Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Partners in Crime

­­This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, online business, 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.

Blogging / Freelance Writing

Making Money Online / Online Business / Personal Branding

  • How to make a blogging business plan – 35 items that you should research to create a plan for your blog.
  • Should you identify affiliate links in blog posts – a great post plus on-going discussion in the comments about how to let readers know about the links that make you money.
  • Get more traffic by out-educating your competitor – three examples in different industries of you you can gain the advantage by simply providing more information.
  • 10 inspirational entrepreneurs under 21 – check out these achievements, from skipping four grades to launching over ten startups.
  • Do you have a blogging will – especially if your blog is your business, you will make sure you leave these items behind if something were to happen to you.

Personal Development / Productivity

Search Engines / SEO / Link Building / Analytics

Social Media / Social Networking

Product Launch Week in Review

Blog Post Promotion

For those of you who just stop by on Fridays (you know who you are ;)), this week on Kikolani has been dedicated to my first product launch of Blog Post Promotion: The Ultimate Guide. So far, it’s been a huge success, from the launch day post to the awesome reviews I have received.

Just as a friendly reminder, the introductory price is only good through Tuesday, March 8th. So if you haven’t gotten your copy, be sure to buy it now and find out why people are raving about it!

And if you have gotten it, join the affiliate program and spread the word to your blogging friends so they can also increase the popularity of their blog posts and articles too!

Partners in Crime

I promised puppies, and am delivering the cutest puppy video I found this week which has led me to now wanting a puppy. :)

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  1. Laurie says

    Very cute video! Puppies, and the dogs they ultimately grow into, are wonderful! But they’re also a lot of work, so anyone considering bringing a puppy or dog into their home needs to do their homework:
    1. Make sure you’re prepared to give the new addition all the love and attention he/she needs. Puppies aren’t toys.
    2. Research dog breeds to find one that fits your temperament and lifestyle. Don’t pick a dog just for their looks. Every dog breed has different needs and characteristics.
    3. Finally, don’t buy a puppy at a pet store. Not only will you pay way too much money, most of these dogs come from puppy mills or other questionable sources. They don’t get what they need in the formative first several weeks of life and often have serious health issues. While you may feel you’re “rescuing” a puppy in this situation, you’re really perpetuating the problem by rewarding the stores and mills with your money. Instead, adopt a shelter pet or visit reputable breeders until you find the new member of your family.

    Bringing a puppy into your home is a big decision and shouldn’t be made on impulse. Educate yourself and your puppy journey will be much more rewarding! ^_^

    • says

      Very good points Laurie! :) Between my mom and I, we have 7 adopted pets. PetFinder.com is where I usually go for research purposes – you can find lots of animals looking for a forever home there!

  2. says

    Thanks so much for including me in your post, Kristi! Heh, that post has spawned another post as well, where I share a site that will create a disclosure for you. Amazing how these things just sorta happen like that.

    I’m not allowing my girlfriend to see this post…we have enough animals in the house as it is…I don’t want/need another! (although, secretly I do after that vid….darn you Kristi!)
    Wayne John just posted Free and easy way to make disclosure policies for blogs and websites

  3. says

    I agree totally with Laurie’s advice above about how to select a puppy. I think getting a dog is a lot like getting married. You want to have a pretty good idea what you’re in for before you sign on the dotted line.

    I have occasional thoughts about getting another dog, but I’m holding off for now. I house-sit in different areas about three months a year, and that almost always involves taking care of a great dog.

    And thanks so much for featuring one of my posts today!
    John Soares just posted Selling E-Books with E-Junkie- My Experience

    • says

      You’re welcome! And yes, you have to really think about the time and financial commitment seriously. If you’re not confident you will give a pet a good life, then you shouldn’t bring it into your home.

    • says

      The embed code is similar to Youtube. When it comes to uploading videos, it’s a bit easier, although if you have a lot to upload, you might be forced into the paid membership. Otherwise, great network!

  4. says

    Thanks for these links. I spent some time following them and reading the articles. My favourite 3 articles that you recommend are Four roles serious bloggers play, How to make a blogging business plan, and 8 steps to boost audience engagement. I’ll be back.