This little bunny is something that my mom and I would make around Easter. Makes a great gift for Those you Visit Teach. or School Teacher, by KLW
KLW
KLW This little bunny is something that my mom and I would make around Easter. Makes a great gift for Those you Visit Teach. or School Teacher,
What I want to make
This guy makes awesome stuff. This would make a great gift for someone you like. Or for me. Only $65. by nic heart
nic heart
nic heart This guy makes awesome stuff. This would make a great gift for someone you like. Or for me. Only $65.
make this!
It’s amazing how a photograph can make you feel. I love this photo. I feel the love that they have for each other. Whether its a Mom and dad, Brother and sister or just two friends playing, I can feel something. And thats what true art and what real love is…It’s not when something looks perfect, but when it makes you feel something. by gertrude
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gertrude It’s amazing how a photograph can make you feel. I love this photo. I feel the love that they have for each other. Whether its a Mom and dad, Brother and sister or just two friends playing, I can feel something. And thats what true art and what real love is…It’s not when something looks perfect, but when it makes you feel something.
Inspirational Homes
This little Bunny, Chick and Lamb make the perfect Easter Trio! They are sweet crocheted amigurumi dolls that would love to visit your house this Easter or be tucked into an Easter Basket. You can create your own Easter Trio, the Bunny, Chick and Lamb with this downloadable pattern. #crochet #amigurumi #crochetdoll #ad #amigurumidoll #amigurumipattern #easter #bunny #chick #lamb #easterbasket #instantdownload by roslyn
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roslyn This little Bunny, Chick and Lamb make the perfect Easter Trio! They are sweet crocheted amigurumi dolls that would love to visit your house this Easter or be tucked into an Easter Basket. You can create your own Easter Trio, the Bunny, Chick and Lamb with this downloadable pattern. #crochet #amigurumi #crochetdoll #ad #amigurumidoll #amigurumipattern #easter #bunny #chick #lamb #easterbasket #instantdownload
How does your garden grow
this would make a great teacher gift by Maiden11976
Maiden11976
Maiden11976 this would make a great teacher gift
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I don't know where I have seen this before, but it is from a long ago memory from my childhood. I think it would be a great gift for a teacher, or a neighbor. by bethany
bethany
bethany I don't know where I have seen this before, but it is from a long ago memory from my childhood. I think it would be a great gift for a teacher, or a neighbor.
Retro and Vintage
Inside-Out Peanut Butter Cookie: "Oh my, these are so sinful. They would make a great cookie for gift-giving or anytime you want something a little special." -CoffeeB by graciela
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graciela Inside-Out Peanut Butter Cookie: "Oh my, these are so sinful. They would make a great cookie for gift-giving or anytime you want something a little special." -CoffeeB
Desserts
I’ve got something easy, healthy, and delicious for you today. Jerusalem Salad! In Monday’s post I talked about my lovely Aunt Ashley coming to visit and cooking some dishes that she would make back home in Israel. This Jerusalem Salad recipe was the perfect accompaniment to the Israeli Roast Chicken we had and makes for a … by isabelle
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isabelle I’ve got something easy, healthy, and delicious for you today. Jerusalem Salad! In Monday’s post I talked about my lovely Aunt Ashley coming to visit and cooking some dishes that she would make back home in Israel. This Jerusalem Salad recipe was the perfect accompaniment to the Israeli Roast Chicken we had and makes for a …
Breeds
Free Printable: Donut Thank You Gift Tags - this would make a great teacher appreciation gift! via Happiness is Homemade by cheryl
cheryl
cheryl Free Printable: Donut Thank You Gift Tags - this would make a great teacher appreciation gift! via Happiness is Homemade
Loft Ideas
Free Printable: Donut Thank You Gift Tags - this would make a great teacher appreciation gift! via Happiness is Homemade by samiam8507
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samiam8507 Free Printable: Donut Thank You Gift Tags - this would make a great teacher appreciation gift! via Happiness is Homemade
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Free Printable: Donut Thank You Gift Tags - this would make a great teacher appreciation gift! via Happiness is Homemade by Jacqueline Stevens Araya
Jacqueline Stevens Araya
Jacqueline Stevens Araya Free Printable: Donut Thank You Gift Tags - this would make a great teacher appreciation gift! via Happiness is Homemade
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My Magnificent and Marvelous Teacher gift idea - I think I would cry if a student gave me this. Green is for the inspiration you give me each day. Blue is for your patience in showing me the way. Orange is for your warmth and caring style. Yellow is for the way you always make me smile. Red is for my life that you have touched this year. You place knowledge in my hands, that melt into my heart and live forever! You're a "Magnificent" & "Marvelous" Teacher! Thank you for being my M! #diy #craft by gertrude
gertrude
gertrude My Magnificent and Marvelous Teacher gift idea - I think I would cry if a student gave me this. Green is for the inspiration you give me each day. Blue is for your patience in showing me the way. Orange is for your warmth and caring style. Yellow is for the way you always make me smile. Red is for my life that you have touched this year. You place knowledge in my hands, that melt into my heart and live forever! You're a "Magnificent" & "Marvelous" Teacher! Thank you for being my M! #diy #craft
crafty goodness
MINI REINDEER ORNAMENTS - "Squeeze My Cheeks & I'll Give You A Kiss" - These cute handmade mini Reindeer "Squeeze My Cheeks & I'll Give You A Kiss" ornaments are a great way to add an extra touch to your tree. Have a wreath or a gift that needs a little extra something? Simply add it to make it extra sweet! Makes a great stocking stuffer too. by sherri
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sherri MINI REINDEER ORNAMENTS - "Squeeze My Cheeks & I'll Give You A Kiss" - These cute handmade mini Reindeer "Squeeze My Cheeks & I'll Give You A Kiss" ornaments are a great way to add an extra touch to your tree. Have a wreath or a gift that needs a little extra something? Simply add it to make it extra sweet! Makes a great stocking stuffer too.
Sweet Romance
I would love to have this framed. It would make a great centerpiece above the fireplace or something like that by Mariquita maki
Mariquita maki
Mariquita maki I would love to have this framed. It would make a great centerpiece above the fireplace or something like that
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The old man Steve, that lives on the floor below us has a wool-like coat that he wears rain or shine, cream colored with stripes just like this. Before I knew he would be my neighbor, I had seen him around on the streets and I thought, "Hey man, you are looking a little rough- but that is a great coat." by lemai13
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lemai13 The old man Steve, that lives on the floor below us has a wool-like coat that he wears rain or shine, cream colored with stripes just like this. Before I knew he would be my neighbor, I had seen him around on the streets and I thought, "Hey man, you are looking a little rough- but that is a great coat."
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Oh how Jenna would love this little bird scene! (And that little bunting or banner inside.) Cute idea to make scenes in a jar for whatever your theme is you are decorating for. Or a decoration on a shelf in a kids room or family room. This is adorable but I think it would also be cute to cover the top of the jar with burlap and jute or lace or something a bit more rustic or vintage too. by fougere
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fougere Oh how Jenna would love this little bird scene! (And that little bunting or banner inside.) Cute idea to make scenes in a jar for whatever your theme is you are decorating for. Or a decoration on a shelf in a kids room or family room. This is adorable but I think it would also be cute to cover the top of the jar with burlap and jute or lace or something a bit more rustic or vintage too.
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Jelly Bean Fudge: a delicious, beautiful spring dessert idea. Makes a great addition to your Easter or Mother's Day table, or a great gift for a teacher or new mom! by DeeDeeBean
DeeDeeBean
DeeDeeBean Jelly Bean Fudge: a delicious, beautiful spring dessert idea. Makes a great addition to your Easter or Mother's Day table, or a great gift for a teacher or new mom!
Yummy
Adorable "No Sew" Tutu - makes a great gift for you little girls or friends!! Which colours would you choose? by MelodyAlvarenga
MelodyAlvarenga
MelodyAlvarenga Adorable "No Sew" Tutu - makes a great gift for you little girls or friends!! Which colours would you choose?
Hermosas♥
(Free, Click, Print, Enjoy!) Here is a great reference tool for 8 great high leverage teaching moves to use in any classroom. Personally I made this cheat sheet to post next to my desk as a daily reminder for goals to aim for in every lesson that I make or teach. Hopefully it's a help to you too. by louisa
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louisa (Free, Click, Print, Enjoy!) Here is a great reference tool for 8 great high leverage teaching moves to use in any classroom. Personally I made this cheat sheet to post next to my desk as a daily reminder for goals to aim for in every lesson that I make or teach. Hopefully it's a help to you too.
For the Home
By Guest Blogger Noel, from the blog "Stamping with Noel". Looking for handmade gift ideas for children? Or for a mom with children of various ages? Or a grandparent with school age grandchildren? I have an idea for you.  For many years I have carried dice in my backpack when traveling. When my oldest was in kindergarten, I found a collection of games to play with those dice for both younger (3-5 years old) and older children (5 and up). These are learning games that first teach counting, the... by katy
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katy By Guest Blogger Noel, from the blog "Stamping with Noel". Looking for handmade gift ideas for children? Or for a mom with children of various ages? Or a grandparent with school age grandchildren? I have an idea for you. For many years I have carried dice in my backpack when traveling. When my oldest was in kindergarten, I found a collection of games to play with those dice for both younger (3-5 years old) and older children (5 and up). These are learning games that first teach counting, the...
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If you're looking for Easter ideas to get your kids excited about the Easter bunny paying them a visit, this list of 10 Easter traditions for kids is for you! From Easter crafts to Easter foods to Easter activities, it is FILLED with great ideas to get everyone in the Easter spirit. I can't wait to try #s 3 and 4 on Easter Eve! by rowena
rowena
rowena If you're looking for Easter ideas to get your kids excited about the Easter bunny paying them a visit, this list of 10 Easter traditions for kids is for you! From Easter crafts to Easter foods to Easter activities, it is FILLED with great ideas to get everyone in the Easter spirit. I can't wait to try #s 3 and 4 on Easter Eve!
Stuff to do with the Kiddos
Back to School - Teacher cookies - Teacher Appreciation cookies What a great way to start off the school year! Perfect as a gift for your child's new teacher! Or great for a Teacher Appreciation gift! You have 2 options for the wording theme: BACK TO SCHOOL: I'm going to be one smart COOKIE with you as my teacher! TEACHER APPRECIATION: I'm one smart COOKIE thanks to you! Please choose one option at checkout. This listing comes with one large (around 4.5") centerpiece cookie, along with 12 by patsy
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patsy Back to School - Teacher cookies - Teacher Appreciation cookies What a great way to start off the school year! Perfect as a gift for your child's new teacher! Or great for a Teacher Appreciation gift! You have 2 options for the wording theme: BACK TO SCHOOL: I'm going to be one smart COOKIE with you as my teacher! TEACHER APPRECIATION: I'm one smart COOKIE thanks to you! Please choose one option at checkout. This listing comes with one large (around 4.5") centerpiece cookie, along with 12
HaPPy BIRTHDAY
1.) Tape a name of a celebrity, teacher in the school, or tv character on each students back. Their job is to figure out who they are!    2.) Teach them how to ask… “What am I like?” and phrases like “I know that already”, “What else?” and, of course..”YOU ARE _______”   could be  used for  inferencing  This would be good to use for academic vocabulary by kelli
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kelli 1.) Tape a name of a celebrity, teacher in the school, or tv character on each students back. Their job is to figure out who they are! 2.) Teach them how to ask… “What am I like?” and phrases like “I know that already”, “What else?” and, of course..”YOU ARE _______” could be used for inferencing This would be good to use for academic vocabulary
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Would love to use this as a teacher to make little gifts for the students or decorate my classroom! :) by nettie
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nettie Would love to use this as a teacher to make little gifts for the students or decorate my classroom! :)
Crafty Ideas
I just love Handmade Christmas Ornaments that You Can Make…. kids too! This is one of those things that makes me a Happy Mom. Before the holidays, my kitchen turns into a complete creation station. We have Elf-on-the-Shelf things to prepare, cookies to make, and gingerbread houses to decorate. Do we have a perfect Christmas? Of … by maryann maltby
maryann maltby
maryann maltby I just love Handmade Christmas Ornaments that You Can Make…. kids too! This is one of those things that makes me a Happy Mom. Before the holidays, my kitchen turns into a complete creation station. We have Elf-on-the-Shelf things to prepare, cookies to make, and gingerbread houses to decorate. Do we have a perfect Christmas? Of …
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I am a teacher. Love this. This is why I'm in my 27th year of teaching, still wide awake on July 29th, wishing I was at school already!  Thank you God for allowing me to teach. by lesuannette.rivera
lesuannette.rivera
lesuannette.rivera I am a teacher. Love this. This is why I'm in my 27th year of teaching, still wide awake on July 29th, wishing I was at school already! Thank you God for allowing me to teach.
Teacher's Cave
If you’re still looking for a way to make mom feel special this weekend, can I offer you a hint? A little effort goes a long way. It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture or an over-the-top expensive gift. Just make it look like you planned something and didn’t scramble last minute for the … by faye
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faye If you’re still looking for a way to make mom feel special this weekend, can I offer you a hint? A little effort goes a long way. It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture or an over-the-top expensive gift. Just make it look like you planned something and didn’t scramble last minute for the …
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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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