Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & My Arizona

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com.

The Resources Mashup

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

Blogging / Writing

Business / Career


  • New Freelance Writer Community: About Writing Squared – Interview with Anne Wayman and Lori Widmer, the founders of About Writing Squared: The Supportive Community for Freelance Writers and Other Creatives.
  • 5 Tips to Ensure Maximum Performance When Working for Multiple Clients – Here is a secret that most freelancers who have been in the business for a while are aware of: You won’t reach full earning potential until you move past this fear of handling multiple clients, simply because you waste time that could be broken up among multiple orders trying to find one new project at a time.
  • How Freelancers and Other Writers Can Use Pinterest – Are you using Pinterest? If not, you could be giving up a new outlet for showcasing your writing, whether you’re a freelancer or author, or do other type of writing.
  • 65 Fresh and Creative Portfolio Website Designs for Inspiration – We spent the last few weeks to compile this list of highly beautiful, creative and most importantly inspirational portfolio designs which might help you to get inspired with their past work and gives you bright directions for your next project.
  • Freelance Tasks To Do Without the Internet – Yes, the internet is essential for many of our tasks, but we often forget that quite a few of these can, and maybe even should, be done without it. The next time you can’t connect, don’t get mad – get efficient.

Personal Development / Productivity

Search Engines / SEO

Social Media / Social Networking

Photo of the Week

One thing I didn’t expect to find while out hiking in Sedona was a little bit of urbex heaven. Yet, here I was, standing inside this little rundown building, looking at two perfectly aligned doorways.


Be sure to check out my photography blog for more photos and follow me @kristihines for my photography tweets or become a fan of Photostry on Facebook!

My Arizona

A lovely timelapse shot in my home state!

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  1. says

    Love this Kristi!

    Something I look forward to in my RSS every Friday, and keep it nicely stacked up to read through the weekend. And there are many I haven’t really been able to catch up with due a busy week, though am glad now I can!

    Yes indeed, those doors are aligned and seems like they are still under construction. And the videos are always wonderful as usual :)

    Thanks for sharing :)
    Harleena Singh just posted Why are Grandparents Parenting Grandchildren?

  2. says

    Dear Kristi,

    I love blogging, but I have not promoted my blog well enough yet. Recently I have become very interested in the concept of “curation.” I think it is the new journalism. Your fetching-friday-resources is the best example I have seen yet of curation. Thanks for the model, and also for the excellent content youhave aggregated for our convenience. I subscribed with the email address I check most often and seldom use for subscribing to lists. That is a compliment to your value.
    Buddy Hodges just posted Interdependence vs. Independence Reconsidered

  3. says

    Hi Kristi!

    Great mashup as always! And love the fact that you’re including your wonderful photography in your mashups now! It’s been a while since I’ve last visited your resources. I’m really glad to have stumbled upon “How Should You Handle Expired Content”. I’ve a lot of those in my earlier blogs.

    Kudos to you! Oh btw I think over optimization penalty should be included in the SEO part. It’s BIG, BIG news in a lot of SEO companies. (Liked to mine in my Commentluv – wink*)
    Sean just posted Google Over Optimization Penalty

  4. says


    This is an excellent list. It looks like you found some of the same blog posts I found. A couple I found very helpful were: 1. “A Systematic Approach to Writing Successful Blog Posts” – I would say the dream of any successful blogger is to have a blog that attracts thousands if not millions of visitors. This article is a must read for those bloggers who dream big. 2. “How Freelancers and Other Writers Can Use Pinterest” – Pinterest is becoming the fastest growing social networking site, and every serious blogger needs to be on it. I like Pinterest because it’s easy to use. Simply upload a photo and then link it back to a blog post.