A friend of mine did this and it was super fun to read. I could do the layout for printing if you let me know what you want it to say. by barbm
barbm
barbm A friend of mine did this and it was super fun to read. I could do the layout for printing if you let me know what you want it to say.
everything wedding
I Know a couple people who want to be me & copy things I do, at first its flattering but then it becomes annoying. If i could say something to these people it would be, "I know what you are doing, but your so much more interesting when you are yourself. Let me spread my wings so we can fly beside each other rather than fill each others shadow." by herland
herland
herland I Know a couple people who want to be me & copy things I do, at first its flattering but then it becomes annoying. If i could say something to these people it would be, "I know what you are doing, but your so much more interesting when you are yourself. Let me spread my wings so we can fly beside each other rather than fill each others shadow."
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Wish I could find a credit for this - if you know it, please let me know by said.samatar.7
said.samatar.7
said.samatar.7 Wish I could find a credit for this - if you know it, please let me know
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"Do you love me?" You can only say it when were together. Does that mean something? Does it mean that you don't and you can't ignore me when we are together? Do you say it to anyone else? Am I really different? Was there ever anything special about me. If we were both single could we be together? I just don't know what to do without you. I just don't know. I want you to work hard and heal your heart and soul. And then I want us to be together. Sigh. by bleu.
bleu.
bleu. "Do you love me?" You can only say it when were together. Does that mean something? Does it mean that you don't and you can't ignore me when we are together? Do you say it to anyone else? Am I really different? Was there ever anything special about me. If we were both single could we be together? I just don't know what to do without you. I just don't know. I want you to work hard and heal your heart and soul. And then I want us to be together. Sigh.
Love and the Like
Hey WONDERFUL PARENTS AND TEACHERS!   Thanks for visiting my store and downloading this product. I hope this product will be as helpful to your students as it was for mine.     Hey, don’t forget to leave a comment to let me know what you think about this product.     You could laminate and hang up as a point of reference. Actually, I would post them near a writing center.  All of this for FREE! by graciela
graciela
graciela Hey WONDERFUL PARENTS AND TEACHERS! Thanks for visiting my store and downloading this product. I hope this product will be as helpful to your students as it was for mine. Hey, don’t forget to leave a comment to let me know what you think about this product. You could laminate and hang up as a point of reference. Actually, I would post them near a writing center. All of this for FREE!
Spend
Why did you take a photo?  What do you want people to get about it? Want more "wow"s on your images?  IF so read this! by lauren
lauren
lauren Why did you take a photo? What do you want people to get about it? Want more "wow"s on your images? IF so read this!
Amazing photography
If you don't like me and you aren't a friend of mine why do u make it a point to watch what I pin?? Back off and get a life of your own lazy ass by Ana1983
Ana1983
Ana1983 If you don't like me and you aren't a friend of mine why do u make it a point to watch what I pin?? Back off and get a life of your own lazy ass
Quotes
This one seems like a fun game and it includes everyone. Let me know if you decide to do it, I can let you borrow baby clothes and etc. Baby Shower Game~ Multi-tasking Mama by judith
judith
judith This one seems like a fun game and it includes everyone. Let me know if you decide to do it, I can let you borrow baby clothes and etc. Baby Shower Game~ Multi-tasking Mama
Words to love by
“That was a really romantic thing to say. I like that about you. And, you know, if it helps with your image of me, you could always picture my butt-attacks as romantic slaps on the ass.” by angelique
angelique
angelique “That was a really romantic thing to say. I like that about you. And, you know, if it helps with your image of me, you could always picture my butt-attacks as romantic slaps on the ass.”
Products I Adore
I haven't read this yet - I'm adding it so I will be able to later. If you've read it ~ what do you think??? Let me know! If you are sick of the revolving debt, and don't have enough cash flow each month, then read this book!!! You will be shocked at how little you can live on. Find out how to get in the green zone. by lana
lana
lana I haven't read this yet - I'm adding it so I will be able to later. If you've read it ~ what do you think??? Let me know! If you are sick of the revolving debt, and don't have enough cash flow each month, then read this book!!! You will be shocked at how little you can live on. Find out how to get in the green zone.
Favorite Books
Did you know that there are plans to adapt the TV show "Good Times" into a movie? What do you think of the idea? Why does Hollywood want to remake so many movies and TV shows of the past? I really wish they would let us remember them as they were and leave them alone. Repin this if you agree! 2TD! by catalina
catalina
catalina Did you know that there are plans to adapt the TV show "Good Times" into a movie? What do you think of the idea? Why does Hollywood want to remake so many movies and TV shows of the past? I really wish they would let us remember them as they were and leave them alone. Repin this if you agree! 2TD!
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Amy: Hey, hon. So... how was the reserve? Ty: It was all right. Amy: What did Bob say about the Gobi bears? Yeah, I bet that really got under his skin. Ty: Oh, you read the story too? Amy: Well, yeah. It's all over the internet. It's pretty horrifying. Ty: Yeah, and it's gonna keep happening if someone doesn't do something to stop it. Amy: Let me guess, Bob thinks he's that someone? He's probably on a flight to Mongolia right now. Ty: Yeah. Sounds like Bob. (10x03) by maryann
maryann
maryann Amy: Hey, hon. So... how was the reserve? Ty: It was all right. Amy: What did Bob say about the Gobi bears? Yeah, I bet that really got under his skin. Ty: Oh, you read the story too? Amy: Well, yeah. It's all over the internet. It's pretty horrifying. Ty: Yeah, and it's gonna keep happening if someone doesn't do something to stop it. Amy: Let me guess, Bob thinks he's that someone? He's probably on a flight to Mongolia right now. Ty: Yeah. Sounds like Bob. (10x03)
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What does it mean? I don't understand. This could mean a lot of things. Do you still want to do all this with me? Whatever I say, I mean it.. just believe we can do this. Otherwise we don't have a chance. by dorothea
dorothea
dorothea What does it mean? I don't understand. This could mean a lot of things. Do you still want to do all this with me? Whatever I say, I mean it.. just believe we can do this. Otherwise we don't have a chance.
fashion photography
Tell me about your passions. Tell me what makes you tick. Tell me all the things you've discovered about yourself after all these years of searching. Why do you do the things you do, & how did you get to be such a beautiful creature? I want to get to know you so I can justify this love I already feel for you. by Raelynn8
Raelynn8
Raelynn8 Tell me about your passions. Tell me what makes you tick. Tell me all the things you've discovered about yourself after all these years of searching. Why do you do the things you do, & how did you get to be such a beautiful creature? I want to get to know you so I can justify this love I already feel for you.
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If any of you know a local to Sartell Stamping up seller let me know.  I want to buy this owl punch by ivy
ivy
ivy If any of you know a local to Sartell Stamping up seller let me know. I want to buy this owl punch
Stampiness
Rose and Cardamon Nankhatai | Eggless Indian Shortbread cookies These eggless buttery cookies are easy to put together and bake. The exotic flavors Rose and Cardamon blends together to create a magic in your mouth. This version of mine tastes very close to the bakery butter biscuits we get in India I think it is mainly because of the cardamon and rose.  Do give it a shot and let me know if it helped you to recreate child memories just like it did to me. #comfortfoodfeast #recipe by evelyn
evelyn
evelyn Rose and Cardamon Nankhatai | Eggless Indian Shortbread cookies These eggless buttery cookies are easy to put together and bake. The exotic flavors Rose and Cardamon blends together to create a magic in your mouth. This version of mine tastes very close to the bakery butter biscuits we get in India I think it is mainly because of the cardamon and rose. Do give it a shot and let me know if it helped you to recreate child memories just like it did to me. #comfortfoodfeast #recipe
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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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not me but didnt want to delete...A friend of mine needed skin to practice on for her internship at a tattoo shop in the city, she did an amazing job. This was her 6th tattoo and it is incredibly detailed and clean. I could not be happier. Quote is from The Lord of the Rings written by JRR Tolkien. Done at Doc Yager Tattoo Co by Colleen Kaster in Rochester, ny. by lacy
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lacy not me but didnt want to delete...A friend of mine needed skin to practice on for her internship at a tattoo shop in the city, she did an amazing job. This was her 6th tattoo and it is incredibly detailed and clean. I could not be happier. Quote is from The Lord of the Rings written by JRR Tolkien. Done at Doc Yager Tattoo Co by Colleen Kaster in Rochester, ny.
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Funeral Potatoes Recipe I know what you are thinking, this is a crude way to say these potatoes are super comfort food. Trust me on this, if you just lost someone and a friend or family brings over a casserole for you to eat the next few days then you don’t mind. Now if you … Continue reading » by elvia
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elvia Funeral Potatoes Recipe I know what you are thinking, this is a crude way to say these potatoes are super comfort food. Trust me on this, if you just lost someone and a friend or family brings over a casserole for you to eat the next few days then you don’t mind. Now if you … Continue reading »
My Favorite Things
I love Nathan Fillion. "Firefly fans will see me, do a double take, stop, nod, and say, 'Captain' with an air of 'I know what you've been through. I've been there too.' A guy did it to me in a furniture store the other day. I was walking by, and he saw me, stopped, stood up straight, and said, 'Captain,' and I nodded and said, 'As you were.' '' by sadie
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sadie I love Nathan Fillion. "Firefly fans will see me, do a double take, stop, nod, and say, 'Captain' with an air of 'I know what you've been through. I've been there too.' A guy did it to me in a furniture store the other day. I was walking by, and he saw me, stopped, stood up straight, and said, 'Captain,' and I nodded and said, 'As you were.' ''
Food worth seeing
If you live there= you can do whatever pleases your spirit= i still say ypu are quite a beauriful soul= even if ypu believe that i project what i know deep within my own soul= you made a sincere tender impression- despite making fun of me?? Ur losses- & you know this today! by dorothea
dorothea
dorothea If you live there= you can do whatever pleases your spirit= i still say ypu are quite a beauriful soul= even if ypu believe that i project what i know deep within my own soul= you made a sincere tender impression- despite making fun of me?? Ur losses- & you know this today!
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SMASH Book journaling layout. A co worker was telling me about this. I want to do it! So fascinating! by Pato Garabato
Pato Garabato
Pato Garabato SMASH Book journaling layout. A co worker was telling me about this. I want to do it! So fascinating!
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A prayer for when you are feeling overwhelmed. Lord please let me find rest in You alone. Lord I know you want me to live in devotion to you. To walk in your will, not the crazy demands of this world. Help me to slow down, to say "no", to set boundaries. You ask us to honor the Sabbath and keep it holy. What a beautiful example of setting a boundary. Lord let me follow your will so that I find the balance, the peace you want for me. In Your Holy Name! Amen (so be it!) by Linda Anderson JOhHe
Linda Anderson JOhHe
Linda Anderson JOhHe A prayer for when you are feeling overwhelmed. Lord please let me find rest in You alone. Lord I know you want me to live in devotion to you. To walk in your will, not the crazy demands of this world. Help me to slow down, to say "no", to set boundaries. You ask us to honor the Sabbath and keep it holy. What a beautiful example of setting a boundary. Lord let me follow your will so that I find the balance, the peace you want for me. In Your Holy Name! Amen (so be it!)
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I love Animal Crossing - I have it for GC and City Folk for Wii. If you want to trade friend codes, let me know! by lesley
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lesley I love Animal Crossing - I have it for GC and City Folk for Wii. If you want to trade friend codes, let me know!
Things I LOVE
Ok Is this gross? I like it. It is like he is saying do you really want to take a picture of me? Did you not see what happened to last guy? by Ayana_Anna
Ayana_Anna
Ayana_Anna Ok Is this gross? I like it. It is like he is saying do you really want to take a picture of me? Did you not see what happened to last guy?
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"It well may be,  That we will never meet again,  In this lifetime.  So let me say before we part,  So much of me,  Is made of what I learned from you.  You'll be with me,  Like a handprint on my heart.  And now whatever way our stories end,  I know you have re-written mine,  By being my friend...   Like a ship blown from its mooring,  By a wind off the sea.  Like a seed dropped by a skybird,  In a distant wood.  But because I knew you,  I have by chasity
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chasity "It well may be, That we will never meet again, In this lifetime. So let me say before we part, So much of me, Is made of what I learned from you. You'll be with me, Like a handprint on my heart. And now whatever way our stories end, I know you have re-written mine, By being my friend... Like a ship blown from its mooring, By a wind off the sea. Like a seed dropped by a skybird, In a distant wood. But because I knew you, I have
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I could not agree more. I had one person point out everything I did wrong. and it turns out there was a lot of misunderstandings, one that stands out was what I said about the husband, I NEVER said anything bad that he was not aware of. we make fun of each other, but NEVER disrespectful. It was a HUGE misunderstanding, to say the least, that ended the friendship. I have girlfriends who do the same. -l.s. by amelia
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amelia I could not agree more. I had one person point out everything I did wrong. and it turns out there was a lot of misunderstandings, one that stands out was what I said about the husband, I NEVER said anything bad that he was not aware of. we make fun of each other, but NEVER disrespectful. It was a HUGE misunderstanding, to say the least, that ended the friendship. I have girlfriends who do the same. -l.s.
Things that make me laugh
Ok guys! This is my second tutorial What do you think? I really hope that it will be help for you Let me know if you like it by lucia
lucia
lucia Ok guys! This is my second tutorial What do you think? I really hope that it will be help for you Let me know if you like it
Beautiful People
I sure hope I got this right I was very intrigued by how the one tree was wrapping itself around the other at first it seemed to look like a snake as it was high up and I wasnt paying much attention to it, but looking up what I saw was so fascinating to me I had to get a photo of it, now I do not know if you can see it but look at the very top of the wrapped tree it looks as if a man is holding on and there seems to be arms wrapped around him also, ok maybe it just my imagination but natures ... by estelle
estelle
estelle I sure hope I got this right I was very intrigued by how the one tree was wrapping itself around the other at first it seemed to look like a snake as it was high up and I wasnt paying much attention to it, but looking up what I saw was so fascinating to me I had to get a photo of it, now I do not know if you can see it but look at the very top of the wrapped tree it looks as if a man is holding on and there seems to be arms wrapped around him also, ok maybe it just my imagination but natures ...
DIY - Alternatives to the Infinite Marketplace
I cannot apologies. I want to. But i know that if i hadnt done what ive done. I wouldnt be here next to you. I wouldnt realize that all i want is you. There wouldnt be us. .. and i love us. I sacraficed my insanity way to much for us. It was hard and it broke me on so many levels. And i did that for us. So please dont think i never thought of you. by esther
esther
esther I cannot apologies. I want to. But i know that if i hadnt done what ive done. I wouldnt be here next to you. I wouldnt realize that all i want is you. There wouldnt be us. .. and i love us. I sacraficed my insanity way to much for us. It was hard and it broke me on so many levels. And i did that for us. So please dont think i never thought of you.
fall wedding inspiration.
One of my favorite uses for lavender oil is to help sleep aid -- let me say this, it works for me and I am not a doctor or here to tell you what to do, I must like sharing what works for me in hopes that it works for you!   So let’s talk sleep and let’s talk about the essential oil - LAVENDER! … by Shanie wease
Shanie wease
Shanie wease One of my favorite uses for lavender oil is to help sleep aid -- let me say this, it works for me and I am not a doctor or here to tell you what to do, I must like sharing what works for me in hopes that it works for you!   So let’s talk sleep and let’s talk about the essential oil - LAVENDER! …
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