This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com.
The Resources Mashup
Blogging / Writing
- Blog Writing 101 – how to satisfy readers and deliver top 10 Google rankings.
- 3 untapped methods for developing an unforgettable blog and brand – if you’re just starting out or need to boost your rep, try these three things.
- 34 unexpected places to find writing inspiration – where to find them and how they can help you become a better writer.
- How to write an epic blog post when you’re dead tired – tips and photo essay!
- 10 social media research strategies to inject your next blog post with ‘roids – how to use social media to uncover the secret sauce your latest masterpiece-in-progress might be lacking.
Business / Career
- 5 ways to get faster email responses – if you want your business emails to get more results, you need to apply these tips.
- 6 steps to becoming the self-confident Internet entrepreneur – if you’re lacking self-confidence or having self-limiting beliefs, learn how to conquer them to be successful.
- Are you pissing off shoppers because your website is timing out? Make sure your shopping cart doesn’t do this, or you might lose business.
- 3 secrets to staying motivated in a corporate job – if you are still in the 9 to 5 world, here’s how to keep your job from affecting your life.
- 59 Internet marketing life lessons for success, fun, and profit – we know this guy has the right idea as his pictures show he has all three going!
Graphic Design / Web Design
- 36 examples of photo background business cards – great ideas for photography business cards!
- A showcase of beautifully designed infographics – 30 awesome infographics for inspiration.
- Easy steps to improve your design skills – whether you do design for a living or simply mess around to do your own family’s calendar printing, this post has great advice!
- 60 new WordPress themes – lots of great new themes for summer 2011.
- 83 3D typography inspirations – get out of the box with these 3D designs!
Personal Development / Productivity
- 21 makeover tips to lift your energy – how to give yourself top-to-toe treatment to get reinvigorated with life!
- 75 reminders for tough times – let these pieces of inspiration and tips help you when times are rough.
- 8 mood lifting tricks to learn from happy people – if you need a happiness boost, then definitely read this!
- 25 strategies for getting out of a funk – you know, those times you have no motivation and everything seems bad, but don’t know why.
- 9 immediate tips to stay focused on your goals – if you feel yourself getting off track, these tips will help you get back on.
Search Engines / SEO
- The God complex in SEO – how nothing replaces experience in the SEO industry.
- Link building for new websites – includes 15 easy link building opportunities.
- How to break the paid link habit – rehab for those who are stuck on doing nothing but buying links.
- The most expensive Google Adwords keyword categories – the top 20 list including an infographic.
- Why counting links is not so easy – four reasons it’s tough to define what is a link and count them all.
Social Media / Social Networking
- 4 ways to increase your traffic with StumbleUpon – if your goal is visitors / hits, then this is THE network for you.
- 20 of the best Google+ guides and tutorials to get freelancers up and running. Find even more on 101 bloggers talk about Google+.
- 60 tips for using Facebook for business – lots of great advice from business and social media experts.
- Blog SMO Guide – how to apply social media optimization to your blog in 33 steps. Yes it sounds lengthy, but it’s everything you need to know!
- 3 YouTube social features that help businesses and brands – or anyone looking to boost their visibility on YouTube.
Photo of the Week
This week’s top photo come from the scene of my first urbex adventure. Unfortunately, it looks like the place is being taken down, piece by piece, starting with these chairs!
Hi Def Puppy
This short film may not win any Oscars, but it does show the power of what a high-def camcorder can do!