This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring interesting discoveries and useful resources on the net, PageRank news, and a preview for next weekâ€™s posts on kikolani.com.
Here are my favorite articles this week.
Should you show your Feedburner count
Basics about bounce rates
Writing in the first six months of blogging (highly recommended for new bloggers)
A huge RSS icon collection, the perfect supplement to my comprehensive RSS guide
5 ways to speed up your WordPress blog
Beautiful Design Resumes & Matching Online Portfolios
Getting your groove back with design inspiration
Amazing Photoshop retouching tutorials
How to calm your inner critic
Ultra-simple 3 step productivity system
What controls your happiness
Suffering for beauty
Natural sleeping aids, part of an informative sleep awareness series
Last, but not Least
How we prepared for a 50% pay cut
Geological wonders around the world
Best Windows freebies and guides
Yes, it is that time again. Rumor has it that the PageRank update happened yesterday. While my homepage stayed at PR4, some internal page rankings have gone up.
7 Things for New & Dedicated Readers, Fetching Friday – Web 2.0 at the Bookstore, Twitter Resources, and A Tribute to My Grandmother
PR 3/PR2 Article
9 Ways to Use Social Networking for Blog Promotion is a PR3 according to Web Diagnostic, but a PR2 according to Google Toolbar.
Hummingbird Nest Haiku and Photos, Backup Your Blog for Peace of Mind, and Explaining Web 2.0 Features
These are examples of why commenting on DoFollow blogs is a powerful thing – now everyone who commented on these posts are getting a PR ranked backlink to their site. Hopefully, these page rankings will go up in the future, and new posts will gain PR as well.
One thing that does confuse me… some of my categories and tags (Blogging, Humor, and Bellagio Conservatory) have page rankings, but none of my pages do (and Love Story certainly deserves one). Do WordPress pages ever gain PR?
Mashable’s Follow For Good post gave me a bright idea – recommending my favorite Twitter users each week in this post. So this week’s recommended users are…
@Retireat21 for sharing daily inspiration for internet entrepreneurs.
@TechJaws for offering the latest technology news, virus threats, internet scams, and more.
@ThumbsUpClub for sharing lots of useful articles and resources on a myriad of topics.
One more shout to last week’s recommendations: @TrueFollowers, @WeDoFollow, @BloggerSavvy, @DragonBlogger, @wihamilton
You can also show me some FollowFriday love by tweeting the following:
RT @kikolani This week’s Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, PageRank Updates, #FollowFriday Recommendations & more > http://bit.ly/Ja2Bb
Next week’s photography subject is a mystery… even to me. I’m quite sure my Sunday travels with my sweetheart will produce something interesting.
Last week, I said I would write an article on how social bookmarking and RSS can benefit any internet user, from beginning to advanced. I ended up writing a very thorough RSS guide, so next week, I will follow up and write a hopefully as thorough guide to how social bookmarking can benefit everyone.
Be sure to check back next week to find out more, and for another Fetchingly Friday post with more great discoveries on the web. Better yet, subscribe via RSS to have them delivered to your favorite subscription reader or by email.
Looking for some link love? Articles featured in the resources come primarily from people I interact with in the comments, and on the social networks. So comment away (DoFollow, CommentLuv, and KeywordLuv enabled), and join me on the networks below, and if your article/photo/video catches my eye, it may appear in following Fetching Friday posts.