I wish our playroom did not have white paneling that we can't take down... I would love to have a chalkboard feature - so fun!! From
I just want to stay with my mom. Will you please choose any nut milk, coconut milk, soy milk so that I may continue to drink from my mother, milk that is design for me and not you. I would not take milk from women who have just given birth to a human baby. I wish you a happy life. <3 Justice
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?
So true. After so long of fighting and doing 'what's right', there comes a point when all fight is gone. There's nothing left to fight for. Some days I wish he would have realized sooner than now that he made a mistake, but I also realize he's doing the same stuff he did to me, to her. You can't change unless you want to.
Pumpkin bowling anyone? Wish we would have thought of this for our annual family thanksgiving get togethers we used to have. I think everyone (not just the kids) would have had a blast
i wish every girl would live by this!! We need to be proud of our divinity and not destroy that :)
Instrumental version of "A Thousand Years." Love this song. Wish it had been around when we got married. I would have walked down the aisle to this!
i love that our dogs gets xmas and bday gifts, we have pictures of them all over our home, they get xmas pics with santa every year, we take them on vacations, our jeep is for them, we not only include them in our cards but get cards from our family to them.. our dogs are our lives and deserve nothing less!
I wish everyone would let me be; let me have fun on my own. I'm so sick of people telling me what's fun and what's not. So what if I would rather have a girls night in than go to a frat party? They're not fun unless you're drunk too, which I will NOT do.
When I grow up I want to be Susan Weinroth. I have never seen a page from her that I did not love.
My name is Julie from redheadcandecorate.com. My husband and I made over our very dated home in Michigan using mostly paint, and other affordable DIY ideas. We started in the kitchen and have worked our way through the entire home. I would love for you to stop by and take our tour we are so proud of. I blog about it all and I cook up a storm at redheadcandecorate.com.
Okay, so this one's not Plique. Might have to change it to 'Art Nouveau Jewelry that I love'. Love and love, oh, and did I mention that I
Skull Rose Tattoo that I would love to have as a sleeve. Have 4 or 5 of these going down my arm... YUSSS!!!! I think so.
Rochester: Jane, I want a wife. I want a wife, not a nursemaid to look after me. I want a wife to share my bed every night. All day if we wish. If I can't have that, I'd rather die. We're not the platonic sort, Jane. Jane Eyre: (Take his face in her hands as she faces him] Can you see me? (Rochester nods yes) Jane Eyre: Then hear this Edward. Your life is not yours to give up. It is mine. All mine. And I forbid it. Jane Eyre directed by Susanna White (TV Mini-Series, BBC, 2006) #charlottebronte
cut for ornaments on the Christmas tree. One from each tree we have cut down. Wish I would have thought of that years ago.
Biker Boot Straps Weatherproof Boot Straps- Heart- 4 Inch Long Womens - BBS-BH4The Blinged Heart boot straps will express your love for the sport of riding,our one true love. Our premium weather proof boot straps with surelock technology coupled to a rubber strap will hold your pants down in any situationBiker Boot Straps has just released its second generation boot straps and I have to say that we have outdone ourselves this time. With our commitment to the best quality products we just introduced the first weather proof boot straps ever made.The second generation boot straps are made with nylon clips with surelock technology and durable rubber straps to keep your pants in place like no other product before it. Because of the materials that we are using they perform in the rain as well as a muddy field.Biker Boot Straps went with a self adjusting rubber strap so it did not get in the way of the operation of the motorcycle. Another reason for not having an adjustment is that our straps will not become unadjusted and drag while you walk. Our Straps are available in two sizes to fit both men and women. Our 4 strap is perfect for women where as the 6 strap is made for the average mans shoe sizes. The 4 strap stretches to roughly 7 and the 6 strap stretches to about 11. Our new clip design is made with high quality nylon with a heat treated metal insert for a surelock experience. These clips hold stronger and last longer than the typical suspender clip that has been used as the industry standard. We even double machine pressed the decorative emblems onto the clips for durability which will keep the emblems from spinning on the clip with age. The new clip even has the ability to interchange new emblem designs without having to buy the whole strap which will keep cost down if you break one or just want to have a couple different styles. These are professional grade boot strap straps so dont mess around with cheaper,poorly designed straps that wont stay in place and buy the strap that will stand the test of time Biker Boot Straps has engineered the best boot straps money can buy and we will continue to do so until every biker is strapped up. So get strapped and grab some throttle
all of our Christmas decorations are beach themed from when we lived in fl...we didn't have a house our our belongins last year, so we did not set a tree up...sooo excited to add to our beach themed house here in kc and the boys to have a tree this year
Family Christmas Cards
How to clean a microfiber couch. I will definitely try this! (I didn't try this really, but we have a microfiber couch. We just used a rug doctor and upholdstry cleaner. Took the stains right out. It did nothing to the fabric itself. Now, our couch set is light brown, not white. So, IDK. Maybe use the recipe in this pin?)
Valspar New Penny. I would love this color in our foyer. I did a double take because it looks identical to our house!
home sweet home.
loveee this!!.....we are not wearing camo but i did have to plan oyr wedding around huntung season ...lol this would be a cute pic to have
Our main priority was a fun, festive event where guests could really let their hair down. We always used to laugh at the dress codes for events when we lived in New York, so we thought it would be fun to tell people to dress “fiesta chic,” which we defined as something bright that one could have fun in. Everyone took it seriously and when put together, it was amazing!
Love this~Powder Blue and Blush, so pretty~❥I love that you would not have to iron this
10 Essential Elements for Organizing a Perfect Playroom. I can't wait until we have enough space where we can have a playroom...not a playroom/living room/dining room!
‘I always keep three books going--a stiff book, a moderately easy book, and a novel, and I always take up the one I feel fit for!’ That is the secret; always have something ‘going’ to grow by. If we mothers were all ‘growing’ there would be less going astray among our boys, less separation in mind from our girls.” Charlotte Mason ~<3~
So Fun! We can't wait to surprise our kids with a trip to Disneyland
Here's a little trick using charm squares. Some of you might have seen this before. We all need a refresher now and again...right...LOL. Take 9 charms squares (5") and layout same way you would for a 9-patch. Did you see that designer rotary cutter??? When I saw this on Nicole's blog I was just so taken by what a neat idea Olfa has finally come out with something pretty...I just had to have one.
My best friend and I put a small deposit down for a one bedroom flat rental in Pimlico. We wrote a cheque out to a well dressed young man named Sebastian. Long story short we realized, after recalculating our budget, our year in London would be mainly spent paying for that flat so we forfeited it. Aw yes, so glad not to be young and stupid anymore!!
Chevron Pattern Printables Template!! I SO would have loved to have this for a few projects I did. I will be using this from now on.
“Negro is an interesting word. This country couldn’t call us Africans, because if it had, we would have understood some things about ourselves. We would not have been this “Negro America”, constantly enslaved even after slavery. It would have given us a sense of continuity. So, they had to say 'colored' and 'Negro' and 'nigger' to keep us in our place- to remind us that we were only from this country.” ~Sonia Sanchez