❤️️ I will always love people that I've felt love for in my life. To me, it's weird not just picking up where we left off.... by viola
viola
viola ❤️️ I will always love people that I've felt love for in my life. To me, it's weird not just picking up where we left off....
Words to Live By
You need to see that life is not always perfect. We will not always get what we want. And though it hurts a lot, what should've happened, happened. Who should've left, left and whatever's thrown you off course will always bring you to where it is you need to be. | Share Inspire Quotes - Inspiring Quotes | Love Quotes | Funny Quotes | Quotes about Life by Share Inspire Quotes
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Share Inspire Quotes You need to see that life is not always perfect. We will not always get what we want. And though it hurts a lot, what should've happened, happened. Who should've left, left and whatever's thrown you off course will always bring you to where it is you need to be. | Share Inspire Quotes - Inspiring Quotes | Love Quotes | Funny Quotes | Quotes about Life
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THIS IS WORTH KEEPING AND READING FREQUENTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Written by a 90 Year Old..... This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!! Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio . "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more: 1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone. 8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it. 9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. 12. It's OK to let your children see you cry. 13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks. 16. Take a deep breath It calms the mind. 17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger. 19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else. 20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer. 21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 22. Over prepare, then go with the flow. 23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. 24. The most important sex organ is the brain. 25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words :'In five years, will this matter?' 27. Always choose life.. 28. Forgive everyone everything. 29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 33. Believe in miracles. 34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do. 35. Don't audit life.. Show up and make the most of it now. 36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young. 37. Your children get only one childhood. 38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back. 41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 42. The best is yet to come... 43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 44. Yield. 45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift." by eluthrea
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eluthrea THIS IS WORTH KEEPING AND READING FREQUENTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Written by a 90 Year Old..... This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!! Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio . "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more: 1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch. 5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone. 8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it. 9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. 12. It's OK to let your children see you cry. 13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks. 16. Take a deep breath It calms the mind. 17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger. 19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else. 20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer. 21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 22. Over prepare, then go with the flow. 23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. 24. The most important sex organ is the brain. 25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words :'In five years, will this matter?' 27. Always choose life.. 28. Forgive everyone everything. 29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 33. Believe in miracles. 34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do. 35. Don't audit life.. Show up and make the most of it now. 36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young. 37. Your children get only one childhood. 38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back. 41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 42. The best is yet to come... 43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 44. Yield. 45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."
spirit
You can't force loyalty, some people will always let you down. Everybody won't always be who you want them to be. I'm never perfect, but I'm always genuine, and I've realized...People are consistent with who they want to be consistent with. They're true to who they want to be true to. They're loyal to who they want to be loyal to. It's all about choices...So in my life, every excuse just gets you closer to and exit. And its no love lost, I just choose not to waste my time with the gams, by viola
viola
viola You can't force loyalty, some people will always let you down. Everybody won't always be who you want them to be. I'm never perfect, but I'm always genuine, and I've realized...People are consistent with who they want to be consistent with. They're true to who they want to be true to. They're loyal to who they want to be loyal to. It's all about choices...So in my life, every excuse just gets you closer to and exit. And its no love lost, I just choose not to waste my time with the gams,
Words to Live By
I will always miss a good friend I used to have... I know that shes not in my life any more for a reason... I know I will never have another friendship like the one we had.  I will always, always, always, love her. :( losing your best friend is like death. by fsdsfds
fsdsfds
fsdsfds I will always miss a good friend I used to have... I know that shes not in my life any more for a reason... I know I will never have another friendship like the one we had. I will always, always, always, love her. :( losing your best friend is like death.
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For right now this is my life. Don't get me wrong, it's not like I hate guys or that I think falling in love is dumb. I feel like if you wait around forever for just this to happen, then your life will be wasted. I don't want to be with some guy just to be with a guy. Whoever you want to be with should add to you not take away from who you are. by proteamundi
proteamundi
proteamundi For right now this is my life. Don't get me wrong, it's not like I hate guys or that I think falling in love is dumb. I feel like if you wait around forever for just this to happen, then your life will be wasted. I don't want to be with some guy just to be with a guy. Whoever you want to be with should add to you not take away from who you are.
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I was just thinking this. It's so hard for me to shake off betrayal.  But I will move mountains for people I love. Until u piss me off. by kaitlin
kaitlin
kaitlin I was just thinking this. It's so hard for me to shake off betrayal. But I will move mountains for people I love. Until u piss me off.
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"I am a sucker for picking things up and twiddling them...I must calm that down next time...It's not in the books, it's not in the scripts-it's just me having fun with props!"--Benedict Cumberbatch:Season 2Commentary by cindy
cindy
cindy "I am a sucker for picking things up and twiddling them...I must calm that down next time...It's not in the books, it's not in the scripts-it's just me having fun with props!"--Benedict Cumberbatch:Season 2Commentary
Photography.
I am in love with the color.  It's not really that short, but shorter than my hair is now.  Plus, I've just always really liked her. by mano
mano
mano I am in love with the color. It's not really that short, but shorter than my hair is now. Plus, I've just always really liked her.
beuty
classiest one i've seen, and actually not bad. People would love it, and I'm sure we could find some pretty awesome photos. I will take this on too, if you would like, my dearest bride. And I will make them cuter than this, but in B&W. I can start making them now. I will just need B's momma to gather the photos for me. by Hercio Dias
Hercio Dias
Hercio Dias classiest one i've seen, and actually not bad. People would love it, and I'm sure we could find some pretty awesome photos. I will take this on too, if you would like, my dearest bride. And I will make them cuter than this, but in B&W. I can start making them now. I will just need B's momma to gather the photos for me.
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For right now this is my life. Don't get me wrong, it's not like I hate guys or that I think falling in love is dumb. I feel like if you wait around forever for just this to happen, then your life will be wasted. I don't want to be with some guy just to be with a guy. Whoever you want to be with should add to you not take away from who you are. by Maiden11976
Maiden11976
Maiden11976 For right now this is my life. Don't get me wrong, it's not like I hate guys or that I think falling in love is dumb. I feel like if you wait around forever for just this to happen, then your life will be wasted. I don't want to be with some guy just to be with a guy. Whoever you want to be with should add to you not take away from who you are.
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As much as I love crafting, knitting has always been uncharted territory for me. I'm not sure why -- I've heard it's not that hard -- but something about the craft has always felt unattainable and ... by latoya
latoya
latoya As much as I love crafting, knitting has always been uncharted territory for me. I'm not sure why -- I've heard it's not that hard -- but something about the craft has always felt unattainable and ...
Garden
classiest one i've seen, and actually not bad. People would love it, and I'm sure we could find some pretty awesome photos. I will take this on too, if you would like, my dearest bride. And I will make them cuter than this, but in B&W. I can start making them now. I will just need B's momma to gather the photos for me. by sophiafrench
sophiafrench
sophiafrench classiest one i've seen, and actually not bad. People would love it, and I'm sure we could find some pretty awesome photos. I will take this on too, if you would like, my dearest bride. And I will make them cuter than this, but in B&W. I can start making them now. I will just need B's momma to gather the photos for me.
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I've had to deal with narcissistic people like this my entire life, putting labels & thoughts in peoples heads about me or others, things that are not true to get people to divide or take sides.  It's not of God. I have concluded that when they label & slander others,  it's because THEY are. Check my comments by Raelynn8
Raelynn8
Raelynn8 I've had to deal with narcissistic people like this my entire life, putting labels & thoughts in peoples heads about me or others, things that are not true to get people to divide or take sides. It's not of God. I have concluded that when they label & slander others, it's because THEY are. Check my comments
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Lord, you know the need in my heart and I pray that you will give me the strength to face what you have for my life. I pray that you cover my husband with all your blessings and heal him from his health problems. It's been some challenging times here lately, and I pray for your guidance, love and blessings on my family. I love you Lord and I will always follow you. To God Be The Glory for Everything in My Life. by Seriously?
Seriously?
Seriously? Lord, you know the need in my heart and I pray that you will give me the strength to face what you have for my life. I pray that you cover my husband with all your blessings and heal him from his health problems. It's been some challenging times here lately, and I pray for your guidance, love and blessings on my family. I love you Lord and I will always follow you. To God Be The Glory for Everything in My Life.
Inspiration
When I was really depressed, I used to get easily offended at just about everything. I (unfortunately) took everything as a personal attack against me, even when it wasn't, and I pretty much thought that people were mean and out to get me in particular. I can say from experience that it's not a fun way to live your life, so I'm glad that one of the things I left behind along with my depression was being offended by everything. Here's how I stopped being easily offended and lightened up a bit... by ZaraFee
ZaraFee
ZaraFee When I was really depressed, I used to get easily offended at just about everything. I (unfortunately) took everything as a personal attack against me, even when it wasn't, and I pretty much thought that people were mean and out to get me in particular. I can say from experience that it's not a fun way to live your life, so I'm glad that one of the things I left behind along with my depression was being offended by everything. Here's how I stopped being easily offended and lightened up a bit...
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No matter how mad I get at someone, even if a lot has happened&it doesn't seem like it can ever be fixed, I will always be there. Sometimes I hate that about myself b/c it means being vulnerable&opening yourself up to getting hurt. But when you put it in perspective, everything seems so small&petty&stupid when something is actually wrong. No matter what it is/how mad we are at each other, if I've ever called you a friend, these words will always be true for me; I don't just give up on people. by firstgradedeb
firstgradedeb
firstgradedeb No matter how mad I get at someone, even if a lot has happened&it doesn't seem like it can ever be fixed, I will always be there. Sometimes I hate that about myself b/c it means being vulnerable&opening yourself up to getting hurt. But when you put it in perspective, everything seems so small&petty&stupid when something is actually wrong. No matter what it is/how mad we are at each other, if I've ever called you a friend, these words will always be true for me; I don't just give up on people.
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The Beauty Love Left Behind. A mark for every breath you took, every blink, every sleepy yawn. One for every time you sucked your thumb, waved hello, closed your eyes and slept in the most perfect darkness. One for every time you had the hiccups. One for every dream you dreamed within me. It isn't very pretty anymore. Some may even think it ugly. That's OK. It was your home. It's where I first grew to love you, where I lay my hand as I dreamed about who you were and who you would be. It held you until my arms could, and for that, I will always find something beautiful in it. by latasha
latasha
latasha The Beauty Love Left Behind. A mark for every breath you took, every blink, every sleepy yawn. One for every time you sucked your thumb, waved hello, closed your eyes and slept in the most perfect darkness. One for every time you had the hiccups. One for every dream you dreamed within me. It isn't very pretty anymore. Some may even think it ugly. That's OK. It was your home. It's where I first grew to love you, where I lay my hand as I dreamed about who you were and who you would be. It held you until my arms could, and for that, I will always find something beautiful in it.
Baby Stuffs
My Mom loves me and everyone else unconditionally. I have always felt that Mom would love me no matter what I did or what happened to me. She has always been by my side in every step of my life, even when I did not deserve it. by ericka
ericka
ericka My Mom loves me and everyone else unconditionally. I have always felt that Mom would love me no matter what I did or what happened to me. She has always been by my side in every step of my life, even when I did not deserve it.
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That was us babe we completely fell apart and realized how much we needed to fall back together.  I love you and we will get through everything together like we always have.  I am here for u through our ups and downs and will always be here to support u in life.  You r the love if my life. by proteamundi
proteamundi
proteamundi That was us babe we completely fell apart and realized how much we needed to fall back together. I love you and we will get through everything together like we always have. I am here for u through our ups and downs and will always be here to support u in life. You r the love if my life.
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I don't know what people are scared of. Maybe they think their children will be influenced, but I've got to tell you, I was raised by two heterosexuals. Everywhere I looked, heterosexuals. And they did not influence me. It's time we love people for who they are and let them love who they want. - Ellen DeGeneres by AubergineDreams
AubergineDreams
AubergineDreams I don't know what people are scared of. Maybe they think their children will be influenced, but I've got to tell you, I was raised by two heterosexuals. Everywhere I looked, heterosexuals. And they did not influence me. It's time we love people for who they are and let them love who they want. - Ellen DeGeneres
Quotables
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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So I basically just opened up to a guy that I just met. And you know what? It feels really good. He's been super supportive and really knows what I'm going through. Like everything that I've posted on here, like staying away from people and putting up walls, he basically told me those things (about me) and really tried to help me. I know he likes me, and I like him too. It's too bad that I'll only see him for anther 2 weeks and then we will be going to a different high school. by alissa
alissa
alissa So I basically just opened up to a guy that I just met. And you know what? It feels really good. He's been super supportive and really knows what I'm going through. Like everything that I've posted on here, like staying away from people and putting up walls, he basically told me those things (about me) and really tried to help me. I know he likes me, and I like him too. It's too bad that I'll only see him for anther 2 weeks and then we will be going to a different high school.
Le Love
You are going to be a great wife, and an amazing mother. I can't wait for those days. The thought of laying my head on your prego belly makes me do happy. Knowing our little life is in there. A life that we will give so much love. I just woke up for a sec to give you some love. I'll be out again in a second. Love you, cakes. Kisses. by patrica
patrica
patrica You are going to be a great wife, and an amazing mother. I can't wait for those days. The thought of laying my head on your prego belly makes me do happy. Knowing our little life is in there. A life that we will give so much love. I just woke up for a sec to give you some love. I'll be out again in a second. Love you, cakes. Kisses.
Collages
"We have White People Problems, in America. That's what we have. White People Problems. You know what that is? That's where your life is *amazing*, so you just make shit up to be upset about. People in other countries have *real* problems. Like - 'Oh, shit. They're cutting off all our heads today!' Things like that. Here, we make shit up to be upset about. Like - 'How come I have to choose a language on the ATM machine? It's *bullshit*. I shouldn't have to do that. I'm *American*.'" (Louis CK) by john
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john "We have White People Problems, in America. That's what we have. White People Problems. You know what that is? That's where your life is *amazing*, so you just make shit up to be upset about. People in other countries have *real* problems. Like - 'Oh, shit. They're cutting off all our heads today!' Things like that. Here, we make shit up to be upset about. Like - 'How come I have to choose a language on the ATM machine? It's *bullshit*. I shouldn't have to do that. I'm *American*.'" (Louis CK)
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I love how puppies/dogs will always let you take their picture, just staring. Wondering why we are begging them to "stay!" screeching "you are so cute", and holding a weird object in front of them for several seconds at a time. If only they could understand that we are trying to keep them in our memories for more time than they can give us on Earth. Love my pup! by Eduardo Borges
Eduardo Borges
Eduardo Borges I love how puppies/dogs will always let you take their picture, just staring. Wondering why we are begging them to "stay!" screeching "you are so cute", and holding a weird object in front of them for several seconds at a time. If only they could understand that we are trying to keep them in our memories for more time than they can give us on Earth. Love my pup!
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<3:-) as I've said many times before, Harry Potter was never a phase for me... it's a way of life; it is apart of my past, present, && future. I already have the "Mischief Managed" tattooed on my left thigh, but I would LOVE to get another HP themed one to commemorate something that is so important to me. by kelly.meli
kelly.meli
kelly.meli <3:-) as I've said many times before, Harry Potter was never a phase for me... it's a way of life; it is apart of my past, present, && future. I already have the "Mischief Managed" tattooed on my left thigh, but I would LOVE to get another HP themed one to commemorate something that is so important to me.
bunny
He means so much to me. He's like family but lives in another state. Some how we grew a part and it brakes my heart. One day just maybe he'll understand that I truly love him. He's my best friend and I know there's nothing more to it. I'll always be here for you!!! Even tho you might not always be here for me. Stay strong I love you!!! by LucyB
LucyB
LucyB He means so much to me. He's like family but lives in another state. Some how we grew a part and it brakes my heart. One day just maybe he'll understand that I truly love him. He's my best friend and I know there's nothing more to it. I'll always be here for you!!! Even tho you might not always be here for me. Stay strong I love you!!!
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"Why do I and everyone I love pick people who treat us like we are nothing?" - Sam "We accept the love we think we deserve" - Charlie  When I saw this movie, I felt like this is quite possibly the best quote I've ever heard. It describes my life perfectly, and I am both happy and sad to know I am not alone. by earnestine
earnestine
earnestine "Why do I and everyone I love pick people who treat us like we are nothing?" - Sam "We accept the love we think we deserve" - Charlie When I saw this movie, I felt like this is quite possibly the best quote I've ever heard. It describes my life perfectly, and I am both happy and sad to know I am not alone.
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I don't care about losing people that don't Want to be in my life anymore. I've lost people that meant the World to me and I'm still doing Just Fine. ♥♥♥ by viola
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viola I don't care about losing people that don't Want to be in my life anymore. I've lost people that meant the World to me and I'm still doing Just Fine. ♥♥♥
Words to Live By
The just shall live by faith. Romans 1:17How do we live by faith? Faith doesn’t follow one’s feelings. Real faith takes God at His word. Faith is the reality of things not seen. Faith makes it possible to see what you otherwise can’t see. People of faith are prepared to live like no one else can. Jesus is amazed when He sees real faith in people. (Luke 7:9)Paul says it this way: “The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” (Galatians 5:6) And how does the Bible define faith? It says that Faith is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even though we cannot see it up ahead.” (Hebrews 11:1) My prayer for you today is that you may always have this kind of faith, and that you may receive all that God has in store for you!Prayer: Lord, grant me the kind of great faith that pleases and “amazes” You. Give me a growing passion for Your Word and Your presence. Cause my faith to be genuine so that it may be expressed through love and produce good deeds. Thank You for helping me to receive all that You have for me! In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen by Diane A. Smith
Diane A. Smith
Diane A. Smith The just shall live by faith. Romans 1:17How do we live by faith? Faith doesn’t follow one’s feelings. Real faith takes God at His word. Faith is the reality of things not seen. Faith makes it possible to see what you otherwise can’t see. People of faith are prepared to live like no one else can. Jesus is amazed when He sees real faith in people. (Luke 7:9)Paul says it this way: “The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.” (Galatians 5:6) And how does the Bible define faith? It says that Faith is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even though we cannot see it up ahead.” (Hebrews 11:1) My prayer for you today is that you may always have this kind of faith, and that you may receive all that God has in store for you!Prayer: Lord, grant me the kind of great faith that pleases and “amazes” You. Give me a growing passion for Your Word and Your presence. Cause my faith to be genuine so that it may be expressed through love and produce good deeds. Thank You for helping me to receive all that You have for me! In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen
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