Now you have some ideas, you may make a party that everybody will love. It could happen that you would like to do something different but nevertheless... by keisha
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keisha Now you have some ideas, you may make a party that everybody will love. It could happen that you would like to do something different but nevertheless...
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Now you have some ideas, you may make a party that everybody will love. It could happen that you would like to do something different but nevertheless... by keisha
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keisha Now you have some ideas, you may make a party that everybody will love. It could happen that you would like to do something different but nevertheless...
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Do you like keychain balls? Did you try to make a Monkey fist keychain? Now it's tme to try something different. It may looks hard, but it is really easy to do. by Divonsir Borges
Divonsir Borges
Divonsir Borges Do you like keychain balls? Did you try to make a Monkey fist keychain? Now it's tme to try something different. It may looks hard, but it is really easy to do.
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Whether you are celebrating a child’s birthday or an adult’s birthday, parties can be a huge expense. You want to go all out and do something really special and memorable for a birthday party but you don’t want to put yourself into debt to do it. What if I told you that you could create a fun party that will always be remembered, without breaking the bank? Here are some frugal ideas for birthdays to help save you money. by keisha
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keisha Whether you are celebrating a child’s birthday or an adult’s birthday, parties can be a huge expense. You want to go all out and do something really special and memorable for a birthday party but you don’t want to put yourself into debt to do it. What if I told you that you could create a fun party that will always be remembered, without breaking the bank? Here are some frugal ideas for birthdays to help save you money.
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FRIDAY AFTERNOONS:This term, my weekly supervisions are on a Friday at 1pm. This means that my week revolves around one hour (or usually two) of intense one-on-one contact time with my supervisor. After a supervision my brain always hurts so much, and I usually feel mentally drained but also weirdly energetic (?). I usually go to the gym straight after supervisions to release energy, but I’ve also found that the time following a supervision is great for organising the week to come. I had a brand new Moleskine delivered today (yay!), so I spent time drawing out a timetable for next week & I’m gradually filling it in. My week may seem quite empty at the moment, but I usually fill each day in as I go through the week, informed with an overall view of what I need to get done by the end of the week. It may seem unorganised to do this, but my degree is quite self-motivated with hardly any contact time or relevant lectures, so organising my days as I go along works for me. Also: some things here happen very last minute, and I wouldn’t like to tightly pack my schedule early on in the week only to have to change it later. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and would hate to scribble stuff out. But I can tell you something: most of that week from 8am-9pm will be filled in with red: WORK TIME. Thank goodness I love my degree. -Sarah by lindsay0
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lindsay0 FRIDAY AFTERNOONS:This term, my weekly supervisions are on a Friday at 1pm. This means that my week revolves around one hour (or usually two) of intense one-on-one contact time with my supervisor. After a supervision my brain always hurts so much, and I usually feel mentally drained but also weirdly energetic (?). I usually go to the gym straight after supervisions to release energy, but I’ve also found that the time following a supervision is great for organising the week to come. I had a brand new Moleskine delivered today (yay!), so I spent time drawing out a timetable for next week & I’m gradually filling it in. My week may seem quite empty at the moment, but I usually fill each day in as I go through the week, informed with an overall view of what I need to get done by the end of the week. It may seem unorganised to do this, but my degree is quite self-motivated with hardly any contact time or relevant lectures, so organising my days as I go along works for me. Also: some things here happen very last minute, and I wouldn’t like to tightly pack my schedule early on in the week only to have to change it later. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and would hate to scribble stuff out. But I can tell you something: most of that week from 8am-9pm will be filled in with red: WORK TIME. Thank goodness I love my degree. -Sarah
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Visual Schedule. I like that you can cover up each thing after you do it. Will have to find a way to make something like this by valerie
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valerie Visual Schedule. I like that you can cover up each thing after you do it. Will have to find a way to make something like this
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Influencing and persuading others is something that we all have to do at one time or another. It might be very simple things like getting your children to do their homework without a struggle or asking your partner to do the washing up, or it could me more complex situations like persuading a business colleague to support a proposal or a customer to make a purchase. Whatever the situation may be, we would all like to be more influential and persuasive, but how? Scientists that have studied the persuasion process for over 60 years have discovered that the more traditional approaches that we typically rely on to influence others such as informing or incentivising people to change, are in many cases, ineffective. It has been found in studies by social psychologists, behavioural economists and neuroscientists that people are much more likely to be influenced not by the request that you make, but rather small changes to how you might frame your proposal. Three highly respected authorities in the field of persuasion science, Dr Robert Cialdini, Noah Goldstein and Steve Martin, conducted a series of studies into the persuasion process and in particular how the smallest changes can make the biggest influence. Some of the results that they obtained during the research revealed truly staggering results. Some of these amazing examples are highlighted in this interesting and informative infographic by Virtual VIP. by vibrantyouthe4
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vibrantyouthe4 Influencing and persuading others is something that we all have to do at one time or another. It might be very simple things like getting your children to do their homework without a struggle or asking your partner to do the washing up, or it could me more complex situations like persuading a business colleague to support a proposal or a customer to make a purchase. Whatever the situation may be, we would all like to be more influential and persuasive, but how? Scientists that have studied the persuasion process for over 60 years have discovered that the more traditional approaches that we typically rely on to influence others such as informing or incentivising people to change, are in many cases, ineffective. It has been found in studies by social psychologists, behavioural economists and neuroscientists that people are much more likely to be influenced not by the request that you make, but rather small changes to how you might frame your proposal. Three highly respected authorities in the field of persuasion science, Dr Robert Cialdini, Noah Goldstein and Steve Martin, conducted a series of studies into the persuasion process and in particular how the smallest changes can make the biggest influence. Some of the results that they obtained during the research revealed truly staggering results. Some of these amazing examples are highlighted in this interesting and informative infographic by Virtual VIP.
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I have a drop leaf table that needs some love. Wonder how long it would take to do something like this? by brandie
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brandie I have a drop leaf table that needs some love. Wonder how long it would take to do something like this?
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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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sweet - I would love to do this little throw pillow for our bedroom... different colors, but I'm pretty sure I could do it with some scrap fabric that I have =) by glenda
glenda
glenda sweet - I would love to do this little throw pillow for our bedroom... different colors, but I'm pretty sure I could do it with some scrap fabric that I have =)
Wedding Bliss
I would love to have this framed. It would make a great centerpiece above the fireplace or something like that by Mariquita maki
Mariquita maki
Mariquita maki I would love to have this framed. It would make a great centerpiece above the fireplace or something like that
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Definitely seems like a possibility, but it could be just a coincidence. But I do believe that our pearl may have served White at some point. by kelli
kelli
kelli Definitely seems like a possibility, but it could be just a coincidence. But I do believe that our pearl may have served White at some point.
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Wouldn't it be great if you could spend a good portion of your day doing something you thoroughly enjoy? Wouldn't you agree that the best job in the world would be one you love? One that made you excited to wake up? Me too. Do you think finding something like that is possible? I do. I don't think it's always easy to find, but I do think it's possible to find. by claudine
claudine
claudine Wouldn't it be great if you could spend a good portion of your day doing something you thoroughly enjoy? Wouldn't you agree that the best job in the world would be one you love? One that made you excited to wake up? Me too. Do you think finding something like that is possible? I do. I don't think it's always easy to find, but I do think it's possible to find.
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i love this haircut! for one of my cosmetology class projects, we have to pick a haircut and formulate a color for it; this is pretty masculine, but the color feminizes it and looks like something an actual pixie would wear. I'm going to do this cut, then make it a red violet, or some other edgy color. so excited! by Eduardo Borges
Eduardo Borges
Eduardo Borges i love this haircut! for one of my cosmetology class projects, we have to pick a haircut and formulate a color for it; this is pretty masculine, but the color feminizes it and looks like something an actual pixie would wear. I'm going to do this cut, then make it a red violet, or some other edgy color. so excited!
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Will have to do something like this with my milk can. It just sits, but now I have a great idea for it. by angela
angela
angela Will have to do something like this with my milk can. It just sits, but now I have a great idea for it.
Party ideas
Cowgirl Birthday Party Idea- This Party Looks Like It Would Be So Much For A kid They Had So Many Details To Keep It Fun- I May Be A Little To Old To Have This Party But Im In Love With The Photo Booth Idea (May Use It For Some Fun) But It Cant Hurt To Share The Party Idea For Others To Enjoy!!!! by Maiden11976
Maiden11976
Maiden11976 Cowgirl Birthday Party Idea- This Party Looks Like It Would Be So Much For A kid They Had So Many Details To Keep It Fun- I May Be A Little To Old To Have This Party But Im In Love With The Photo Booth Idea (May Use It For Some Fun) But It Cant Hurt To Share The Party Idea For Others To Enjoy!!!!
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Not just a girl by Jaime Moore »  a 5 year old photographed as 5 awesome ladies throughout history. Neat idea instead of dressing up like a Disney princess. "Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is by iris-flower
iris-flower
iris-flower Not just a girl by Jaime Moore » a 5 year old photographed as 5 awesome ladies throughout history. Neat idea instead of dressing up like a Disney princess. "Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is
Kids Stuff
It's easy to think, "Nothing bad will happen to me!" and sometimes...it won't! However, wouldn't you rather be prepared for the worst, and nothing happen, than have something bad happen, and not be prepared?! This list has some good tips (some you may not have thought of) for preparing your family for a disaster! by tinyitalian
tinyitalian
tinyitalian It's easy to think, "Nothing bad will happen to me!" and sometimes...it won't! However, wouldn't you rather be prepared for the worst, and nothing happen, than have something bad happen, and not be prepared?! This list has some good tips (some you may not have thought of) for preparing your family for a disaster!
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Do you want to tell some one I love you, Will you marry me?, You're the best mommy or daddy? Or just give something extra thoughtful and meaningful? You can record a custom saying/quote/phrase and have it carved on a unique piece of sterling silver jewelry. This is like a fingerprint, but so much cooler. by rhoda
rhoda
rhoda Do you want to tell some one I love you, Will you marry me?, You're the best mommy or daddy? Or just give something extra thoughtful and meaningful? You can record a custom saying/quote/phrase and have it carved on a unique piece of sterling silver jewelry. This is like a fingerprint, but so much cooler.
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Paint swatches framed behind glass to make a dry-erase calendar. I would make a weekly calendar and use a different color for each family member. You could even mark your recurring commitments (dance lessons, work schedule, etc) under the glass so that you don't have to re-write them every week. It would be easy to swap them out if something changes. by trisha.caslerbiesinger
trisha.caslerbiesinger
trisha.caslerbiesinger Paint swatches framed behind glass to make a dry-erase calendar. I would make a weekly calendar and use a different color for each family member. You could even mark your recurring commitments (dance lessons, work schedule, etc) under the glass so that you don't have to re-write them every week. It would be easy to swap them out if something changes.
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Younique Make-up, Try it, you will love it! Welcome to the "Virtual Make-up Spa Party"! Would you like to hostess a party but don't have time, or a large enough home are your friends are all over the Country. Book a "Virtual Make-up Spa" party with me and receive FREE prizes bonuses! or Join my Team and have your own Make-up party business. So many ways to sell and earn residual income!! by kim
kim
kim Younique Make-up, Try it, you will love it! Welcome to the "Virtual Make-up Spa Party"! Would you like to hostess a party but don't have time, or a large enough home are your friends are all over the Country. Book a "Virtual Make-up Spa" party with me and receive FREE prizes bonuses! or Join my Team and have your own Make-up party business. So many ways to sell and earn residual income!!
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some Illustration! Can you imagine the time this took? But would love to try something like it... by muriel
muriel
muriel some Illustration! Can you imagine the time this took? But would love to try something like it...
Wedding Fashion
This is my dream home right here!  I thought that i would never be able to get on of these but with my dream to become a doctor i will make the money to earn this house and nothing will stop me. I hope that some people have big goals like i do because it really makes life easier;) by CrashFistFight
CrashFistFight
CrashFistFight This is my dream home right here! I thought that i would never be able to get on of these but with my dream to become a doctor i will make the money to earn this house and nothing will stop me. I hope that some people have big goals like i do because it really makes life easier;)
Someday house
Some good insights. Reminders of a few things....love the one about having a birth plan is good, but things go better if you don't have in your mind that you will stick to it. Mine never came out of my bag with the first baby, things happen how they happen sometimes once you get to the hospital. by tammie
tammie
tammie Some good insights. Reminders of a few things....love the one about having a birth plan is good, but things go better if you don't have in your mind that you will stick to it. Mine never came out of my bag with the first baby, things happen how they happen sometimes once you get to the hospital.
Food Storage
This would be so easy! You don't even have to make the Cookie Monster look fluffy! It appears even a rookie like me could do it! by britney
britney
britney This would be so easy! You don't even have to make the Cookie Monster look fluffy! It appears even a rookie like me could do it!
Do It Myself
Every child dreams of having an amazing bedroom, with a castle bed or a fire pole or a slide. But, most parents are limited more by their pocketbooks than their imaginations, and creating that amazing room may seem impossible. There is hope! With some simple design choices and inspiration, you can create a fun themed room that both you and your child will love, without redecorating every 6 months. Read on as eBay shows you how to make it happen. by rebecca2
rebecca2
rebecca2 Every child dreams of having an amazing bedroom, with a castle bed or a fire pole or a slide. But, most parents are limited more by their pocketbooks than their imaginations, and creating that amazing room may seem impossible. There is hope! With some simple design choices and inspiration, you can create a fun themed room that both you and your child will love, without redecorating every 6 months. Read on as eBay shows you how to make it happen.
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Your power tool batteries will loose power gradually. That is bound to happen. Eventually you will have to throw out the lifeless battery from your cordless woodworking tool and get a new one. But there is a LOT you can do to increase the life of the battery. You can even make it last for … by colleen
colleen
colleen Your power tool batteries will loose power gradually. That is bound to happen. Eventually you will have to throw out the lifeless battery from your cordless woodworking tool and get a new one. But there is a LOT you can do to increase the life of the battery. You can even make it last for …
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Want to make some Damn Good Fruit Salad that everyone will love? Here’s the perfect recipe with a secret ingredient that you may have never thought to use. by lucinda
lucinda
lucinda Want to make some Damn Good Fruit Salad that everyone will love? Here’s the perfect recipe with a secret ingredient that you may have never thought to use.
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How is it that you have forgotten me?... some days I wish I could forget too because the pain and your silence is so hard to bear...some days I can't help but remember different thoughts all through the day that tear at my heart and make my soul bleed and then there are other days where I Want to remember, remember how I fell in love with you and every thought and word to feel the pain So I Never Allow It To Happen Again...Ever... With Anyone. by ester
ester
ester How is it that you have forgotten me?... some days I wish I could forget too because the pain and your silence is so hard to bear...some days I can't help but remember different thoughts all through the day that tear at my heart and make my soul bleed and then there are other days where I Want to remember, remember how I fell in love with you and every thought and word to feel the pain So I Never Allow It To Happen Again...Ever... With Anyone.
Reach the Beach
Food that everyone could make... You just need to try, do some experimentation with food and than U will have a fantastic food for yourself and your friends... :) by guadalupe
guadalupe
guadalupe Food that everyone could make... You just need to try, do some experimentation with food and than U will have a fantastic food for yourself and your friends... :)
Nooks
Would love to do some dancer shots on the beach like this sometime.  My little ballerina will do for now, but I'd love to get some by Selkie~gal
Selkie~gal
Selkie~gal Would love to do some dancer shots on the beach like this sometime. My little ballerina will do for now, but I'd love to get some
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