It is wedding season and we know what that means – weddings galore! There are so many things that the bride must arrange and organised for her special day. One of those things will be the bridesmaids’…More #WeddingHairs by T Ann Rogers
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T Ann Rogers It is wedding season and we know what that means – weddings galore! There are so many things that the bride must arrange and organised for her special day. One of those things will be the bridesmaids’…More #WeddingHairs
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So much I want to share with her. So many things I want her to know. But what to say? How do I tell her everything she should know before that special day? One Hundred Things I Want to Share Before She's a Bride ~ Club31Women by dorthy
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dorthy So much I want to share with her. So many things I want her to know. But what to say? How do I tell her everything she should know before that special day? One Hundred Things I Want to Share Before She's a Bride ~ Club31Women
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Gorgeous, Fun Bachelorette/Bridal Shower Veils  A must have for any bachelorette or bridal party. She will let everyone know that she is the special Bride-To-Be by donning this fun, whimsical veil with ribbons and bows!  What a great gift from the bridesmaids!!! by luella
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luella Gorgeous, Fun Bachelorette/Bridal Shower Veils A must have for any bachelorette or bridal party. She will let everyone know that she is the special Bride-To-Be by donning this fun, whimsical veil with ribbons and bows! What a great gift from the bridesmaids!!!
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When it comes to organizing and planning a classroom, every teacher has a few items they couldn’t possibly ever go without! It might be that favorite stapler, the perfect book, or an amazing resource! I know, I know. I just posted about Supplies I Can’t Live Without but I wanted to join my peeps from Upper Elementary Snapshots where we will all share our classroom Must Haves supply, book, and resource. There are so many things I can’t “Picture” myself teaching without so it was a no brainer for by kerry
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kerry When it comes to organizing and planning a classroom, every teacher has a few items they couldn’t possibly ever go without! It might be that favorite stapler, the perfect book, or an amazing resource! I know, I know. I just posted about Supplies I Can’t Live Without but I wanted to join my peeps from Upper Elementary Snapshots where we will all share our classroom Must Haves supply, book, and resource. There are so many things I can’t “Picture” myself teaching without so it was a no brainer for
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God has placed you in this moment for a reason. Trust Him and everything will always work out. ~Me Romans 8:28-29 "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;…" #God #Faith #Bible by sffej
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sffej God has placed you in this moment for a reason. Trust Him and everything will always work out. ~Me Romans 8:28-29 "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 29 For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;…" #God #Faith #Bible
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Before we know it summer is going to be here. The sun will be shinning, the weather hot, and we’ll all be wearing our sandals day in and day out. That means our toes are going to be exposed for … by marjorie
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marjorie Before we know it summer is going to be here. The sun will be shinning, the weather hot, and we’ll all be wearing our sandals day in and day out. That means our toes are going to be exposed for …
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For any Bride-to-be that wants glowing skin and to look perfect on her Wedding Day then these top 10 glowing skin foods will give you that glowing complexion. What you eat will have greater impact that what yo put on your face, so to get gorgeous skin you need to be focusing on have a well balanced diet that have plenty of vitamins and minerals so you can keep the skim plumped up, blemish free and stimulate your collagen. So it is true when they say we are what eat, so focus on eating clean. by carey
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carey For any Bride-to-be that wants glowing skin and to look perfect on her Wedding Day then these top 10 glowing skin foods will give you that glowing complexion. What you eat will have greater impact that what yo put on your face, so to get gorgeous skin you need to be focusing on have a well balanced diet that have plenty of vitamins and minerals so you can keep the skim plumped up, blemish free and stimulate your collagen. So it is true when they say we are what eat, so focus on eating clean.
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WHAT'S GOING ON?  There is so much going on in the world today! Some things are so BIG and out of our control that we feel there is nothing we can do. Many who don't know Jesus Christ feel that He has deserted us.  That He doesn't exist because what kind of "god" would allow such chaos and confusion. BUT we know that Jesus Christ does exist and there is power in His name!  There IS something that we can do...PRAY! PRAYER is a powerful weapon! by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 WHAT'S GOING ON? There is so much going on in the world today! Some things are so BIG and out of our control that we feel there is nothing we can do. Many who don't know Jesus Christ feel that He has deserted us. That He doesn't exist because what kind of "god" would allow such chaos and confusion. BUT we know that Jesus Christ does exist and there is power in His name! There IS something that we can do...PRAY! PRAYER is a powerful weapon!
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Spoon Party reminder / invite! The reference is that we will be spiritually fed. We read a conference talk 2006 by Elaine S. Dalton and filled out a handout called "I can do hard things". Then we played spoons and ate ice cream and brownies! Also each was told to bring a spoon. I've never had so many texts/ calls wanting to know what we were doing! by marilyn
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marilyn Spoon Party reminder / invite! The reference is that we will be spiritually fed. We read a conference talk 2006 by Elaine S. Dalton and filled out a handout called "I can do hard things". Then we played spoons and ate ice cream and brownies! Also each was told to bring a spoon. I've never had so many texts/ calls wanting to know what we were doing!
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Daddy, This will be the first Father's Day without you, and what I wouldn't give to spend one more day with you... If only I had known the last time we talked on the phone that it would be the last.. I would have talked till you couldn't stand to talk anymore ... (I have your voicemail that you left me 4 days before you passed away & it means so much to be able to listen to it on those days when I need to hear your voice). Happy Father's Day in Heaven Daddy .. I will love & miss you forever! by eddie
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eddie Daddy, This will be the first Father's Day without you, and what I wouldn't give to spend one more day with you... If only I had known the last time we talked on the phone that it would be the last.. I would have talked till you couldn't stand to talk anymore ... (I have your voicemail that you left me 4 days before you passed away & it means so much to be able to listen to it on those days when I need to hear your voice). Happy Father's Day in Heaven Daddy .. I will love & miss you forever!
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The bride will always be daddy's little girl. Her wedding day is a milestone in both lives. Here is a wedding pose that you will want to be sure your photographer captures in your wedding pictures. Thanks for repining and following our boards. We have many more ideas and lots of advice and for you. Hugs. #weddingplanninghacks by jeri
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jeri The bride will always be daddy's little girl. Her wedding day is a milestone in both lives. Here is a wedding pose that you will want to be sure your photographer captures in your wedding pictures. Thanks for repining and following our boards. We have many more ideas and lots of advice and for you. Hugs. #weddingplanninghacks
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As we know that there are many types of features in mobile phones so in the same way there are varieties of faults that can be removed only by HiTechLaxmiNagar
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HiTechLaxmiNagar As we know that there are many types of features in mobile phones so in the same way there are varieties of faults that can be removed only
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Teaching kids can be challenging. There are only so many hours in the day and the list of things that need to get taught and completed each day can be daunting. As directors of chaos (aka: classroom t by kristie
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kristie Teaching kids can be challenging. There are only so many hours in the day and the list of things that need to get taught and completed each day can be daunting. As directors of chaos (aka: classroom t
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You may be getting excited about the birth of your baby but have stopped to think about what it's going to be like AFTER the baby is born? Your body goes through so many changes and there are things about those two weeks after giving birth that no one tells you! #postpartum #baby #parenting #parentingtips #postbabybody #weeksafterbaby #babytips #postbirthtips by graciela
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graciela You may be getting excited about the birth of your baby but have stopped to think about what it's going to be like AFTER the baby is born? Your body goes through so many changes and there are things about those two weeks after giving birth that no one tells you! #postpartum #baby #parenting #parentingtips #postbabybody #weeksafterbaby #babytips #postbirthtips
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Creamy Chicken and Rice ~ So satisfying – a must try.... The chicken turns out tender and so flavorful. It’s one of those meals that you’ll make and your family members will be convinced you’re the best cook there is. by AislingH
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AislingH Creamy Chicken and Rice ~ So satisfying – a must try.... The chicken turns out tender and so flavorful. It’s one of those meals that you’ll make and your family members will be convinced you’re the best cook there is.
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This is kind of cute...if games must be played at a shower....Can you guess what the Bride will say when she's given a phrase such as "White _______"? Was it White Wedding, White Dress, White Doves? We all know a Bride has a lot on her mind before her wedding - see if you can come close to finishing her phrase! Answer key and suggested answers included. by lessie
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lessie This is kind of cute...if games must be played at a shower....Can you guess what the Bride will say when she's given a phrase such as "White _______"? Was it White Wedding, White Dress, White Doves? We all know a Bride has a lot on her mind before her wedding - see if you can come close to finishing her phrase! Answer key and suggested answers included.
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Tvd - “This is a girl who walks in the door and she’s ready. She’s a natural. She knows what she’s doing. We haven’t even begun to tap into what’s in there. I don’t know that we ever will on this show. It might be a movie in 10 years from now that taps her true ability,” Kevin Williamson,about Nina Dobrev acting skills. by annmarie
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annmarie Tvd - “This is a girl who walks in the door and she’s ready. She’s a natural. She knows what she’s doing. We haven’t even begun to tap into what’s in there. I don’t know that we ever will on this show. It might be a movie in 10 years from now that taps her true ability,” Kevin Williamson,about Nina Dobrev acting skills.
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We Will Rock You (Supernatural) | Season 8 baby! So many great moments! Whoever put this together timed everything so well with the song too...and happy to see Felicia Day made it in there!!! by rae
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rae We Will Rock You (Supernatural) | Season 8 baby! So many great moments! Whoever put this together timed everything so well with the song too...and happy to see Felicia Day made it in there!!!
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I Used to think I was the strangest person in the world, but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you. #Frida Kahlo by Mrs.What
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Mrs.What I Used to think I was the strangest person in the world, but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me, too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you. #Frida Kahlo
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She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she know you can break - her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze, and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there. by Ellaeina
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Ellaeina She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she know you can break - her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze, and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.
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We all know what that means. by lilian
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lilian We all know what that means.
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As Richard G. Scott has suggested, “each of us needs to periodically check our bearings and confirm that we are on course.” We all could benefit from asking questions like: •Is there anything I know I should not be doing? If so, I will repent and stop it now. •Is there anything I know I should be doing, but am not? If so, I will start on it today. •What am I currently doing in life that I know is right and good? These are the practices and habits I will continue to develop. by AislingH
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AislingH As Richard G. Scott has suggested, “each of us needs to periodically check our bearings and confirm that we are on course.” We all could benefit from asking questions like: •Is there anything I know I should not be doing? If so, I will repent and stop it now. •Is there anything I know I should be doing, but am not? If so, I will start on it today. •What am I currently doing in life that I know is right and good? These are the practices and habits I will continue to develop.
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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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AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME Can I not do miracles? What you are going through is nothing for Me to handle. Can I not heal you of that ailment? Can I not make a way when there seems to be no way? You know that I can. Never doubt My ability to do what must be done in your life, at just the right time. You must learn to have faith in Me and give thanks in all things, even when you can’t see how I am going to do it. Have faith and know that it will be done at the right time. by Janet Doty
Janet Doty
Janet Doty AT JUST THE RIGHT TIME Can I not do miracles? What you are going through is nothing for Me to handle. Can I not heal you of that ailment? Can I not make a way when there seems to be no way? You know that I can. Never doubt My ability to do what must be done in your life, at just the right time. You must learn to have faith in Me and give thanks in all things, even when you can’t see how I am going to do it. Have faith and know that it will be done at the right time.
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The wedding day is the big day for all brides. I know that you don’t want to be imperfect on that day, so I make this post especially for those brides-to-be. Here, I have made a collection of 20 gorgeous bridal hairstyle and makeup looks. They are so fascinating that you must find some of … by ophelia
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ophelia The wedding day is the big day for all brides. I know that you don’t want to be imperfect on that day, so I make this post especially for those brides-to-be. Here, I have made a collection of 20 gorgeous bridal hairstyle and makeup looks. They are so fascinating that you must find some of …
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In short, I just want you. Nobody else will do. You are all of these things and more. I've never been so happy to know someone in my entire life. It's been almost 2 years since the first time we said hello and since then we have both been through our ups and downs in our personal lives, however we have been there for one another even though the distance doesn't allow us to be physically there. I will always be there for you, no matter what. My love for you is true. ❤️xoxo by kathy
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kathy In short, I just want you. Nobody else will do. You are all of these things and more. I've never been so happy to know someone in my entire life. It's been almost 2 years since the first time we said hello and since then we have both been through our ups and downs in our personal lives, however we have been there for one another even though the distance doesn't allow us to be physically there. I will always be there for you, no matter what. My love for you is true. ❤️xoxo
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So yeah. I watched the first few episodes of Merlin. I'm kinda scared as to what I'm getting myself into. Plus this is one of those moments where I realize that there has probably been a lot of Merlin-y things on this board already and this will actually be the last Merlin thing you guys see from me. Ah, well. by cathryn
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cathryn So yeah. I watched the first few episodes of Merlin. I'm kinda scared as to what I'm getting myself into. Plus this is one of those moments where I realize that there has probably been a lot of Merlin-y things on this board already and this will actually be the last Merlin thing you guys see from me. Ah, well.
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“Bride @kayboge had her bridesmaids wear @badgleymischka from @renttherunway for her big day. I've rented dresses from @renttherunway so many times and…” by jayne
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jayne “Bride @kayboge had her bridesmaids wear @badgleymischka from @renttherunway for her big day. I've rented dresses from @renttherunway so many times and…”
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"we all know that perfection is unattainable, but we should still strive to be the best we can be every day... if we could actually be perfect, there would be nothing to work toward...there wouldn’t be anything left to gain from this life that we live...we would miss out on the beautiful things around us."...❤ by Divonsir Borges
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Divonsir Borges "we all know that perfection is unattainable, but we should still strive to be the best we can be every day... if we could actually be perfect, there would be nothing to work toward...there wouldn’t be anything left to gain from this life that we live...we would miss out on the beautiful things around us."...❤
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It’s wedding season now! If you’re looking for a timeless wedding hair style then nothing less than a classic updo will suffice. Everyone want to be perfect on the big day! And find a great wedding hairstyle is important. There are so many hair styles that you can choose from depending on your taste... by eugenia
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eugenia It’s wedding season now! If you’re looking for a timeless wedding hair style then nothing less than a classic updo will suffice. Everyone want to be perfect on the big day! And find a great wedding hairstyle is important. There are so many hair styles that you can choose from depending on your taste...
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So I basically just opened up to a guy that I just met. And you know what? It feels really good. He's been super supportive and really knows what I'm going through. Like everything that I've posted on here, like staying away from people and putting up walls, he basically told me those things (about me) and really tried to help me. I know he likes me, and I like him too. It's too bad that I'll only see him for anther 2 weeks and then we will be going to a different high school. by alissa
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alissa So I basically just opened up to a guy that I just met. And you know what? It feels really good. He's been super supportive and really knows what I'm going through. Like everything that I've posted on here, like staying away from people and putting up walls, he basically told me those things (about me) and really tried to help me. I know he likes me, and I like him too. It's too bad that I'll only see him for anther 2 weeks and then we will be going to a different high school.
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