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
- 103 ways to improve your blog in 15 minutes or less – simple little changes that could make a big difference on your blog.
- Write faster – 12 top tips for freelance writers, bloggers, etc. that want to work less, earn more, and live more!
- Chris Brogan, A-Listers, and the reality of low self-esteem in blogging – relax, it affects more people than you think.
- 10 reasons your blog isn’t helping you get jobs – if you’ve been wondering why the offers aren’t rolling in, these tips might help clue you in.
- What does a blogger do? If you weren’t too sure what keeps bloggers busy, here is a list of the top 38 things.
Business / Career
- 57 online rockstars expose how to crush fear to succeed – lots of great entrepreneurial inspiration!
- 5 street performer secrets that help you attract more customers – which of these principles could you apply to your own business?
- 100 ways to create customer loyalty in business – great advice from 109 experts!
- The hacker’s guide to finding a job – 9 tactics no one using, which means you should be!
- 3 mind-bending lies that will block your business success – don’t let these myths stop you from getting what you want in life.
Graphic Design / Web Design
- A showcase of 50 black & white creative package designs – bottles, boxes, bags, and cartons that you will find interesting.
- 70+ awesome Tumblr themes – want your tumblr blog to stand out? Try a new design!
- 42 superb letterpress business cards – more business card design inspiration.
- 33 high quality peeling paint textures for your designs – great for web designs, business cards, sticker printing, and your other creative works
- Inspiring videos for designers and developers – 40 great videos for freelancers, designers, developers, and more to inspire you.
Personal Development / Productivity
- 75 steps for a fearless life – be fearless!
- Top 10 list of TED talks on creativity – spark yours with these inspiring videos.
- 21 things you can do to change your life forever – if you’re ready to change your life, take a look at this list of things you can do to get started.
- 13 Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes that transformed my life – let them inspire you!
- Why 90% of personal development advice can be ignored – a different approach to personal development advice taking.
Search Engines / SEO
- The ultimate guide to online marketing for local business – the basics of what you need to do for search and social media to succeed in your local online marketing strategy.
- How being friends on Google+ leads to better rankings – how social is continuing to change search.
- Google authorship – effective branding using author images in Google search results (see how to do it with Thesis too).
- 10 ways to intensify organic traffic – don’t just rely on one traffic source – learn how to intensify and diversify simultaneously.
- Leveraging your SEO for search retargeting – leveraging your SEO duties for marketing success.
Social Media / Social Networking
- 7 sneaky ways to use Facebook for competitor research – if you don’t want to think about others as competitors, that’s fine. But remember you can learn from them regardless.
- 8 ways to maximize your YouTube marketing results – actionable tips to enhance your video marketing strategy.
- What Lady Gaga knows about social media success that you might not – be sure you have these 5 star qualities to rock the social world!
- 20 brilliant bloggers talk about Twitter chats – if you haven’t been getting into Twitter chats, here are some great reasosn why you should.
- How tools measure your Internet life – a look at a variety of social media tools out there and what they do.
Photo of the Week
This week’s top photo is cuteness for cuteness sake. Say hello to a posing prairie dog!
Remember that volcano in Iceland that not many could pronounce? Here’s a fantastic timelapse of it!