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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Slow Motion Kitten

­­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 plus slow motion kitten action 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.

Blogging / Writing

­­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 plus slow motion kitten action 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.

Blogging / Writing

Making Money Online / Online Business

Personal Development / Productivity

Search Engines / SEO / Link Building / Analytics

Social Media / Social Networking

  • Twitter marketing guide – a guide to help you setup your Twitter profile and implement a successful Twitter marketing strategy. It gives suggestions and tips for those who are new to Twitter or are just looking for some new ideas.
  • How to monitor your brand online without losing your shirt – aka, the less expensive way to keep track of everything that you need to know.
  • 33 Quora resources on how to get actual ROI – links to articles on the pros and cons of using Quora, how to use it, SEO benefits, tech resources, and other miscellaneous resources.
  • Social media strategy learning curve and framework – a high level framework is designed to illustrate the social media learning curve and to help business and non-profit leaders understand how strategy relates to investment, value and culture.
  • How to create your own social networking community – a look at the pros and cons of creating your own community.
  • The best Twitter articles of 2010 – nice, well organized compilation with a short summary of why these articles made the list.

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Slow Motion Kitten

There’s really nothing better than watching kittens go jumping after things, except to watch them in slow motion flight. Enjoy!

Kitten in Slow Motion

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By Kristi Hines

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

36 replies on “Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Slow Motion Kitten”

Awesome Post this week Kristi. Love the Kitten video, they are so adorable (even though i normally don’t like cats…)

I especially liked the one about using the blog archives. That is one untapped resource that many people forget to use.

I didn’t think I liked cats until I got my first two. Now I couldn’t imagine my life without one. And the blog archives is one I need to go plucking through myself!

Kristi, thanks once again for featuring one of my posts in Fetching Friday.

And I’ve been reading this blog and following what you’ve been doing with blogging and social media over the last year. You are excellent at getting your blog posts in front of interested eyeballs, probably better than anyone I know. I’m sure Blog Post Promotion: The Ultimate Guide will be top notch. (I just signed up for your list.)

I do hope you take some time off from the computer this weekend.

You’re welcome, and I appreciate your support of my upcoming ebook. Unfortunately, this weekend will be pretty much all on the computer cause of those “final touches” that I have to work on to get it ready! But I’m sure it will be worth it. 🙂

I LOVE the kitty!!! That’s just awesome, but I’m sad that the kitty never really caught the feathers…I’m sure he’ll keep trying…

Now I wish my day was done and I can go play with my kids.

I’m finally getting back into the swing of blogging and networking, and your posts every Friday have helped me find some great people. Thanks for continuing this series, I’m looking forward to every Friday’s post now.


Yeah, I was hoping he’d get it eventually too.

Good luck getting back into the swing of things. I know from experience that can be tough, but there’s always a great audience out there to reconnect with again!

I’m going to check out the monitoring your brand online amongst some of the other as well, after I’ve typed this comment, I think I’ve become a bit of a brand with the Blazing Minds names so it’ll be good to check that one out 😉

Hi Kristi, how do you compile these amazingly useful list each and every week? Me thinks you are an RSS reading master:) Hugely proud I made the grade this week. Thank you!

Tanya, I don’t have a cat because we’re renting a house right now but I adore them and am always going to visit friends because I want to snuggle their cats!

Right off to tell all my friends about this now. xox A

The process entails going through the posts I have tweeted throughout the week, my RSS reader, Alltop, and other various sources so I make sure I get a good variety. 🙂

Nice collection of articles. I found the seomoz article on tweets interesting. It looks like SEO can take a turn soon. Personal I am not to exited for this. I think tweets will be manipulated amd traded if it becomes a important SEO factor.

Tweets, sadly, are already being manipulated and traded simply for the “social proof” when people show the counters and such on their pages. As with anything though, either Google or Twitter will start figuring out a pattern and finding a way to fight it.

Another great Fetching Friday as always Kristi. It looks like you have some good articles for Blogging / Writing, and I can’t wait to check them all out.

By the way, that video of the kitten would have melted my mothers heart. She loves kittens, and the one in the video was adorable. Thanks for sharing

Ouch. Yeah, it’s easy to just go out and grab images off of Google and not worry about it, but you have to be more careful than that, which is why I had to share that article!

Wow! nice list Kristi.
I opened a few links in new tabs to go explore.
I also got an idea for a new blog post, as I have never thought of compiling a list of great articles as a post.
I have a couple of great articles on my blog you may want to write up like Keyword research and Google Analytics come to mind.
Glad I found you. Now to follow you on Twitter and Facebook 🙂

Hi Kristi,

Welcome back from vacation; I hope it was as amazing and fun as it sounds like!

This is a mind-boggling roundup of a ton of articles and some really great websites! It’ll take me days to get through it all, but I look forward to it!


Looks like that holiday Downunder has refreshed you Kristi, your latest roundup is excellent.

Say, what did your hubby think of Aussie beer? If he didn’t like it he probably had VB 😉

Hi Kristi, I love the idea of the Friday Mashup. Maybe I’ll start my own.

I have a couple links from my blog that might be good for your next fetchin’ Friday. Can I just post them here in a comment or should I email you?

Thanks Kristi!


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