Have you seen this?? We shared why we have switched to doing the Daily 3 instead of the Daily 5 – and how it works in our classrooms!: by darlene
darlene
darlene Have you seen this?? We shared why we have switched to doing the Daily 3 instead of the Daily 5 – and how it works in our classrooms!:
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I have been doing this for years and it works! Click the picture to find out how to do it and why it works by proteamundi
proteamundi
proteamundi I have been doing this for years and it works! Click the picture to find out how to do it and why it works
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Why I Switched to Flash Drives Instead of DVDs and Why You Should Too (via The Modern Tog) by Kharis
Kharis
Kharis Why I Switched to Flash Drives Instead of DVDs and Why You Should Too (via The Modern Tog)
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Feeling alone as a solopreneur? Why You need Business Besties and How to Find Them by Devan Danielle — We all have our moments. Those moments of self doubt and overwhelm. Those moments of "What the heck am I doing?" and "Why in the world did I think I could do this again?" That's where your business besties swoop in and save the day. Read more now on the blog! by beulah
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beulah Feeling alone as a solopreneur? Why You need Business Besties and How to Find Them by Devan Danielle — We all have our moments. Those moments of self doubt and overwhelm. Those moments of "What the heck am I doing?" and "Why in the world did I think I could do this again?" That's where your business besties swoop in and save the day. Read more now on the blog!
fitness
artfido: Instagram's new born logo as seen by @dinotomic Do you feel familiar with the new logo yet? Shared by @marlon_art Want a feature to our millions of followers across our blog and social media accounts? Here's how to do it: 1. List 3 or 4 works of your art for sale on www.artFido.com. 2. Share your artFido listings with your contacts to help you sell your art. 3. Email us at blog@ artFido.com and show us you have done 1 and 2 above. It's that easy! by winnie
winnie
winnie artfido: Instagram's new born logo as seen by @dinotomic Do you feel familiar with the new logo yet? Shared by @marlon_art Want a feature to our millions of followers across our blog and social media accounts? Here's how to do it: 1. List 3 or 4 works of your art for sale on www.artFido.com. 2. Share your artFido listings with your contacts to help you sell your art. 3. Email us at blog@ artFido.com and show us you have done 1 and 2 above. It's that easy!
All Things British
Find out why our members have shared this crock pot cube steak recipe over 49,000 times! Set your slow cooker in the morning and have a great family dinner. The gravy is so good. You and your family will love it. How to Make Crock Pot Cube Steak & Gravy: 1. Place cube steaks in crock pot 2. Stir in other ingredients... by esmeralda
esmeralda
esmeralda Find out why our members have shared this crock pot cube steak recipe over 49,000 times! Set your slow cooker in the morning and have a great family dinner. The gravy is so good. You and your family will love it. How to Make Crock Pot Cube Steak & Gravy: 1. Place cube steaks in crock pot 2. Stir in other ingredients...
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We love this look and have seen it floating around Pinterest for some time leading back to no original owner. We replicated the look and got the same results. Click here for our 'how-to' in 8 easy steps. #loledeux by darlene
darlene
darlene We love this look and have seen it floating around Pinterest for some time leading back to no original owner. We replicated the look and got the same results. Click here for our 'how-to' in 8 easy steps. #loledeux
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This is one of the cutest classrooms I have ever seen. I am defiantly going to have to consider doing this. by louise
louise
louise This is one of the cutest classrooms I have ever seen. I am defiantly going to have to consider doing this.
All Things Fall
I know you think you have seen every list for Outdoor Summer Fun and so did we. Until... we saw this list!  WOW!! Some new and amazing ideas we haven't seen yet to keep kids busy this summer. Worth a look for the links alone! 30 out of the box ideas (and awesome links to support you in doing them.) by annabelle
annabelle
annabelle I know you think you have seen every list for Outdoor Summer Fun and so did we. Until... we saw this list! WOW!! Some new and amazing ideas we haven't seen yet to keep kids busy this summer. Worth a look for the links alone! 30 out of the box ideas (and awesome links to support you in doing them.)
FITSPIRATION
Great chalk drawing by @giorgiopiva_ Shared By Sol Whiteside Want a feature to our millions of followers across our blog and social media accounts? Here's how to do it: 1. List 3 or 4 works of your art for sale on www.artFido.com and include the tag #artFidoNAAS in the artwork description 2. Share your artFido listings with your contacts to help you sell your art. 3. Email us at blog@ artFido.com and show us you have done 1 and 2 above. It's that easy! by artfido by shesawildflower
shesawildflower
shesawildflower Great chalk drawing by @giorgiopiva_ Shared By Sol Whiteside Want a feature to our millions of followers across our blog and social media accounts? Here's how to do it: 1. List 3 or 4 works of your art for sale on www.artFido.com and include the tag #artFidoNAAS in the artwork description 2. Share your artFido listings with your contacts to help you sell your art. 3. Email us at blog@ artFido.com and show us you have done 1 and 2 above. It's that easy! by artfido
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“At its core, pride is a sin of comparison, for though it usually begins with ‘Look how wonderful I am and what great things I have done,’ it always seems to end with ‘Therefore, I am better than you.’ When our hearts are filled with pride we violate the two great commandments. Instead of worshipping God and loving our neighbor, we reveal the real object of our worship and love—the [person] we see in the mirror.” –Dieter F. Uchtdorf by R&M
R&M
R&M “At its core, pride is a sin of comparison, for though it usually begins with ‘Look how wonderful I am and what great things I have done,’ it always seems to end with ‘Therefore, I am better than you.’ When our hearts are filled with pride we violate the two great commandments. Instead of worshipping God and loving our neighbor, we reveal the real object of our worship and love—the [person] we see in the mirror.” –Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Me
Ancient Past, Ancient Future   by Sage MorningSky    We came here long ago,   Remember?  We created this realm,   Remember?  The joy we shared,   The Elements became,   Air, Fire, Water, and Rock  Remember?  How beautiful it was,   How desperately we wanted   To feel the Elements   To be fully a part of   Our Creation,  Remember?  We worked in groups   In the vastness of   Our Creation,   In the Loving Light   Of Creator,  Remember?  And we by jewel
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jewel Ancient Past, Ancient Future by Sage MorningSky We came here long ago, Remember? We created this realm, Remember? The joy we shared, The Elements became, Air, Fire, Water, and Rock Remember? How beautiful it was, How desperately we wanted To feel the Elements To be fully a part of Our Creation, Remember? We worked in groups In the vastness of Our Creation, In the Loving Light Of Creator, Remember? And we
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A pastiche, that keeps pulling the rug out from under you, and sneaks in questions about why we hold the opinions and made the decisions about our lives that we did. I liked it, but I'm going to have to think about this one for awhile to figure out how much. by madge
madge
madge A pastiche, that keeps pulling the rug out from under you, and sneaks in questions about why we hold the opinions and made the decisions about our lives that we did. I liked it, but I'm going to have to think about this one for awhile to figure out how much.
the library
“And that's why books are never going to die. It's impossible. It's the only time we really go into the mind of a stranger, and we find our common humanity doing this. So the book doesn't only belong to the writer, it belongs to the reader as well, and then together you make it what it is.” ― Paul Auster, photo uncredited by kaylabryant5444
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kaylabryant5444 “And that's why books are never going to die. It's impossible. It's the only time we really go into the mind of a stranger, and we find our common humanity doing this. So the book doesn't only belong to the writer, it belongs to the reader as well, and then together you make it what it is.” ― Paul Auster, photo uncredited
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Beauty Tips: Facial Oil - Why facial oil is one of our favorite forever young beauty products! We can leave the house with very little makeup after applying it. We shared out to apply facial oil and more in our latest beauty video! They're a powerhouse product that can save you so much time in the morning! by concepcion
concepcion
concepcion Beauty Tips: Facial Oil - Why facial oil is one of our favorite forever young beauty products! We can leave the house with very little makeup after applying it. We shared out to apply facial oil and more in our latest beauty video! They're a powerhouse product that can save you so much time in the morning!
He said She said
So have to start doing this. Date, occasion, and who you shared it with. @Bailey Coe this made me think of you! by leann
leann
leann So have to start doing this. Date, occasion, and who you shared it with. @Bailey Coe this made me think of you!
To make
Our students are saturated in a world of technology. As educators there is immediate buy-in when we connections between our students’ real worlds and our classrooms. One of my favorite (free) resources to do this is called ifaketext. It allows users to create faux iPhone text conversations. The website lets you fit between 35 and... by graciela
graciela
graciela Our students are saturated in a world of technology. As educators there is immediate buy-in when we connections between our students’ real worlds and our classrooms. One of my favorite (free) resources to do this is called ifaketext. It allows users to create faux iPhone text conversations. The website lets you fit between 35 and...
Spend
Those Darker Areas in your Life is what brought you here to this Divine Moment. To feel it, Heal it and let it go to blow away in the winds of Change. Us First Wavers have had the most difficult journey on this Timeline and we have all risen above our Pains to become the Strongest Souls on this Path of Ascension. <3 Where Love is all that we Breathe in and out, and in Unity we are Basking in the Love. <3 by kathy
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kathy Those Darker Areas in your Life is what brought you here to this Divine Moment. To feel it, Heal it and let it go to blow away in the winds of Change. Us First Wavers have had the most difficult journey on this Timeline and we have all risen above our Pains to become the Strongest Souls on this Path of Ascension. <3 Where Love is all that we Breathe in and out, and in Unity we are Basking in the Love. <3
Words to remember
Many women – mothers – have very low self esteem. We can understand why. With all of the media out there promoting an unattainable body image and all of the products marketed to create a “better” you, how could we not feel as though we were missing something? How do we protect our own daughters from the same issues we deal with daily? Protecting Our Girls From Vanity: Guarding Against Worldly Self Esteem PART 1 - The Road To 31 by Ashley Necole Kiser
Ashley Necole Kiser
Ashley Necole Kiser Many women – mothers – have very low self esteem. We can understand why. With all of the media out there promoting an unattainable body image and all of the products marketed to create a “better” you, how could we not feel as though we were missing something? How do we protect our own daughters from the same issues we deal with daily? Protecting Our Girls From Vanity: Guarding Against Worldly Self Esteem PART 1 - The Road To 31
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If you are one of those who has seen the positive shining in your life this past week, I’d love it if you shared your victories with us. I find them so encouraging, and it reminds me that EVERYTHING is possible when we let God have the reigns. And if you are still struggling with those negative thoughts, share them with us, and we will join with you in prayer. Together we can do this! by monimarin
monimarin
monimarin If you are one of those who has seen the positive shining in your life this past week, I’d love it if you shared your victories with us. I find them so encouraging, and it reminds me that EVERYTHING is possible when we let God have the reigns. And if you are still struggling with those negative thoughts, share them with us, and we will join with you in prayer. Together we can do 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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I just joined this awesome company called It Works! Global- we have a great product line and our signature product the It Works! Wrap will help you tighten, tone, and firm in as little as 45 minutes! Trust me, THIS is as close to magic as it gets. Try It for $35 or have a few of your friends over (Wrap party) and I will wrap you for free! www.skinnywrapswithsha.myitworks.com or call me at 832-892-4326. by malinda
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malinda I just joined this awesome company called It Works! Global- we have a great product line and our signature product the It Works! Wrap will help you tighten, tone, and firm in as little as 45 minutes! Trust me, THIS is as close to magic as it gets. Try It for $35 or have a few of your friends over (Wrap party) and I will wrap you for free! www.skinnywrapswithsha.myitworks.com or call me at 832-892-4326.
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There is só much Love & só much Passion hidden inside of you: why hide it..? I have seen it in your eyes....and, that is the reason why God brought us together again....and I know, we will be reunited sooner then you think <3 Miracles can happen just in 1 second... Just, keep listening to your heart, follow your intuition and do not hide & run from Yourself nor from Love nor from God <3 by LADY ARCHAEIA HOPE444
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LADY ARCHAEIA HOPE444 There is só much Love & só much Passion hidden inside of you: why hide it..? I have seen it in your eyes....and, that is the reason why God brought us together again....and I know, we will be reunited sooner then you think <3 Miracles can happen just in 1 second... Just, keep listening to your heart, follow your intuition and do not hide & run from Yourself nor from Love nor from God <3
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This is how it should be. And not doing this is why marriages fall apart. We are not capable of fully and unconditionally loving on our own. by dawn
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dawn This is how it should be. And not doing this is why marriages fall apart. We are not capable of fully and unconditionally loving on our own.
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How to fix doll hair. I just did this and it actually works. Avery loved doing it too. Now we have a bottle if "doll shampoo"! by proteamundi
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proteamundi How to fix doll hair. I just did this and it actually works. Avery loved doing it too. Now we have a bottle if "doll shampoo"!
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This is how we Mexicans from California make our rice. We call it Spanish rice, not mexican rice! I didn't hear the term "mexican rice" until I moved to the midwest. This is how all of my family make the rice, aunts and grandmother alike. We don't put in peas or carrots like I have seen from other recipes. I was told by my sons girlfriend that I make it just like the restaurants. I hope that was a compliment!! by MommaJones
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MommaJones This is how we Mexicans from California make our rice. We call it Spanish rice, not mexican rice! I didn't hear the term "mexican rice" until I moved to the midwest. This is how all of my family make the rice, aunts and grandmother alike. We don't put in peas or carrots like I have seen from other recipes. I was told by my sons girlfriend that I make it just like the restaurants. I hope that was a compliment!!
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This is how we Mexicans from California make our rice. We call it Spanish rice, not mexican rice! I didn't hear the term "mexican rice" until I moved to the midwest. This is how all of my family make the rice, aunts and grandmother alike. We don't put in peas or carrots like I have seen from other recipes. I was told by my sons girlfriend that I make it just like the restaurants. I hope that was a compliment!! by lillie
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lillie This is how we Mexicans from California make our rice. We call it Spanish rice, not mexican rice! I didn't hear the term "mexican rice" until I moved to the midwest. This is how all of my family make the rice, aunts and grandmother alike. We don't put in peas or carrots like I have seen from other recipes. I was told by my sons girlfriend that I make it just like the restaurants. I hope that was a compliment!!
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Why We Crave Crunch The theory why crunchy foods are innately pleasing to our pallet is captivating. Crunchy foods add a level of our senses to eating. You also get texture in your hands and mouth when eating. One thing you may have not thought about is sensual part of the eating experience of sound. The crunchy sensation we experience is more significant for the sounds it makes inside our heads. The internal noises of chewing always happen as we eat, by shauna
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shauna Why We Crave Crunch The theory why crunchy foods are innately pleasing to our pallet is captivating. Crunchy foods add a level of our senses to eating. You also get texture in your hands and mouth when eating. One thing you may have not thought about is sensual part of the eating experience of sound. The crunchy sensation we experience is more significant for the sounds it makes inside our heads. The internal noises of chewing always happen as we eat,
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Adotrip Adotrip commenced with the ideation to help everyone who seeks for travel guide for India Tourism. It was launched in October 2018 by our CEO, Mr. Vikas Katoch. The travel venture consists several features to aid its visitors such as current Events & Festivals, trendiest Destinations, Travel News, Community Forum and adding more. Our special effort is Events & Festivals that will keep you engaged with latest happenings across the India. We thrive to provide you information about the places in India that you have hardly heard of. Also, we want your travel experience to be utmost convenient and memorable. That’s why we provide you an exclusive service known as “Circuit Planner”, just add your trip duration and we will guide you how to manage that. This new service will help you to make the best out of your trip. Whether you are a professional traveler, a travel writer or even planning a family trip, putting Adotrip on your top feed is must.
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How you 'self-talk' it matters. The Best Pronoun To Use: “He” Or “She,” Not “Me” or “I” | When we use our names or a third-person pronoun instead of the more intimate “I” or “me,” we engage in “self-distancing”: putting a little space between our observing, reflecting self and our anxiety-ridden performing self. We get more perspective on the situation. Importantly, this approach seems to work for everyone—not just people who are habitually anxious. by marissa
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marissa How you 'self-talk' it matters. The Best Pronoun To Use: “He” Or “She,” Not “Me” or “I” | When we use our names or a third-person pronoun instead of the more intimate “I” or “me,” we engage in “self-distancing”: putting a little space between our observing, reflecting self and our anxiety-ridden performing self. We get more perspective on the situation. Importantly, this approach seems to work for everyone—not just people who are habitually anxious.
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