Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Timelapse from Outer Space

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com.

The Resources Mashup

Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Some must reads included for those in search engine optimization consulting and those looking to create the best search engine optimization company.

Blogging / Writing

Business / Career


  • How to Get Your Passion for Writing Back – Sometimes technical writing jobs can cause you to lose your passion for writing creatively. Consider the ways you can bring the passion back…
  • When The Project Is Over – Getting Rockin’ Referrals – Truth be told, even in good times, waiting for the phone to ring is a bad idea. It’s simply letting your business happen to you, rather than taking responsibility and making things happen. A better idea is to have a system in place to ensure those referrals keep rolling in and that they’re quality referrals.
  • Freelance Writer’s Guide to Library Research – Freelance writers often have to research information in print at libraries for magazine articles or client projects. Here are the best techniques.
  • 10 Reasons Why You Can’t Make a Living Writing – Are you thinking you just can’t do it? You can’t really be a freelance writer? Today, comisserate with others who know deep down, they’re just kidding themselves.
  • 12+ Top Resources for Beginner Web Developers – If you’ve been eyeing Ruby on Rails or HTML/CSS freelance positions popping up across the web, but don’t have the full skills yet, here are the best resources to help you gain trust, experience and know-how.

Personal Development / Productivity

Search Engines / SEO

  • 32 Things You Ought to Know About PPC – The reality of the PPC landscape is that if you do paid search advertising, the majority of your time will be spent on Google’s AdWords platform. Whilst there are other search engines that are worth considering, you need to set your expectations realistically.
  • Recovering (Not Provided) Keyword Data – The key is understanding how Google decided to round, or bucket clicks. After consolidating data across several sites this list was generated, showing how Google decided to bucket search query clicks.
  • How To Use Memes to Build EASY Backlinks & Traffic – What if I were to tell you that there’s a simple strategy that you can follow to achieve all of these objectives, an easy formula where all you have to do is fill in the blanks, and watch the backlinks and social media traffic roll in? Interested? Read on.
  • Link Building Tools We Use at Distilled – Here is the list of link building tools people in Distilled are using right now.
  • Domain Names 101: How to Avoid Dot-Com Disasters – Domain name tips for individuals, companies and businesses to own prime dot-com real estate on the Internet.

Social Media / Social Networking

Photo of the Week

Since I slacked off a bit this week in posting photos, I thought I would share this one by my husband. As you can see, he’s the pro in the family. :)


Be sure to check out his photography blog for more photos and follow him @jasonphines for photography tweets or add him on Google+!

All Alone in the Night

What’s better than a timelapse? How about a timelapse from outer space!

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  1. says

    Hi Kristi,

    Thanks for the great roundup! These Fetching Friday posts have become something for me to look forward to at the end of each week.

    Loved the post on seoMoz about using memes to build backlinks. So far that’s my favorite from this week, but thanks to you I’ve got a lot of other great posts to keep me busy during the weekend. Thanks,

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  2. says


    I’m liking this one a lot “18 Challenges Writers Face and How to Overcome Them ” I see its from my brother Onibalusi Bamidele and I read this article and commented on it I thought Oni gave some awesome insights on how to overcome those challenges
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  3. says

    Have always loved the Friday round up Kristi!

    It’s a nice time to sit with these wonderful links over the weekend and check them out at my own pace. While I have read a few of them, a few others I still have’t, and am glad they are all here at one place!

    And I love that photograph taken by your husband- he sure is a pro!!

    Thanks for sharing these goodies with us :)

    Have a nice weekend :)
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