Day dress worn by 14-year-old Nellie Grant (daughter of President Ulysses S. Grant), circa 1869 by carlene
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carlene Day dress worn by 14-year-old Nellie Grant (daughter of President Ulysses S. Grant), circa 1869
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President Ulysses S. Grant visiting Salt Lake City when Utah was still a territory in 1868. Courtesy Utah State Historical Society by selina324
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selina324 President Ulysses S. Grant visiting Salt Lake City when Utah was still a territory in 1868. Courtesy Utah State Historical Society
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In 1872, Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to run for President, although she could not vote and only received a few votes, losing to Ulysses S. Grant. She was nominated to run by the Equal Rights Party, and advocated the 8-hour work day, graduated income tax, social welfare programs, and profit sharing. by jenniferET
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jenniferET In 1872, Victoria Woodhull became the first woman to run for President, although she could not vote and only received a few votes, losing to Ulysses S. Grant. She was nominated to run by the Equal Rights Party, and advocated the 8-hour work day, graduated income tax, social welfare programs, and profit sharing.
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EXCUSE ME WHILE I SOB. Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and by carlene
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carlene EXCUSE ME WHILE I SOB. Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and
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"Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much by carlene
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carlene "Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much
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Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much by carlene
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carlene Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much
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Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much by lidia
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lidia Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, my 4 year old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much
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Antique 14 Kt Yellow Gold Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Circa Early 1900's by matthewjohn
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matthewjohn Antique 14 Kt Yellow Gold Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Circa Early 1900's
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Antique 14 kt Two-Tone Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Circa Early 1900's by artdecodiamonds
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artdecodiamonds Antique 14 kt Two-Tone Old European Cut Diamond Engagement Ring Circa Early 1900's
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Retro 14 Kt Rose Gold Burma Ruby and Old Miner Cut Diamond Earrings Circa 1940's by artdecodiamonds
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artdecodiamonds Retro 14 Kt Rose Gold Burma Ruby and Old Miner Cut Diamond Earrings Circa 1940's
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Antique 14 kt wg old european cut diamond engagement ring circa early 1900's by matthewjohn
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matthewjohn Antique 14 kt wg old european cut diamond engagement ring circa early 1900's
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Art Deco 14 kt wg old european cut diamond and synthetic sapphire  engagement ring circa early 1900's by matthewjohn
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matthewjohn Art Deco 14 kt wg old european cut diamond and synthetic sapphire engagement ring circa early 1900's
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template for pillow case dress. Best/easiest one I could find. I was able to make my 14 month old daughter a really cute dress from one of our old pillow cases and some super cute ribbon in one evening... and that was by hand stiching (stupid cheap broken sewing machine) by shopportunity
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shopportunity template for pillow case dress. Best/easiest one I could find. I was able to make my 14 month old daughter a really cute dress from one of our old pillow cases and some super cute ribbon in one evening... and that was by hand stiching (stupid cheap broken sewing machine)
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Crochet wedding dress.. ok let's see-- my daughter is 14- IF i start today I think i might can finish this for her special day ; ) by eddie
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eddie Crochet wedding dress.. ok let's see-- my daughter is 14- IF i start today I think i might can finish this for her special day ; )
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Put a piece of your wedding gown into a necklace for your daughter to wear on their wedding day for her "something old."  I love this idea - my wedding dress was beautiful at the time, but terribly dated now.  I can't really see my daughter wearing it, but this is a nice way to incorporate it in to the ceremony. by tidebuyreviews
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tidebuyreviews Put a piece of your wedding gown into a necklace for your daughter to wear on their wedding day for her "something old." I love this idea - my wedding dress was beautiful at the time, but terribly dated now. I can't really see my daughter wearing it, but this is a nice way to incorporate it in to the ceremony.
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14-year-old Zev from Natick, Massachusetts, has taken the photography world by storm with his surreal photo manipulations. Better known by the nickname of ‘fiddle oak’, Zev presents a highly imaginative portfolio of surreal self-portraits, which he created together with his sister Nellie (aged 17). His work seems to mirror the transition from the fairy-tale childhood worlds into those that are way more complicated and still unknown. by fay
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fay 14-year-old Zev from Natick, Massachusetts, has taken the photography world by storm with his surreal photo manipulations. Better known by the nickname of ‘fiddle oak’, Zev presents a highly imaginative portfolio of surreal self-portraits, which he created together with his sister Nellie (aged 17). His work seems to mirror the transition from the fairy-tale childhood worlds into those that are way more complicated and still unknown.
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‎"At the advent of a new year, I challenge Latter-day Saints everywhere to undertake a personal, diligent, significant quest for what I call the abundant life—a life filled with an abundance of success, goodness, and blessings. "  ~ President Thomas S. Monson ~ by herminia
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herminia ‎"At the advent of a new year, I challenge Latter-day Saints everywhere to undertake a personal, diligent, significant quest for what I call the abundant life—a life filled with an abundance of success, goodness, and blessings. " ~ President Thomas S. Monson ~
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Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson was a 24 year old widow raising a daughter when she decided to attend the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania.  She graduated with honors in 1891 and accepted a position as the resident physician at the Tuskegee Institute.  Before she began her job, Halle needed to pass the Alabama Medical Board exam, an unusually difficult multi-day test.  When she passed the exam, Halle became the first female physician of any by latonya
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latonya Halle Tanner Dillon Johnson was a 24 year old widow raising a daughter when she decided to attend the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania. She graduated with honors in 1891 and accepted a position as the resident physician at the Tuskegee Institute. Before she began her job, Halle needed to pass the Alabama Medical Board exam, an unusually difficult multi-day test. When she passed the exam, Halle became the first female physician of any
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West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter. In present day, 19-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when one morning by donna
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donna West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter. In present day, 19-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara's farmhouse with her mother, Alice. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that suddenly proves perilous when one morning
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Keep your dog dry with this American made raincoat. Zipper pocket on the back is the perfect place to keep treats. Contrast ties. Velcro closures on the belly and neck. By Ware of the Dog Blue the two-year-old beagle and Scully the 10-year-old pug know how to stay dry during rainy day adventures in their Anorak Raincoats. PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and Philadelphia s largest no-kill shelter dedicated to saving homeless abandoned by Free People
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Free People Keep your dog dry with this American made raincoat. Zipper pocket on the back is the perfect place to keep treats. Contrast ties. Velcro closures on the belly and neck. By Ware of the Dog Blue the two-year-old beagle and Scully the 10-year-old pug know how to stay dry during rainy day adventures in their Anorak Raincoats. PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and Philadelphia s largest no-kill shelter dedicated to saving homeless abandoned
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Mrs Elsie Meylan, 86 year old champion Red Cross knitter of California, gives Gertrude Husted of New York a few pointers. Mrs Meylan, who is making her first trans-atlantic flight, will visit her daughter in Lisbon, whome she has not seen for 30 years. The dexterous knitter spends many hours during the day working on socks and sweaters for veteran hospitals - 9 November 1950 by olive
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olive Mrs Elsie Meylan, 86 year old champion Red Cross knitter of California, gives Gertrude Husted of New York a few pointers. Mrs Meylan, who is making her first trans-atlantic flight, will visit her daughter in Lisbon, whome she has not seen for 30 years. The dexterous knitter spends many hours during the day working on socks and sweaters for veteran hospitals - 9 November 1950
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Super cute sweater that can also be worn as a dress! Features sequin detail and scoop neck.  Unlined. Measurements The Details Bust: 22.5''''/57cm Length: 32.5''''/82.5cm Circa: 80s Label: Ormond Marked Size: M Estimated Size: S/M Color: Black/Multi Fabric: Silk/Nylon/Angora Condition: Good vintage condition Girls Just Wanna Sweater VINTAGE One size $138.00 by NastyGal
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NastyGal Super cute sweater that can also be worn as a dress! Features sequin detail and scoop neck. Unlined. Measurements The Details Bust: 22.5''''/57cm Length: 32.5''''/82.5cm Circa: 80s Label: Ormond Marked Size: M Estimated Size: S/M Color: Black/Multi Fabric: Silk/Nylon/Angora Condition: Good vintage condition Girls Just Wanna Sweater VINTAGE One size $138.00
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via kisforkinky.com (as in kinky HAIR, ppl. She's 16!) "...I’ve had my eye on Herieth Paul for a while now, ever since the 16 year old dazzled on a shoot for Canadian Elle wearing an afro wig. The Tanzanian born model, now relocated to Canada, has been on model1′s books since the tender age of 14. In the last year she has shot for Italian Vogue and snagged major campaigns for Diesel, CK One and Lacoste." by liza
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liza via kisforkinky.com (as in kinky HAIR, ppl. She's 16!) "...I’ve had my eye on Herieth Paul for a while now, ever since the 16 year old dazzled on a shoot for Canadian Elle wearing an afro wig. The Tanzanian born model, now relocated to Canada, has been on model1′s books since the tender age of 14. In the last year she has shot for Italian Vogue and snagged major campaigns for Diesel, CK One and Lacoste."
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Keep your dog dry with this American made raincoat. Zipper pocket on the back is the perfect place to keep treats. Contrast ties. Velcro closures on the belly and neck. By Ware of the Dog Blue the two-year-old beagle and Scully the 10-year-old pug know how to stay dry during rainy day adventures in their Anorak Raincoats. PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and Philadelphia s largest no-kill shelter dedicated to saving homeless abandoned by Free People
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Free People Keep your dog dry with this American made raincoat. Zipper pocket on the back is the perfect place to keep treats. Contrast ties. Velcro closures on the belly and neck. By Ware of the Dog Blue the two-year-old beagle and Scully the 10-year-old pug know how to stay dry during rainy day adventures in their Anorak Raincoats. PAWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and Philadelphia s largest no-kill shelter dedicated to saving homeless abandoned
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Whitney was surprised when, only a year after their wedding, Tom floated the idea of swinging. Tom was quite a bit older and had been married before. Whitney told him honestly that it didn�t appeal to her. �I just think it�s a little weird, having sex in front of other people,� she told him. �I don�t think I could get there,� she said, brushing a stray blonde hair behind her thick rimmed glasses.'What about swapping? Or just, you know open? An open marriage,' Tom offered Whitney didn�t know as much as her husband about these things. Other than Tom, she hadn�t had a really long-term relationship since high school. Her parents were divorced when she was younger, so she didn�t really know what to expect. When Tom suggested it, she just assumed it was something everyone did.Tom explained that they should have ground rules and they worked them out. He was excited to take a run at one of the secretaries at his office. Whitney, didn�t really have her mind on anybody, but she was interested to be open to the men who had always flirted with her. The very next day, she was at dinner with Tom at a new, fancy restaurant. The waiter was eyeing her. At first, she was offended, but then she remembered her arrangement with Tom, and subtly flirted back. Tom didn�t seem to mind.On the way to the downstairs bathroom, Whitney ran into her waiter. Literally. She rounded the corner and suddenly, her soft, warm body was pressed against his firm, taut muscles. Her soft brunette hair mixed with his and their eyes met.He backed off, but she pulled him in. She partly undid the zipper on her dress, then put his strong, firm hands on the zipper and give her his big cock to suck and swallow .'What about your husband?' he asked.'Don�t worry about him,' she said softly. He led her into the back room, where she had her first experience with an open marriage.Half an hour later, she returned to her table. �You were gone a while,� he said.She nodded, her hair was slightly disheveled. Tom was wondering what had happened when the waiter approached with a spare napkin. �Um, you left this downstairs,� the waiter said with an awkward smile. Tom realized what happened when Whitney tried to discretely separate the napkin from her panties. by hot sexy girl
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hot sexy girl Whitney was surprised when, only a year after their wedding, Tom floated the idea of swinging. Tom was quite a bit older and had been married before. Whitney told him honestly that it didn�t appeal to her. �I just think it�s a little weird, having sex in front of other people,� she told him. �I don�t think I could get there,� she said, brushing a stray blonde hair behind her thick rimmed glasses.'What about swapping? Or just, you know open? An open marriage,' Tom offered Whitney didn�t know as much as her husband about these things. Other than Tom, she hadn�t had a really long-term relationship since high school. Her parents were divorced when she was younger, so she didn�t really know what to expect. When Tom suggested it, she just assumed it was something everyone did.Tom explained that they should have ground rules and they worked them out. He was excited to take a run at one of the secretaries at his office. Whitney, didn�t really have her mind on anybody, but she was interested to be open to the men who had always flirted with her. The very next day, she was at dinner with Tom at a new, fancy restaurant. The waiter was eyeing her. At first, she was offended, but then she remembered her arrangement with Tom, and subtly flirted back. Tom didn�t seem to mind.On the way to the downstairs bathroom, Whitney ran into her waiter. Literally. She rounded the corner and suddenly, her soft, warm body was pressed against his firm, taut muscles. Her soft brunette hair mixed with his and their eyes met.He backed off, but she pulled him in. She partly undid the zipper on her dress, then put his strong, firm hands on the zipper and give her his big cock to suck and swallow .'What about your husband?' he asked.'Don�t worry about him,' she said softly. He led her into the back room, where she had her first experience with an open marriage.Half an hour later, she returned to her table. �You were gone a while,� he said.She nodded, her hair was slightly disheveled. Tom was wondering what had happened when the waiter approached with a spare napkin. �Um, you left this downstairs,� the waiter said with an awkward smile. Tom realized what happened when Whitney tried to discretely separate the napkin from her panties.
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While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to  blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up  with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post  ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and  keep them coming back for more.     1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone       loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of       things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did       this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a       little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect       with you.    2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative       process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out       how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog       series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for       readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and       customers.     3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like       finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find       interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts       that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to       connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers       refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!)        Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups.    4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success       story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here.       Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you       started. And on that note...    5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which       resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep       all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers!    6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of       reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date       with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that       you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity.    7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's       content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your       blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting       a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog.     8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in       your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd       and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that       you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not       promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a       way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some       great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing       for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business    9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is       20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes.       Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first       started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy,       photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post.    10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful       people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into       too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose       does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my       favorite posts.   11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry.        We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other       people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to       highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You       could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and       do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for       guest posting on theirs.    12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers       love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your       blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or       not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one       of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback       about it!   13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in       #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what       you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the       blog! Here's my example.   14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love       to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this       will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback.   15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event.        Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few       months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments!       Your readers will love reading about your experience and the       workshop/conference may even share your post, too.   16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry.        Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do.       Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I       was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but       I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback!   17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always       good to have a reason for people to get excited about your       blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring       them on the blog!   18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are       straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into       a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The       meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.)   19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or       business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for       us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by       their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them,       and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business       partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date.   20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's       always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For       example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of       the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know"       items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit.   21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer,       write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about       your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs       you use for project management and accounting. People are always on       the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with       them.    22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've       spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share       them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end       of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with       my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to       waste.    23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto       something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old       blog post and make use out of that content again.   24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that       you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make       some revisions and post it again!   25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your       blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and       everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your       favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your       blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on        Instagram and Pinterest.   26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question       that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into       a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content       actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple       readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who       would love to know more about it, too.   27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy       being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this"       story? Share it on your blog!   28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are       you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips       for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you       an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and       designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful       for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in       your field who are just getting started.   29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why       we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to       share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly       Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!)    30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners.        There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a       writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a       fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog       friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The       possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something       distinctly you!   31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with       step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my       favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a       client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about       it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go.   32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it       to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your       business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to"       post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem.   33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more       interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't       able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your       field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with       the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and        the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next       idea...   34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the       results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like       to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and        Young House Love always do this well.    35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post       on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what       you do? What motivates you?   36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people       use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject       differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding        after I officially launched my design services this past summer       to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on       your field? Share it on your blog!   37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a       million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with       something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and       Awesome and Clara Conversations.   38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition       or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would       probably love to see it on your blog. An example?  This post by       Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes.    39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from       sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that       it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my       experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll       have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great       insight and information.    40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on       Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves       learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make       before.    41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there       things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't       accurate? Address them in a blog post!   42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let       your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this       with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them       to vote on which design concepts they liked best.   43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on       blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post       distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month       in Today's Top 3.    44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in       your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some       examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for       creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on       organizing their email inbox.   45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received.        This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience.    46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your       blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for       your audience.   47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use       it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it       fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if       potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free       advertising for your portfolio.    48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your       experience with another professional or a clients' experience with       you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement.   49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden       talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to       highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and       although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my       personality outside of blogging and designing.   50. Create a long list of something specific to your       trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point.   That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any  suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have  mentioned? by Joao.Almeida.d.Eca
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Joao.Almeida.d.Eca While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and keep them coming back for more. 1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect with you. 2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and customers.  3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!) Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups. 4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here. Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you started. And on that note... 5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers! 6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity. 7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog.  8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business 9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is 20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes. Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy, photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post.  10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my favorite posts. 11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry.  We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for guest posting on theirs.  12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback about it! 13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the blog! Here's my example. 14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback. 15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event.  Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments! Your readers will love reading about your experience and the workshop/conference may even share your post, too. 16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry.  Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do. Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback! 17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always good to have a reason for people to get excited about your blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring them on the blog! 18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.) 19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them, and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date. 20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know" items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit. 21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer, write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs you use for project management and accounting. People are always on the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with them.  22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to waste.  23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old blog post and make use out of that content again. 24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make some revisions and post it again! 25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on Instagram and Pinterest. 26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who would love to know more about it, too. 27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this" story? Share it on your blog! 28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in your field who are just getting started. 29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!)  30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners.  There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something distinctly you! 31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go. 32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to" post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem. 33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next idea... 34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and Young House Love always do this well.  35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what you do? What motivates you? 36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding after I officially launched my design services this past summer to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on your field? Share it on your blog! 37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and Awesome and Clara Conversations. 38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would probably love to see it on your blog. An example?  This post by Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes.  39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great insight and information.  40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make before.  41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't accurate? Address them in a blog post! 42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them to vote on which design concepts they liked best. 43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month in Today's Top 3.  44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on organizing their email inbox. 45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received. This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience.  46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience. 47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free advertising for your portfolio.  48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your experience with another professional or a clients' experience with you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement. 49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my personality outside of blogging and designing. 50. Create a long list of something specific to your trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point. That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have mentioned?
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