What an incredible DIY bathroom makeover from Me and My DIY. You have to see the before! The left wall is painted Benjamin Moore Thunder which is a great compli by Magnum02
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Magnum02 What an incredible DIY bathroom makeover from Me and My DIY. You have to see the before! The left wall is painted Benjamin Moore Thunder which is a great compli
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Benjamin Moore Thunder Gray Bathroom Paint Color : What an incredible DIY bathroom makeover from Me and My DIY. You have to see the before! The left wall is painted Benjamin Moore Thunder which is a great compliment to the paneling and darker vanity. Thanks Debbie! See more like this: Benjamin Moore, Grays, Bathrooms, Gray Bathrooms by gsilence
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gsilence Benjamin Moore Thunder Gray Bathroom Paint Color : What an incredible DIY bathroom makeover from Me and My DIY. You have to see the before! The left wall is painted Benjamin Moore Thunder which is a great compliment to the paneling and darker vanity. Thanks Debbie! See more like this: Benjamin Moore, Grays, Bathrooms, Gray Bathrooms
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Ooh friends, I am so, so excited to show you the before and after of our dining room makeover! As you can see from my dining room style post here I went with a Navy accent wall (Hale Navy HC-154) with white, gold, and textured accents. The other wall and the rest of the main living is painted with the lovely Classic Gray OC-23 and because we like a challenge we also are painting ALLL of the trim, doors, windows, and cabinets the perfect white, which is also Benjamin Moore - White Dove OC-17, ... by belinda
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belinda Ooh friends, I am so, so excited to show you the before and after of our dining room makeover! As you can see from my dining room style post here I went with a Navy accent wall (Hale Navy HC-154) with white, gold, and textured accents. The other wall and the rest of the main living is painted with the lovely Classic Gray OC-23 and because we like a challenge we also are painting ALLL of the trim, doors, windows, and cabinets the perfect white, which is also Benjamin Moore - White Dove OC-17, ...
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DIY: Bathroom Makeover Ideas on a Budget - great post shows how to update your bathroom by using what you have. This is a great budget-friendly post. by lupe
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lupe DIY: Bathroom Makeover Ideas on a Budget - great post shows how to update your bathroom by using what you have. This is a great budget-friendly post.
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Bathroom Makeover. Love the wall color & board and batten together. Paint is Benjamin Moore Rock Gray. by dionne
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dionne Bathroom Makeover. Love the wall color & board and batten together. Paint is Benjamin Moore Rock Gray.
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Benjamin Moore #2131-40 Smokestack Gray. I wanted to paint out future bathroom a certain color, and this is actually just about the color I had in mind. Our vanity and mirror combo is about as dark as the wood as you see in the photo, so I have an idea of how it would all look. Now, to find the perfect flooring ... by riverroad
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riverroad Benjamin Moore #2131-40 Smokestack Gray. I wanted to paint out future bathroom a certain color, and this is actually just about the color I had in mind. Our vanity and mirror combo is about as dark as the wood as you see in the photo, so I have an idea of how it would all look. Now, to find the perfect flooring ...
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Benjamin Moore Rock Gray : Home with Baxter did an incredible job renovating their half bath/laundry room. The top paint color is Benjamin Moore Rock Gray. This is the laundry room half of the room, so head over to see the bathroom side. It’s amazing!   Thanks, Jessica! See more gray paint colors and Benjamin Moore paint colors. by dionne
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dionne Benjamin Moore Rock Gray : Home with Baxter did an incredible job renovating their half bath/laundry room. The top paint color is Benjamin Moore Rock Gray. This is the laundry room half of the room, so head over to see the bathroom side. It’s amazing!   Thanks, Jessica! See more gray paint colors and Benjamin Moore paint colors.
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Constance Ramos' Seaside    Constance says: My go-to color right now is blue. It reminds me of the sea and the sky--and endless opportunities.    Walls: Valspar Seaside Villa SR204  Drapes, wall textiles, sofa: Valspar Dockside Haze SR206  Large accent: Valspar Thunder Gray SR210  Trim and painted pieces: Valspar Fishnet SR310  Accent: Benjamin Moore Sweet Butter 171  Accent: Metallic silver by susieteague
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susieteague Constance Ramos' Seaside Constance says: My go-to color right now is blue. It reminds me of the sea and the sky--and endless opportunities. Walls: Valspar Seaside Villa SR204 Drapes, wall textiles, sofa: Valspar Dockside Haze SR206 Large accent: Valspar Thunder Gray SR210 Trim and painted pieces: Valspar Fishnet SR310 Accent: Benjamin Moore Sweet Butter 171 Accent: Metallic silver
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Benjamin Moore Brandon Beige on wall. The light golden color on the walls behind is Benjamin Moore Powell Buff. Powell Buff is also on the ceiling. The darker, golden color below chair rail (on the bead board) is Benjamin Moore Decatur Buff. This is a great color combo if you have dark wood furniture and dark cabinets in your home. by twila
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twila Benjamin Moore Brandon Beige on wall. The light golden color on the walls behind is Benjamin Moore Powell Buff. Powell Buff is also on the ceiling. The darker, golden color below chair rail (on the bead board) is Benjamin Moore Decatur Buff. This is a great color combo if you have dark wood furniture and dark cabinets in your home.
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Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray. The family room shares the back of the house with the kitchen. This room and the kitchen are where we spend most of our time as a family. The focal point in our family room is the stone fireplace, which I’ve decorated with a watercolor painting my mom painted to coordinate with our space. The door to the left of the fireplace leads to a large closet, which we have set up as a small playroom for the kids. It’s great to have a place to store their most-used toys o... by winifred
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winifred Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Gray. The family room shares the back of the house with the kitchen. This room and the kitchen are where we spend most of our time as a family. The focal point in our family room is the stone fireplace, which I’ve decorated with a watercolor painting my mom painted to coordinate with our space. The door to the left of the fireplace leads to a large closet, which we have set up as a small playroom for the kids. It’s great to have a place to store their most-used toys o...
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Gray Painted Cabinets | Benjamin Moore Thunder Gray Bathroom Paint Color. Love the barnboard backsplash! by AislingH
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AislingH Gray Painted Cabinets | Benjamin Moore Thunder Gray Bathroom Paint Color. Love the barnboard backsplash!
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Gray Painted Cabinets | Benjamin Moore Thunder Gray Bathroom Paint Color. Love the barnboard backsplash! by Laura Fox Hanis
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Laura Fox Hanis Gray Painted Cabinets | Benjamin Moore Thunder Gray Bathroom Paint Color. Love the barnboard backsplash!
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Conspicuous Style Interior Design Blog: The Top 100 Benjamin Moore Paint Colors (Shown in room spaces so you can see what they look like)    I'm a Sherwin Williams gal but this is still a great resource. by vladtodd
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vladtodd Conspicuous Style Interior Design Blog: The Top 100 Benjamin Moore Paint Colors (Shown in room spaces so you can see what they look like) I'm a Sherwin Williams gal but this is still a great resource.
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benjamin moore affinity thunder is one the best gray paint colours, great with white trim by rebecca2
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rebecca2 benjamin moore affinity thunder is one the best gray paint colours, great with white trim
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Oatmeal is a great food to eat before a run.. See what else made the list! by Angy69
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Angy69 Oatmeal is a great food to eat before a run.. See what else made the list!
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This Builder Grade Kitchen Makeover is an example of how to work with what you have to get the style you want! From Builder Grade to Modern Farmhouse. by luella
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luella This Builder Grade Kitchen Makeover is an example of how to work with what you have to get the style you want! From Builder Grade to Modern Farmhouse.
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{Self Portraits: Seeing the Details} "What do you see when you look in the mirror? My face is so familiar to me. Those eyes, those teeth, I’ve seen them a thousand times before.     But what about a small child? Asked to truly look at themselves for the first time? What do they see?" by kenya
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kenya {Self Portraits: Seeing the Details} "What do you see when you look in the mirror? My face is so familiar to me. Those eyes, those teeth, I’ve seen them a thousand times before. But what about a small child? Asked to truly look at themselves for the first time? What do they see?"
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What a fabulous room makeover! This family room design is so eclectic! You gonna have to see it yourself! by luella
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luella What a fabulous room makeover! This family room design is so eclectic! You gonna have to see it yourself!
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“People always ask me, ‘You have so much confidence. Where did that come from?’ It came from me. One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl … It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it.”      —Gabourey Sidibe by batjas88
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batjas88 “People always ask me, ‘You have so much confidence. Where did that come from?’ It came from me. One day I decided that I was beautiful, and so I carried out my life as if I was a beautiful girl … It doesn’t have anything to do with how the world perceives you. What matters is what you see. Your body is your temple, it’s your home, and you must decorate it.” —Gabourey Sidibe
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Lamp Makeover using Spray Paint. You HAVE to see the before!! by Hercio Dias
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Hercio Dias Lamp Makeover using Spray Paint. You HAVE to see the before!!
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29 Surreal Places In America You Need To Visit Before You Die. Putting these on my road trip list! What is incredible is that I am actually going to be within the vicinity of all of these places. The thought made me tear up a bit by ralphe
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ralphe 29 Surreal Places In America You Need To Visit Before You Die. Putting these on my road trip list! What is incredible is that I am actually going to be within the vicinity of all of these places. The thought made me tear up a bit
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What an incredible kitchen! A beautiful DIY farmhouse kitchen in this 1902 Victorian fixer upper - it used to be a PIT of a room! You have to see more pictures of this space! by leanna
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leanna What an incredible kitchen! A beautiful DIY farmhouse kitchen in this 1902 Victorian fixer upper - it used to be a PIT of a room! You have to see more pictures of this space!
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Farmhouse galvanized bucket from a $1.00 thrift store item. Farmhouse style is all about making the most with what you have so it shouldnt be expensive. Here is a thrifted item that was an easy diy to this farmhouse style bucket that is a great home decor item in or outside. It's an easy project with items that I had on hand. by leigh
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leigh Farmhouse galvanized bucket from a $1.00 thrift store item. Farmhouse style is all about making the most with what you have so it shouldnt be expensive. Here is a thrifted item that was an easy diy to this farmhouse style bucket that is a great home decor item in or outside. It's an easy project with items that I had on hand.
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Clean that gross grout lines for less than $30! Don't despair if your bathroom tile sports dingy grout lines. With this grout makeover tutorial, you have the ability to skip the need to retile an entire space—which can quickly get messy and costly—and instead use a grout paint pen to make the space look bright white again. The entire project takes just an hour or two to complete depending on the size of your bathroom. A home cleaning DIY must! by lorie
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lorie Clean that gross grout lines for less than $30! Don't despair if your bathroom tile sports dingy grout lines. With this grout makeover tutorial, you have the ability to skip the need to retile an entire space—which can quickly get messy and costly—and instead use a grout paint pen to make the space look bright white again. The entire project takes just an hour or two to complete depending on the size of your bathroom. A home cleaning DIY must!
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bathroom ideas for small spaces - Small Bathroom Photos & Ideas About 17 clever ideas small baths | diy bathroom ideas Powder room pizazz. a small bath is a great place to experiment with bold colors but be careful to find the right balance by not overdoing it with too many accessories.. Small bathroom? great ideas! | decorating small space If you have a small home like me chances are you also have a small bathroom. or two. i think we forget to make our bathroom special. it should be a place that makes. Small bathroom storage solutions | diy bathroom ideas Find unique ideas and clever solutions for creating extra storage in the bathroom.. Floating Bathroom Vanity Bathroom Designs Bathroom Designs 20 small bathroom design ideas | bathroom ideas hgtv Go big. an advantage of small bathrooms? smaller prices. "since the space is usually so small you can get away with using higher priced materials as you need so.Small bathroom ideas ignite remodel Let me come straight out and admit that the point of this picture is the bathroom cabinets. its a small bathroom idea from my friend and yours jcpenney..8 small bathroom decorating & design ideas elle decor 20 small bathroom ideas that make a big statement. these spaces may be small but they certainly dont lack panache..Small bathroom photos & ideas Smart decorating ideas and photos for small bathrooms. these include paint ideas storage and how to fit a bathroom into a small space.. TV Cabinet Modern Design Living Room modern lcd panel designs With Brown Color For Narrow Hall Spaces Ideas Narrow Console Table 30 small bathroom remodeling ideas home staging tips Modern bathroom design ideas for small spaces. nobody knows your home better than you. you are the best designer and decorator for your living spaces..17 clever ideas small baths | diy bathroom ideas Powder room pizazz. a small bath is a great place to experiment with bold colors but be careful to find the right balance by not overdoing it with too many accessories.. 25 Amazing Gothic Halloween Decorations Ideas MagMent Countertop And Exposed Concrete Backsplash For Small Kitchen Spaces Small bathroom storage solutions | diy bathroom ideas Find unique ideas and clever solutions for creating extra storage in the bathroom.. Video related with bathroom ideas for small spaces by bessie
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bessie bathroom ideas for small spaces - Small Bathroom Photos & Ideas About 17 clever ideas small baths | diy bathroom ideas Powder room pizazz. a small bath is a great place to experiment with bold colors but be careful to find the right balance by not overdoing it with too many accessories.. Small bathroom? great ideas! | decorating small space If you have a small home like me chances are you also have a small bathroom. or two. i think we forget to make our bathroom special. it should be a place that makes. Small bathroom storage solutions | diy bathroom ideas Find unique ideas and clever solutions for creating extra storage in the bathroom.. Floating Bathroom Vanity Bathroom Designs Bathroom Designs 20 small bathroom design ideas | bathroom ideas hgtv Go big. an advantage of small bathrooms? smaller prices. "since the space is usually so small you can get away with using higher priced materials as you need so.Small bathroom ideas ignite remodel Let me come straight out and admit that the point of this picture is the bathroom cabinets. its a small bathroom idea from my friend and yours jcpenney..8 small bathroom decorating & design ideas elle decor 20 small bathroom ideas that make a big statement. these spaces may be small but they certainly dont lack panache..Small bathroom photos & ideas Smart decorating ideas and photos for small bathrooms. these include paint ideas storage and how to fit a bathroom into a small space.. TV Cabinet Modern Design Living Room modern lcd panel designs With Brown Color For Narrow Hall Spaces Ideas Narrow Console Table 30 small bathroom remodeling ideas home staging tips Modern bathroom design ideas for small spaces. nobody knows your home better than you. you are the best designer and decorator for your living spaces..17 clever ideas small baths | diy bathroom ideas Powder room pizazz. a small bath is a great place to experiment with bold colors but be careful to find the right balance by not overdoing it with too many accessories.. 25 Amazing Gothic Halloween Decorations Ideas MagMent Countertop And Exposed Concrete Backsplash For Small Kitchen Spaces Small bathroom storage solutions | diy bathroom ideas Find unique ideas and clever solutions for creating extra storage in the bathroom.. Video related with bathroom ideas for small spaces
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This is a rich gray that looks great with white trim. You can change the accent colors and therefore, the whole feel of the room without a huge expense.  Walls: Benjamin Moore Smoke Embers AC-28  Upholstery: Benjamin Moore Natural Cream OC-14  Painted coffee table or other accent: Benjamin Moore Van Buren Brown HC-70  Pillows: Benjamin Moore Rose Silk 2104-60  Small accents: Metallic silver by Waive
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Waive This is a rich gray that looks great with white trim. You can change the accent colors and therefore, the whole feel of the room without a huge expense. Walls: Benjamin Moore Smoke Embers AC-28 Upholstery: Benjamin Moore Natural Cream OC-14 Painted coffee table or other accent: Benjamin Moore Van Buren Brown HC-70 Pillows: Benjamin Moore Rose Silk 2104-60 Small accents: Metallic silver
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Check out this DIY kitchen renovation which includes all the tutorials for everything! You have to see the BEFORE! by corinne
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corinne Check out this DIY kitchen renovation which includes all the tutorials for everything! You have to see the BEFORE!
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hey so if you click on the picture, itll take you to an article which confirms that The Who (an amazing british band from years ago) is NOT sueing the guys for copying BSE! they actually like the song! :D you have no idea how happy this makes me to see one of my favorite oldies bands standing up for and influencing 1D! just thought id let ya know :D by gail
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gail hey so if you click on the picture, itll take you to an article which confirms that The Who (an amazing british band from years ago) is NOT sueing the guys for copying BSE! they actually like the song! :D you have no idea how happy this makes me to see one of my favorite oldies bands standing up for and influencing 1D! just thought id let ya know :D
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This quote was taken from the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.  It’s been an inspiration for me and is something I thought a lot about, especially when deciding to leave my secure desk job to pursue a passion…which has since become my career. by queen
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queen This quote was taken from the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It’s been an inspiration for me and is something I thought a lot about, especially when deciding to leave my secure desk job to pursue a passion…which has since become my career.
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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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