Loving Kikolani and 15 More Bloggers

If you have never visited Kristi Hines’ blogging blog, Kikolani, why not? On her about page, she writes, “I am what you could consider a social media enthusiast. I will try many sites at least once or twice just to see what they are about, and if the community is good, I’ll stick around, or occasionally pop in.”


Kristi is the impetus for my Satisfying Saturday series, four weeks strong now; and she is the person you need to thank for my introducing you to the bloggers I reference below.

Before you scroll down, there is something these 15 (and Kristi and me) share: we all power our blogs with WordPress and we all use Andy Bailey’s CommentLuv plugin to instantly know what the other person wrote as an alternative to accessing our RSS readers and visiting blog sites. Never heard about CommentLuv? Kristi shares its loving benefits. You can also read this link about some of the other WordPress plugins I use.

Most of the below folks I discovered from their comments on Kristi’s blog posts. Others I found in other places, but Kristi is the root, the queen social linking mother. If X hadn’t commented to her, and Y hadn’t commented to X, and Z hadn’t commented to Y, I’d have a harder time learning of Z. Make sense?

1. Arafat Hossain Piyada shares websites and computer tips from The Netherlands India on his Worthy Tips blog to increase your productivity. He recently wrote about how a hacker can gain access to your Facebook information if you don’t change certain privacy settings.

2. Peter Pelliccia writes from Australia with the tagline, blogging for fame and glory, on his funny-named blog, WassupBlog. He recently wrote about a tendency of some spammers to add multiple comments to blog posts in the hope someone would click to their website for less-than-honest reasons.

3. Karl Foxley, Antti Kokkonen, Hesham Zebida, and others from around the world pen entries on a group blog called Famous Bloggers, writing about everything from internet marketing and making money online to search engine optimization and social networking. Foxley, earlier this week, shared 5 tips to write guest posts.

4. Michael Fletcher wants to help you make money blogging. Writing from South Africa, he recently stepped back and opined on the benefits of meditation.

5. Justin Germino is better known by his pseudonym, Dragon Blogger, where the Arizona blogger recently wrote about the benefits of blogging.

6. From dragons to typhoons and from Arizona to India, we find 16-year-old Sushant who blogs as Typhoon Blogger on a site called Smart Bloggerz. That says oodles about the subject matter, such as his latest on generating blog traffic.

7. Rose DesRochers hails from California Canada where she writes about everything under the sun, with recent posts ranging from why WordPress bloggers should check Akismet for spam, the etiquette on Twitter, and shopping.

8. Like Rose, Canadian blogger Glen (I don’t know his last name) also writes from his heart as a social commentator. I enjoyed his story yesterday about taking his mother to the hospital and learning the hospital’s customer service was less than cordial.

9. Jenny (I don’t know her last name either) writes about blogging-related topics, such as her piece I enjoyed last month on how to increase the amount of time a blog reader stays on that blog before bouncing off elsewhere, and what Google Analytics has to do with it.

10. “Extreme John” Bermedez rants and raves about a potpourri of topics, such as business, music, and indoor tanning. My introduction to his blog was via a list of 27 ways you already succeed.

11. Dave Doolin of Website in a Weekend is a smart guy, and I don’t write that because he has a PhD. His entrepreneurialism is interspersed with happy-go-lucky humor, and that is evident on the people commenting on his blog posts, such as his latest when he wrote about nothing at all.

12. Texan military mother Ms. Freeman writes from the perspective of an internet entrepreneur about useful topics, such as 9 networking tips for shy people.

13. Similar in age and hundreds of miles south, John Sullivan writes about the business of blogging. Want some advice what to write about this year? John provides.

14. Dennis Edell is another on this list who writes about web marketing from his home base in New York. I don’t know his stuff all that well yet, but he’s amid purging RSS subscriptions and starting fresh, so head on over there and add some comments so he can click back to your site and learn what you’re about.

15. Finally, if you want free blog help, click that link and heed the words of Gabe Young. Here’s one to leave you thinking: How the Google PageRank algorithm was updated.

Do you better understand why I donated to CommentLuv developer Andy Bailey over the holiday season? Take a look at the plugin, and take a look at these bloggers. If you like what they have to offer, subscribe and comment. They’ll reciprocally share the love and comment back when inspired; I guarantee it.