Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Returning From Vacation

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.

Blogging / Writing

Making Money Online / Online Business

  • One billion ways to make money online – ok, that would be nuts if there were that many items on the list, but this post does have 19 different ideas and 2 – 3 ways to monetize each of those ideas.
  • 3 ways bloggers can make more money online – a video with John Chow at Affiliate Summit with great tips on how to successfully monetize your blog and make it into a business.
  • Checklist to evaluate a new niche site – if you’re looking to make money online using niche sites, definitely make sure to run through these questions first.
  • 6 resources for small businesses a great list of social networks, answers, bookmarking, and other sites that are essential for a small business.
  • List Eruption Plugin sneak peak – if you want to build your mailing list to start making some serious money online, you’ll definitely want to check out this plugin for WordPress coming out soon!

Personal Development / Productivity

Search Engines / SEO / Link Building

Social Media / Social Networking

Back From Vacation

As with all good things, my vacation time has come to an end and I have just returned home from sunny Melbourne to an unusually chilly Arizona. Also to note, I compiled this list while fighting the late stages of serious jet lag.

Overall, it was an absolutely amazing trip from which I’ll be sharing more of in photos and video, once I’ve had time to start going through somewhere around 90GB of media. I will share this fun shot from the Melbourne Zoo for starters though.

Melbourne Zoo Close Encounters Kangaroos
Me and My Hubby Jason with the Kangaroos

This was our first of many wildlife experiences. I like to think it was breaking us in gently, as later in the trip we went to several free range wildlife parks and got even more up close and personal with kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, emus, alpaca, and more!

One of the facts of life that turned out to be highly refreshing about this trip was that I had limited access to Internet, and when I did have it, it was mostly at the end of the day to check on the next day’s weather forecast. So for those who have contacted me through Twitter, Facebook, email, comments, etc. that I haven’t gotten back to, just know that I’m working through everything as fast as I can. Once I get some sleep. :)

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  1. says

    Kristi, the photo is great. Those are different kangaroos than the ones I saw in Cronulla but there are several different breeds, methinks. Oh you look so happy. Wildlife in Australia is great, the jet lag not so much and thanks again for a fantastic Fetching Friday and for including prolific living….I am thrilled to meet the bar to be included here in Kikolani. Get some rest!
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  2. says

    Thanks for STILL finding the time to compile these great resources Kristi! – Especially appreciate the social media links there – will have to look closer at some of them :)

    I also say well done on inadvertently coming to the only part of Australia that was not either under water, on fire or being blown away – lucky? or very good planning?

    Glad you enjoyed our beautiful country, and as others have mentioned – thanks for managing to still put together this fantastic resource -even with the jet lag!
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  3. says

    What a great shot Kristi. I’m so glad you enjoyed your time in Australia. Sounds like you missed the floods, that’s a good thing. Did you get to hold a koala? I can just imagine you loving that experience.

    Oh well, now to suss out which link I want to check out.
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