A project I keep putting off: organizing my make-up and toiletries so I can access ALL of it and know where they are when I "need them". by Jurate
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Jurate A project I keep putting off: organizing my make-up and toiletries so I can access ALL of it and know where they are when I "need them".
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PLEASE READ!!!! Guys we really should make the boys happy and and keep their songs a secret!! I know you want to hear them, so do I. But let's do the boys a favor and keep it a secret? They worked so hard, they worked their BUTTS off!! PLEASE POST THIS PIC EVERY WHERE SO EVERYONE CAN KEEP IT A SECRET!!! by monique
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monique PLEASE READ!!!! Guys we really should make the boys happy and and keep their songs a secret!! I know you want to hear them, so do I. But let's do the boys a favor and keep it a secret? They worked so hard, they worked their BUTTS off!! PLEASE POST THIS PIC EVERY WHERE SO EVERYONE CAN KEEP IT A SECRET!!!
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I would have this hanging on my wall so that students can see what they need to work on instead of the teacher reminding them everything. I think students would enjoy this because it is a good see where they are and what they need to work on when they write. Also if a student is stuck on one thing another student can help them by gena
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gena I would have this hanging on my wall so that students can see what they need to work on instead of the teacher reminding them everything. I think students would enjoy this because it is a good see where they are and what they need to work on when they write. Also if a student is stuck on one thing another student can help them
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Coupon Resolution- Never Pay Full Price I am tired of making resolutions that I don't keep so this year, I am putting my focus where my talents are. I generally take a firm stance on paying full price and it literally pains me when I have to buy something at it's market price. This year, let's all make a resolution to NEVER pay full price and stick to it! We have tons of coupons to help you save and keep this resolution. by ellen
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ellen Coupon Resolution- Never Pay Full Price I am tired of making resolutions that I don't keep so this year, I am putting my focus where my talents are. I generally take a firm stance on paying full price and it literally pains me when I have to buy something at it's market price. This year, let's all make a resolution to NEVER pay full price and stick to it! We have tons of coupons to help you save and keep this resolution.
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Greed May Start Small Greed If Not curbed, Can Grow Rapidly & Overcome A Person Israel has sinned. They have violated my covenant that I commanded them to keep. They took some of what was devoted to destruction, stealing it and secretly putting it among their own possessions. When I saw among the spoil a good-looking official garment from Shi′nar and 200 shekels of silver and one gold bar weighing 50 shekels, I desired them, so I took them. They are now hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the money underneath.” Joshua and all Israel with him then took A′chan the son of Ze′rah, the silver, the official garment, and the bar of gold, along with his sons, his daughters, his bull, his donkey, his flock, his tent, and everything that was his, and they brought them up to the Valley of A′chor. Joshua said: “Why have you brought disaster  upon us? Jehovah will bring disaster upon you on this day.” With that all Israel stoned him,  after which they burned them with fire. Thus they stoned all of them. (Joshua 7:11, 21, 24, 25) by judith
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judith Greed May Start Small Greed If Not curbed, Can Grow Rapidly & Overcome A Person Israel has sinned. They have violated my covenant that I commanded them to keep. They took some of what was devoted to destruction, stealing it and secretly putting it among their own possessions. When I saw among the spoil a good-looking official garment from Shi′nar and 200 shekels of silver and one gold bar weighing 50 shekels, I desired them, so I took them. They are now hidden in the ground inside my tent, with the money underneath.” Joshua and all Israel with him then took A′chan the son of Ze′rah, the silver, the official garment, and the bar of gold, along with his sons, his daughters, his bull, his donkey, his flock, his tent, and everything that was his, and they brought them up to the Valley of A′chor. Joshua said: “Why have you brought disaster  upon us? Jehovah will bring disaster upon you on this day.” With that all Israel stoned him,  after which they burned them with fire. Thus they stoned all of them. (Joshua 7:11, 21, 24, 25)
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Kitchen Cabinet Organization - You can pick up all sorts of cabinet organizers to help keep your kitchen in order. If you have a lot of pots and pans, glass casserole dishes or other baking essentials, these will help you to keep them stacked neatly so that they are easier to find when you need them. by shawn
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shawn Kitchen Cabinet Organization - You can pick up all sorts of cabinet organizers to help keep your kitchen in order. If you have a lot of pots and pans, glass casserole dishes or other baking essentials, these will help you to keep them stacked neatly so that they are easier to find when you need them.
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It can be hard to ensure my kids get all the nutrients they need. So I trick them and make smoothies. by LADY_VIOLA
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LADY_VIOLA It can be hard to ensure my kids get all the nutrients they need. So I trick them and make smoothies.
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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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Instead of buying the flavored butter you can just make them yourself so that you can make sure they are all natural. There is a huge list of things you can add to butter to make it flavored and it will depend on what you need it for. But you can surely try a lot of these combinations and just store them in the freezer for up to a month. #butter #food #health by Superduper
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Superduper Instead of buying the flavored butter you can just make them yourself so that you can make sure they are all natural. There is a huge list of things you can add to butter to make it flavored and it will depend on what you need it for. But you can surely try a lot of these combinations and just store them in the freezer for up to a month. #butter #food #health
Cool food
mine are of course empty, but i like the concept for a wall in the kitchen or maybe across the top of the room. :) i have like over 100 bottles so i can do alot. they are gunna be the foucas of my kitchen. i need to take all the lids off and do somekind of artwork with them. by phyllis
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phyllis mine are of course empty, but i like the concept for a wall in the kitchen or maybe across the top of the room. :) i have like over 100 bottles so i can do alot. they are gunna be the foucas of my kitchen. i need to take all the lids off and do somekind of artwork with them.
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Keep track of author studies on the ceiling!-- I should make more use of my ceiling. I know my kids will stare off into space (i do it all the time) so I need to give them something informational to look at! by joyce
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joyce Keep track of author studies on the ceiling!-- I should make more use of my ceiling. I know my kids will stare off into space (i do it all the time) so I need to give them something informational to look at!
Things that make me smile
♥A cardinal is a representative of a loved one who has passed. When you see one, it means they are visiting you. They usually show up when you most need them or miss them. They also make an appearance during times of celebration as well as despair to let you know they will always be with you. Look for them, they'll appear.♥ by beulah
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beulah ♥A cardinal is a representative of a loved one who has passed. When you see one, it means they are visiting you. They usually show up when you most need them or miss them. They also make an appearance during times of celebration as well as despair to let you know they will always be with you. Look for them, they'll appear.♥
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How to deter wasps~~ if you make a fake wasp nest it will keep them away because wasps are territorial and they will think the territory is occupied. All I knew is that it should be round and gray so I balled up a grocery bag and covered it with weather resistant duck tape, also I broke the hook of a coat hanger so I could hang it. It worked like a charm all summer: no wasps, no pesticides! by ivy
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ivy How to deter wasps~~ if you make a fake wasp nest it will keep them away because wasps are territorial and they will think the territory is occupied. All I knew is that it should be round and gray so I balled up a grocery bag and covered it with weather resistant duck tape, also I broke the hook of a coat hanger so I could hang it. It worked like a charm all summer: no wasps, no pesticides!
Makes me laugh
Had the scariest experience as a mother tonight.  When I think of all the what it's, I am so grateful my kids are home safe with me!  They are my world and I love them with all of my heart!! by orngblawsm
orngblawsm
orngblawsm Had the scariest experience as a mother tonight. When I think of all the what it's, I am so grateful my kids are home safe with me! They are my world and I love them with all of my heart!!
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Making something like this will only take you a few minutes. All you need is the fabric Zipper and a key ring. This project is a lot of fun and you can make them for your friends. You will always know where your earphones are at all times. The earphone... by isrc
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isrc Making something like this will only take you a few minutes. All you need is the fabric Zipper and a key ring. This project is a lot of fun and you can make them for your friends. You will always know where your earphones are at all times. The earphone...
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Pre-mission: "Make sure they know how to work hard. Tough physical labor. Make sure they can get up early in the morning and work hard all day. This generation of youth does not know how to work hard. They plan on serving a mission their whole life, they get here, and realize that it is hard work, and they can't do it - so they want to go home. It happens all the time. Make sure they know how to work hard before they get out in the field, and it will be a great blessing to them." by claudia
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claudia Pre-mission: "Make sure they know how to work hard. Tough physical labor. Make sure they can get up early in the morning and work hard all day. This generation of youth does not know how to work hard. They plan on serving a mission their whole life, they get here, and realize that it is hard work, and they can't do it - so they want to go home. It happens all the time. Make sure they know how to work hard before they get out in the field, and it will be a great blessing to them."
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This is such a cheap way to make a huge impact. Similar curtains retail for $200 PER PANEL! But you can make them for less than $100 for two panels including the stencil! I made four panels, so my cost came out to less than $30 per panel. So worth it! And everyone always wants to know where they came from! | Details at TheTurquoiseHome.com by lynette
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lynette This is such a cheap way to make a huge impact. Similar curtains retail for $200 PER PANEL! But you can make them for less than $100 for two panels including the stencil! I made four panels, so my cost came out to less than $30 per panel. So worth it! And everyone always wants to know where they came from! | Details at TheTurquoiseHome.com
Eat and Drink
I read the article and I have found the recipe to make this fairy jar is easy. You just need a mason jar, glitter, glow sticks and a serrated knife. And This is a good activity to do with kids because when they are finish doing it, it can make them a little light so that they can sleep alone. I think it's a good idea! by Dianne Nalepa
Dianne Nalepa
Dianne Nalepa I read the article and I have found the recipe to make this fairy jar is easy. You just need a mason jar, glitter, glow sticks and a serrated knife. And This is a good activity to do with kids because when they are finish doing it, it can make them a little light so that they can sleep alone. I think it's a good idea!
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so funny...   "Want to know my trick for encouraging my kids to behave this time of year? I put myself in my own contact list on my phone and labeled it “Santa Claus.” I send myself text messages and reply to myself and then delete accordingly to make it look like a conversation, then show the girls so they can read it all. by jenniferET
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jenniferET so funny... "Want to know my trick for encouraging my kids to behave this time of year? I put myself in my own contact list on my phone and labeled it “Santa Claus.” I send myself text messages and reply to myself and then delete accordingly to make it look like a conversation, then show the girls so they can read it all.
valentines day
Emma and Daniel sleeping on set. "People who are close to me know, they so know, that there were days when it was decidedly unglamorous. And I was so tired, I would fall asleep anywhere. They’ll never be released, but the onset photographer has pictures of me falling asleep everywhere. Like on chairs, on the floor, in the middle of a set, all curled up. Like a cat…There were times when crew members didn’t know where to find me, but they knew I’d by florence
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florence Emma and Daniel sleeping on set. "People who are close to me know, they so know, that there were days when it was decidedly unglamorous. And I was so tired, I would fall asleep anywhere. They’ll never be released, but the onset photographer has pictures of me falling asleep everywhere. Like on chairs, on the floor, in the middle of a set, all curled up. Like a cat…There were times when crew members didn’t know where to find me, but they knew I’d
just sayin
Before you start putting up a fence, make sure you know exactly where you want to put it. It is not a good idea to buy materials and just start putting one up without knowing the total area of material you are going to need. by amy.shen
amy.shen
amy.shen Before you start putting up a fence, make sure you know exactly where you want to put it. It is not a good idea to buy materials and just start putting one up without knowing the total area of material you are going to need.
OUTDOOR spaces
I open in Bridge. keep a subfolder and title it RAW. In Bridge, Rate keepers stars. I click on show filter, and then I have all 5 star rated photos show. New subfolder called Final Raw. Then first edit in ACR, then Photoshop. I save my edited photos in another subfolder titled PSD so I know that is where my master edits land. Once I am done with them, I batch rename all my PSD files in bridge to make sure that all their numbers are in order. This makes it easier for me once the orders come in. by letha
letha
letha I open in Bridge. keep a subfolder and title it RAW. In Bridge, Rate keepers stars. I click on show filter, and then I have all 5 star rated photos show. New subfolder called Final Raw. Then first edit in ACR, then Photoshop. I save my edited photos in another subfolder titled PSD so I know that is where my master edits land. Once I am done with them, I batch rename all my PSD files in bridge to make sure that all their numbers are in order. This makes it easier for me once the orders come in.
wedding inspiration.
“We always have the writer of the episode sitting there on set so we can start fooling around with ideas, you know I have millions of ideas, 90% of them are terrible but when we have good ideas they’re so open, I’ve never had a job where it’s such a collaborative effort and really so open to any idea you have, even if it’s a terrible idea, you can say just give me one take and throw it in there, they indulge me they really do.” ~Nathan Fillion by bette
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bette “We always have the writer of the episode sitting there on set so we can start fooling around with ideas, you know I have millions of ideas, 90% of them are terrible but when we have good ideas they’re so open, I’ve never had a job where it’s such a collaborative effort and really so open to any idea you have, even if it’s a terrible idea, you can say just give me one take and throw it in there, they indulge me they really do.” ~Nathan Fillion
Cool things.
This is my emergency lighting kit. Got the idea last year after the big tornado. These little solar lights give off a lot of light, surprisingly. Got the rack from Lowe's. (It's an under shelf basket turned upside down.) This way, I can keep them outside and charged up, but they can be brought inside very easily. :)    I also tied the basket down to my deck so it wouldn't fall off. by rhonda
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rhonda This is my emergency lighting kit. Got the idea last year after the big tornado. These little solar lights give off a lot of light, surprisingly. Got the rack from Lowe's. (It's an under shelf basket turned upside down.) This way, I can keep them outside and charged up, but they can be brought inside very easily. :) I also tied the basket down to my deck so it wouldn't fall off.
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I LOVE THIS IDEA!!! "Every Easter, my mom hosts an egg hunt at her house for my two daughters, ages 9 and 5. She puts puzzle pieces in plastic eggs, and the girls, after collecting them, try putting the puzzle together to see if they have found them all. If a piece is missing, they know an egg is still out there and they need to keep hunting! by VenusV
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VenusV I LOVE THIS IDEA!!! "Every Easter, my mom hosts an egg hunt at her house for my two daughters, ages 9 and 5. She puts puzzle pieces in plastic eggs, and the girls, after collecting them, try putting the puzzle together to see if they have found them all. If a piece is missing, they know an egg is still out there and they need to keep hunting!
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In happier news, David Beckham has completed his contract with America, is done with his soccer career, and is possibly moving his family back overseas where they belong. So Harper and HRH The Baby of Cambridge can just be the best of friends and I can be beautiful and famous all on my own. I don’t need them.  They better do it fast before they have to buy two plane tickets for Harper’s thighs. by jackie
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jackie In happier news, David Beckham has completed his contract with America, is done with his soccer career, and is possibly moving his family back overseas where they belong. So Harper and HRH The Baby of Cambridge can just be the best of friends and I can be beautiful and famous all on my own. I don’t need them. They better do it fast before they have to buy two plane tickets for Harper’s thighs.
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Blessing Bag - Make some Blessing Bags and keep them in your car so when you’re driving along and see someone in need you can give them a Blessing Bag instead of cash. I purchased everything for my Blessing Bags from Aldi and Dollar Tree. by heather
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heather Blessing Bag - Make some Blessing Bags and keep them in your car so when you’re driving along and see someone in need you can give them a Blessing Bag instead of cash. I purchased everything for my Blessing Bags from Aldi and Dollar Tree.
Tree Ideas
CREATING AND CHARGING SIGILS Before you even begin making and working with Sigils, you need to know what they are and why they work. I will be as direct as possible, keep it simple, since I will be providing further sources on them for further reading and understanding... So what are Sigils anyways?  A sigils are a type of symbol or seal (often seen on talismans) that are created for specific magical intent. by jaime
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jaime CREATING AND CHARGING SIGILS Before you even begin making and working with Sigils, you need to know what they are and why they work. I will be as direct as possible, keep it simple, since I will be providing further sources on them for further reading and understanding... So what are Sigils anyways? A sigils are a type of symbol or seal (often seen on talismans) that are created for specific magical intent.
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Why Are Bees Dying Off? | Bee Colony Collapse Disorder. I knew pesticides were one problem, but I had no idea cell phones are harmful to bees too! Plus, it makes sense that they would need a variety of nutrition, so putting them in a field of singular crops is also harmful. by proteamundi
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proteamundi Why Are Bees Dying Off? | Bee Colony Collapse Disorder. I knew pesticides were one problem, but I had no idea cell phones are harmful to bees too! Plus, it makes sense that they would need a variety of nutrition, so putting them in a field of singular crops is also harmful.
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❥ children~ make them a priority so when they grow up, they can lead others. by kyrie.ratliff
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kyrie.ratliff ❥ children~ make them a priority so when they grow up, they can lead others.
Most Precious gift is the gift of a child♥
There’s something about conversation hearts I just love. They aren’t necessarily my favorite candy to eat, but they are just to cute…so I always end up buying some. I wanted to make some sort of valentine with all the candy I bought… so this is what I came up with.    I bought some sparkling pomegranate at Fresh and Easy a few months back and decided they needed to get opened up.  After the pop was gone I rinsed them out and took off the sticker labels. They were pretty sticky s by jana
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jana There’s something about conversation hearts I just love. They aren’t necessarily my favorite candy to eat, but they are just to cute…so I always end up buying some. I wanted to make some sort of valentine with all the candy I bought… so this is what I came up with. I bought some sparkling pomegranate at Fresh and Easy a few months back and decided they needed to get opened up.  After the pop was gone I rinsed them out and took off the sticker labels. They were pretty sticky s
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