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
Blogging / Writing
- The 1 -2 punch marketing action plan for blogs – I personally think there are more than just two punches here, but great details on how to get your blog moving.
- 3 blog post blueprints that build fans – hint: you’re looking at one of those blueprints right now!
- The freelance writer’s guide to Internet research – not a bad resource for bloggers or writers in general.
- Running multi-author blogs – the good, the bad, and the ugly side of running a joint blogging effort with others.
- How to deal with obnoxious blog commenters – I don’t agree with the “paying the toll” part but there are some good points brought up in this post.
Business / Career
- How to invest 30 minutes and gain 4 hours for your business every day – if you’re not doing this, then you’re not operating at your peak efficiency!
- How relationship marketing helped me land a dream client – why relatinoships are a valuable asset beyond your blog.
- The naughty entrepreneur checklist – 40 reasons why you are not seeing results.
- 5 copywriting errors that can ruin a company’s website – learn what they are and how to ensure you’re not doing any of them.
- How to transition from your day job to your dream business – three steps to get you moving in the right direction of entrepreneurial freedom.
Graphic Design / Web Design
- Vital contents of a business card – while some items may seem obvious, you’d be surprised how many of them get left off of a business card, a brochure, or a flyer printing.
- The keys to making fresh, forwardly aesthetic web designs – five different elements that help create a beautiful website.
- 5 simple tips for creating an effective FAQ page – great examples of design and functionality.
- Designer portfolios to inspire – 10 great designer portfolio layouts for your design inspiration.
- 37 sophisticated and stylish UV coated business cards – great examples of cards with a little flair that stands out and brings them to the next level of professionalism.
Personal Development / Productivity
- The art of deciding your next travel destination – crush your fear about leaving home, get on the road, and fulfil your dreams of traveling!
- 50 ways to get more done today – getting more done in less time so you can get more enjoyment out of those added hours every day.
- 7 simple steps to extreme personal productivity – how to tackle a 10 – 12 hour task in one day.
- Is it time for an internal program upgrade – what do you do when you want your computer to perform a task that is currently beyond its ability? You upgrade it!
- Trim a few suckers from your life – how to identify undesirable suckers in your life and remove them!
Search Engines / SEO
- How Google’s Panda update changed SEO best practices forever – how Panda has fundamentally changed SEO as we know it.
- 21 resources new marketers must bookmark – if you’re just getting started, this is a good place to get ahead of the competition!
- 5 linking mistakes you didn’t know you were making – ok, a few of them you should know you’re making if you’re doing them, but stil a good read.
- The 20-point SEO account takeover checklist – whether you are getting a new account from someone else or becoming your company’s SEO manager, this guide is for you!
- Google shares how you’ve been behaving – seeing th same ads no matter where you go? This might be why and how to fix it!
Social Media / Social Networking
- The 50 best social media blog posts in the first half of 2011 – feel like you’re behind? Here’s a great place to catch up on what you need to know!
- 7 steps to increase Facebook fans – great tips from a conversions expert!
- Is the bank of social capital broken? Are you expecting more withdrawals than you deposit, or are you depositing freely in hopes of a return on investment?
- What is the best time of day to tweet – learn about an app that will help you determine your audience’s peak hours.
Photo of the Week
This week’s top photo comes from the Melbourne Zoo. Who can resist any baby animal, let alone a happy looking elephant coming to play in the water!
For all of my fellow Americans, a little tribute to our brightest holiday – Happy 4th of July! I hope that you enjoy yours – I will be on a photo expedition in Northern Arizona through Monday enjoying a little life unplugged!