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 kikolani.com.
The Resources Mashup
Blogging / Writing
- The 1 -2 punch marketing action plan for blogs – I personally think there are more than just two punches here, but great details on how to get your blog moving.
- 3 blog post blueprints that build fans – hint: you’re looking at one of those blueprints right now!
- The freelance writer’s guide to Internet research – not a bad resource for bloggers or writers in general.
- Running multi-author blogs – the good, the bad, and the ugly side of running a joint blogging effort with others.
- How to deal with obnoxious blog commenters – I don’t agree with the “paying the toll” part but there are some good points brought up in this post.
Business / Career
- How to invest 30 minutes and gain 4 hours for your business every day – if you’re not doing this, then you’re not operating at your peak efficiency!
- How relationship marketing helped me land a dream client – why relatinoships are a valuable asset beyond your blog.
- The naughty entrepreneur checklist – 40 reasons why you are not seeing results.
- 5 copywriting errors that can ruin a company’s website – learn what they are and how to ensure you’re not doing any of them.
- How to transition from your day job to your dream business – three steps to get you moving in the right direction of entrepreneurial freedom.
Graphic Design / Web Design
- Vital contents of a business card – while some items may seem obvious, you’d be surprised how many of them get left off of a business card, a brochure, or a flyer printing.
- The keys to making fresh, forwardly aesthetic web designs – five different elements that help create a beautiful website.
- 5 simple tips for creating an effective FAQ page – great examples of design and functionality.
- Designer portfolios to inspire – 10 great designer portfolio layouts for your design inspiration.
- 37 sophisticated and stylish UV coated business cards – great examples of cards with a little flair that stands out and brings them to the next level of professionalism.
Personal Development / Productivity
- The art of deciding your next travel destination – crush your fear about leaving home, get on the road, and fulfil your dreams of traveling!
- 50 ways to get more done today – getting more done in less time so you can get more enjoyment out of those added hours every day.
- 7 simple steps to extreme personal productivity – how to tackle a 10 – 12 hour task in one day.
- Is it time for an internal program upgrade – what do you do when you want your computer to perform a task that is currently beyond its ability? You upgrade it!
- Trim a few suckers from your life – how to identify undesirable suckers in your life and remove them!
Search Engines / SEO
- How Google’s Panda update changed SEO best practices forever – how Panda has fundamentally changed SEO as we know it.
- 21 resources new marketers must bookmark – if you’re just getting started, this is a good place to get ahead of the competition!
- 5 linking mistakes you didn’t know you were making – ok, a few of them you should know you’re making if you’re doing them, but stil a good read.
- The 20-point SEO account takeover checklist – whether you are getting a new account from someone else or becoming your company’s SEO manager, this guide is for you!
- Google shares how you’ve been behaving – seeing th same ads no matter where you go? This might be why and how to fix it!
Social Media / Social Networking
- The 50 best social media blog posts in the first half of 2011 – feel like you’re behind? Here’s a great place to catch up on what you need to know!
- 7 steps to increase Facebook fans – great tips from a conversions expert!
- Is the bank of social capital broken? Are you expecting more withdrawals than you deposit, or are you depositing freely in hopes of a return on investment?
- What is the best time of day to tweet – learn about an app that will help you determine your audience’s peak hours.
Photo of the Week
This weekâ€™s top photo comes from the Melbourne Zoo. Who can resist any baby animal, let alone a happy looking elephant coming to play in the water!
For all of my fellow Americans, a little tribute to our brightest holiday – Happy 4th of July! I hope that you enjoy yours – I will be on a photo expedition in Northern Arizona through Monday enjoying a little life unplugged!