Top 25 Blogging and Social Media Posts on Kikolani

Top 25 Blog Posts

Thanks to an idea from Michele McGraw on ways to prep your blog before an event, I decided to do two lists for newer readers as well as people I meet at Blog World Expo later this week.

This first list is a compilation of the top posts on Kikolani, as determined by PostRank‘s engagement analysis. Without further ado, here are the posts readers have engaged with the most.


  • Fetching Friday
    Many great posts over the last year have been from my Fetching Friday series, where I compile the best posts of the week throughout the blogosphere on a variety of topics, including blogging, social media, SEO, personal development, and more.
  • Benefits of Blogging
    This five part series covers the benefits of blogging, including having a worldwide audience, building a community, strengthening your interests, learning Internet marketing skills, and becoming an authority in your niche.

Blogging Tips

Blog Marketing



Social Media


What is PostRank?

PostRank calculates blog post engagement based on the number of comments and social shares through Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Buzz, Delicious, Digg, and several other social networks. The best part it rates your posts in relation to your other posts, not other blogs. This means you are not in competition with Mashable whose posts get thousands of shares and comments.

To find your blog on PostRank, use the search bar under Topics. If your blog isn’t listed, it will ask you for your email address to be notified when your blog is listed in their system, and from that point, it will start calculating your engagement score on future posts.

Learn more about using PostRank for social media analytics, as well as how to use it to sort RSS feeds in Google Reader to find the best posts from blogs you are subscribed to.

Your Favorites

There you have it… the most popular posts on Kikolani based on engagement. What are your favorites, and do you have any favorites that were not included on the list? Please share them below in the comments.

Also, be sure to subscribe to Kikolani’s latest posts via RSS or by email, or sign up for the newsletter to keep up to date on the latest posts! And stop by on Thursday for my favorite guest posts that I have contributed to other sites.

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    • says

      You’re welcome! PostRank isn’t exact with their numbers either, but pretty darn close. It is great for analyzing what is popular overall on your blog and on others.

  1. says

    I’m so glad you made this list! Even though I’m a long-time subscriber, I’ve missed some of these posts. And I’m finding articles that I merely skimmed in the past, but that have new relevance now that I’m rebranding my old blog (On Living By Learning) into a more overtly mommy blog, The Journey Mom. Thank you!

    • says

      You’re welcome… I’m glad they will come in useful. Don’t miss Thursday’s post where I list out my favorite writing on other sites I’ve been contributing to, especially if you’re looking for SEO and social media advice!

  2. says

    I actually did not know of PostRank, pretty cool deal they going on over there. As far as this top 25 list, its again just chalk full of great phenomenal content Kristi, theres a few I have yet to read :)

    Till then,


  3. says

    I love the “7 SEO Mistakes That Could Harm Your Blog”. Most of the bloggers dream about coming up over night, and then turn to these bad SEO strategies that could, and most probably will ruin them, rather than help them.

  4. says

    Thanks for the roundup, i read 7 SEO mistakes and realized how some bloggers use excessive links and they never care about the negative effects.

  5. says

    Wow Kristi,
    What an awesome resource. We just recently started a blog four our corporate site and I can’t believe how much I am having to learn about this whole other world of blogging and SEO.

    I was scanning through the list of these top posts and kept saying, oh, I should know that, and oh, I need to read that one. I easily picked out 10 or more titles that I need to read in the next few days. The 7 SEO Mistakes is going to be the first one, since I am heavily researching that right now. This post will be book marked for reference for sure. Hats off to Michele for this very valuable idea.
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