This cottage was transformed into a rustic holiday spectacular without a single dime being spent. It's frugal, neutral, and totally cozy! Annnnnd, it's part of a huge home tours link up which you can be a part of! by catalina
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catalina This cottage was transformed into a rustic holiday spectacular without a single dime being spent. It's frugal, neutral, and totally cozy! Annnnnd, it's part of a huge home tours link up which you can be a part of!
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This cottage was transformed into a rustic holiday spectacular without a single dime being spent. It's frugal, neutral, and totally cozy! Annnnnd, it's part of a huge home tours link up which you can be a part of! by catalina
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catalina This cottage was transformed into a rustic holiday spectacular without a single dime being spent. It's frugal, neutral, and totally cozy! Annnnnd, it's part of a huge home tours link up which you can be a part of!
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This cottage was transformed into a rustic holiday spectacular without a single dime being spent. It's frugal, neutral, and totally cozy! Annnnnd, it's part of a huge home tours link up which you can be a part of! by catalina
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catalina This cottage was transformed into a rustic holiday spectacular without a single dime being spent. It's frugal, neutral, and totally cozy! Annnnnd, it's part of a huge home tours link up which you can be a part of!
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Cozy Rustic Farmhouse Cottage Christmas decor - A great pin for inspiration for neutral rustic holiday decor. by nanette
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nanette Cozy Rustic Farmhouse Cottage Christmas decor - A great pin for inspiration for neutral rustic holiday decor.
Getting
Fettuccine with White Truffle Butter and Mushrooms : One of Ina's favorite dishes, this fettuccine makes a great holiday dish because you can make huge batches of it in just 30 minutes! Once it's cooked and drained, Ina adds the fresh fettuccine, which was made by her husband, Jeffrey, directly into the white truffle butter sauce so it can fully absorb all of the sauce's rich and creamy flavors.  by allisonn
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allisonn Fettuccine with White Truffle Butter and Mushrooms : One of Ina's favorite dishes, this fettuccine makes a great holiday dish because you can make huge batches of it in just 30 minutes! Once it's cooked and drained, Ina adds the fresh fettuccine, which was made by her husband, Jeffrey, directly into the white truffle butter sauce so it can fully absorb all of the sauce's rich and creamy flavors. 
Crockpot Recipes
All is calm, all is bright....adding textured pillows and festive holiday accents from HomeGoods transformed this neutral living room into a cozy, winter wonderland! {Sponsored Pin} by angela
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angela All is calm, all is bright....adding textured pillows and festive holiday accents from HomeGoods transformed this neutral living room into a cozy, winter wonderland! {Sponsored Pin}
My Free Printables
15 Frugal Living Tips - To Get You Started | Frugal living doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Lots of us, me included, are used to spending what we have on what we need, when we need it. There was a time when I spent without thinking... If you can relate or you’re just starting out on your frugal living journey, here are 15 frugal living tips to get you on your way. #FrugalLivingTips #MoneySavingIdeas - Smart Money, Simple Life by ZaraFee
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ZaraFee 15 Frugal Living Tips - To Get You Started | Frugal living doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Lots of us, me included, are used to spending what we have on what we need, when we need it. There was a time when I spent without thinking... If you can relate or you’re just starting out on your frugal living journey, here are 15 frugal living tips to get you on your way. #FrugalLivingTips #MoneySavingIdeas - Smart Money, Simple Life
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A huge part of being a feminist is... by angela
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angela A huge part of being a feminist is...
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After being flooded many years, this space was transformed into a wonderfully intimate bistro by HomeWorldDesign
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HomeWorldDesign After being flooded many years, this space was transformed into a wonderfully intimate bistro
Restaurant and Bar
Jaisalmer, which was once a quiet desert city has transformed into a major tourist destination of India. It is located in the middle of the by terrie
terrie
terrie Jaisalmer, which was once a quiet desert city has transformed into a major tourist destination of India. It is located in the middle of the
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A huge part of being a feminist is... by angela
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angela A huge part of being a feminist is...
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Children, when Amma gives you a mantra, She sows a seed of spirituality within you. She transmits a part of Herself into your heart. But you have to work on it. You have to nurture that seed by meditating, praying, and chanting your mantra regularly, without fail. You have to be totally committed. you have to attain a state of inward stillness by constantly repeating your mantra and doing other spiritual practices. Your entire being will thus be transformed and you will then realize your divine by debbie
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debbie Children, when Amma gives you a mantra, She sows a seed of spirituality within you. She transmits a part of Herself into your heart. But you have to work on it. You have to nurture that seed by meditating, praying, and chanting your mantra regularly, without fail. You have to be totally committed. you have to attain a state of inward stillness by constantly repeating your mantra and doing other spiritual practices. Your entire being will thus be transformed and you will then realize your divine
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Michael and Andrew transformed this space--formerly a kids' playroom--€”into a cozy reading room. First, they hired a local carpenter to install built-in shelves on three walls, which was no easy task in the 200-year-old home. by jewel
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jewel Michael and Andrew transformed this space--formerly a kids' playroom--€”into a cozy reading room. First, they hired a local carpenter to install built-in shelves on three walls, which was no easy task in the 200-year-old home.
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5 Frugal Fall Fix-Ups for Your Home • Great ideas for fall decorating and bringing that cozy autumn feel into every part of your home, on a budget! by stella
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stella 5 Frugal Fall Fix-Ups for Your Home • Great ideas for fall decorating and bringing that cozy autumn feel into every part of your home, on a budget!
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Cozy Cottage Living Room: Twin bed transformed into davenport with the addition of bolsters...painted floors and furniture...vintage gilt by faith
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faith Cozy Cottage Living Room: Twin bed transformed into davenport with the addition of bolsters...painted floors and furniture...vintage gilt
Home Graces
I'm not normally a huge fan of non-fiction, but this was spectacular! by aline
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aline I'm not normally a huge fan of non-fiction, but this was spectacular!
Tattoo Love
Made from a single sheet of 4'x8' plywood, the Make Believe Station can be transformed into almost any structure your little one can imagine. Grocery store? Check. by amy.shen
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amy.shen Made from a single sheet of 4'x8' plywood, the Make Believe Station can be transformed into almost any structure your little one can imagine. Grocery store? Check.
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Every time they upload a picture to Instagram, a small part of your soul bursts into flames. | 39 Totally Legit Struggles Of Being A One Direction Fangirl by darlene
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darlene Every time they upload a picture to Instagram, a small part of your soul bursts into flames. | 39 Totally Legit Struggles Of Being A One Direction Fangirl
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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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This mason jar lid snowman is an adorable holiday craft! Part rustic, part modern, it's different from any Christmas decor you can buy in a store. by jami
jami
jami This mason jar lid snowman is an adorable holiday craft! Part rustic, part modern, it's different from any Christmas decor you can buy in a store.
Crafts to Do
I'm not a huge fan of the colour of this Farah Chunky Sweater which only comes int he colour "copper", but the fantastic texture makes it totally worth while. I could work some great looks into this warm neutral if i really wanted to. ;) by catalina
catalina
catalina I'm not a huge fan of the colour of this Farah Chunky Sweater which only comes int he colour "copper", but the fantastic texture makes it totally worth while. I could work some great looks into this warm neutral if i really wanted to. ;)
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The Art Space was born in 1999 when Antonis Argyros restored the old canava and the rakidio of his family and transformed part of them into an art gallery which hosts works of artists from Greece and all over the world. His wine, Saint August, is one of the most interesting expressions of Assyrtiko grape that we can find it only at the winery and at 2 restaurants of the island. by proteamundi
proteamundi
proteamundi The Art Space was born in 1999 when Antonis Argyros restored the old canava and the rakidio of his family and transformed part of them into an art gallery which hosts works of artists from Greece and all over the world. His wine, Saint August, is one of the most interesting expressions of Assyrtiko grape that we can find it only at the winery and at 2 restaurants of the island.
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Check out this Laundry Room Makeover Finale! Combo laundry/mudroom. You won't believe the Before and After pics of this once dark pit of a room, which was changed mostly with paint. Now it's been transformed into an organized & pretty space! #laundry #mudroom by jill
jill
jill Check out this Laundry Room Makeover Finale! Combo laundry/mudroom. You won't believe the Before and After pics of this once dark pit of a room, which was changed mostly with paint. Now it's been transformed into an organized & pretty space! #laundry #mudroom
Recipes to Try
Crisp House: Modest Cottage Transformed into a Light-Filled Home by HomeWorldDesign
HomeWorldDesign
HomeWorldDesign Crisp House: Modest Cottage Transformed into a Light-Filled Home
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Verona.  Had a spectacular view of the city from a huge window in the hospital where I spent two weeks after a car-crash at Garda by angel
angel
angel Verona. Had a spectacular view of the city from a huge window in the hospital where I spent two weeks after a car-crash at Garda
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Hiram became one who was “of the tribe of Naphtali,” the tribe of resurrection, that is, of transformation (Genesis 49:21 and footnote), signifies that in order to be a part of God’s building and participate in its building work, we need to be transferred from the “tribe of Dan” into the “tribe of Naphtali” by being regenerated and transformed in Christ’s resurrection (1 Peter 1:3; 2 Corinthians 3:18). (1 Kings 7:14, footnote 1) by laverne
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laverne Hiram became one who was “of the tribe of Naphtali,” the tribe of resurrection, that is, of transformation (Genesis 49:21 and footnote), signifies that in order to be a part of God’s building and participate in its building work, we need to be transferred from the “tribe of Dan” into the “tribe of Naphtali” by being regenerated and transformed in Christ’s resurrection (1 Peter 1:3; 2 Corinthians 3:18). (1 Kings 7:14, footnote 1)
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Wow! Just a few smart changes and this room was totally transformed into a really comfortable and fun family room with a modern traditional style! by rochelle
rochelle
rochelle Wow! Just a few smart changes and this room was totally transformed into a really comfortable and fun family room with a modern traditional style!
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The perfect living room makeover. From dated 1960s disaster to a contempory neutral space. The living room has the perfect amount of rustic without being farmhouse. It looks so cozy and inviting! Full list of sources included to help me recreate the look, too. by nanette
nanette
nanette The perfect living room makeover. From dated 1960s disaster to a contempory neutral space. The living room has the perfect amount of rustic without being farmhouse. It looks so cozy and inviting! Full list of sources included to help me recreate the look, too.
Getting
Could you have imagined a Louis Ghost armchair, from Kartell, as part of the furniture of an #Airstream? This armchair was the perfect choice to the interior of this caravan because it's very resistent and light, which helps to visually enlarge the furnished spaces. The extending table saves some room when it's not being used. by kristy
kristy
kristy Could you have imagined a Louis Ghost armchair, from Kartell, as part of the furniture of an #Airstream? This armchair was the perfect choice to the interior of this caravan because it's very resistent and light, which helps to visually enlarge the furnished spaces. The extending table saves some room when it's not being used.
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A Lake Cottage Christmas Living & Dining Room tours at thehappyhousie.com - part of the Country Living Christmas Tour by bettye
bettye
bettye A Lake Cottage Christmas Living & Dining Room tours at thehappyhousie.com - part of the Country Living Christmas Tour
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There was a huge need of a platform, which can help interactive and customizable mobile apps for an amazing user experience and the combo of by Octal Info Solution- Mobile App Development Company
Octal Info Solution- Mobile App Development Company
Octal Info Solution- Mobile App Development Company There was a huge need of a platform, which can help interactive and customizable mobile apps for an amazing user experience and the combo of
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