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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, #FollowFriday, & Some Tennis Love

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, #FollowFriday recommendations, some tennis love, reviews, and previews for next week’s posts on

The Resources Mashup

Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week.

Blogging / Design

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, #FollowFriday recommendations, some tennis love, reviews, and previews for next week’s posts on

The Resources Mashup

Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week.

Blogging / Design

Tech / SEO

Social Media

Business / Finance

Weekly Series

Personal Development / Growth / Self Improvement / Health


Last, but not Least

#FollowFriday Recommendations on Twitter

Here are my #followfriday recommendations.

One more shout to last week’s recommendations: @Thesispress and @Konakiko.

Also, if you enjoy this post and my tweets on blogging, social media, photography, and more, be sure to give me a shout out as follows:

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Personal Creation
This week, I created something personal that I have been wanting to do for a while now. Sarukura is a blog about my grandmother’s family in Japan. I’m hoping that one day, someone will Google names in their family tree and stumble across this site and contact me. I hope to build up a good collection of current Japanese genealogy resources.

On the career front, I have revamped my resume and am in process of creating have finished my online portfolio – Kristi Hines – to hopefully expand my freelance exposure. So far, I have done one project and have two outstanding proposals.

Site Updates
Site design hasn’t changed too much, except for a crash of my social bookmarks plugin. So I resorted to using the Polariod social media icon set and some code from’s post 101 socialble links for manual insertion in WordPress. I had to edit the code to work in the Thesis custom funtions, so instead of <?= the_title();?> I used <?php the_title();?> and instead of <?= the_permalink();?> I used <?php the_permalink(); ?>. I also tinkered with the Polariod icons to change Gmail to email and added Sphinn and Mixx to the set.

A Glowing Review
Today, I was pleasantly surprised to read a very wonderful review of my site along with four other awesome female bloggers over at Bunny Got Blog. So I wanted to say thanks in this post!

Facebook Users
Finally, I am in the quest to get my custom username for my Facebook page, which is based on the number of fans you have. So please, if you haven’t yet and are on Facebook, be a fan of Kikolani.

Week in Review

This week, I bumped the posting back up again with a great guest post on how to get more from Twitter with tips from the Twitter Marketing eBook by Marko Saric. Also, in a continuation of the Benefits of Blogging series, this week I covered the benefits of enhancing learning and strengthening interests including personal examples of ways I use blogging to help with tennis, genealogy research and more.

And I haven’t forgotten… Mt. Lemmon photos will be posted soon!

Preview for the week of 6 July 2009

I took a peek through my backup hard drives and found some interesting photos I took years ago on a business trip to a furniture market in North Carolina. So next week, I will be sharing some of those photos.

Next week, in continuation of the Benefits of Blogging series, I will continue on the learning theme and focus on the various technical and marketing knowledge that bloggers gain.

Tennis Time

The Wimbledon men’s finals are this Sunday! Two of my favorites, Roger Federer and Andy Roddick, are playing, just as I predicted in my Tourney Topia picks! Unfortunately, my favorite female player, Dinara Safina, didn’t make it. So after this weekend, here’s looking toward the US Open!

It Must Be Love: Roger Federer – Darth Federer

It Must Be Love: Andy Roddick – Doing Something No One Expects

It Must Be Love: Dinara Safina – Chocolate

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By Kristi Hines

Kristi Hines is a freelance writer, professional blogger, and ghostwriter who specializes in business and marketing topics.

21 replies on “Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, #FollowFriday, & Some Tennis Love”

OMG did Frank finally take a day off. I hope he’s at the local watering hole with some good friends enjoying a cold one.
Well thanks for the mention. It seems like if 5 days go by and we don’t talk it seems like forever 🙂
Hope everything is going great. I’m on this little notebook when I get on my desktop( the kids have it sewed up ) I will be sure to come back and stumble 🙂
Have an awesome holiday weekend both you and your husband 🙂
thanks for the comments on my blog I’m still thinking about that Robot txt.
Happy 4 th Everyone 😉

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Thank you very much for your time and effort gathering material for these Friday briefs. They are very useful, resourceful and I look forward to read them every week.

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A wealth of content to review once again, you certainly like to keep your readers busy each weekend! I like the look of the Polaroid icon set for your bookmark links, I can’t honestly remember how the old ones looked but these are defintiely toward the better looking end of the scale compared to some I see used elsewhere.

On the Tennis front, I wanted Roddick to win but that didn’t work out so well, still at least it was a good match!

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Finally get the chance to drop a few words after days of occupied schedules.
Congrats on getting your career profile ready, and I like the way you portrayed your expertise and interests. Very well done, prompt me to have a freelance profile of my own. Wish you best in your career, and thanks for making sure Fetching Friday is still up to date even during your busy schedule.

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Hi Kristi,

Just a quick comment to say thanks very much for putting this list together. Some excellent reading. I can never remember what I Stumble so you’re much more organised than me!


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