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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Landscapes Volume II

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

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.

Blogging / Writing

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

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.

Blogging / Writing

Business / Career


  • The Well-Organized Freelance Writer’s Home Office – Freelance writers must organize their home offices to minimize distractions and maximize writing time. Here’s how!
  • The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Successful Freelance Marketer – In this post we’re going to go over the real meat and potatoes of starting a freelance marketing business, from the ground up.
  • 40 Plus Ways to Unwind and Relax – Over forty things that freelancers can do to relax. Some of these will take a few minutes. Others will take a few days. Some may even take a few weeks. But if you’re stressed, it’s worth trying one or more of these ideas.
  • Why You Should Avoid Job Boards Like the Plague (And How to Get Clients Instead) – Job boards are one of the worst ways to get clients. They’re great for entry-level gigs, but if you want to thrive, then you need to figure out how to move beyond that. The best way to get a job is to not even apply.
  • 10 Personal Finance Apps to Help You Manage Your Money – Reaching your financial goals doesn’t mean you have to be a financial wizard. Nor do you have to hire a money manager. What could be valuable however, is a personal finance app that helps you keep abreast of your finances. Even if you have achieved freelance success, and don’t have money worries, you can still learn to sharpen your money management skills right in the palm of your hand.

Personal Development / Productivity

Search Engines / SEO

  • What to Do When Link Building is Not Enough to Outrank Competitors – Smart SEOs analyze their competitors’ weaknesses and strikes where it will hurt the most. We all know that links are important in this business, but if you can’t beat their links, beat their content.
  • 7 Shortcuts to Take While Doing Keyword Research – While doing keyword research, the digital marketer normally tries to accomplish two things: spend as little time on it as possible and cover as many potentially profitable keywords as the niche provides. However, hitting both these targets at once is one heck of a task.
  • Link Evaluation Survey 2012 – We know what we look for in a link for our clients but we wanted to survey as many members of the SEO community as we could to get a real idea of the kinds of methods and metrics that SEO professionals all over the globe are using to assess the quality of a link.
  • 40+ SEO Tools of the Trade – Some of the top minds in the search industry shared their list of tools for the advanced and aspiring SEO professional to investigate at SES New York 2012. Here’s a rundown of nearly every SEO tool you’ll ever need to help you do your job better.
  • Why A Diverse Link Profile Is More Critical Than Ever – For a diverse profile, it’s all about getting your content out there through the use of social media, guest posting, reviews, and many other forms of interaction.

Social Media / Social Networking


Take a moment out of your busy day to enjoy these beautiful scenes of natural beauty!

Landscapes Volume Two

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By Kristi Hines

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

27 replies on “Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Landscapes Volume II”

Hi Kristi,

Thank you for including my 14 Ways to Build Strategic Relationships article. People should definitely use with care and respect! I’m looking forward to really digging into the hubspot 25 ways to build your email list post and trying out some new ones. Thanks for a great list as usual!

Great list as always Kristi, not sure if anyone else is having this problem but the 30 ways to use social media this year link doesn’t work for me for some reason. Apart from that some great resources once again. And the landscape video really catches the eye. Have a great weekend everybody.

Great list!
Liked the first one really, those are some solid niche blogs, some of them are well popular but surely many others on the list as just as good.

I had already gone through a few in the last week or so, for example, Tom Treanor’s post on copyblogger and i follow Tess Marshall and a few other closely.


Hi Kristi,
Great round up as always. I always find a few that I know I have to read. I am going to take a look at “9 Ways to Increase Visibility for Your Best Blog Content” post. Its what I need now. Thanks.

Every week I obtain so much value from the SEO and social media sections of the mashup that it’s unbelievable. Just when I think I know it all… Something new pops up. Knowledge is power and anyone who needs a good place to start definitely needs to see these weekly posts.

With the number of changes that are always coming in the world of SEO and social media, just assume you’ll never learn it all – there will always be something new. 🙂

Nice Kristi,
I like your all Fetching Friday post, specially snaps which you use always awesome and different, this post’s snap beautiful scenes of natural beauty is nice and seem to be like a dream landscape..
thanks for such a nice post…

Alright. I admit it. I clicked on the Hunger Games survival link. It makes sense. People who read it will probably keep on scarfing hamburgers and spreading on the couch, but maybe one or two won’t. Good article for living with your blood pumping.

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