About Kristi Hines

Kristi Hines is a freelance blogger, ghostwriter, and social media enthusiast. Her blog Kikolani covers blog marketing and blogging tips for personal, professional, and business bloggers.

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5 Valuable Insights Even Klout Haters Can Gain From Klout Scores


There is a major love / hate relationship amongst social media users when it comes to services like Klout that measures a user’s online influence. So today, I don’t want to necessarily focus on your score, or the fact that the network creates an account for anyone regardless of whether they want it. Instead, I […]

9 Awesome WordPress Galleries for Your Inspiration


If you are developing a website or blog on WordPress and need a little design inspiration, then you are in luck. In today’s post, we are going to look at nine galleries that showcase the power, functionality, and design capabilities of sites on the WordPress platform. We have also included traffic statistics if you are […]

5 Niche Social Bookmarking Networks for Designers


When it comes to social media, everyone talks about the major networks – Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn. But there are other social sites out there that can drive traffic to your website or blog content, particularly social bookmarking sites. While you might know about the major social bookmarking sites, you may not know about […]

9 Stunning WordPress Themes for Photographers


As an amateur photographer married to a professional photographer, one of the things I spent a lot of time on recently was choosing a WordPress photography theme. When it comes to posts on WordPress themes, you’ll likely see the stock theme screenshot. Today, I would like to share with you some of my favorite photography […]

7 Ways To Craft A Consistent Social Media Brand


While each social media platform has different features, layouts, and functionality, one thing can always remain the same – your branding. The following are seven tips and examples of how to consistently portray your brand across multiple social media networks. 1 – Grab Your Brand Name If you’re just starting out, try to grab the […]

How 9 Big Brands Display Social Network Icons on their Website


One of the best ways to ensure the growth of your followers, fans, friends, and connections is by sharing your social profile links on your website. The following are examples of brands who use various areas of their website to display social network icons, buttons, and badges. Social Integration Into Headers Want to make sure […]

3 Impactful Ways Web Designers Can Use Pinterest


Pinterest is the hot topic in social media right now. This network allows users to bookmark, or “pin” images from webpages onto a virtual pin board. The bonus for websites whose images are pinned on Pinterest is additional traffic from Pinterest users who see their images. So, how are web designers using Pinterest to make […]

How To Design A Twitter Background That Gets More Traffic, Followers and Engagement


When it comes to Twitter, one of the most powerful conversion points for your profile beyond your bio, website links, and tweets is the profile background itself. Twitter gives you the option to have a customized background with any information you want on it – so why not use it! The following are great examples […]

15 Twitter Hashtags for #WebDesign & How To Use Them


If you are a Twitter hashtag veteran, bear with me for a moment.  We will get to some advanced stuff shortly. For those that are new to Twitter hashtags, let’s start with the basics. What are Twitter Hashtags? Hashtags are a way of organizing Twitter.  Twitter users are able to sort tweets that contain a […]