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Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Best Week Ever & Timelapse

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, the best week ever, and what is coming up next week on

The Resources Mashup

Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week.


This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the resources mashup, the best week ever, and what is coming up next week on

The Resources Mashup

Here are some of the best articles I have stumbledupon this week.


Business / Career / Finance

Graphic / Web Design

Make Money Online

Personal Development / Self Improvement

Photography / Digital Art

SEO / Website Optimization

Social Media



Best Week Ever

This week has been really exciting. Monday I attended the Social Media AZ event in Tempe and learned a lot of valuable information on blogging, social media, and SEO thanks to a great selection of speakers. Wednesday, I woke up to a comment from Fred von Graf, founder of SMAZ, that I won a trip to Mexico for a tweet contest on the Worst Social Media Fail of 2009, which I believe is businesses who use social media as a one way advertising platform instead of two way conversation between them and their community. And today, I woke up to congratulatory tweets because I was voted in the Top 10 Social Media Blogs list with other social media experts such as Mashable, Jay Baer, and Amber Naslund. So all in all, a great week in the world of social media and blogging!

Advertising Opportunities

I have opened up advertising opportunities here at Kikolani. If you have an area you would like to be advertised in other than the sidebar, please contact me and I will see what I can do for you.

Coming Up on the Kikolani Network

Since I didn’t get to my post on using social bookmarking networks for information collecting in lieu of my recap of SMAZ, it is on the agenda for next week. I was waiting on a guest post to come through before I announced the other major post of next week, but it has yet to appear. Never fear, I will come up with something good if it doesn’t.


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.

29 replies on “Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, Best Week Ever & Timelapse”

Oh, and I forgot – CONGRATULATIONS! The trip is awesome enough, but to be part of the Top 10 Social Media Blogs, being alongside Mashable and Chris Brogan – that is outstanding!

Congratulations on this major week for This recognition is well-deserved! Your blog is an essential must read for anyone starting their social media campaigns or just want to know what the heck social media actually is. Great job!

Congratulations for ranking so high at that contest: i closely watched it and I was glad to see my vote wasn’t in vain šŸ™‚

Again, thanks so much for the link love. I must say that keeping the posts to a max of 5 makes them much more digestible. Not to mention that this constraint will force you to select only the best posts.

Have a great week-end šŸ™‚
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Well thank you for voting! Honestly, I thought cutting it down to 5 posts in each topic would make the process quicker, but it actually still takes the same amount of time because of that selection – having to go with the top 5 in each category. It’s a difficult decision to make!

Thanks! I always try to look for something interesting. I figure it’s the last thing in a post leading to the weekend, so I like to start it with something fun, cool, awe inspiring or relaxing.

You know, it’s really though limiting to 5. There are still posts I would like to include but can’t. I do have a plan in mind to take care of that coming soon though.

Hi Kristi
A hour into Friday I was thinking about this post. Then saw people coming to my blog from my link you included šŸ™‚ I have been kicking back and ready to regroup after that BloggerLUV set back but it’s all good. I learned more about databases that’s for sure.
Was real happy to see you on that list of Top Social Media Blogs šŸ™‚ Awesome
Have a great weekend Kristi /everybody
.-= New from John Sullivan Get a real Real Blog sponsor =-.

It’s tough setting up a new site, especially considering you’re not just dealing with it for yourself, but for a group. We’ll all be there when it’s back up and running again! šŸ™‚

I really enjoyed the Blogging articles this week, especially the one from I’d never heard of Odiogo until reading this article and I’m impressed.

I also really benefited from your article on making WordPress mobile friendly. As always, Fetching Friday rocks.

Thanks for including my self improvement article on overcoming fear in your marvelous list.
.-= New from Nea | Self Improvement Saga How to Live Fearlessly: A Life Lesson on Overcoming Fear =-.

Thanks! I really didn’t know that my site meant so much in the social media realm, so it is nice to know that people went and voted so I could make that list.

I too would like to extend my congratulations to you Kristi for a job well done.

I find myself getting fond at this Friday posts because of the resources that I know provides some real meat. I mean, Kristi won’t just make a list of links that are rehashes of several other old posts you find anywhere. As I’m interested in SEO at this time, I find the entries under ‘SEO / Website Optimization’ very useful. Thanks.
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Hey Kristi,
Congrats…WOW…i always feel very happy when a fellow female blogger gets recognition…And well deserved recognition šŸ™‚ Congrats once again.
And thank you for this weeks list of awesome reads. Am getting to them right now…Believe m you have made me SEO and social blogging friendly. This coming from a gal who had no idea what on earth a blog was 1 year back …;)
Much Love,

You are really good at this. Another great list of links. I especially liked “having ads on your blog”, I personally just recommend products and post ads of products which I have tried and found out to be good.

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