some great things!

    @Madhur: Thanks!

    @Melody: Thanks… and I look forward to following you as well.

    @DS: I’ll do my best to have them up every Friday!

    @Su Prieta: Definitely interested in guest posts, and good luck on that drive. I moved from MS to AZ, and I remember that was the longest drive… EVER. Hope you like the vacation proofing tips!

    @John: Glad to see you’re back. Not on vacation… just did a lot of wedding stuff over the weekend, and then got a nice little stomach flu bright and early Monday which knocked me out for the next 36 hours. Catching up has been fun. It’s good to see you back blogging again! :)

    @Karl: Yes, it’s part of an exhibit at the Desert Botanical Gardens. I’ll post the full pic next week! And you’re welcome… thanks for sharing articles with me!