Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Yellowstone

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 / Marketing / Online Business

Personal Development / Productivity

Search Engines / SEO

Social Media / Social Networking

Want to Win a New Computer?

Next week is going to be an exciting one as I’m launching a contest for one of my readers to win a brand new PC! Be sure to stop by on Monday to find out all of the details and how to enter!

Photo of the Week

This week’s top photo from my photography blog is a lucky shot I caught thanks to always being prepared by having my camera and tripod with me every where I go.

Scottsdale Sunset

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!


Who wouldn’t want to go here after watching this little film?

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  1. says

    Hey Kristi,
    you have to start posting in the morning, last time I stayed up all night to do the reader thing and now I have like 7 tabs open waiting to be read! LOL.

    I loved Mufasa’s post about the jerk, that kid really is something. Also, I read The Last Post today, wow, that was sooo heartbreaking and in a way, I must say, morbid.
    I also read Steve Scott’s post, but I am regular there, love what he does. I read a few others, as well.

    The photo you took is just fabulous, I love good photography, wish I knew how to do stuff like that, lol.
    Brankica just posted 3 Reasons I Sometimes Skip Commenting on Your Blog

    • says

      Sorry my posts keep you up Brankica, but I’m glad you like the resources! I found this was a great time to catch people for most of the timezones. :)

  2. says

    Hi Kristi! I appreciate the link to the new post. Glad you dug it and as always I appreciate your Fetching Fridays! Like Brankica your FF’s are dangerous because there’s always such a plethora of quality links & resources and I get totally sucked in 😉

    Have an incredible day!

  3. says

    25 links here! I know that this work you do isn’t easy or fast. I assume you have a pretty impressive workflow for these posts by now. Sometimes I find your dedication to these mashups even more impressive than the links!

    I love that you’re clearly exposed to a lot of great information and that you share it with everyone else too.

    Now it’s time to fill up instapaper for some weekend reading!

    Thanks again,

    Scott Webb just posted Best Instagram Plugin for WordPress- InstaPress

    • says

      I’ve been working on it Scott. It all comes down to sorting through my Google Reader and picking my favorite posts from the week. :)

  4. says

    Kristi, before anything, let me just say that photo is AMAZING. Seriously, I was blown away to see it was something you had done. Girl, the more I learn about you, the more I’m blown away with your talent. WOW!

    But thanks so much for the link. The conversation that followed was exceptional. I always love seeing other bloggers work so hard to promote others– and you’re really a model of this Kristi.. :-)

    Have a great weekend.


    • says

      Thanks Marcus! I’ve been trying to find ways to sneak in mentions to my photography site and have decided to add this as a new feature for the Friday posts. And you’re welcome – it was a great post that really got some people thinking! :)

  5. says

    Wow Kristi, That photo is incredible!
    Is it HDR or is that all you? (not saying that HDR is not all you too of course 😉 )

    As usual you have provided a great list of resources for my weekend reading, I appreciate the time and effort you put into these Mashups. And of course, thanks for including my link! glad you found it resourceful – I am certainly amongst some esteemed company.

    Have a great weekend Kristi! :)
    Alex just posted Article Marketing Challenge – Day 40 Traffic and Income Report

    • says

      Thanks Alex! It is HDR – not crazy HDR that is completely unrecognizable from the original photos. It’s the kind that combines three different images so you can put into a photo what you really see, because one photo is generally not giving you the full range view, if that makes sense. Or you probably know what HDR is already, so never mind me explaining. :) Hope you had a great weekend too!

  6. says

    I really love your post about ” How to use blog commenting to get backlinks and traffic”
    I agree with you. Blog commenting is how to build relationship between two related blog. I always forget do follow or no follow because I believe, by doing blog commenting, it can increase traffic. Or maybe there are some blogs that I leave comment are do follow blog…LOL..
    Thanks for sharing
    ery just posted Building link Popularity – Secrets You Should Know about Link Building Popularity

  7. says

    Hey Kristi, Gotta say I loved the Last Post. Even made me tear up. Is is sad but hearwarming to think that even at that time, his readers were on his mind and he took the time to finish out his blog in a gracious way. Wish I had found that blog earlier.

    Loved your post on blog commenting too. you are right on all the way. when commenting, I am always wondering how I can contribute to the blog. I don’t worry as much about will it affect my rankings, or anything like that.
    James Pruitt just posted How To Ignore Google And Still Get Higher Search Rankings

    • says

      That post was pretty powerful James. I found it while at work – had to repress the emotions till after I left. I kind of wish I had found his blog earlier too.

  8. says

    Hey, Kristi. Like everyone else, I love that photo. You can just get lost in thought looking down that water way reflecting the sun and all those jet plumes.

    I caught a couple of these posts already, but I’m looking forward to reading that LinkedIn post. Your’s was great and I can’t wait to start putting your tips into place this weekend. My list is already a little full after reading Marcus’s 9 Lessons I Learned from the Biggest Blogging Jerk. So many great tips, so little time. 😉
    Brad Harmon just posted Making Footprints- Volume 1 Issue 3

  9. says

    These posts are a lifesaver, Kristi. No way to read and find all this and I find myself returning to see what else I missed. Lists like the ‘top 25 online marketers’ are debatable, but always a good find of new follows. The Google tools is a nice treasure trove, Helps that you break it up by topic, SEO blogging – I certainly gotta work on my keywords, etc. FWIW.
    Davina K. Brewer just posted Online- Offline- Are You the Same