It's disappointing when no one turns up to Youth, even when you have the most AMAZING night planned! Here's some things you can do. by ashlee
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ashlee It's disappointing when no one turns up to Youth, even when you have the most AMAZING night planned! Here's some things you can do.
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Blogging Basics: Why Every Blogger Needs a Gravatar (And How to Set One Up) – Do you have a Gravatar? Do you even know what one is? That's okay. I had no clue when I first started blogging. But, every blogger should have a Gravatar. Here's how it can grow your blog and a tutorial on how to set up your Gravatar account. by Steph @ Blogging Butterfly
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Steph @ Blogging Butterfly Blogging Basics: Why Every Blogger Needs a Gravatar (And How to Set One Up) – Do you have a Gravatar? Do you even know what one is? That's okay. I had no clue when I first started blogging. But, every blogger should have a Gravatar. Here's how it can grow your blog and a tutorial on how to set up your Gravatar account.
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You know how when you have a deadline WAY out in the future, and plenty of time to work on something, you never do it? It seems impossible to sit down and make it happen. And then when it’s the night before a deadline you can knock it out no problem? Click through to read the post and learn how to get things done, even when you don't want to! by ashlee
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ashlee You know how when you have a deadline WAY out in the future, and plenty of time to work on something, you never do it? It seems impossible to sit down and make it happen. And then when it’s the night before a deadline you can knock it out no problem? Click through to read the post and learn how to get things done, even when you don't want to!
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You don't just give up. You don't just let things happen. You make a stand. You say no! You have the guts to do what's right even when everyone else just runs away. ~ Rose Tyler by AislingH
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AislingH You don't just give up. You don't just let things happen. You make a stand. You say no! You have the guts to do what's right even when everyone else just runs away. ~ Rose Tyler
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We've all woke up when the alarm buzzes and want to put our head under the covers and go back to sleep. Unfortunately though, life doesn't often allow us to do that! Many of us have busy mornings, with lots of stuff to do, and often a very limited amount of time to do it. But you can do yourself a huge favor by doing some things each night, before you go to bed, that will set yourself up for a better morning. Read on as eBay shares the seven things to do at night, for a better morning! by gina
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gina We've all woke up when the alarm buzzes and want to put our head under the covers and go back to sleep. Unfortunately though, life doesn't often allow us to do that! Many of us have busy mornings, with lots of stuff to do, and often a very limited amount of time to do it. But you can do yourself a huge favor by doing some things each night, before you go to bed, that will set yourself up for a better morning. Read on as eBay shares the seven things to do at night, for a better morning!
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One of the most difficult things to accept about the narcissists discard is the unanswered "why".  Explanations or apologies aren't going to be offered.  It's up to you to interpret it. Unfortunately, this has a lot to do with the narcissists personality and nothing to do with you. Some things you aren't going to get an explanation for in life, the best you can do is move on. Narcissistic Abuse Recovery. by willie
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willie One of the most difficult things to accept about the narcissists discard is the unanswered "why". Explanations or apologies aren't going to be offered. It's up to you to interpret it. Unfortunately, this has a lot to do with the narcissists personality and nothing to do with you. Some things you aren't going to get an explanation for in life, the best you can do is move on. Narcissistic Abuse Recovery.
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Back to School Rules! One of the most important things that teachers do the first week of school is set up the rules and expectations. It sets the tone for the entire year. It's also the time when teachers are using ice breakers to help students free comfortable and get to know one another. So why not have a fun and of course FREE activity to do both? I like to discuss the rules and expectations the first week of school but also break it up a bit with a fun ice breaker using my Back to School Causation Cards. This is a free activity where students are active moving around and having some fun - while reviewing rules. These cards are similar to the "I have... Who has..." cards and are a sure way to get your students enthusiastic for the upcoming school year! You can read more about them over at my blog post titled Have a Successful School Year with these School Rules (and download them there) or just head straight to Teachers Pay Teachers and download the Back to School Causation Cards free! No matter what - I wish you to have the BEST upcoming school year ever! back to school causation cards class rules classroom rules fluency The Owl Teacher by ursula
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ursula Back to School Rules! One of the most important things that teachers do the first week of school is set up the rules and expectations. It sets the tone for the entire year. It's also the time when teachers are using ice breakers to help students free comfortable and get to know one another. So why not have a fun and of course FREE activity to do both? I like to discuss the rules and expectations the first week of school but also break it up a bit with a fun ice breaker using my Back to School Causation Cards. This is a free activity where students are active moving around and having some fun - while reviewing rules. These cards are similar to the "I have... Who has..." cards and are a sure way to get your students enthusiastic for the upcoming school year! You can read more about them over at my blog post titled Have a Successful School Year with these School Rules (and download them there) or just head straight to Teachers Pay Teachers and download the Back to School Causation Cards free! No matter what - I wish you to have the BEST upcoming school year ever! back to school causation cards class rules classroom rules fluency The Owl Teacher
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Being a mom is no doubt one of the toughest things you can do. You love and adore your kids but there are many challenges that go along with that. When you're feeling burned out, irritated, or unmotivated, here's what to remember when parenting is hard. | parenting tips | motherhood | mom life | toddlers | babies | stay at home mom | #motherhood #momlife #moms #parenting #parentingtips #toddlerlife #baby by judith
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judith Being a mom is no doubt one of the toughest things you can do. You love and adore your kids but there are many challenges that go along with that. When you're feeling burned out, irritated, or unmotivated, here's what to remember when parenting is hard. | parenting tips | motherhood | mom life | toddlers | babies | stay at home mom | #motherhood #momlife #moms #parenting #parentingtips #toddlerlife #baby
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Sad, but true. Some people need to really think about how they treat people. Neglect is one of the worst things one can do, and can happen to another human being. Always reach out, even if it kills you to have to do so. Being there will always pay off in the end. Do your best to make sure your loved ones are not alone. by AislingH
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AislingH Sad, but true. Some people need to really think about how they treat people. Neglect is one of the worst things one can do, and can happen to another human being. Always reach out, even if it kills you to have to do so. Being there will always pay off in the end. Do your best to make sure your loved ones are not alone.
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If you are looking at building your own house one day, or if you want to start a homestead but don't know if you can do it when you and your partner both have to work, what are some of the realities of such a situation and how can you deal with it? Here's what we're doing to make it work. #homesteading #buildahouse by heidi
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heidi If you are looking at building your own house one day, or if you want to start a homestead but don't know if you can do it when you and your partner both have to work, what are some of the realities of such a situation and how can you deal with it? Here's what we're doing to make it work. #homesteading #buildahouse
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What Superpower Should You Have? You got time travel How can anyone stick to just one time period when there’s so many amazing things that have happened throughout history? You love to see things up close and personal, and now you’ll be able to get a front-row seat for the greatest historic moments ever. Forward, backward, however you want. Whenever you want to travel, you can — literally. by agnes
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agnes What Superpower Should You Have? You got time travel How can anyone stick to just one time period when there’s so many amazing things that have happened throughout history? You love to see things up close and personal, and now you’ll be able to get a front-row seat for the greatest historic moments ever. Forward, backward, however you want. Whenever you want to travel, you can — literally.
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Poinsettias: How to Rebloom, Rather Than Rebuy | Here's the one slightly tricky part: to rebloom your poinsettia for late December, you'll have to put it in a closet every night starting in late September. Yes, a closet, or box, or any other place that gets no light. Absolute zero — even streetlights can mess it up. Ideally you want the poinsettias to have twelve hours of total darkness per day. by colleen
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colleen Poinsettias: How to Rebloom, Rather Than Rebuy | Here's the one slightly tricky part: to rebloom your poinsettia for late December, you'll have to put it in a closet every night starting in late September. Yes, a closet, or box, or any other place that gets no light. Absolute zero — even streetlights can mess it up. Ideally you want the poinsettias to have twelve hours of total darkness per day.
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One of the most challenging aspects of school life is writing an essay. It can be a daunting task, staring down a five-page paper that you have yet to begin. Where do you even start? How do you pi… by monimarin
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monimarin One of the most challenging aspects of school life is writing an essay. It can be a daunting task, staring down a five-page paper that you have yet to begin. Where do you even start? How do you pi…
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Do These 4 Things Before Bed Tonight to Lose Weight Tomorrow: While losing weight isn't something that happens overnight, doing some prep work the night before can make all the difference when you step on the scale. by lacy
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lacy Do These 4 Things Before Bed Tonight to Lose Weight Tomorrow: While losing weight isn't something that happens overnight, doing some prep work the night before can make all the difference when you step on the scale.
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Finding the perfect gift can be a challenge, especially when you don't have much to spend! If you've still got some shopping to do (or haven't even started yet) you will not want to miss these 30 awesome gift ideas for $30 or less! From kids to adults, these creative, practical, and thoughtful gifts will dazzle even the most challenging person on your list! by maryann maltby
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maryann maltby Finding the perfect gift can be a challenge, especially when you don't have much to spend! If you've still got some shopping to do (or haven't even started yet) you will not want to miss these 30 awesome gift ideas for $30 or less! From kids to adults, these creative, practical, and thoughtful gifts will dazzle even the most challenging person on your list!
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What to do when Santas broke?!? Some awesome tips on how to have a magical holiday season - even when you have no money! by cathleen
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cathleen What to do when Santas broke?!? Some awesome tips on how to have a magical holiday season - even when you have no money!
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Do These 4 Things Before Bed Tonight to Lose Weight Tomorrow: While losing weight isn't something that happens overnight, doing some prep work the night before can make all the difference when you step on the scale. by lacy
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lacy Do These 4 Things Before Bed Tonight to Lose Weight Tomorrow: While losing weight isn't something that happens overnight, doing some prep work the night before can make all the difference when you step on the scale.
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We were made to stand out, so be yourself it's one of the best things you can do! :) by lupita m
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lupita m We were made to stand out, so be yourself it's one of the best things you can do! :)
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While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to  blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up  with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post  ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and  keep them coming back for more.     1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone       loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of       things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did       this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a       little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect       with you.    2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative       process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out       how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog       series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for       readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and       customers.     3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like       finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find       interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts       that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to       connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers       refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!)        Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups.    4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success       story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here.       Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you       started. And on that note...    5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which       resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep       all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers!    6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of       reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date       with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that       you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity.    7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's       content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your       blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting       a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog.     8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in       your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd       and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that       you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not       promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a       way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some       great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing       for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business    9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is       20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes.       Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first       started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy,       photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post.    10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful       people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into       too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose       does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my       favorite posts.   11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry.        We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other       people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to       highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You       could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and       do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for       guest posting on theirs.    12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers       love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your       blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or       not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one       of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback       about it!   13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in       #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what       you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the       blog! Here's my example.   14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love       to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this       will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback.   15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event.        Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few       months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments!       Your readers will love reading about your experience and the       workshop/conference may even share your post, too.   16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry.        Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do.       Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I       was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but       I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback!   17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always       good to have a reason for people to get excited about your       blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring       them on the blog!   18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are       straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into       a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The       meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.)   19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or       business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for       us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by       their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them,       and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business       partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date.   20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's       always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For       example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of       the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know"       items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit.   21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer,       write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about       your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs       you use for project management and accounting. People are always on       the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with       them.    22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've       spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share       them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end       of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with       my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to       waste.    23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto       something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old       blog post and make use out of that content again.   24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that       you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make       some revisions and post it again!   25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your       blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and       everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your       favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your       blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on        Instagram and Pinterest.   26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question       that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into       a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content       actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple       readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who       would love to know more about it, too.   27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy       being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this"       story? Share it on your blog!   28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are       you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips       for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you       an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and       designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful       for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in       your field who are just getting started.   29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why       we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to       share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly       Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!)    30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners.        There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a       writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a       fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog       friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The       possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something       distinctly you!   31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with       step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my       favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a       client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about       it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go.   32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it       to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your       business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to"       post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem.   33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more       interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't       able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your       field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with       the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and        the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next       idea...   34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the       results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like       to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and        Young House Love always do this well.    35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post       on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what       you do? What motivates you?   36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people       use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject       differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding        after I officially launched my design services this past summer       to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on       your field? Share it on your blog!   37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a       million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with       something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and       Awesome and Clara Conversations.   38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition       or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would       probably love to see it on your blog. An example?  This post by       Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes.    39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from       sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that       it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my       experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll       have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great       insight and information.    40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on       Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves       learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make       before.    41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there       things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't       accurate? Address them in a blog post!   42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let       your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this       with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them       to vote on which design concepts they liked best.   43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on       blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post       distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month       in Today's Top 3.    44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in       your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some       examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for       creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on       organizing their email inbox.   45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received.        This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience.    46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your       blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for       your audience.   47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use       it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it       fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if       potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free       advertising for your portfolio.    48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your       experience with another professional or a clients' experience with       you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement.   49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden       talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to       highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and       although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my       personality outside of blogging and designing.   50. Create a long list of something specific to your       trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point.   That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any  suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have  mentioned? by Joao.Almeida.d.Eca
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Joao.Almeida.d.Eca While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and keep them coming back for more. 1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect with you. 2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and customers.  3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!) Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups. 4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here. Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you started. And on that note... 5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers! 6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity. 7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog.  8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business 9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is 20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes. Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy, photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post.  10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my favorite posts. 11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry.  We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for guest posting on theirs.  12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback about it! 13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the blog! Here's my example. 14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback. 15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event.  Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments! Your readers will love reading about your experience and the workshop/conference may even share your post, too. 16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry.  Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do. Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback! 17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always good to have a reason for people to get excited about your blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring them on the blog! 18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.) 19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them, and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date. 20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know" items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit. 21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer, write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs you use for project management and accounting. People are always on the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with them.  22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to waste.  23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old blog post and make use out of that content again. 24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make some revisions and post it again! 25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on Instagram and Pinterest. 26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who would love to know more about it, too. 27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this" story? Share it on your blog! 28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in your field who are just getting started. 29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!)  30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners.  There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something distinctly you! 31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go. 32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to" post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem. 33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next idea... 34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and Young House Love always do this well.  35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what you do? What motivates you? 36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding after I officially launched my design services this past summer to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on your field? Share it on your blog! 37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and Awesome and Clara Conversations. 38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would probably love to see it on your blog. An example?  This post by Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes.  39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great insight and information.  40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make before.  41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't accurate? Address them in a blog post! 42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them to vote on which design concepts they liked best. 43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month in Today's Top 3.  44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on organizing their email inbox. 45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received. This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience.  46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience. 47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free advertising for your portfolio.  48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your experience with another professional or a clients' experience with you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement. 49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my personality outside of blogging and designing. 50. Create a long list of something specific to your trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point. That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have mentioned?
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When it's warm outside, it's time to get out and enjoy ourselves. One of the things you might enjoy doing is sitting with family and friends in your backyard, but these nice gatherings are missing without a fire pit, that can add a cozy atmosphere to your evenings, you can even cook food or roast some marshmallows. Here are some tutorials to help you build your own fire pit easily. by alissa
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alissa When it's warm outside, it's time to get out and enjoy ourselves. One of the things you might enjoy doing is sitting with family and friends in your backyard, but these nice gatherings are missing without a fire pit, that can add a cozy atmosphere to your evenings, you can even cook food or roast some marshmallows. Here are some tutorials to help you build your own fire pit easily.
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It's BBQ season again, but before you get started I have 12 tips and tricks for the best BBQ. Before you can even get your BBQ started, the damn thing needs to be cleaned and that's the last thing you want to be doing when your guests arrive, so I have some unusual tips to share with you on how to clean your BBQ easily without all the scrubbing and swearing under your breath. You also have to know exact what you are doing do nobody ends up ill after the BBQ, so I've included t... by nell
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nell It's BBQ season again, but before you get started I have 12 tips and tricks for the best BBQ. Before you can even get your BBQ started, the damn thing needs to be cleaned and that's the last thing you want to be doing when your guests arrive, so I have some unusual tips to share with you on how to clean your BBQ easily without all the scrubbing and swearing under your breath. You also have to know exact what you are doing do nobody ends up ill after the BBQ, so I've included t...
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Just when you think you have that newborn sleeping through the night, baby sleep regression may rear it's ugly head and have you reeling on what to do next. Here are some common causes and ways to fix it! by marjorie
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Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in square holes, the ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. And while some see them as crazy, we see genius, because people who are crazy enough to think by PhroggySmyles
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When you are writing an AMCAS personal statement, You have to share your particular interest in medicine. You have to write some events of your life that make you sense to take this program. To get more information, you can check the sample on http://www.personalstatementlength.com/amcas-personal-statement-length-how-to-write-the-most-important-things-only/ by Personal Statement Length
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Pumpkin Pie Bars with Greek Yogurt Whipped Cream -- even better than pie & the whipped cream is amazing! No one can tell it's lightened up!! by aimee
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Make the most of your trip to Japan, no matter how long you're staying with these easy day trips from Tokyo. Whether you have one week in Japan or one month, the JR pass makes it easy to get around and see some of the best attractions in Japan. Here are just some of the best Japan day trips from Tokyo with the Japan Rail pass. Travel in Japan is easy when you have it, even if you only have a short time to explore the country. #japan #japantravel #japantips #tokyodaytrips #tokyo #japanrail by lynn
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lynn Make the most of your trip to Japan, no matter how long you're staying with these easy day trips from Tokyo. Whether you have one week in Japan or one month, the JR pass makes it easy to get around and see some of the best attractions in Japan. Here are just some of the best Japan day trips from Tokyo with the Japan Rail pass. Travel in Japan is easy when you have it, even if you only have a short time to explore the country. #japan #japantravel #japantips #tokyodaytrips #tokyo #japanrail
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