This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, Voyage dans notre Galaxie, and the week in review on kikolani.com.
The Resources Mashup
Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week.
- 3 ways to increase your Alexa ranking
- Who’s on your blogroll
- Blog commenting and high PageRank
- Getting the most out of Comment Luv links
- How to pick yourself up from blogging downturns
- How to create a minimalist and typographic blog layout from scratch
- Make your blog sail like the Santa Maria
- 300 resources to help you become a WordPress Expert
- 800 most wanted free icons for bloggers
- Pros and cons of showing full posts
Business / Finance
- 10 tools every small business marketer should have
- The danger of hotlinking
- Lessons learned the hard way from the first four months of freelancing
- Track calls not just clicks
Graphic / Web Design
- 12 really useful image optimization tools for web designers
- 30 most important web and graphic design blogs
- How to write a good logo rationale
- 12 tips for creating a great portfolio site
- 65 new examples of beautiful single page website designs
Personal Development / Self Improvement / Health
- How to get motivated – 8 tips to break your motivational funk
- Laughter is the best medicine
- What will make you happy
- What remains when the newness wears off
Photography / Art
- 21 great shots and how they were taken
- Stunning photos of thirsty bats swooping down in a garden pond
- Creative and artistic colored pencil sculptures
SEO / Tech
- 100 useful bookmarklets for better productivity
- Yahoo hits and misses four months later
- How to stay organized with Google Calendar
- Crawling and indexing – its not just as simple as in or out
- Cool Twitter t-shirts you can buy
- 8 things to consider when building a quality network
- Facebook launches a Facebook lite version
- How Readtwit improves Twitter productivity
- Effective Twitter backgrounds: examples and current practices
Thanks to some good suggestions by Robert Barr of Big and Tall Clothing blog, I have made some subtle updates to the ads around this site and at oes tsetnoc as well. Although I do love blogging for the sake of blogging, I also would like to at least make enough income from the sites to cover the hosting and domain costs, as most bloggers would.
Week in Review
This week’s post is for bloggers – what is your favorite part of blogging? It’s interesting to see the mix of how many bloggers are more into the actual blog writing and content vs. the other aspects like social media marketing and SEO. It was also good to see some bloggers who enjoy different aspects, depending on the day, which is how I am.
Voyage dans notre Galaxie
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