Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & The Phoenix Haboob

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

Business / Career

Graphic Design / Web Design

Personal Development / Productivity

Search Engines / SEO

Social Media / Social Networking

  • Your guide to Google+ – just getting started on Google+ or wanting to get a peek inside before you get your invite? This is the post for you!
  • Using curation to increase your influence – being known as the person who shares the most interesting things in your industry will help build your influence! Here are some tools to help you do it!
  • 5 alternative ways to search Twitter by location – I found over 70 people in my area who are into blogging. Who could you find?
  • 5 reasons social media will not work for you – aka, if you’re doing it wrong, don’t expect much!
  • 13 awesome Twitter lists for inbound marketers to follow – looking for some new information on social media, email, SEM, and SEO? Find it in these lists!

Going to Blog World LA in November?

If you’re planning to go to Blog World Expo in Los Angeles from November 3 – 5, be sure to register before July 21st to get the early bird discount AND use my discount code KIKOLANI20 for an additional 20% off of the early bird price.

That way you can save some extra money for your hotel, meals, and after parties! :)

Also, let me know if you’re going so I can add you to my BWELA Twitter list.

Disclosure: Yes, I’m a Blog World affiliate. But I’m also going for my second year in a row and if it’s as much fun as last time, I definitely won’t feel bad for referring my friends & readers to go too!

Photo of the Week

This week’s top photo comes from Northern Arizona. While driving up to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, I pulled off the road for some magnificent clouds – turned into my best shot of the day as the storms rolled in by the time I got to my destination. It just goes to show that it’s really about the journey, not the end goal!

It’s the Journey, Not the Destination

Be sure to check out my photography blog for more photos (I post new pics Monday through Friday) and follow me @kristihines for my photography tweets or become a fan of Photostry on Facebook!

The Phoenix Haboob

If we’re connected on Facebook or Google+, you might have seen the dust covered car and parking lot that was the aftermath of a giant haboob, or dust storm, that hit Phoenix earlier this week.

Local photographer Mike Olbinski captured a fantastic timelapse of the weather phenomenon. It’s been featured on CNN, Gizmodo, local news stations, and a variety of other places, but in case you missed it, here you go. Say hello to monsoon season in Arizona!

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  1. says

    Hi Kristi,

    I want to congratulate you for your guide about Google+ you’ve made on SocialMediaExaminer – I devoured it!
    I’ve entered very few days ago to G+, to discover my firsts pending circle-added-notifications, and one was coming from you – thanks a lot! :)

    Very interesting roundup about productivity, wow with the Gizmodo story and the social links to explore – I’m running behind of a lot of stuff after my recent move….a weekend reading good material.

    Cheers for You,

    Gera just posted The Mutual Benefits of Guest Posting

  2. says

    That 51 things that will make you smile post was.. incredibly smile inducing. Reminds me how much we need to check ourselves, and make sure we feel some appreciation for the awesome things happening in our lives.

    Thanks for the plug, Kristi. Honored to be a part of your FF, I connected with a lot of great people as a result. 😉

    P.S. You rock, a lot.
    Ryan Critchett just posted 5 Reasons Social Media Will Not Work For You

  3. says

    Thanks for the wonderful roundup as always Kristi. Just like Ana I am spending a lot of time every week on your suggestions too! But every link is worth checking. I have abot 50% of the links already read this time. Darren’s post on blogging misconceptions was amazing.
    Jane just posted Google+: The Pros And The Cons

  4. says

    Wow, Kristi what a great round up. Am slowing making my way down the list focused on the blogging tips! Your energy astounds me and inspires me!

    Love the gizmodo blow up of Steve’s blog post on travel for $418. Just write great content!

    Take care,
    ExpatDoctorMom just posted The Doctor is In!