"What is wrong with you? Why do you not help one another?" Surah as-Saffat 37:25 #socialjustice God says WAKE UP! by vanessa
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vanessa "What is wrong with you? Why do you not help one another?" Surah as-Saffat 37:25 #socialjustice God says WAKE UP!
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And when I wake up, You are still with me! Psalm 139:18 What a wonderful promise to wake up to! That God is near, we’re not alone anymore.♥ by queenchannie
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queenchannie And when I wake up, You are still with me! Psalm 139:18 What a wonderful promise to wake up to! That God is near, we’re not alone anymore.♥
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"What's wrong with your face?"~Jake "What? This is my normal face."~Skye "You look scary."~Jake "I do not! Shut up!"~Skye "Yeah, you're scary."~Jake by Gloria Garcia
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Gloria Garcia "What's wrong with your face?"~Jake "What? This is my normal face."~Skye "You look scary."~Jake "I do not! Shut up!"~Skye "Yeah, you're scary."~Jake
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AMAZING article on why a woman doesn't need a reason to not have children. "My plans to give birth to another human life line up perfectly with my plans to work as a back-up dancer for Justin Beiber’s intergalactic tour through outer-space. So as it stands, that equates to never. And you know what? Alongside every other woman who also shares these feelings, we do not need a reason as to why." by erin
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erin AMAZING article on why a woman doesn't need a reason to not have children. "My plans to give birth to another human life line up perfectly with my plans to work as a back-up dancer for Justin Beiber’s intergalactic tour through outer-space. So as it stands, that equates to never. And you know what? Alongside every other woman who also shares these feelings, we do not need a reason as to why."
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Like Joyce Meyer says Run to the throne- not the phone! God is the only one who can really help you anyway. by sharron
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sharron Like Joyce Meyer says Run to the throne- not the phone! God is the only one who can really help you anyway.
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What. Is. Wrong. With. You. by teri-71
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teri-71 What. Is. Wrong. With. You.
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The Bible says in 1 Peter 4:10, “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another” (NLT, second edition). When you use your abilities to help each other, God is glorified. God wired you to make a contribution. God did not give you your talents and abilities for your benefit. They are for the benefit of other people, and their talents are for the benefit of you. by nina
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nina The Bible says in 1 Peter 4:10, “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another” (NLT, second edition). When you use your abilities to help each other, God is glorified. God wired you to make a contribution. God did not give you your talents and abilities for your benefit. They are for the benefit of other people, and their talents are for the benefit of you.
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Smart Bundle with front cover, touch stylus & screen protector for iPad 2/3/4, PinkSmart Bundle with front cover, touch stylus & screen protector for iPad 2/3/4, Pink Compatible Devices   Slim and sleek, the simple yet multi-functional cover with built-in magnets says everything about modern design and fashion. It's a very practical and useful case that reminds us of what we pursue for our life and for iPad 2/3/4. Built-in magnets draw the PU leather cover to iPad for a perfect fit that not only protects, but also wakes up, stands up, and brightens up the iPad.  Made of high quality PU leather material with microfiber lining,??the special design??gives you a comfortable and soft feel while holding  An aluminum hinge magnetically aligns the smart case with iPad for a perfect fit. While magnets inside help it stay stable  Sleep / Wake functions available, when close it, the iPad goes to the dormant state, when it opens, the iPad will work as normal, this will save power for you, very humanity design  The smart case is broken into four panels, designed to fold into a triangular shape so that you use the case as a stand  Specifically designed to shelter your tablet pc dust, shock, scratches and bumps and other daily damage that caused to your iPad  The smart cover acts as a keyboard stand which makes you use the iPad smart cover in two different positions: one angle, slightly tilted, for an ideal typing positions, and another, nearly vertical, for video movies watching, game-playing, web-surfing  Protect your iPad from scratches and shocks without compromising its form and functionality by Top-product
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Top-product Smart Bundle with front cover, touch stylus & screen protector for iPad 2/3/4, PinkSmart Bundle with front cover, touch stylus & screen protector for iPad 2/3/4, Pink Compatible Devices Slim and sleek, the simple yet multi-functional cover with built-in magnets says everything about modern design and fashion. It's a very practical and useful case that reminds us of what we pursue for our life and for iPad 2/3/4. Built-in magnets draw the PU leather cover to iPad for a perfect fit that not only protects, but also wakes up, stands up, and brightens up the iPad. Made of high quality PU leather material with microfiber lining,??the special design??gives you a comfortable and soft feel while holding An aluminum hinge magnetically aligns the smart case with iPad for a perfect fit. While magnets inside help it stay stable Sleep / Wake functions available, when close it, the iPad goes to the dormant state, when it opens, the iPad will work as normal, this will save power for you, very humanity design The smart case is broken into four panels, designed to fold into a triangular shape so that you use the case as a stand Specifically designed to shelter your tablet pc dust, shock, scratches and bumps and other daily damage that caused to your iPad The smart cover acts as a keyboard stand which makes you use the iPad smart cover in two different positions: one angle, slightly tilted, for an ideal typing positions, and another, nearly vertical, for video movies watching, game-playing, web-surfing Protect your iPad from scratches and shocks without compromising its form and functionality
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I found this photo and put the text on. Hope you all like it. Conversation with God. Me: God, can I ask You a question? God: Sure Me: Promise You won't get mad God: I promise Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today? God: What do u mean? Me: Well, I woke up late God: Yes Me: My car took forever to start God: Okay Me: at lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait God: Huummm Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call God: All right.. by claudia
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claudia I found this photo and put the text on. Hope you all like it. Conversation with God. Me: God, can I ask You a question? God: Sure Me: Promise You won't get mad God: I promise Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today? God: What do u mean? Me: Well, I woke up late God: Yes Me: My car took forever to start God: Okay Me: at lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait God: Huummm Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call God: All right..
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spiritualinspiration:  “…It is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” (Romans 13:11, NKJV) So many people today are living overwhelmed, exhausted and overburdened by the pressures of life. They’ve allowed themselves to live on autopilot, day in and day out, passive toward the things God has place in their hearts. If that’s you, now is the time to get your fire back! Let me encourage you to press past the things that would try to hold you back. God is saying, “It’s high time to wake up.” Notice that phrasing. Not just time but high time. That means it’s incredibly important because you are coming into a destiny moment! You are sitting on the launching pad. God is about to thrust you to a new level! Now is not the time to be passive, sloppy or undisciplined. Now more than ever, it’s time to get focused and start moving forward! Why is this so important? Just like the verse says, your salvation is nearer than it’s ever been. That means you are closer to seeing that dream come to pass than you’ve ever been. You are closer to meeting the right person, closer to that healing, closer to that breakthrough, promotion and provision. You may not be able to see it, but it can see you! Your victory is right around the corner. It’s high time to do what God is asking you to do so you can embrace the blessing He has for you! by Susanne Ortlieb
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Susanne Ortlieb spiritualinspiration: “…It is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.” (Romans 13:11, NKJV) So many people today are living overwhelmed, exhausted and overburdened by the pressures of life. They’ve allowed themselves to live on autopilot, day in and day out, passive toward the things God has place in their hearts. If that’s you, now is the time to get your fire back! Let me encourage you to press past the things that would try to hold you back. God is saying, “It’s high time to wake up.” Notice that phrasing. Not just time but high time. That means it’s incredibly important because you are coming into a destiny moment! You are sitting on the launching pad. God is about to thrust you to a new level! Now is not the time to be passive, sloppy or undisciplined. Now more than ever, it’s time to get focused and start moving forward! Why is this so important? Just like the verse says, your salvation is nearer than it’s ever been. That means you are closer to seeing that dream come to pass than you’ve ever been. You are closer to meeting the right person, closer to that healing, closer to that breakthrough, promotion and provision. You may not be able to see it, but it can see you! Your victory is right around the corner. It’s high time to do what God is asking you to do so you can embrace the blessing He has for you!
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#Trust in God #Oh so true~~ I'm a disgusted catholic ,but I do believe in god and his graces . Why am I so disgusted with the Catholic church gee thanks for all the child abuse you inflicted on a innocent soul me .As my parents were divorcing through the grades of kinder and right up to the 2nd grade. I was a lost soul, and I never recovered.. Hopefully, God will help me .... I don't have a church need to find one. by claudia
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claudia #Trust in God #Oh so true~~ I'm a disgusted catholic ,but I do believe in god and his graces . Why am I so disgusted with the Catholic church gee thanks for all the child abuse you inflicted on a innocent soul me .As my parents were divorcing through the grades of kinder and right up to the 2nd grade. I was a lost soul, and I never recovered.. Hopefully, God will help me .... I don't have a church need to find one.
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"Forgive them" ! what a powerful word! The SON prayed to the FATHER. Wouldn't you think that GOD would grant HIS own prayers?  This prayer was NOT just for those hanging CHRIST on the cross; it was for me and for you.  Sometimes we struggle with what is right and wrong. Sometimes WE know not what we do.  Forgive yourself; CHRIST has. by johanna
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johanna "Forgive them" ! what a powerful word! The SON prayed to the FATHER. Wouldn't you think that GOD would grant HIS own prayers? This prayer was NOT just for those hanging CHRIST on the cross; it was for me and for you. Sometimes we struggle with what is right and wrong. Sometimes WE know not what we do. Forgive yourself; CHRIST has.
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"All the other religions essentially say, 'This is what you have to do to be in right standing with God.' Jesus comes to earth and says, “This is what I’ve freely done for you to put you in right standing with God.” Religion says do. Jesus says done." ~Jefferson Bethke by agnes
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agnes "All the other religions essentially say, 'This is what you have to do to be in right standing with God.' Jesus comes to earth and says, “This is what I’ve freely done for you to put you in right standing with God.” Religion says do. Jesus says done." ~Jefferson Bethke
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Something is wrong. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, crime, torture, corruption and the ice capades. If this is the best God can do, I'm not impressed. This is not what you expect to find on the resume of a supreme being. It's what you expect from an office temp with a bad attitude. by stacy
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stacy Something is wrong. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, crime, torture, corruption and the ice capades. If this is the best God can do, I'm not impressed. This is not what you expect to find on the resume of a supreme being. It's what you expect from an office temp with a bad attitude.
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Do you wake up every night at the same time? This clock will help you identify why to help you heal. by cherry
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cherry Do you wake up every night at the same time? This clock will help you identify why to help you heal.
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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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And his arm is stuck in something. “Oh no what do we do oh no look at the baby” is roughly the approximation of what Steve says. And then all of us watching weep and clutch one another as Sam’s like, “I know a guy.” (Because we all needed to know why the heck Small Rudd was going to be in Captain America: Civil War along with the rest of Western civilization.) | Ant-Man post credits scene by araceli
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araceli And his arm is stuck in something. “Oh no what do we do oh no look at the baby” is roughly the approximation of what Steve says. And then all of us watching weep and clutch one another as Sam’s like, “I know a guy.” (Because we all needed to know why the heck Small Rudd was going to be in Captain America: Civil War along with the rest of Western civilization.) | Ant-Man post credits scene
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Here is another worksheet that we can do. This one focuses a lot on how our thoughts work and how we can change them. You will be asked to recall an incident when you blamed someone and why, and then you will come up with a way to change or how to react differently in that situation. If you need any help I'm here to answer anything. by marta
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marta Here is another worksheet that we can do. This one focuses a lot on how our thoughts work and how we can change them. You will be asked to recall an incident when you blamed someone and why, and then you will come up with a way to change or how to react differently in that situation. If you need any help I'm here to answer anything.
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You wake up furious from a dream about Luke Bryan. No one knows what the hell is wrong. When really, you were SO close to saving a horse & riding a cowboy. by lola
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lola You wake up furious from a dream about Luke Bryan. No one knows what the hell is wrong. When really, you were SO close to saving a horse & riding a cowboy.
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may God help you and which I do not forsake by jana
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jana may God help you and which I do not forsake
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Keep your head up and let THIS be the reason why: “So we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?’” - Hebrews 13:6 They can bend you but that can’t break you. You may fall sometimes, but you will not stay down. You WILL recover. You WILL bounce back. Why? Because God is doing a work in you and no man or woman can stop it. They can try, but they won’t succeed. This is the word of God. Be confident. Be encouraged. God is ... by lea
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lea Keep your head up and let THIS be the reason why: “So we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?’” - Hebrews 13:6 They can bend you but that can’t break you. You may fall sometimes, but you will not stay down. You WILL recover. You WILL bounce back. Why? Because God is doing a work in you and no man or woman can stop it. They can try, but they won’t succeed. This is the word of God. Be confident. Be encouraged. God is ...
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Quote of the Day - January 1 #pinterest "Help one another, this is what Jesus teaches us. This is what I do. And I do it with my heart." ~~~~~ Pope Francis ~~~~~..........| Awestruck Catholic Social Network by wendy
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wendy Quote of the Day - January 1 #pinterest "Help one another, this is what Jesus teaches us. This is what I do. And I do it with my heart." ~~~~~ Pope Francis ~~~~~..........| Awestruck Catholic Social Network
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I feel like absolute crap guys... You are literally pushing them away!! Grow up!! You don't even know them what right do you have to hurt them and the ones they love!! Real fans just want them to be happy!!! This fandom is a mess right now but that does not mean we have to hurt the boys!!! This is so wrong on so many levels!! Do you know how hard Zayn has tried to help us?! by lakisha
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lakisha I feel like absolute crap guys... You are literally pushing them away!! Grow up!! You don't even know them what right do you have to hurt them and the ones they love!! Real fans just want them to be happy!!! This fandom is a mess right now but that does not mean we have to hurt the boys!!! This is so wrong on so many levels!! Do you know how hard Zayn has tried to help us?!
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Back to School Rules! One of the most important things that teachers do the first week of school is set up the rules and expectations. It sets the tone for the entire year. It's also the time when teachers are using ice breakers to help students free comfortable and get to know one another. So why not have a fun and of course FREE activity to do both? I like to discuss the rules and expectations the first week of school but also break it up a bit with a fun ice breaker using my Back to School Causation Cards. This is a free activity where students are active moving around and having some fun - while reviewing rules. These cards are similar to the "I have... Who has..." cards and are a sure way to get your students enthusiastic for the upcoming school year! You can read more about them over at my blog post titled Have a Successful School Year with these School Rules (and download them there) or just head straight to Teachers Pay Teachers and download the Back to School Causation Cards free! No matter what - I wish you to have the BEST upcoming school year ever! back to school causation cards class rules classroom rules fluency The Owl Teacher by ursula
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ursula Back to School Rules! One of the most important things that teachers do the first week of school is set up the rules and expectations. It sets the tone for the entire year. It's also the time when teachers are using ice breakers to help students free comfortable and get to know one another. So why not have a fun and of course FREE activity to do both? I like to discuss the rules and expectations the first week of school but also break it up a bit with a fun ice breaker using my Back to School Causation Cards. This is a free activity where students are active moving around and having some fun - while reviewing rules. These cards are similar to the "I have... Who has..." cards and are a sure way to get your students enthusiastic for the upcoming school year! You can read more about them over at my blog post titled Have a Successful School Year with these School Rules (and download them there) or just head straight to Teachers Pay Teachers and download the Back to School Causation Cards free! No matter what - I wish you to have the BEST upcoming school year ever! back to school causation cards class rules classroom rules fluency The Owl Teacher
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Do you worry that you aren't good enough? Not fun enough, organized enough, joyful enough? Sweet mom, YOU were created with a purpose and God sees you as fully approved! Don't miss his offering of grace, or the chance to show your children what it looks like to live as one who is worthy in God's eyes. by leann
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leann Do you worry that you aren't good enough? Not fun enough, organized enough, joyful enough? Sweet mom, YOU were created with a purpose and God sees you as fully approved! Don't miss his offering of grace, or the chance to show your children what it looks like to live as one who is worthy in God's eyes.
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~ James 1.12 ~ Our God is faithful to help us as said in ~ 1 Corinthians 10.13 ~ "No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it." by misdollface
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misdollface ~ James 1.12 ~ Our God is faithful to help us as said in ~ 1 Corinthians 10.13 ~ "No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it."
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Paris: Loser. Rory: And just what is wrong with you, huh?! You already have everything! You already have the grades and the status. What the hell is wrong with you that you have this constant need to be the biggest jerk in the entire world?! Max: Ok, let’s go. Rory: Huh?! What’s up quippy?! Why so silent? by Gloria Garcia
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Gloria Garcia Paris: Loser. Rory: And just what is wrong with you, huh?! You already have everything! You already have the grades and the status. What the hell is wrong with you that you have this constant need to be the biggest jerk in the entire world?! Max: Ok, let’s go. Rory: Huh?! What’s up quippy?! Why so silent?
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10 Romantic Camping Destinations ~ What can be considered as a romantic camping destination for one couple may not necessarily be for another. That's why we came up with a list of ten romantic getaway destinations to choose from to ensure you have an unforgettable getaway with that special someone. by lynn
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lynn 10 Romantic Camping Destinations ~ What can be considered as a romantic camping destination for one couple may not necessarily be for another. That's why we came up with a list of ten romantic getaway destinations to choose from to ensure you have an unforgettable getaway with that special someone.
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It is truth and I will add that even if I do not wake up. God always do the best for me. by dena
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dena It is truth and I will add that even if I do not wake up. God always do the best for me.
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Why in the hell would anyone ever think that a naked family stacked on top of one another is ok?!?!?!?!?? 29 awkward family photos (white folks edition, I'm not sure why but that's what it says, apparently it's very "white" to take an idiotic or horrid picture..... ) by wylene
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wylene Why in the hell would anyone ever think that a naked family stacked on top of one another is ok?!?!?!?!?? 29 awkward family photos (white folks edition, I'm not sure why but that's what it says, apparently it's very "white" to take an idiotic or horrid picture..... )
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WTF?! Beliebers, what is wrong with you? You dO NOT MESS WITH THE SPN FANDOM!!!!! So everyone, tune in on Tuesday! by lakisha
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lakisha WTF?! Beliebers, what is wrong with you? You dO NOT MESS WITH THE SPN FANDOM!!!!! So everyone, tune in on Tuesday!
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