Fetching Fridays – Resources Mashup & Happy Little Clouds

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.

Vacation Notice

Before we get started, I just wanted to mention that I will be on vacation next week, so there won’t be a new Fetching Friday post again until the 24th.

Blogging / Content

Business / Career

Freelancing

  • 6 Crucial Lessons About Editors I Learned from Starting My Own Magazine – Among the many things I’ve learned from starting my own magazine are a few that have informed my interaction with editors at other magazines.
  • When Should You Specialize Your Freelancing Business – In this post, we’ll take another look at being a specialist versus being a generalist. We’ll also identify some situations where it makes more sense to specialize and some where it does not.
  • Twenty Free Apps to Help Manage Your Business – Whether web-based or running on your mobile platform of choice, there’s never been a wider or better selection of free apps to make some of the necessities of business that little bit easier.
  • 12 Steps to Building Your Stand-Out Freelance Brand – Your goal is to present a consistent, unified message in all your marketing. Repeating one brand message will also help make you easier to remember. Let’s look at key branding tips to consider when creating your freelance brand.
  • Query Letter Writing – The process of writing a query is pretty straight forward. Yet freelancers often get hung up, apparently thinking there’s some magic formula or a perfect way to write a query letter.

Search Engines / SEO

Social Media / Social Networking

  • An In-Depth Look at the Science of Twitter Timing – Today, we’re going to take a deeper look into the ins and outs of Twitter timing. This includes how to determine where your targeted audience is located, when they’re online, and tools to see when your followers interact with you the most.
  • 10 Things You Need to Know About Facebook Ads – This blog post will outline 10 things you need to know about Facebook ads and will help you create a killer Facebook ad campaign.
  • The Beginners Guide to Running a Social Media Contest – So you’re ready to launch your first social media contest on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest. This is a great way to engage more with your customers and enhance your online profile. There’s nothing worse than having your competition sink into obscurity.
  • Answers To Your Top 9 Questions About Using LinkedIn Ads – Learn the answers to the most frequently asked questions about LinkedIn ads.
  • The Ultimate Guide To Social Media Scheduling – I always suggest scheduling updates. It is a small thing you can do that saves a lot of time and energy. All by allowing you to create a full list of status updates at once, to be released at certain times. This is especially helpful if your primary target base is in a different time zone, or if you want to hit a certain hour, even when you’re not available. Here’s how to do it.

Photo of the Week

This week’s top photo comes from Zion National Park along the Virgin River.

Be sure to check out Jason Hines’ photography blog and Arizona wedding photography website for more photos. Also, be sure to follow him on Twitter @jasonphines or Google+!

Happy Little Clouds

If you like painting or classic PBS, then you’ll enjoy this remix of Bob Ross and Happy Little Clouds.

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Comments

  1. says

    Your link on Twitter timing is quite an interesting topic. It’s funny how something like Twitter can generate its own fields of study like this, but with so much other information being pumped out at the same time, it can be extremely difficult to publish your content at a time when it will be seen, rather than just getting buried or ignored by being published at a time when your audience is away from their phones (like when they are asleep).

  2. says

    Again the best resources by you. I had a quick look at the 7 wordpress plugins for email subscribers, they have also mentioned the recently released optin skins, which is good. They are pretty good as you don’t need to know any design to make attractive email boxes for subscribers. I am glad you mentioned infographic creation, I am seeing a lot of these days everywhere and I was wondering how to create some decent ones.
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  3. says

    I don’t agree with the Long-Term SEO Myth stuff. It’s not difficult for bloggers to understand what’s white-hat and what is grey-hat, and we all know that sooner or later grey-hat methods will come back to hurt us. “Oh, you bought links from someone who said they can increase your rankings overnight? Guess what, that’ll hurt you later on!”

    I think it’s not difficult to understand that a site that grows naturally will continue to succeed in the future. A site that tries to “rank high quickly” when they know they don’t have valuable content won’t succeed in the long run.
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