There have been Doxie's in my home since I was a little girl. I love them so much and they have so much "sas," and personality. I have a rescue now and she is spunky, sassy, and my best friend. by kari
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kari There have been Doxie's in my home since I was a little girl. I love them so much and they have so much "sas," and personality. I have a rescue now and she is spunky, sassy, and my best friend.
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i love her- she is so beautiful and has such a powerhouse voice- her, along with jesy, jade, and leigh-anne have been my saving grace. Little Mix is so much more than some passing girl group- I wish the US appreciated them more so then they would tour here more by kari
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kari i love her- she is so beautiful and has such a powerhouse voice- her, along with jesy, jade, and leigh-anne have been my saving grace. Little Mix is so much more than some passing girl group- I wish the US appreciated them more so then they would tour here more
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Manon was by far my favorite in EoS. She has been since QoS, so I will be drawing her more I suspect, but for now, here she is on the ship ! I’ll admit, I lost motivation for this a little as it was so much work - painting all the wood, although therapeutic, gave me a headache and so by the time I got to painting her I was just like MEH. Anyway… Character copyright of Sarah J Maas. by corrine
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corrine Manon was by far my favorite in EoS. She has been since QoS, so I will be drawing her more I suspect, but for now, here she is on the ship ! I’ll admit, I lost motivation for this a little as it was so much work - painting all the wood, although therapeutic, gave me a headache and so by the time I got to painting her I was just like MEH. Anyway… Character copyright of Sarah J Maas.
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Just once. I went to see my best friend tonight. She has breast cancer. She just got back from the hospital and now chemo. It's stage 4 and she's really sick. I came home crying. Not a hug from him. There is something wrong with him. Not... Are you ok? How is she? Just s hug would have been so nice. I don't think I can feel anything for him anymore. by janelle
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janelle Just once. I went to see my best friend tonight. She has breast cancer. She just got back from the hospital and now chemo. It's stage 4 and she's really sick. I came home crying. Not a hug from him. There is something wrong with him. Not... Are you ok? How is she? Just s hug would have been so nice. I don't think I can feel anything for him anymore.
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This is a post I’ve been working on ALL summer long.  I like to dabble in hair dos…My daughter has had thick long long long hair since she was 3 years old–so It’s like I’ve had my own little barbie doll to play with!  As my girls have gotten older, they have become opinionated…and never … by AlliFiske
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AlliFiske This is a post I’ve been working on ALL summer long.  I like to dabble in hair dos…My daughter has had thick long long long hair since she was 3 years old–so It’s like I’ve had my own little barbie doll to play with!  As my girls have gotten older, they have become opinionated…and never …
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Both my girls are wonderful and I am so proud of them. They have accomplished so much in their little lives. My oldest I am super proud of today. She is doing exceptional in school. Waiting to hear if she made the TAG program. We love you baby girl, shine above and do your best we are beyond proud of you! by Magnum02
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Magnum02 Both my girls are wonderful and I am so proud of them. They have accomplished so much in their little lives. My oldest I am super proud of today. She is doing exceptional in school. Waiting to hear if she made the TAG program. We love you baby girl, shine above and do your best we are beyond proud of you!
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I offered dating advise to my friend the other day.  Being she was a friend, I had thought she would have known of my good intentions; but she didn't.  I wasn't rude, blunt or harsh...  It hurts me to know how much she took my words out and warped them.  I saw today on Facebook a "indirect" status about our conversation which was mean.  I now learned, I have one less friend. by Khalyl
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Khalyl I offered dating advise to my friend the other day. Being she was a friend, I had thought she would have known of my good intentions; but she didn't. I wasn't rude, blunt or harsh... It hurts me to know how much she took my words out and warped them. I saw today on Facebook a "indirect" status about our conversation which was mean. I now learned, I have one less friend.
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So my friend has a thing with her nose and usually rlly needs a tissue. So, in the morning I woke up, she was sniffling and I asked her if she needed a tissue. She said yes and I shot right up and ran for the tissues. She said wow you were right up by u have so much energy. Little did she know I wouldn’t do it for anyone else. Because she is the best friend I’ve ever had...if only she could return my trust and love..... by lucy
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lucy So my friend has a thing with her nose and usually rlly needs a tissue. So, in the morning I woke up, she was sniffling and I asked her if she needed a tissue. She said yes and I shot right up and ran for the tissues. She said wow you were right up by u have so much energy. Little did she know I wouldn’t do it for anyone else. Because she is the best friend I’ve ever had...if only she could return my trust and love.....
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I Deserve Peace. Peace from chaos. I was always there for people in my life. When I mean there. calling, talking in person, visiting. I was too much there for them. Almost self sacrificing for others I cared for. Was talking on there stuff. For the first time I have been there for me. Able to work on myself/ new goals, so that i can meet new professionals, friendships, and a respectable partner. It has been very challenging. Learned Who is there for me. how used I was. i have a choice. My life by maryann maltby
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maryann maltby I Deserve Peace. Peace from chaos. I was always there for people in my life. When I mean there. calling, talking in person, visiting. I was too much there for them. Almost self sacrificing for others I cared for. Was talking on there stuff. For the first time I have been there for me. Able to work on myself/ new goals, so that i can meet new professionals, friendships, and a respectable partner. It has been very challenging. Learned Who is there for me. how used I was. i have a choice. My life
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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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Every since I made these Crunchy Baked Chickpeas last week that my girl Jennifer posted, I have been a little obsessed with these healthy little things. So I decided to try ones with a little sweet side to them to satisfy my cravings…..Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas! I made one batch and completely failed it. I … by melissagarsia
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melissagarsia Every since I made these Crunchy Baked Chickpeas last week that my girl Jennifer posted, I have been a little obsessed with these healthy little things. So I decided to try ones with a little sweet side to them to satisfy my cravings…..Maple Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas! I made one batch and completely failed it. I …
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Since I was a little girl, I have been infatuated with old fairy tales and their illustrations. Maybe because they always seemed a little dark, but still brought me to a magical place. by agnes
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agnes Since I was a little girl, I have been infatuated with old fairy tales and their illustrations. Maybe because they always seemed a little dark, but still brought me to a magical place.
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Grandma's Shortbread Cookies! This has been my favorite Christmas Cookie since I was a little girl! by kathie
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kathie Grandma's Shortbread Cookies! This has been my favorite Christmas Cookie since I was a little girl!
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My girls :) They are the best. I have been a fan since I can remember. by christian
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christian My girls :) They are the best. I have been a fan since I can remember.
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I wish my little girl was well little again so she could have this by jordan
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jordan I wish my little girl was well little again so she could have this
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These origami stars have been on my to do list for aaaaaages. Really, if this little girl can manage them, then surely so can I! Make them. Hang them. Admire them. So pretty! And I love that it is yet… by michele
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michele These origami stars have been on my to do list for aaaaaages. Really, if this little girl can manage them, then surely so can I! Make them. Hang them. Admire them. So pretty! And I love that it is yet…
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Mediterranean Flatbread Pizzas- I wish that I was eating one of these right now. I think I had one for at least three days in a row, I loved them that much! I have just been craving fresh tasting food and flavorful veggies lately, and this has quickly become one of my favorite healthy and delicious meals! Another bonus is they are so easy to make and hardly take any time to cook. by cecelia
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cecelia Mediterranean Flatbread Pizzas- I wish that I was eating one of these right now. I think I had one for at least three days in a row, I loved them that much! I have just been craving fresh tasting food and flavorful veggies lately, and this has quickly become one of my favorite healthy and delicious meals! Another bonus is they are so easy to make and hardly take any time to cook.
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Pt3...see saw her dear friend, she was fighting them all, all alone, that seen was like from horror movie or epic battle movie, she was covered in bruises and wounds, blood but she didnt stoped she was batteling like warrior, epic warrior. Girl was so freaked out so she started to invoke energies for help. She was crying so much from pain and weakness she was feeling, what could she do to help her? And they were coming without break by batjas88
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batjas88 Pt3...see saw her dear friend, she was fighting them all, all alone, that seen was like from horror movie or epic battle movie, she was covered in bruises and wounds, blood but she didnt stoped she was batteling like warrior, epic warrior. Girl was so freaked out so she started to invoke energies for help. She was crying so much from pain and weakness she was feeling, what could she do to help her? And they were coming without break
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Lol. I wonder who'd be willing to hold my dress when I pee, since, well, I don't really have a "girl friend". Anyway there's so much time ahead of me, there's like 10 more years before I get married. I hope I find my girl best friend soon. :) by carolina
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carolina Lol. I wonder who'd be willing to hold my dress when I pee, since, well, I don't really have a "girl friend". Anyway there's so much time ahead of me, there's like 10 more years before I get married. I hope I find my girl best friend soon. :)
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Coloring books for adults or “Coloring Books for Grownups” are everywhere right now! I was just in Barnes & Noble and they had a full display of coloring books right at the entrance to the store. My friend Joanne Fink has been creating coloring books for a few years now as well as offering free coloring book pages on her site, zenspirations.com. I like Joanne’s work because it is fab and she is my friend but I know there are lot more people outThe best free Coloring Book Pages for Adults JPriest by erika
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erika Coloring books for adults or “Coloring Books for Grownups” are everywhere right now! I was just in Barnes & Noble and they had a full display of coloring books right at the entrance to the store. My friend Joanne Fink has been creating coloring books for a few years now as well as offering free coloring book pages on her site, zenspirations.com. I like Joanne’s work because it is fab and she is my friend but I know there are lot more people outThe best free Coloring Book Pages for Adults JPriest
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i miss my best friends so much. its hard to go through the days sometimes without them there. i use to talk to them and see them everyday. i havent seen them for 4 months now and its killing me. its hard to go through high school without my best friends there. i just hope i havent been replaced. by sherrie
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sherrie i miss my best friends so much. its hard to go through the days sometimes without them there. i use to talk to them and see them everyday. i havent seen them for 4 months now and its killing me. its hard to go through high school without my best friends there. i just hope i havent been replaced.
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I sit and stretch after running with the pack. Maybe I had finally lost that blasted hunter. He had been following the pack for days, trying to get to me, the so-called "Wolf-Girl". I had lived with them since I was a toddler. They were my family. So why was this human trying to to take me away from them? (Open RP I'm the girl need hunter) by rebecca2
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rebecca2 I sit and stretch after running with the pack. Maybe I had finally lost that blasted hunter. He had been following the pack for days, trying to get to me, the so-called "Wolf-Girl". I had lived with them since I was a toddler. They were my family. So why was this human trying to to take me away from them? (Open RP I'm the girl need hunter)
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Tulip Fields in Holland - It's been a dream of mine since I was a little girl to see the tulips in bloom in The Netherlands, I can't tell you my disappointment to go there when I was a child only to discover tulips don't bloom in the snow. It was winter time, so I need to go back in the spring. :) by Hercio Dias
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Hercio Dias Tulip Fields in Holland - It's been a dream of mine since I was a little girl to see the tulips in bloom in The Netherlands, I can't tell you my disappointment to go there when I was a child only to discover tulips don't bloom in the snow. It was winter time, so I need to go back in the spring. :)
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I had a little girl maltise and she was sweetest thing ever...loved her so much .. TGM by lucy
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lucy I had a little girl maltise and she was sweetest thing ever...loved her so much .. TGM
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Trisha Yearwood's Uncle Wilson's Stuffed Peppers... my grandma has made these for me a few times and there have been times when i have eaten over half a dozen in one sitting. So good. HOWEVER, she mentions in the book that hard boiling the peppers will save time so my gandma tried it and they fell apart when she took them out of the oven and made the dish watery. So, don't hard boil the peppers and eat up! by alisiachan
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alisiachan Trisha Yearwood's Uncle Wilson's Stuffed Peppers... my grandma has made these for me a few times and there have been times when i have eaten over half a dozen in one sitting. So good. HOWEVER, she mentions in the book that hard boiling the peppers will save time so my gandma tried it and they fell apart when she took them out of the oven and made the dish watery. So, don't hard boil the peppers and eat up!
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▶ Talking Heads - And She Was (Official video) - YouTube [Has been my favorite song/video since I was just a kid.] by johanna
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johanna ▶ Talking Heads - And She Was (Official video) - YouTube [Has been my favorite song/video since I was just a kid.]
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I am freaking in love! She looks so much like my little girl :-) I wish I could pluck her right out of this picture! They could be twinsies :-) by sylvia alvarez
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sylvia alvarez I am freaking in love! She looks so much like my little girl :-) I wish I could pluck her right out of this picture! They could be twinsies :-)
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This is my Grandmothers version of Hungarian Chicken Paprikash. If there is food served in Heaven, I am sure this is on the menu! My Grandmother was the best cook ever. She would have this hardy dish ready and we could hardly wait! Now I serve it to my Grandchildren, and they love it as well! Down home pure comfort food. by LiveLoveLaughMyLife
LiveLoveLaughMyLife
LiveLoveLaughMyLife This is my Grandmothers version of Hungarian Chicken Paprikash. If there is food served in Heaven, I am sure this is on the menu! My Grandmother was the best cook ever. She would have this hardy dish ready and we could hardly wait! Now I serve it to my Grandchildren, and they love it as well! Down home pure comfort food.
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Southern Pecan Pralines    Have you ever had a praline? My first experience with them was in New Orleans on one of our trips. I wasn’t really sure what to expect since they aren’t very common here in Arizona. They are sweet little confections made from combining sugar, milk and nuts – in most cases pecans. As soon as I tasted my first one I knew there was no turning back by brittany21 v6xH3
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brittany21 v6xH3 Southern Pecan Pralines Have you ever had a praline? My first experience with them was in New Orleans on one of our trips. I wasn’t really sure what to expect since they aren’t very common here in Arizona. They are sweet little confections made from combining sugar, milk and nuts – in most cases pecans. As soon as I tasted my first one I knew there was no turning back
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I'm a little 49ers obsessed have been since I was little. Cute fit for my first game I'll be attending. by vannesa1234
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vannesa1234 I'm a little 49ers obsessed have been since I was little. Cute fit for my first game I'll be attending.
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I will get a senior picture like this with my bestfriend. <3  Highly doubt it will be a girl but the thought I spot on. I'm going to have some of my senior year pictures with my best friend(s). Even if they're not seniors my friends mean so much to me and I want them in those pictures. by Alexandra Olah
Alexandra Olah
Alexandra Olah I will get a senior picture like this with my bestfriend. <3 Highly doubt it will be a girl but the thought I spot on. I'm going to have some of my senior year pictures with my best friend(s). Even if they're not seniors my friends mean so much to me and I want them in those pictures.
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