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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Mountain Light Timelapse

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The Resources Mashup

Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week.

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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

The Resources Mashup

Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week.



  • The Bobcats – see what hijinks the Bobcats get into with a new employee on a regular Tuesday at the office.
  • The 4 seasons of Seattle Weather – I try not to post two from the same site in the same category unless they’re both really good, and this one is a peach as well!
  • Sharing Bacon – the perils of a “see” food diet.
  • Geek detection – you’ll know when you meet one.
  • Platypus – the ultimate superanimal!



It’s Friday

I have a major confession to make. When I’m driving, it’s like the inside of my car is the inside of the average person’s shower. That’s right, I pretend I’m auditioning for American Idol every day, to and from work. And for the last two weeks, I’ve been perfecting this awesome tune.


Now all I need is a studio and video director and I could be the next Internet sensation!

Just kidding everyone. Happy April Fools Day! Now onto our regularly scheduled programming! πŸ™‚

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Search Engines / SEO / Link Building / Analytics

Social Media / Social Networking


After a long, potentially stressful week, sometimes you just need something that makes you relax. This is one of those somethings. Enjoy!

Timescapes Timelapse: Mountain Light from Tom Lowe @ Timescapes

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By Kristi Hines

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

42 replies on “Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Mountain Light Timelapse”

Hi Kristi,

Although it’s April 1st, some variety is always cool. As always there’s some great articles online. That I’ve seen around the blogosphere.

Enjoy your weekend.



Hi James,

So you think I should mix in one random category of the week? Might not be a bad idea. πŸ™‚ Hope you have a great weekend too!

Good one girl! You got me that time LOL!! I thought I was completely prepared for all of the April foolery that would be jumping off today but you still managed to pull it off.

Thanks for the laughs – and the time lapse is awesome too!

You’re welcome Ileane. I spent all day thinking about how to sneak it in subtlety and finally around 10pm last night it clicked. πŸ™‚

good one… you caught me too:P

ontopic: I admit I didn’t read all the links (and who did?:) ), but regarding the 4 twitter tools. I don’t like social omph… and I’dd add another 2 tools. hellotxt which is a sort of twitterfeed, but it allows to add many more social sites (and maybe pingfm, but now their “feed your rss” isn’t working yet).. and a paid tool, tweetadder.. now it’s the version 3 and it’s really great to automate tweets, schedule, randomize, etc… of course, this is a sort of spam, but anyway, it can be used such as it doesn’t break the twitter TOS πŸ™‚

@Kristi I also used them. they are pretty good both of them, especially hellotxt, which is free:D tweetadder is great, but it’s paid. it can help you automate tweeting, following based on a keyword, unfollow and other useful tasks on twitter…. but you should be careful not to send the same tweets over and over again, because it might annoy your followers:) I got some bad feedback about this:D I set the same tweets, I just changed a few words each time.. but it was basically the same message… and it brought me some visits.. so it’s a great tool, especially if you have a lot of followers

Hi Jake. I think that I have tried HellowTxt once a long time ago, but it wasn’t sending the messages properly so I just stopped trying it. Might have been a temporary glitch so I’ll have to give them another run. πŸ™‚

Well, you definitely got me there Kristi. I was saying to myself, OMG Kristi just got hacked, lol. Have a good one and off to check some from the second batch πŸ™‚

Hi Kristi!

Astrology, comics…I’m in a wrong place…thankfully I read more below πŸ™‚ Now I’m seeing the regular #FF program and I’ll have lot of material to explore πŸ˜‰

Finally I’m beginning to blog in several days after a long and problematic migration from blogger to WP.

Enjoy a great weekend ahead πŸ™‚



Uh, sorry to hear it was problematic Gera. Did you write a post about what issues you ran into? It would be interesting for those who also plan on making the switch to know what they might encounter.

I’m doing right now a series of posts explaining in detailed all the process of the migration and the unexpected issues that appeared, it’ll be a little technical but hope it’ll be useful for others. After exploring the issues to solve them, I saw that these are normal bugs that take you for non-planned ways. My first “new” post will be all about it.

Btw when I was editing old posts I sent, without knowing, multiple pings everywhere (now solved with a plugin) – I didn’t know that was a WP’s ping-bug because in Blogger doesn’t happen. After that, few comments I’ve done on some blogs vanished immediately after press submit. I guess several blogs labeled as a spammer for those pings, then Akismet is treating me like that.

Every comment I’ve done and I see that disappears instantly (and it isn’t in moderation)….now I need to contact to every blogger in some way to let it know about it.

Cheers for You πŸ™‚


Thanks John! I figured if I threw in a few off sections, it would be subtle enough to weird people out but not make them immediately think April Fools. πŸ™‚

Fun fun fun. We so excited.

Kristi, great work on the April Fool’s joke πŸ˜€ I’d laugh if the Twilight section generates some crazy amount of traffic haha.

In all seriousness, the most valuable one I’ve found here is the ‘4 words’ for email because I’m going to be stepping up my contact with fellow webmasters to spur up some sales for my PLR website.

Also looking forward to going over the 50 things to give up; I’m already living quite minimal but it’ll be interesting to find a few other items so I can always stay focused.

Much appreciated and happy Friday Friday!

Hi Kristi,
Well, first of all – my congratulations with April Fool’s day! I hope you didn’t give play any tricks with us?
What concerns your resources, I like Ari’s blog and posts and also consider them great for sharing. Your resources on Twilight will be interesting for my sister. Once again – thanks!

Hehe… I was wondering if anyone would have just read the first few sections and then came down to freak out in the comments. πŸ™‚

Loved the article on advice from affiliate marketers! I feel like so often they either get a bad rap or just not the respect they deserve. In my experience they are the absolute experts on data crunching and conversion marketing. Great to see Mark giving them the respect they deserve!

Also, Platypi are super animals!

Hi Kristi,
I love the American Idol bit. I’ve not missed a season and very few episodes since it began. Thanks for sharing the video. I heard about her but never looked it up. She’s cute and she’s good, no wonder she’s a hit.

PS I adore that silly Steve Tyler! Have a great Friday oh I mean weekend;)

That was the best April Fools on a blog today – for me. Great stuff!

As for the regular show – I really appreciate this link that talks about link building with photo journalism! That is the gem for me this week for sure. I took a quick look so far and it looks awesome. I’ve had that on the back of my mind due to some of the events I’ve shot as of late.

I like topics like that as I am in the works of planning things like that.

Thansk Scott! I didn’t want to go overboard and make people believe something outrageous. Just a little something that would make people go… huh?


Variety is the spice of life. Plus by putting in a different category once a week, you’ll draw in a different readership and (hopefully) pick up new subscribers. @Tess, my wife is also loving Steven Tyler on Idol. She was skeptical at first, but thinks he is doing an awesome job. J-Lo has to go, though.

Thanks for the resource. Especially liked the photo journalism for link building, custom iframe tab for Facebook, and the 100 Free Tumblr Themes Of 2011. I’ve been thinking of Tumblr themes as an link building strategy for some time. Maybe it’s time to implement.

Themes are a great way to build links as many people who use them won’t take the time to mess around with the footer coding and generally will leave the credit intact.

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