Fact... To my 4 babies Momma will always LOVE you!! You have been through some tough times but have managed you 4 are my world my heart my soul!! You are the reason I wake up everyday!!! by jeanie
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jeanie Fact... To my 4 babies Momma will always LOVE you!! You have been through some tough times but have managed you 4 are my world my heart my soul!! You are the reason I wake up everyday!!!
Doctor Who
30 powerful quotes that will motivate and inspire you. These are some of my favorite motivational and inspirational quotes. They have gotten me through some really tough times! by jeanie
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jeanie 30 powerful quotes that will motivate and inspire you. These are some of my favorite motivational and inspirational quotes. They have gotten me through some really tough times!
Doctor Who
“You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” - Robin Williams by shreyaklein
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shreyaklein “You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” - Robin Williams
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“You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” - Robin Williams by AislingH
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AislingH “You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren’t paying attention to.” - Robin Williams
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The Best Life & Love Advice From The Greatest Movies Of All Time | "You'll have bad times, but it'll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to." — Good Will Hunting by jeanie
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jeanie The Best Life & Love Advice From The Greatest Movies Of All Time | "You'll have bad times, but it'll always wake you up to the good stuff you weren't paying attention to." — Good Will Hunting
Doctor Who
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?
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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
“Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me…” (Psalm 23:4, NKJV)    Have you ever gone through something and felt like it was the valley of the shadow of death? During the tough times, it’s easy to get discouraged. But I love what it says in this verse, “though I walk through…”    No matter what you are facing today, know this: you are not alone, and you are just walking through. You don’t have to stop and live in the tough times! by montse.esquivel.779
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montse.esquivel.779 “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me…” (Psalm 23:4, NKJV) Have you ever gone through something and felt like it was the valley of the shadow of death? During the tough times, it’s easy to get discouraged. But I love what it says in this verse, “though I walk through…” No matter what you are facing today, know this: you are not alone, and you are just walking through. You don’t have to stop and live in the tough times!
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Good morning baby... please never give up on me... I love you so much and will always.. you are my world... have a great day love!! by denise.su
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denise.su Good morning baby... please never give up on me... I love you so much and will always.. you are my world... have a great day love!!
Just Me
There are so many beautiful places in the world but Lake Michigan will always have a piece of my heart by alisa
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alisa There are so many beautiful places in the world but Lake Michigan will always have a piece of my heart
The Most Beautiful Places
My kids are my heart and soul. They will always be my babies, even when they grow old. by tameka
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tameka My kids are my heart and soul. They will always be my babies, even when they grow old.
DIY Projects and Gift Ideas
When it comes to cooking a delicious home cooked meal for my family that the kids will love as well, it gets a little tough.  My kids struggle with eating beef but they do love my mom’s homemade Italian meatball recipe is the BEST.  These are authentic meatballs.  As many of you know both of my parents are from Italy.  When I got through the process to make these I always make a lot.  They are some of the easiest {Read More} by alyce
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alyce When it comes to cooking a delicious home cooked meal for my family that the kids will love as well, it gets a little tough.  My kids struggle with eating beef but they do love my mom’s homemade Italian meatball recipe is the BEST.  These are authentic meatballs.  As many of you know both of my parents are from Italy.  When I got through the process to make these I always make a lot.  They are some of the easiest {Read More}
Just love it
♥Twice I have gone home seeking forgiveness and answers from others, only to be shut down, pushed aside, and run off. But this time is different. I am going home with love and forgiveness in my heart not only for them but. Also for myself. God and I have sorted this out. I am at peace. All you have to do is knock. My door has always been open. Just ask, I have always been there. Only you have shut me out. I am here when you are ready, willing, and able. I love you still...I always will. by Shelby005
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Shelby005 ♥Twice I have gone home seeking forgiveness and answers from others, only to be shut down, pushed aside, and run off. But this time is different. I am going home with love and forgiveness in my heart not only for them but. Also for myself. God and I have sorted this out. I am at peace. All you have to do is knock. My door has always been open. Just ask, I have always been there. Only you have shut me out. I am here when you are ready, willing, and able. I love you still...I always will.
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PRAY AND LISTEN FOR MY VOICE - I have called you, but you must be patient.  There are times you’ve tried to speak without hearing.  You must always hear Me first, then speak.  Don't allow the enemy to press you into doing anything before the appointed time.  Come before My presence to receive the clarity that you need, and I will tell you plainly.  Hear My voice, and discern My time.  You have been through much pain because you have missed My perfect timing.  Don't worry; all is not lost, and by tweenana
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tweenana PRAY AND LISTEN FOR MY VOICE - I have called you, but you must be patient. There are times you’ve tried to speak without hearing. You must always hear Me first, then speak. Don't allow the enemy to press you into doing anything before the appointed time. Come before My presence to receive the clarity that you need, and I will tell you plainly. Hear My voice, and discern My time. You have been through much pain because you have missed My perfect timing. Don't worry; all is not lost, and
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What else could anyone ask for but for someone to love another like this! Whatever this spell you have over me, I can still say you are etched deep in my soul & I will always you even if it can only be as very special friends! Don't feel uneasy when I say I you; feel blessed that you have been sincerely loved like never before only as your soulmate could do! YH by dorothea
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dorothea What else could anyone ask for but for someone to love another like this! Whatever this spell you have over me, I can still say you are etched deep in my soul & I will always you even if it can only be as very special friends! Don't feel uneasy when I say I you; feel blessed that you have been sincerely loved like never before only as your soulmate could do! YH
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There are numerous times throughout my day that hit me like a train. I may get knocked down, but I don't stay down. I get stronger everyday. Just never give up and you will get through! | Share Inspire Quotes - Inspiring Quotes | Love Quotes | Funny Quotes | Quotes about Life by Share Inspire Quotes
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Share Inspire Quotes There are numerous times throughout my day that hit me like a train. I may get knocked down, but I don't stay down. I get stronger everyday. Just never give up and you will get through! | Share Inspire Quotes - Inspiring Quotes | Love Quotes | Funny Quotes | Quotes about Life
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Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets and unfulfilled dreams. There's too much uncertainty, cruelty and heartlessness. Take the time to slow the world down. Take the opportunity to smile and let someone know they make a difference. Don't be afraid to tell someone what they mean, what they bring to your life and more importantly, don't hestitate to love selflessly, without limits and believe that everything happens for a reason. Today might not be perfect, tomorrow might be another challenge, but you survived yesterday and gained experience. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, embrace it. Have faith that you've done enough and touched enough people that everything will work out. Nobody said that it would be easy, but through defeat, experience and triumph, you will find out who you are and it will all be worth it. by agnes
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agnes Life is too short to wake up in the morning with regrets and unfulfilled dreams. There's too much uncertainty, cruelty and heartlessness. Take the time to slow the world down. Take the opportunity to smile and let someone know they make a difference. Don't be afraid to tell someone what they mean, what they bring to your life and more importantly, don't hestitate to love selflessly, without limits and believe that everything happens for a reason. Today might not be perfect, tomorrow might be another challenge, but you survived yesterday and gained experience. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, embrace it. Have faith that you've done enough and touched enough people that everything will work out. Nobody said that it would be easy, but through defeat, experience and triumph, you will find out who you are and it will all be worth it.
Do it yourself
Have you ever had a recipe that everyone just raves about!! In our family they are always screaming about my Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls and for good reason. They are not the easiest recipe in the world but let me tell you that they will melt in your mouth and leave your family and friends … by bettie
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bettie Have you ever had a recipe that everyone just raves about!! In our family they are always screaming about my Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls and for good reason. They are not the easiest recipe in the world but let me tell you that they will melt in your mouth and leave your family and friends …
Sugar and Spice
Love this. I've been dreaming of traveling again with absolutely no purpose or reason. It's been so long but those memories are always my favorite. #PinUpLive by JustineTime
JustineTime
JustineTime Love this. I've been dreaming of traveling again with absolutely no purpose or reason. It's been so long but those memories are always my favorite. #PinUpLive
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________, 2 years ago you captured my heart by being exactly who you are. The sweetest, most loving, compassionate, and sensitive person I have ever known. You have been my very best friend through the good and the bad. You have been the reason that... by evangeline
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evangeline ________, 2 years ago you captured my heart by being exactly who you are. The sweetest, most loving, compassionate, and sensitive person I have ever known. You have been my very best friend through the good and the bad. You have been the reason that...
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What we learn from disney princesses. I love this the real lessons behind Disney movies I hate when people say things like, Aladdin was a lier, Ariel gave up everything for a boy... Blah blah blah but no these are the real lessons to follow your heart even though some times it might be kinda hard because it always worth it and if it the right decision the people you love will back you up by writer, indulge
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writer, indulge What we learn from disney princesses. I love this the real lessons behind Disney movies I hate when people say things like, Aladdin was a lier, Ariel gave up everything for a boy... Blah blah blah but no these are the real lessons to follow your heart even though some times it might be kinda hard because it always worth it and if it the right decision the people you love will back you up
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Heart of Gold - You will always have my heart by natalie-w
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natalie-w Heart of Gold - You will always have my heart
Favorite Places and Spaces
Dear Lord, I thank You and praise You 4 calling me out of my sin so many years ago! My life's never been the same. I know how many times U have had divine favor on my life and I give You ALL glory 4 it! I anxiously await the next time U choose to work divinely in my life again. Help me 2 always keep my heart humble and focused on U and Your will. Lord, make me a quick discerner of spirits and fill me with all things that are pleasing to U..Show me those things that aren't ~Misty Mcbride by angela
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angela Dear Lord, I thank You and praise You 4 calling me out of my sin so many years ago! My life's never been the same. I know how many times U have had divine favor on my life and I give You ALL glory 4 it! I anxiously await the next time U choose to work divinely in my life again. Help me 2 always keep my heart humble and focused on U and Your will. Lord, make me a quick discerner of spirits and fill me with all things that are pleasing to U..Show me those things that aren't ~Misty Mcbride
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this newborn shot is the most precious thing i have ever seen... i just love how he's looking right up at his momma. warms my heart and soul. by frances
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frances this newborn shot is the most precious thing i have ever seen... i just love how he's looking right up at his momma. warms my heart and soul.
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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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"In one lifetime you will love many times, but one love will burn your soul forever." by kara
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kara "In one lifetime you will love many times, but one love will burn your soul forever."
Drink it up
this is for my boyfriend :) my best friend who can always make me smile & laugh you're not my boyfriend anymore, though I wish more than anything in the world you were. But this is still you. You are still my person and always will be. I love you and will love you forever and always. Always. by Megan Gray
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Megan Gray this is for my boyfriend :) my best friend who can always make me smile & laugh you're not my boyfriend anymore, though I wish more than anything in the world you were. But this is still you. You are still my person and always will be. I love you and will love you forever and always. Always.
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How is it that you have forgotten me?... some days I wish I could forget too because the pain and your silence is so hard to bear...some days I can't help but remember different thoughts all through the day that tear at my heart and make my soul bleed and then there are other days where I Want to remember, remember how I fell in love with you and every thought and word to feel the pain So I Never Allow It To Happen Again...Ever... With Anyone. by ester
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ester How is it that you have forgotten me?... some days I wish I could forget too because the pain and your silence is so hard to bear...some days I can't help but remember different thoughts all through the day that tear at my heart and make my soul bleed and then there are other days where I Want to remember, remember how I fell in love with you and every thought and word to feel the pain So I Never Allow It To Happen Again...Ever... With Anyone.
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Some days you'll feel sad without knowing why already been through that stage i can convince the mind at times in the far past to not remember but the heart never let you go and you would always be there and now i know i cant get over you not in this life time by proteamundi
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proteamundi Some days you'll feel sad without knowing why already been through that stage i can convince the mind at times in the far past to not remember but the heart never let you go and you would always be there and now i know i cant get over you not in this life time
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ALWAYS TRUST IN MY TIMING I know there are times you question My kindness when life seems unfair. The enemy of your soul uses this time to fill your mind with doubts, causing you to question if I will fulfill My word. You should know by now by timing and your timing will not always be the same, but My timing is always right on time. by goldie
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goldie ALWAYS TRUST IN MY TIMING I know there are times you question My kindness when life seems unfair. The enemy of your soul uses this time to fill your mind with doubts, causing you to question if I will fulfill My word. You should know by now by timing and your timing will not always be the same, but My timing is always right on time.
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An Eternal Memory... ...Until We Meet Again | Those special memories of you will always bring a smile if only I could have you back for just a little while. Then we could sit & talk again just like we used to do you always meant so very much and always will too. The fact that you're no longer here will always cause me pain but you're forever in my heart until we meet again.. by anastasia
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anastasia An Eternal Memory... ...Until We Meet Again | Those special memories of you will always bring a smile if only I could have you back for just a little while. Then we could sit & talk again just like we used to do you always meant so very much and always will too. The fact that you're no longer here will always cause me pain but you're forever in my heart until we meet again..
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I take YOU to be my BEST FRIEND, my faithful partner,  my one TRUE LOVE. I PROMISE to encourage you  inspire you  to LOVE YOU TRULY through good times  bad. I will FOREVER be there to LAUGH with you, to lift you up when you are down  to love you unconditionally through all of your ADVENTURES in life together. by delores
delores
delores I take YOU to be my BEST FRIEND, my faithful partner, my one TRUE LOVE. I PROMISE to encourage you inspire you to LOVE YOU TRULY through good times bad. I will FOREVER be there to LAUGH with you, to lift you up when you are down to love you unconditionally through all of your ADVENTURES in life together.
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