Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Mountain Light Timelapse

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

Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week.

Astrology

Comics

  • The Bobcats – see what hijinks the Bobcats get into with a new employee on a regular Tuesday at the office.
  • The 4 seasons of Seattle Weather – I try not to post two from the same site in the same category unless they’re both really good, and this one is a peach as well!
  • Sharing Bacon – the perils of a “see” food diet.
  • Geek detection – you’ll know when you meet one.
  • Platypus – the ultimate superanimal!

Fashion

Twilight

It’s Friday

I have a major confession to make. When I’m driving, it’s like the inside of my car is the inside of the average person’s shower. That’s right, I pretend I’m auditioning for American Idol every day, to and from work. And for the last two weeks, I’ve been perfecting this awesome tune.


Now all I need is a studio and video director and I could be the next Internet sensation!

Just kidding everyone. Happy April Fools Day! Now onto our regularly scheduled programming! :)

Blogging / Writing

Design / Inspiration

Making Money Online / Marketing / Online Business

Personal Development / Productivity

Search Engines / SEO / Link Building / Analytics

Social Media / Social Networking

Timelapse

After a long, potentially stressful week, sometimes you just need something that makes you relax. This is one of those somethings. Enjoy!

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Comments

    • says

      Hi James,

      So you think I should mix in one random category of the week? Might not be a bad idea. :) Hope you have a great weekend too!

    • says

      You’re welcome Ileane. I spent all day thinking about how to sneak it in subtlety and finally around 10pm last night it clicked. :)

  1. says

    good one… you caught me too:P

    ontopic: I admit I didn’t read all the links (and who did?:) ), but regarding the 4 twitter tools. I don’t like social omph… and I’dd add another 2 tools. hellotxt which is a sort of twitterfeed, but it allows to add many more social sites (and maybe pingfm, but now their “feed your rss” isn’t working yet).. and a paid tool, tweetadder.. now it’s the version 3 and it’s really great to automate tweets, schedule, randomize, etc… of course, this is a sort of spam, but anyway, it can be used such as it doesn’t break the twitter TOS :)
    Alex just posted Zahnarzt Muenchen

      • says

        @Kristi I also used them. they are pretty good both of them, especially hellotxt, which is free:D tweetadder is great, but it’s paid. it can help you automate tweeting, following based on a keyword, unfollow and other useful tasks on twitter…. but you should be careful not to send the same tweets over and over again, because it might annoy your followers:) I got some bad feedback about this:D I set the same tweets, I just changed a few words each time.. but it was basically the same message… and it brought me some visits.. so it’s a great tool, especially if you have a lot of followers
        Jake just posted Groom Wedding Speech

        • says

          Hi Jake. I think that I have tried HellowTxt once a long time ago, but it wasn’t sending the messages properly so I just stopped trying it. Might have been a temporary glitch so I’ll have to give them another run. :)

  2. says

    Well, you definitely got me there Kristi. I was saying to myself, OMG Kristi just got hacked, lol. Have a good one and off to check some from the second batch :)

    • says

      I don’t know that someone would spend as long as I did compiling those articles just to hack me. I hope not at least. :)

  3. says

    Hi Kristi!

    Astrology, comics…I’m in a wrong place…thankfully I read more below :) Now I’m seeing the regular #FF program and I’ll have lot of material to explore ;)

    Finally I’m beginning to blog in several days after a long and problematic migration from blogger to WP.

    Enjoy a great weekend ahead :)

    Cheers,

    Gera
    Gera just posted 11 Mistakes Why Social Media Fails

    • says

      Uh, sorry to hear it was problematic Gera. Did you write a post about what issues you ran into? It would be interesting for those who also plan on making the switch to know what they might encounter.

      • says

        I’m doing right now a series of posts explaining in detailed all the process of the migration and the unexpected issues that appeared, it’ll be a little technical but hope it’ll be useful for others. After exploring the issues to solve them, I saw that these are normal bugs that take you for non-planned ways. My first “new” post will be all about it.

        Btw when I was editing old posts I sent, without knowing, multiple pings everywhere (now solved with a plugin) – I didn’t know that was a WP’s ping-bug because in Blogger doesn’t happen. After that, few comments I’ve done on some blogs vanished immediately after press submit. I guess several blogs labeled as a spammer for those pings, then Akismet is treating me like that.

        Every comment I’ve done and I see that disappears instantly (and it isn’t in moderation)….now I need to contact to every blogger in some way to let it know about it.

        Cheers for You :)

        Gera
        Gera just posted Moving to WordPress in several weeks

    • says

      Thanks John! I figured if I threw in a few off sections, it would be subtle enough to weird people out but not make them immediately think April Fools. :)

  4. says

    Fun fun fun. We so excited.

    Kristi, great work on the April Fool’s joke :D I’d laugh if the Twilight section generates some crazy amount of traffic haha.

    In all seriousness, the most valuable one I’ve found here is the ‘4 words’ for email because I’m going to be stepping up my contact with fellow webmasters to spur up some sales for my PLR website.

    Also looking forward to going over the 50 things to give up; I’m already living quite minimal but it’ll be interesting to find a few other items so I can always stay focused.

    Much appreciated and happy Friday Friday!
    Murray Lunn just posted Blog and Income Report- March 2011

  5. says

    Hi Kristi,
    Well, first of all – my congratulations with April Fool’s day! I hope you didn’t give play any tricks with us?
    What concerns your resources, I like Ari’s blog and posts and also consider them great for sharing. Your resources on Twilight will be interesting for my sister. Once again – thanks!

    • says

      Hehe… I was wondering if anyone would have just read the first few sections and then came down to freak out in the comments. :)

  6. says

    Loved the article on advice from affiliate marketers! I feel like so often they either get a bad rap or just not the respect they deserve. In my experience they are the absolute experts on data crunching and conversion marketing. Great to see Mark giving them the respect they deserve!

    Also, Platypi are super animals!

  7. says

    Hi Kristi,
    I love the American Idol bit. I’ve not missed a season and very few episodes since it began. Thanks for sharing the video. I heard about her but never looked it up. She’s cute and she’s good, no wonder she’s a hit.

    PS I adore that silly Steve Tyler! Have a great Friday oh I mean weekend;)

  8. says

    That was the best April Fools on a blog today – for me. Great stuff!

    As for the regular show – I really appreciate this link that talks about link building with photo journalism! That is the gem for me this week for sure. I took a quick look so far and it looks awesome. I’ve had that on the back of my mind due to some of the events I’ve shot as of late.

    I like topics like that as I am in the works of planning things like that.
    Scott just posted Integrating Instagram Photos into WordPress

    • says

      Thansk Scott! I didn’t want to go overboard and make people believe something outrageous. Just a little something that would make people go… huh?

    • says

      Themes are a great way to build links as many people who use them won’t take the time to mess around with the footer coding and generally will leave the credit intact.