Girls we all have to be able to brade each others hair in December. For one reason I am shit at trying to do it in my own hair. by red_birdie
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red_birdie Girls we all have to be able to brade each others hair in December. For one reason I am shit at trying to do it in my own hair.
Some Day
♥Twice I have gone home seeking forgiveness and answers from others, only to be shut down, pushed aside, and run off. But this time is different. I am going home with love and forgiveness in my heart not only for them but. Also for myself. God and I have sorted this out. I am at peace. All you have to do is knock. My door has always been open. Just ask, I have always been there. Only you have shut me out. I am here when you are ready, willing, and able. I love you still...I always will. by Shelby005
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Shelby005 ♥Twice I have gone home seeking forgiveness and answers from others, only to be shut down, pushed aside, and run off. But this time is different. I am going home with love and forgiveness in my heart not only for them but. Also for myself. God and I have sorted this out. I am at peace. All you have to do is knock. My door has always been open. Just ask, I have always been there. Only you have shut me out. I am here when you are ready, willing, and able. I love you still...I always will.
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Why do we criticize others? Think about that?? We think what another does is weird, crazy, stupid, ugly. . . Why would we put our opinion on their personal preferences? We should not. We should all be able to choose what we like without criticism. Personally I have always love Native American Flair. Their lifestyles, simplicity, skin tones, long dark hair, clothing, beads and fringe, jewelry, silver, medicine bags, herbal wisdom and so much more. Now I OWN My Truth! by cassandra
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cassandra Why do we criticize others? Think about that?? We think what another does is weird, crazy, stupid, ugly. . . Why would we put our opinion on their personal preferences? We should not. We should all be able to choose what we like without criticism. Personally I have always love Native American Flair. Their lifestyles, simplicity, skin tones, long dark hair, clothing, beads and fringe, jewelry, silver, medicine bags, herbal wisdom and so much more. Now I OWN My Truth!
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How-to guide for making your own Professional Portfolio For a lot of nursing students, interview season is just around the corner. Whether you’re applying for summer internships or sitting for the boards in December, it’s time to get ready. When I walk into an interview, I may not be prepared for some of the unpredictable questions but I know at least I have my tangible shit together thanks to an idea I got from one of my professors - a professional portfolio. He by graciela
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graciela How-to guide for making your own Professional Portfolio For a lot of nursing students, interview season is just around the corner. Whether you’re applying for summer internships or sitting for the boards in December, it’s time to get ready. When I walk into an interview, I may not be prepared for some of the unpredictable questions but I know at least I have my tangible shit together thanks to an idea I got from one of my professors - a professional portfolio. He
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Have your YW been busy working on Personal Progress this summer? Do you need a fun mutual idea to reward your girls? At the beginning of summer I had a Personal Progress Ice Cream party for the YW in my ward. It was fun and delicious! And I was able to catch up on where all the girls were and what they had passed off. For the activity I thought it would be fun to have a Personal Progress Ice... Read more » by jacquelyn
jacquelyn
jacquelyn Have your YW been busy working on Personal Progress this summer? Do you need a fun mutual idea to reward your girls? At the beginning of summer I had a Personal Progress Ice Cream party for the YW in my ward. It was fun and delicious! And I was able to catch up on where all the girls were and what they had passed off. For the activity I thought it would be fun to have a Personal Progress Ice... Read more »
Childness
Guardians of the Night.    Trust in me my friend for I am  your comrade. I will protect you  with my last breath When all  others have left you And the  loneliness of the night closes  in, I will be at your side.    Together we will conquer all  obstacles, And search out  those who might wish harm to  others. All I ask of you is  compassion, The caring touch  of your hands. It is for you that I  will unselfishly give my life And  spend my nights unrested. by sharron
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sharron Guardians of the Night. Trust in me my friend for I am your comrade. I will protect you with my last breath When all others have left you And the loneliness of the night closes in, I will be at your side. Together we will conquer all obstacles, And search out those who might wish harm to others. All I ask of you is compassion, The caring touch of your hands. It is for you that I will unselfishly give my life And spend my nights unrested.
Too Good To Eat
God is the reason! Amen!!! More more i am becoming patient with the cross i carry. More and More I am Trusting in the Lord, that I am exactly where He needs me, in this life. Maybe to help others, or be an example, or to give others' hope, in the midst of a disability. That we can "do His Work," in spite of such!! Thank you Lord, for all I sacrifice, in your Holy Name!! by barbara.stone
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barbara.stone God is the reason! Amen!!! More more i am becoming patient with the cross i carry. More and More I am Trusting in the Lord, that I am exactly where He needs me, in this life. Maybe to help others, or be an example, or to give others' hope, in the midst of a disability. That we can "do His Work," in spite of such!! Thank you Lord, for all I sacrifice, in your Holy Name!!
This is life
A goal I have in my life is for others to be able to see me and just know I am a christian by my actions and the words I speak by kim
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kim A goal I have in my life is for others to be able to see me and just know I am a christian by my actions and the words I speak
in my wardrobe
I'm doing this for the girls I still have all their stuff and maybe I'll be able to do one for a blue soon! by Tatis Ayala
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Tatis Ayala I'm doing this for the girls I still have all their stuff and maybe I'll be able to do one for a blue soon!
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Because I…I am the monster parents tell their children about at night?  Alone is what I have. >>  Am I cursed? What am I? The casket wasn't the only thing you took from 221B that night was it? You could have told me what I was from the beginning! Why didn't you! I may be on side of the angels...but do not think for a second that I am one of them! Is it madness? Is it! It was all a trick. I was trying to impress you. I could have done it by Abigalea
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Abigalea Because I…I am the monster parents tell their children about at night? Alone is what I have. >> Am I cursed? What am I? The casket wasn't the only thing you took from 221B that night was it? You could have told me what I was from the beginning! Why didn't you! I may be on side of the angels...but do not think for a second that I am one of them! Is it madness? Is it! It was all a trick. I was trying to impress you. I could have done it
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Yamas - my yoga teacher actually spoke of this exact Yamas before the holidays and it really resonated with me. The causing of harm just in thoughts to ourselves daily is something we all do. I've definitely become more aware of this and am trying to be more positive and less harmful - to myself and others. Even if in thought. by cora
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cora Yamas - my yoga teacher actually spoke of this exact Yamas before the holidays and it really resonated with me. The causing of harm just in thoughts to ourselves daily is something we all do. I've definitely become more aware of this and am trying to be more positive and less harmful - to myself and others. Even if in thought.
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My name is Tina and I am currently in my 10th week of the ‪#‎BeachbodyChallenge‬. I am doing 20 weeks of ‪#‎Turbofire‬. The name says it all, it's no wonder I lost 27lbs and 21 inches in just under 2 months. One thing is for sure, there is no way I could be doing this without the support I get from my free challenge group. That's what it's all about. ‪#‎SettingGoals‬ and helping reach those goals by holding each other ‪#‎accountable‬. We ALL need a push along the way. Alcoholics have A.A., gamblers have G.A. and for us trying to lose weight and get fit, we get and give our support in these ‪#‎SmallandPrivate‬ ‪#‎ChallengeGroups‬ . We share our feelings, our struggles, our accomplishments but most importantly we keep each other ‪#‎motivated‬.  I hope to be your coach so that I can ‪#‎inspire‬ you to ‪#‎BeMore‬ Are you ready to join us in ‪#‎TheBeachbodyChallenge‬ ?? Then what are you waiting for ??  Send me a message on FB or visit my website  www.BeFitwithTina.com  Also would you please Like us on FB www.Fb.com/BefitwithTina by mmonet
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mmonet My name is Tina and I am currently in my 10th week of the ‪#‎BeachbodyChallenge‬. I am doing 20 weeks of ‪#‎Turbofire‬. The name says it all, it's no wonder I lost 27lbs and 21 inches in just under 2 months. One thing is for sure, there is no way I could be doing this without the support I get from my free challenge group. That's what it's all about. ‪#‎SettingGoals‬ and helping reach those goals by holding each other ‪#‎accountable‬. We ALL need a push along the way. Alcoholics have A.A., gamblers have G.A. and for us trying to lose weight and get fit, we get and give our support in these ‪#‎SmallandPrivate‬ ‪#‎ChallengeGroups‬ . We share our feelings, our struggles, our accomplishments but most importantly we keep each other ‪#‎motivated‬. I hope to be your coach so that I can ‪#‎inspire‬ you to ‪#‎BeMore‬ Are you ready to join us in ‪#‎TheBeachbodyChallenge‬ ?? Then what are you waiting for ?? Send me a message on FB or visit my website www.BeFitwithTina.com Also would you please Like us on FB www.Fb.com/BefitwithTina
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When we awaken to what we are within, we can no longer be deceived by what we have been told all our lives. We then understand that we can change each thought, each choice and each action one at a time and this will change our lives.    We can overcome obstacles once we own the power of our thoughts and no one can have any say in this except for ourselves...It all begins with our thoughts, so if we can master our mind, we can master our lives as by 6leewei
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6leewei When we awaken to what we are within, we can no longer be deceived by what we have been told all our lives. We then understand that we can change each thought, each choice and each action one at a time and this will change our lives. We can overcome obstacles once we own the power of our thoughts and no one can have any say in this except for ourselves...It all begins with our thoughts, so if we can master our mind, we can master our lives as
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french braid pony tail. I can do this to everyone else's hair, just have never been able to do it on my own hair. by kelly.meli
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kelly.meli french braid pony tail. I can do this to everyone else's hair, just have never been able to do it on my own hair.
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Secret Sister giving ideas for girls camp/ I think it would be cute to have my girls do this for each other. by rosesmithgoldman
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rosesmithgoldman Secret Sister giving ideas for girls camp/ I think it would be cute to have my girls do this for each other.
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Liquid Marijuana  This is without a doubt our most popular drink at my bar. It has only since become the favorite this year, but we sell them like hotcakes. It got so crazy trying to pour all of the liquors for each one that we actually started pre-mixing the alcohol so we can do a simple 1.5 oz pour. If you decide to pour each one you'll undoubtedly get more alcohol, so be careful! This one can add up quick and you might be stumbling around! We by sparklemomma0307
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sparklemomma0307 Liquid Marijuana This is without a doubt our most popular drink at my bar. It has only since become the favorite this year, but we sell them like hotcakes. It got so crazy trying to pour all of the liquors for each one that we actually started pre-mixing the alcohol so we can do a simple 1.5 oz pour. If you decide to pour each one you'll undoubtedly get more alcohol, so be careful! This one can add up quick and you might be stumbling around! We
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I want my love to be one of a kind. I want to wake up every morning next to the person I love, and tell them how lucky I am. I want to walk down the streets holding hands, and have strangers know how much we love each other. I want to be with someone, who sees my worse, but encourages me to be my best. I want to be able to laugh with the person I love, but have a conversation where we share our deepest thoughts. I want a love that’s so special…It lasts a lifetime. by guadalupe
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guadalupe I want my love to be one of a kind. I want to wake up every morning next to the person I love, and tell them how lucky I am. I want to walk down the streets holding hands, and have strangers know how much we love each other. I want to be with someone, who sees my worse, but encourages me to be my best. I want to be able to laugh with the person I love, but have a conversation where we share our deepest thoughts. I want a love that’s so special…It lasts a lifetime.
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Have a cup of tea. “Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” ~Dalai Lama ... by jeanette
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jeanette Have a cup of tea. “Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” ~Dalai Lama ...
Crafty Crafts
finally was able to finish this. I really loved working out a design for Kevin, and now am trying to figure out which Fox I should do next. others in this series: Neil || Andrew by Slyvixen
Slyvixen
Slyvixen finally was able to finish this. I really loved working out a design for Kevin, and now am trying to figure out which Fox I should do next. others in this series: Neil || Andrew
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Are you interested in trying PLEXUS, but just don’t have the MONEY at this time?? How about having your own ONLINE party to EARN some products for FREE!! NO worrying about CLEANING your house, or FINDING a date that works for everyone!! All we have to do is create an ONLINE EVENT and INVITE all your friends to SHOP from my website. Invite them to join you on a JOURNEY to a healthier weight. You can hold the EVENT for a period of time and EARN products while others SHOP. Michellekass.myplexusprod by rosemarie
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rosemarie Are you interested in trying PLEXUS, but just don’t have the MONEY at this time?? How about having your own ONLINE party to EARN some products for FREE!! NO worrying about CLEANING your house, or FINDING a date that works for everyone!! All we have to do is create an ONLINE EVENT and INVITE all your friends to SHOP from my website. Invite them to join you on a JOURNEY to a healthier weight. You can hold the EVENT for a period of time and EARN products while others SHOP. Michellekass.myplexusprod
Quotes to live by
Easy up do for long hair. And this one has words so I might actually be able to follow it! by kari
kari
kari Easy up do for long hair. And this one has words so I might actually be able to follow it!
Beauty
A nice gift for teachers the first day of school. It's a TEACHERS FIRST AID KIT: Very simple. I got mini floss organizers at the craft store and made a little label in photoshop Then I filled them with Band-Aids, a hand-sanitizer, treats, and other small school stuff. I was inspired when I was saw this big craft box with school supplies. It is stinkin' cute! Then I filled them with Band -Aids, a hand-sanitizer, treats, and other small school stuff. I was inspired when I was saw this big craft box with school supplies. It is stinkin' cute! I wrapped it up with a tag. (The apple is from the "hello teacher kit" on house of 3). THE NOTE CAN READ: Twas the night before school started, and all through the house. All the kids were stirring, trying to find their new blouse. Their backpacks were hung on their doorknobs with care, In hopes that I'd wake up in time to do their hair. I want to be nestled, all snug in my bed, But I'm glad I stayed up and made teacher gifts instead. Because teachers need kuddos and treats that bring cheer, And I am just hoping we have a good school year! by cheryl
cheryl
cheryl A nice gift for teachers the first day of school. It's a TEACHERS FIRST AID KIT: Very simple. I got mini floss organizers at the craft store and made a little label in photoshop Then I filled them with Band-Aids, a hand-sanitizer, treats, and other small school stuff. I was inspired when I was saw this big craft box with school supplies. It is stinkin' cute! Then I filled them with Band -Aids, a hand-sanitizer, treats, and other small school stuff. I was inspired when I was saw this big craft box with school supplies. It is stinkin' cute! I wrapped it up with a tag. (The apple is from the "hello teacher kit" on house of 3). THE NOTE CAN READ: Twas the night before school started, and all through the house. All the kids were stirring, trying to find their new blouse. Their backpacks were hung on their doorknobs with care, In hopes that I'd wake up in time to do their hair. I want to be nestled, all snug in my bed, But I'm glad I stayed up and made teacher gifts instead. Because teachers need kuddos and treats that bring cheer, And I am just hoping we have a good school year!
Loft Ideas
There is a lot of bad in my past that walks with me today but each day I try to leave it behind myself ND each day I take a step to become a better person ND u it would be great if you accept me as I am ND love with every bad ND good isn't tht wht love means to love a person for wht every they are so u can b with them in good ND in bad ND I'd do the same for u ...... I know the truth always is the reason for a relationship to break up but to accept some one when in the worst possible situation by Velvetina
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Velvetina There is a lot of bad in my past that walks with me today but each day I try to leave it behind myself ND each day I take a step to become a better person ND u it would be great if you accept me as I am ND love with every bad ND good isn't tht wht love means to love a person for wht every they are so u can b with them in good ND in bad ND I'd do the same for u ...... I know the truth always is the reason for a relationship to break up but to accept some one when in the worst possible situation
say it again
Great message from Oscar Nominated Actress Viola Davis: "I took my wig off because I no longer wanted to apologize for who I am. There is not one woman in America who does not care about her hair, but we give it too much value. We deprive ourselves of things, we use it to destroy each other, we’ll look at a child and judge a mother and her sense of motherhood by the way the child’s hair looks. I am not going to traumatize my child about her hair. I want her to love her hair." by marisol
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marisol Great message from Oscar Nominated Actress Viola Davis: "I took my wig off because I no longer wanted to apologize for who I am. There is not one woman in America who does not care about her hair, but we give it too much value. We deprive ourselves of things, we use it to destroy each other, we’ll look at a child and judge a mother and her sense of motherhood by the way the child’s hair looks. I am not going to traumatize my child about her hair. I want her to love her hair."
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Every day, think as you wake up:   Today I am fortunate to be alive.   I have a precious human life.   I am not going to waste it.   I am going to use all my energies to develop myself; to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings.   I am going to have kind thoughts towards others. I am not going to [...] think badly about others.   I am going to benefit others as much as I can.  ~His Holiness the by violet0321
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violet0321 Every day, think as you wake up: Today I am fortunate to be alive. I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself; to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others. I am not going to [...] think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can. ~His Holiness the
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My mission in life is to make all home made baby food! We shall see if I am working or able to stay home and do this! by margielikes
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margielikes My mission in life is to make all home made baby food! We shall see if I am working or able to stay home and do this!
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"Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive. I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others. I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can." - His Holiness, The Dalai Lama by Chloecaroline
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Chloecaroline "Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive. I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others, to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others. I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can." - His Holiness, The Dalai Lama
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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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thought this meme is funny.  Disclaimer: I have a ton of respect and admiration for Hillary but we girls have to be able to laugh at by francisca
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If I ever get lucky enough for me and RJs relationship to be as perfect as my Grandma and Papas I will be the happiest girl in the world My grandparents were everything to each other he would sit on the bench and wait for her to do her shopping and drive her back home. He wasnt able to speak at the end and he clear as day told her I love you He died an hour later once she left the room. She died 3 months later of a brokenheart. I am so lucky to have known true love exists. I miss them everyday. by mmonet
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mmonet If I ever get lucky enough for me and RJs relationship to be as perfect as my Grandma and Papas I will be the happiest girl in the world My grandparents were everything to each other he would sit on the bench and wait for her to do her shopping and drive her back home. He wasnt able to speak at the end and he clear as day told her I love you He died an hour later once she left the room. She died 3 months later of a brokenheart. I am so lucky to have known true love exists. I miss them everyday.
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Since our wedding is in a bookstore, the girls and I are making folded book art like this one for the centerpieces. My 10-year-old just taught all the girls at her slumber party how to do it--it's easy! (Hmm, I should have had them do all the books...) by candy
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candy Since our wedding is in a bookstore, the girls and I are making folded book art like this one for the centerpieces. My 10-year-old just taught all the girls at her slumber party how to do it--it's easy! (Hmm, I should have had them do all the books...)
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