"There once was a boy named Pierre who only would say "I DON'T CARE!  Read his story my friend for you'll find at the end, that a suitable by GreenEyedGypsy
GreenEyedGypsy
GreenEyedGypsy "There once was a boy named Pierre who only would say "I DON'T CARE! Read his story my friend for you'll find at the end, that a suitable
Gypsy
I actually had to ask once if I was crazy. To answer the question, I would have to say I care, and my friends don't understand.  I Want Crazy ~ Hunter Hayes One of my newest favorites!! by aida
aida
aida I actually had to ask once if I was crazy. To answer the question, I would have to say I care, and my friends don't understand. I Want Crazy ~ Hunter Hayes One of my newest favorites!!
Captured Moments
Unfortunately I'm dealing with this with someone I thought was my friend.  Who knew that as soon as a guy came along she would drop her friends and only hang out with him and his friends. by dollie
dollie
dollie Unfortunately I'm dealing with this with someone I thought was my friend. Who knew that as soon as a guy came along she would drop her friends and only hang out with him and his friends.
things that make you go hmmm
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people by MarylinJ
MarylinJ
MarylinJ “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people
Quotes
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people by Katherine Gray
Katherine Gray
Katherine Gray “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people
beauty
Well normally, I would care and I probably should care but it's near the end of my shift, so I don't. by socorro
socorro
socorro Well normally, I would care and I probably should care but it's near the end of my shift, so I don't.
lightening
Only I would find a quote that is relatable to my dog. I do love it though. Read the whole thing! by tabu-sam
tabu-sam
tabu-sam Only I would find a quote that is relatable to my dog. I do love it though. Read the whole thing!
quote
The Horse That Would Not Give Up, and the Man Who Loved Him: Read the moving story of superhorse Neville Bardos and his loving owner, Boyd Martin! And watch a video you'll never forget . . . read our blog post! by daphne
daphne
daphne The Horse That Would Not Give Up, and the Man Who Loved Him: Read the moving story of superhorse Neville Bardos and his loving owner, Boyd Martin! And watch a video you'll never forget . . . read our blog post!
Favorites
'When I was a boy and I would see scary things on the news, my mother would say to me 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people helping.'" - "Mr." Fred Rogers quote by Olive Oyl
Olive Oyl
Olive Oyl 'When I was a boy and I would see scary things on the news, my mother would say to me 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people helping.'" - "Mr." Fred Rogers quote
Favorites
lol everyone in my old school was like who are they and I would say OMFG you guys SUCK!! then I would get sent to detention for cussing! lol I didn't care it didn't stop me!:D by nannie
nannie
nannie lol everyone in my old school was like who are they and I would say OMFG you guys SUCK!! then I would get sent to detention for cussing! lol I didn't care it didn't stop me!:D
Oh the places you'll go
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.” - Mr. Rogers by kristi
kristi
kristi “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.” - Mr. Rogers
Favorites
You were my illusion, my dream, my wish, my prayer... and it was all my mistake. You only want yourself to feel better. You ask if I hate you because you want to feel you are not hated. You text that you care...but I don't think you do. If you did, you would end this stupid shit and fight for my friendship. I can't tell if you are just being selfish or just overly controlled. by ghettoflower
ghettoflower
ghettoflower You were my illusion, my dream, my wish, my prayer... and it was all my mistake. You only want yourself to feel better. You ask if I hate you because you want to feel you are not hated. You text that you care...but I don't think you do. If you did, you would end this stupid shit and fight for my friendship. I can't tell if you are just being selfish or just overly controlled.
Favorites
Every part of this is the realest shit I could ever put in words. I always believed that if a female is dedicated to the relationship & really wants to be with someone, then she would have all of these attributes. When I read this post I couldn't believe how perfect it was for me cause I've always been this type & believed so much in these words .. but I've come to realize that it really comes down to the type of person you are with. In order to have these qualities, you need someone who allows you to be them. If they don't appreciate what you do for them or how much you care, then eventually all of these qualities slowly start to fade away. You can only give so much to someone until you grow tired of You hear people talk about the "right female", well in my opinion, if this doesn't come natural to your girl then maybe you need to find somebody who brings these qualities out in you. So ladies, reread this post & think to yourself .. are you the type that he really needs? by ShawtyAlly
ShawtyAlly
ShawtyAlly Every part of this is the realest shit I could ever put in words. I always believed that if a female is dedicated to the relationship & really wants to be with someone, then she would have all of these attributes. When I read this post I couldn't believe how perfect it was for me cause I've always been this type & believed so much in these words .. but I've come to realize that it really comes down to the type of person you are with. In order to have these qualities, you need someone who allows you to be them. If they don't appreciate what you do for them or how much you care, then eventually all of these qualities slowly start to fade away. You can only give so much to someone until you grow tired of You hear people talk about the "right female", well in my opinion, if this doesn't come natural to your girl then maybe you need to find somebody who brings these qualities out in you. So ladies, reread this post & think to yourself .. are you the type that he really needs?
What's True ♡
Hahahaha, this is just TOTALLY my best friend lisa, who is capricorn too if you'd ask her; what do you really, really hate? I just surely know she'd say; I definitely hate stupid people who don't think before they say something! by rebecca2
rebecca2
rebecca2 Hahahaha, this is just TOTALLY my best friend lisa, who is capricorn too if you'd ask her; what do you really, really hate? I just surely know she'd say; I definitely hate stupid people who don't think before they say something!
The Look
7 things not to say to your toddler and suggestions on what to say instead... I wish everyone who deals with a child at anytime would read this! When you tell a child "no", "stop that", "don't do that" all day... I would tune you out too!!! by robindu
robindu
robindu 7 things not to say to your toddler and suggestions on what to say instead... I wish everyone who deals with a child at anytime would read this! When you tell a child "no", "stop that", "don't do that" all day... I would tune you out too!!!
garden ideas
Cute way to ask someone to a dance!! "BC would "suck" without you!" "So don't be a DUM DUM and say yes!" This is how I asked my friend to BC. (Bachelor Capture) by essie
essie
essie Cute way to ask someone to a dance!! "BC would "suck" without you!" "So don't be a DUM DUM and say yes!" This is how I asked my friend to BC. (Bachelor Capture)
Move
Grow up and take responsibility for your actions and decisions.- if only people would actually own up and say "hey I messed up, I hurt my friend, maybe just maybe I was wrong, friendships wouldn't end ;( truly happy with my true friendships, wont allow myself to be hurt again by "so called friends" by Liya Banks
Liya Banks
Liya Banks Grow up and take responsibility for your actions and decisions.- if only people would actually own up and say "hey I messed up, I hurt my friend, maybe just maybe I was wrong, friendships wouldn't end ;( truly happy with my true friendships, wont allow myself to be hurt again by "so called friends"
inspire me
Story of my life.  Especially when I dream of my friends living on Gallifrey and I can only bring them back once, like in the Christmas Carol.  Then I go out with my friends and make many references that they don't understand. by Sew Much Fun
Sew Much Fun
Sew Much Fun Story of my life. Especially when I dream of my friends living on Gallifrey and I can only bring them back once, like in the Christmas Carol. Then I go out with my friends and make many references that they don't understand.
Who
This is how I was asked out by my best friend. ❤ He took me out to dinner for my birthday and before he dropped me off he gave me a jar filled with 50 Reasons why he loved me. Right before he left he said he forgot one. He pulled it out of his pocket and on it it said "I love you. Will you be my girlfriEND until the END?" What girl would ever say no to that. So any guys trying to get a girl's attention, take some notes. :) by cheryl
cheryl
cheryl This is how I was asked out by my best friend. ❤ He took me out to dinner for my birthday and before he dropped me off he gave me a jar filled with 50 Reasons why he loved me. Right before he left he said he forgot one. He pulled it out of his pocket and on it it said "I love you. Will you be my girlfriEND until the END?" What girl would ever say no to that. So any guys trying to get a girl's attention, take some notes. :)
Loft Ideas
Sometimes I wish I could read minds... Not to see what people think of me, but to make sure that I don't waste my time with people who don't care. | Share Inspire Quotes - Inspiring Quotes | Love Quotes | Funny Quotes | Quotes about Life by Share Inspire Quotes
Share Inspire Quotes
Share Inspire Quotes Sometimes I wish I could read minds... Not to see what people think of me, but to make sure that I don't waste my time with people who don't care. | Share Inspire Quotes - Inspiring Quotes | Love Quotes | Funny Quotes | Quotes about Life
Quotes
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
Joao.Almeida.d.Eca
Joao.Almeida.d.Eca While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and keep them coming back for more. 1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect with you. 2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and customers.  3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!) Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups. 4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here. Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you started. And on that note... 5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers! 6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity. 7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog.  8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business 9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is 20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes. Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy, photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post.  10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my favorite posts. 11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry.  We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for guest posting on theirs.  12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback about it! 13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the blog! Here's my example. 14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback. 15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event.  Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments! Your readers will love reading about your experience and the workshop/conference may even share your post, too. 16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry.  Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do. Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback! 17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always good to have a reason for people to get excited about your blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring them on the blog! 18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.) 19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them, and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date. 20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know" items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit. 21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer, write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs you use for project management and accounting. People are always on the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with them.  22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to waste.  23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old blog post and make use out of that content again. 24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make some revisions and post it again! 25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on Instagram and Pinterest. 26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who would love to know more about it, too. 27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this" story? Share it on your blog! 28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in your field who are just getting started. 29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!)  30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners.  There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something distinctly you! 31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go. 32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to" post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem. 33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next idea... 34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and Young House Love always do this well.  35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what you do? What motivates you? 36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding after I officially launched my design services this past summer to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on your field? Share it on your blog! 37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and Awesome and Clara Conversations. 38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would probably love to see it on your blog. An example?  This post by Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes.  39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great insight and information.  40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make before.  41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't accurate? Address them in a blog post! 42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them to vote on which design concepts they liked best. 43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month in Today's Top 3.  44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on organizing their email inbox. 45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received. This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience.  46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience. 47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free advertising for your portfolio.  48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your experience with another professional or a clients' experience with you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement. 49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my personality outside of blogging and designing. 50. Create a long list of something specific to your trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point. That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have mentioned?
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I don't even know what to do, my life is slowly falling downhill and I know what you're thinking, this isn't about you, and you know who you are, you don't even know half of what's going on in my life and you decided to end everything when I actually needed a friend, but clearly that friend wasn't you by Chi Chi  girls
Chi Chi  girls
Chi Chi girls I don't even know what to do, my life is slowly falling downhill and I know what you're thinking, this isn't about you, and you know who you are, you don't even know half of what's going on in my life and you decided to end everything when I actually needed a friend, but clearly that friend wasn't you
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My friend had one of these and when she would leave the room I would use it to spell out messages to her, I would then pretend that I saw a ghost do it. It freaked her out for a while until it occurred to her that I was a rotten liar who thought (and still does) I was hilarious. I would only use the red ones. by roxanne
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roxanne My friend had one of these and when she would leave the room I would use it to spell out messages to her, I would then pretend that I saw a ghost do it. It freaked her out for a while until it occurred to her that I was a rotten liar who thought (and still does) I was hilarious. I would only use the red ones.
Adorable Animals
So, today she says her oldest son is killed - why do we let these people into our country and pay for them to live here? Other countries force you to show that you can support yourself - Tamerlan's mother: "My oldest son is killed, so I don't care," she yelled. "I don't care if my youngest son is going to be killed today. I want the world to hear this. And I don't care if I am going to get killed, too. And I will say Allahu Akbar." - - READ MORE by marsha
marsha
marsha So, today she says her oldest son is killed - why do we let these people into our country and pay for them to live here? Other countries force you to show that you can support yourself - Tamerlan's mother: "My oldest son is killed, so I don't care," she yelled. "I don't care if my youngest son is going to be killed today. I want the world to hear this. And I don't care if I am going to get killed, too. And I will say Allahu Akbar." - - READ MORE
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I'm a paradox. I want to be happy, but I think of things that make me sad. I'm lazy, yet ambitious. I don't like myself, but I also love who I am. I say I don't care, but I really do. I crave attention, but reject it when it comes my way. I'm a conflicted contradiction. If I can't figure myself out, there's no way anyone else has. by AislingH
AislingH
AislingH I'm a paradox. I want to be happy, but I think of things that make me sad. I'm lazy, yet ambitious. I don't like myself, but I also love who I am. I say I don't care, but I really do. I crave attention, but reject it when it comes my way. I'm a conflicted contradiction. If I can't figure myself out, there's no way anyone else has.
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Marry my best friend. The boy I respect and admire.  Who supports me and thinks my personality is beautiful.  Who will raise a family with me and love listening to what I have to say.  Who never judges me in a negative way... even though I'm quite weird.  We can spend hours together not doing anything at all  talk about anything.  We make each other better people. by Miranda Fredericks
Miranda Fredericks
Miranda Fredericks Marry my best friend. The boy I respect and admire. Who supports me and thinks my personality is beautiful. Who will raise a family with me and love listening to what I have to say. Who never judges me in a negative way... even though I'm quite weird. We can spend hours together not doing anything at all talk about anything. We make each other better people.
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AMEN Sister---"Everything I do and say tells a story of who I am serving. If I am acting out of anger and spite, I am serving the father of darkness and spreading his darkness. If I am honoring to the Lord with my actions, I am serving to further the name of Jesus and spreading His light." ~ Lysa TerKeurst by becky
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becky AMEN Sister---"Everything I do and say tells a story of who I am serving. If I am acting out of anger and spite, I am serving the father of darkness and spreading his darkness. If I am honoring to the Lord with my actions, I am serving to further the name of Jesus and spreading His light." ~ Lysa TerKeurst
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When people say they don't believe in God, they are in denial. The Bible tells us that the evidence for God is everywhere! I pray that my unbelieving friends will see that evidence and turn to the God who loves them deeply. ~ Click image and when it enlarges, click again to read this 1-minute devotion. by tiffany
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tiffany When people say they don't believe in God, they are in denial. The Bible tells us that the evidence for God is everywhere! I pray that my unbelieving friends will see that evidence and turn to the God who loves them deeply. ~ Click image and when it enlarges, click again to read this 1-minute devotion.
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Fan's encounter-- "superduperllamacorn: I met this wonderful man today, after almost 8 hours of waiting in the boiling sun. When I first approached him, he knew as soon as he looked at me I was shaking and he laughed, asked my name, and I shook his hand. I told him that my heart was racing to which he replied with a laugh,’Why? I am only just a man.’ And in that moment of course he was"...<<only tom hiddleston would say that. by sherri
sherri
sherri Fan's encounter-- "superduperllamacorn: I met this wonderful man today, after almost 8 hours of waiting in the boiling sun. When I first approached him, he knew as soon as he looked at me I was shaking and he laughed, asked my name, and I shook his hand. I told him that my heart was racing to which he replied with a laugh,’Why? I am only just a man.’ And in that moment of course he was"...<<only tom hiddleston would say that.
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Bev Doolittle "MISSED"-1986 Camouflaging the arrow was the key here. I purposely made the arrow difficult to see at first glance. You have to work a little to get the key to the puzzle. Once you see it, the story is waiting for you. For myself, I think the arrow was shot by a young boy. Most warriors would hunt bigger game. But I don't think we'll ever know for sure. -- Bev Doolittle ♥ by nanette
nanette
nanette Bev Doolittle "MISSED"-1986 Camouflaging the arrow was the key here. I purposely made the arrow difficult to see at first glance. You have to work a little to get the key to the puzzle. Once you see it, the story is waiting for you. For myself, I think the arrow was shot by a young boy. Most warriors would hunt bigger game. But I don't think we'll ever know for sure. -- Bev Doolittle ♥
Getting
Secret Star: I usually pick a boy and a girl "Secret Star". I don't tell who my "Secret Star" is. I tell the students that I am watching to see if my "Secret Star" is walking nicely and quietly.  I announce the "Secret Star" if and only if the "Secret Star" was successful in being a good walker. The "Secret Star" then gets a Starburst candy.  If the "Secret Star" is not quiet and respectful then I simply state that "My Secret Star did not make it this time." by bobbi
bobbi
bobbi Secret Star: I usually pick a boy and a girl "Secret Star". I don't tell who my "Secret Star" is. I tell the students that I am watching to see if my "Secret Star" is walking nicely and quietly. I announce the "Secret Star" if and only if the "Secret Star" was successful in being a good walker. The "Secret Star" then gets a Starburst candy. If the "Secret Star" is not quiet and respectful then I simply state that "My Secret Star did not make it this time."
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