Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Giveaway Winner

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, another great deal from MaxBlogPress, the Women in Business movie winner, and Blog Engage Guest Blogging Contest Part II 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 / Writing

  • Bloggers Adopt-A-Family Christmas giveaway – donate to a worthy cause and get entered to win a full year o fadvertising on WeBlogBetter.
  • Are less followers the new more followers? A look at whether numbers really matter when it comes to the size of your blog community or social following, and how engaging with a smaller group is better.
  • Building your blog with a killer e-product strategy – from starting with a free product to building your network.
  • 9 personal introductions that instantly grab your attention – great ideas for a quick intro line on your blog.
  • 17 useful free tools for blogging and fun – free photo sources, screen capture, and graphics tools for your blog, plus a few for fun and relaxation.
  • 10 publishing options for your blog – take your content and make it go further!


Link Building

Making Money Online / Online Marketing

Personal Development / Productivity

  • 8 habits of highly productive people – you should notice an increase in productivity if you implement these eight strategies.
  • The art of positivity and how it saved my life – how one person became a glass is half full kind of guy.
  • How to avoid insanity and stay on course – how resisting is counterproductive and ways to keep progressing.
  • Do you have the glass wall syndrome – how to continue on a clear path, even if you found the wrong entrance.
  • It’s not about what you get out of life – but what you put into it.

Search Engines / SEO / Analytics

  • What social signals do Google and Bing really count? What is affecting rankings, and three things that surprisingly are not.
  • 9 step SEO checkup using Google Webmaster Tools – how to look for trouble, find duplicates, check relevance, and more.
  • 10 must have SEO extensions for Chrome – includes good ones for productivity and URL shortening too.
  • How to number Google results in Firefox and Chrome – nice trick if you are trying to figure out your position (especially if you default to 100 results).
  • Shake up your SEO with SEO Quake – a nice guide to the best features of SEO Quake.

Social Media / Social Networking


  • 9 Twitter tactics – which ones work for you?
  • An exercise to get more Twitter followers – three things to try to boost your number of engaged followers.
  • New Twitter search tool gives marketers insight into user communities – exciting stuff you can learn using this analytics service.
  • Tweetfilter – like Gmail’s filter for Twitter.
  • Twitter is more fun and profitable when you follow the right people – a look at the tool TwitterWhistle which aids in helping you find new followers.


MaxBlogPress Holiday Sale Next Week

Did you miss out on the great deal on Black Friday where you can get the 5 MaxPressBlog Products, individually priced at a total of $475, for only $137? If you did, you get a second chance. They are offering this deal one last time for one week starting on December 7th at midnight EST. To recap, here are the products you’re getting:

  • Ninja Affiliate – the must have plugin for anyone incorporating affiliate products in their blog. It makes turning ugly afifliate links to better looking domain links, automatically converts text in posts to affiliate links, and keeps track of the click through of each link. Regularly $97.
  • Subscriber Magnet – An alternative to popup opt-in forms, this plugin allows you to add opt-in forms to your sidebar, beginning or end of posts, or as a checkbox on your comment form. Regularly $147.

In addition to the above highly recommended plugins, you will get WordPress Wizard (50 step by step tutorials on creating a profitable blog, regularly $97), $365K Blog Traffic Formula (regularly $37), and Daily Traffic Blueprint (regularly $97). So even if you want just the Ninja Affiliate and Subscribers Magnet plugins, it’s still a savings of $107 plus you’ll get the extra goodies. And if you’re interested in all of their products, it’s a savings of $338! The sale ends on December 14th so definitely don’t miss it!

Women in Business 2.0 DVD Winner

First of all, I have to say thank you to all of the amazing people who have shared and commented on the Women in Blogging post from Monday, as well as have joined the Women in Blogging LinkedIn group and signed up for the newsletter.

There were lots of entries for the Women in Business 2.0 Movie, so I compiled them, did some re-ordering, and then ran the Random.org app for a number to correlate with the entry. So the winner of this giveaway was lucky #21, Arie Rich from KMP Blog!

Congratulations! I will email you to get your shipping information. :)

For everyone else who is still interested in the DVD, I cannot reccomend it more. It has inspirational and motivational stories from 14 successful entreprenurial women, including some of the women listed in my post (Ali Brown, Mari Smith, Denise Wakeman, Erica Douglass, and Kim Doyal).

The best part is that they are offering free bonuses to everyone who orders for a limited period of time, ala 12 Days of Christmas style. So ladies, get your copy today. Or guys, get a copy as a gift for the women you know that have a bright future as an online entrepreneur. I’m sure you won’t regret it!

Blog Engage Guest Posting Contest #2

Blog Engage is running another guest posting contest similar to the last one, from now through January 1st. The sponsors for this contest include the following:


I have my entry title created, but still have to work on writing the post. It should be going live in the next week or two though! :)

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    • says

      I keep busy. Thanks for the good luck wishes. Next week is my toughest tennis match and my first dance competition, so I’ll need it! :)

    • says

      You’re welcome. I really enjoyed listening to it – gave me some great ideas and motivation to do some things for myself! :)

  1. says

    I love the weekly wrap-up, Kristi. There’s always one or two SEO or link-building articles that I missed and your posts serve as a regular reminder to have a look. Thanks for keeping the rest of us in the loop!

  2. says

    what can i say more than “amazing” ?
    Very well done and good job doing all this !!
    interesting , Thank you for this great post

  3. says

    The contest thing on Facebook is a great news for those who has their fan pages like me! This will going to be another way to interact and build community with the fans and hopefully attract even more targeted Facebook users. Thanks!