Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Less Than a Week to Blog World

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, less than one week to Blog World, and Ikea cats 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

  • 10 proven blog marketing tactics you can use today – design, categories, timeliness, connections, and more.
  • YES! You do have time to blog – a look at some of the excuses that are made when saying you can’t blog, and some solutions.
  • 5 traits for a great headline – these will get readers to dive deeper into your posts, articles, etc.
  • Think outside of the blog: 7 ways to find inspiration.
  • Growing a blog to 10,000 subscribers – a look at the stats behind this kind of growth.



Link Building

Making Money Online / Marketing / Reputation

Personal Development / Productivity

  • How to change your luck for a better life – 4 things to do to change your luck for the better.
  • Hindsight and our personal life lessons – how to use hindsight practically in learning process for the future.
  • How to take criticism – why it is difficult, and how to reframe it as support.
  • Are you pushing too hard to be creative? Why traditional time management doesn’t work when it comes to inspiration and flow.
  • When you should do a half-assed job – or at least, why you should in some cases.

Search Engines / SEO / Analytics

Social Media / Social Networking



  • The Growmap anti spambot plugin – a great alternative to Akismet!
  • Ultimate roundup of 35+ WordPress CMS plugins – easily manage content, make it unbreakable, manage users, create a multilingual site, SEO, and more.
  • Best WordPress contact form plugins – three plugins to try if you haven’t found the right contact form for your site.
  • Arkayne – a must have plugin for traffic generation.
  • An easy to use tool that will help you build a breakthrough blog – 4 reasons you need the WordPress Editorial Calendar plugin.

Blog World is HERE!

6 days left until the beginning of Blog World Expo. WOO HOO!

If you’re coming, let me know in the comments! If you haven’t registered, register now – use the code LATE15 to get 15% off Thursday, Weekend, and Full Access Passes. Plus, see what I’m doing to get ready for my first Blog World Expo, sessions I’m thinking about attending, and the don’t miss the list of meetups & parties in last week’s Fetching Friday.

If you can’t physically make it, you can also attend from the comfort of your own home with a virtual ticket which are currently on sale for 50% off until October 12th. Definitely check it out if there are sessions that you want to get your hands on!

Finally, if you can’t make it or get the virtual ticket, you can watch the keynotes and some sessions which will be streamed live. Check out this post for more details!

As far as next week’s Fetching Friday, yes it’ll still be here. The articles will probably only be through Wednesday, as I have no idea what my schedule will be once I get into Vegas. But there will be a post, and the following week I’ll cover everything I missed from Thursday and Friday along with that week’s posts. :)

Ikea Cats

I like Ikea furniture, and I love cats, so this is a great mix indeed!

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  1. says

    Kristi, the Manage Flitter tool from one of your Twitter resource links is just awesome. For anyone who wants a free tool to manage their Tweeps, it’s great for unfollowing non followers, people who don’t have profile images, or inactive users. You can drag to select instead of clicking manually through a bunch of check boxes too. No limits either…
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  2. says

    Hi Kristi
    As ever… lots of great resources and links.

    The anti spam plugin from Growmap looks good.
    Is anybody using it?
    It would be nice to get a comparison with Akismet.

    Akismet catches most of the spam but you still have to keep taking a look.
    Would be nice to stop it at source.
    Keith Davis just posted Facts tell… emotions sell

  3. says

    I liked your article Safeguarding Your PC, sometimes when blog hopping, there are certain sites that you run into that is not really safe, so we really have to be protected and secure to be sure that we do get to build links and not viruses or trojans on our pc.

  4. says

    Love that “Yes, You Do Have Time to Blog!” article as it hits home with me when people around me say they are too busy to put time into something and it certainly applies outside of blogging, the reality is we all do have time if we look at ourselves realistically and truthfully.

    Till then,