Love this List!! 20 Things You Can Do In (About) 10 Minutes For A Smoother Running Classroom. Really simple and fast but with long lasting effects. by rosebud2
rosebud2
rosebud2 Love this List!! 20 Things You Can Do In (About) 10 Minutes For A Smoother Running Classroom. Really simple and fast but with long lasting effects.
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Love this List!! 20 Things You Can Do In (About) 10 Minutes For A Smoother Running Classroom. Really simple and fast but with long lasting effects. by rosebud2
rosebud2
rosebud2 Love this List!! 20 Things You Can Do In (About) 10 Minutes For A Smoother Running Classroom. Really simple and fast but with long lasting effects.
craftiness
20 Things You Can Do In (About) 10 Minutes For A Smoother Running Classroom. Really simple and fast but with long lasting effects. by malinda
malinda
malinda 20 Things You Can Do In (About) 10 Minutes For A Smoother Running Classroom. Really simple and fast but with long lasting effects.
Teach
Love this list of 10 nice things you can do for a new mom! #baby #motherhood by Auli
Auli
Auli Love this list of 10 nice things you can do for a new mom! #baby #motherhood
New Baby ideas
{10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Make a Difference} Love this simple list. Have you done any of these? I want to try #4. by isabella
isabella
isabella {10 Things You Can Do Right Now to Make a Difference} Love this simple list. Have you done any of these? I want to try #4.
stuff for me
You CAN feed yourself for just $20 a week with healthy, gluten-free food. This shopping list includes meal plan ideas. You really can do it!! by SHARI, TOO
SHARI, TOO
SHARI, TOO You CAN feed yourself for just $20 a week with healthy, gluten-free food. This shopping list includes meal plan ideas. You really can do it!!
prediabetes....meal plan from aldis/25 meals
You CAN feed yourself for just $20 a week with healthy, gluten-free food. This shopping list includes meal plan ideas. You really can do it!! by leann
leann
leann You CAN feed yourself for just $20 a week with healthy, gluten-free food. This shopping list includes meal plan ideas. You really can do it!!
yummy
Just did this and it was SO easy and SO fast! Which is important for me with a little one running around as having super long hair. I'm always throwing it in a bun, but this took me 20 minutes to roll, do my make up, get dressed, unroll, spray and pin half back! This will definitely become a hair staple for me. :) by valarie
valarie
valarie Just did this and it was SO easy and SO fast! Which is important for me with a little one running around as having super long hair. I'm always throwing it in a bun, but this took me 20 minutes to roll, do my make up, get dressed, unroll, spray and pin half back! This will definitely become a hair staple for me. :)
Master bedroom ideas
Wow... I think I want to do all of these things. 20-things-for-smoother-running-classroom by rosebud2
rosebud2
rosebud2 Wow... I think I want to do all of these things. 20-things-for-smoother-running-classroom
craftiness
10 Things To Do That Make You Feel Prettier On A Bad Day.(Partner this all with Jesus) I know this may seem like simple and maybe superficial stuff,,,but sometimes these things really do help a girl out. by aniellabrooke
aniellabrooke
aniellabrooke 10 Things To Do That Make You Feel Prettier On A Bad Day.(Partner this all with Jesus) I know this may seem like simple and maybe superficial stuff,,,but sometimes these things really do help a girl out.
Things to do
Ten Things To Do Before Selling Your House GREAT list for people thinking of selling! Working with a real estate agent can help with this list, but this is something to definitely start working on just before you list! by ahoun0
ahoun0
ahoun0 Ten Things To Do Before Selling Your House GREAT list for people thinking of selling! Working with a real estate agent can help with this list, but this is something to definitely start working on just before you list!
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9 Effective Ways To Increase Your Stamina For Running : Yes, you’ve heard of all the amazing things a good run can do for you. But only after a few minutes it leaves you panting and groaning as if you are going to die any minute. So, you decide running is not your thing and cross it out from your to-do list. by regina
regina
regina 9 Effective Ways To Increase Your Stamina For Running : Yes, you’ve heard of all the amazing things a good run can do for you. But only after a few minutes it leaves you panting and groaning as if you are going to die any minute. So, you decide running is not your thing and cross it out from your to-do list.
Getting Crafty
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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how to build a barre at home - I will have to get this on the "honey please do list"! BTW I did get my husband to do this and it was really easy and only cost about $30.00. It works great and I love how easily you can move it. Not as sturdy as the really expensive ones you can buy but it gets the job done for what I use it for. by proteamundi
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proteamundi how to build a barre at home - I will have to get this on the "honey please do list"! BTW I did get my husband to do this and it was really easy and only cost about $30.00. It works great and I love how easily you can move it. Not as sturdy as the really expensive ones you can buy but it gets the job done for what I use it for.
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Most women aren't excited about cleaning. But it has to be done. So the best strategy is to do it as quickly and efficiently as possible.  If you don’t have a system or if your system isn’t working the way it used to, this post explains in detail three methods for getting the house clean so you can do the things you really enjoy! by delia
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delia Most women aren't excited about cleaning. But it has to be done. So the best strategy is to do it as quickly and efficiently as possible. If you don’t have a system or if your system isn’t working the way it used to, this post explains in detail three methods for getting the house clean so you can do the things you really enjoy!
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Anyone can do these 10 simple things, and they really do help with organization and productivity! Love! | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com by rosebud2
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rosebud2 Anyone can do these 10 simple things, and they really do help with organization and productivity! Love! | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com
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"Set your alarm for 6am. Don’t groan when it goes off and pull the covers over your head, get up and start your day. Put on a baggy top and running shorts. Go downstairs and pour yourself a nice big glass of ice water. Cut up some fruit and mix it in with yogurt. Add some granola. Now go outside. Stretch for 10 minutes. Skip for 5 minutes. Jog for 10 minutes. Run for 10 minutes. Walk back. Lay out a towel on the ground and lie down on it. Do 50 crunches. Yes, they hurt, but they are 100% worth it. When you’re done, get in the shower. Use a nice smelling shampoo and matching conditioner. Shave your legs and wash your body. Exfoliate your face. Get out of the shower and let your hair air dry. Look in the mirror. Do you like what you see? If you do, good for you. Do this every day and you will continue to love yourself. If you don’t like what you see, do this every day and pretty soon you will. Being lazy might feel good at the time, but being active feels better in the long run. How badly do you want it?" by BoJac
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BoJac "Set your alarm for 6am. Don’t groan when it goes off and pull the covers over your head, get up and start your day. Put on a baggy top and running shorts. Go downstairs and pour yourself a nice big glass of ice water. Cut up some fruit and mix it in with yogurt. Add some granola. Now go outside. Stretch for 10 minutes. Skip for 5 minutes. Jog for 10 minutes. Run for 10 minutes. Walk back. Lay out a towel on the ground and lie down on it. Do 50 crunches. Yes, they hurt, but they are 100% worth it. When you’re done, get in the shower. Use a nice smelling shampoo and matching conditioner. Shave your legs and wash your body. Exfoliate your face. Get out of the shower and let your hair air dry. Look in the mirror. Do you like what you see? If you do, good for you. Do this every day and you will continue to love yourself. If you don’t like what you see, do this every day and pretty soon you will. Being lazy might feel good at the time, but being active feels better in the long run. How badly do you want it?"
Anyone can do these 10 simple things, and they really do help with organization and productivity! Love! | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com by rosebud2
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rosebud2 Anyone can do these 10 simple things, and they really do help with organization and productivity! Love! | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com
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"Set your alarm for 6am. Don’t groan when it goes off and pull the covers over your head, get up and start your day. Put on a baggy top and running shorts. Go downstairs and pour yourself a nice big glass of ice water. Cut up some fruit and mix it in with yogurt. Add some granola. Now go outside. Stretch for 10 minutes. Skip for 5 minutes. Jog for 10 minutes. Run for 10 minutes. Walk back. Lay out a towel on the ground and lie down on it. Do 50 crunches. Yes, they hurt, but they are 100% worth it. When you’re done, get in the shower. Use a nice smelling shampoo and matching conditioner. Shave your legs and wash your body. Exfoliate your face. Get out of the shower and let your hair air dry. Look in the mirror. Do you like what you see? If you do, good for you. Do this every day and you will continue to love yourself. If you don’t like what you see, do this every day and pretty soon you will. Being lazy might feel good at the time, but being active feels better in the long run. How badly do you want it?" by DenyMacMart
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DenyMacMart "Set your alarm for 6am. Don’t groan when it goes off and pull the covers over your head, get up and start your day. Put on a baggy top and running shorts. Go downstairs and pour yourself a nice big glass of ice water. Cut up some fruit and mix it in with yogurt. Add some granola. Now go outside. Stretch for 10 minutes. Skip for 5 minutes. Jog for 10 minutes. Run for 10 minutes. Walk back. Lay out a towel on the ground and lie down on it. Do 50 crunches. Yes, they hurt, but they are 100% worth it. When you’re done, get in the shower. Use a nice smelling shampoo and matching conditioner. Shave your legs and wash your body. Exfoliate your face. Get out of the shower and let your hair air dry. Look in the mirror. Do you like what you see? If you do, good for you. Do this every day and you will continue to love yourself. If you don’t like what you see, do this every day and pretty soon you will. Being lazy might feel good at the time, but being active feels better in the long run. How badly do you want it?"
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4 fast booty and ab blaster moves that you can do in 15 minutes: Lose your gut and boost your but with this four-move workout routine. | Health.com by susanna
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susanna 4 fast booty and ab blaster moves that you can do in 15 minutes: Lose your gut and boost your but with this four-move workout routine. | Health.com
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I think we often take our spouse for granted. Most of the time, it’s unintentional. We forget about all of their amazing qualities and things they do to help us out. But this can be dangerous for a marriage. No one wants to feel unappreciated. None of us want to make our spouse feel unimportant. In order to appreciate your spouse, you have to tell them with your words and show by your actions that you really do love and appreciate who they are. by tania
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tania I think we often take our spouse for granted. Most of the time, it’s unintentional. We forget about all of their amazing qualities and things they do to help us out. But this can be dangerous for a marriage. No one wants to feel unappreciated. None of us want to make our spouse feel unimportant. In order to appreciate your spouse, you have to tell them with your words and show by your actions that you really do love and appreciate who they are.
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Love simple no sew decorating  projects like this that only take about 20 minutes to do..  How to cover a lampshade with fabric. { InMyOwnStyle.com}  #Lamps  #fabric #nosew by rosebud2
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rosebud2 Love simple no sew decorating projects like this that only take about 20 minutes to do.. How to cover a lampshade with fabric. { InMyOwnStyle.com} #Lamps #fabric #nosew
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Guess Who? Cards are a simple time-filler activity for those times that you need to fill about 5 minutes before recess or lunch, or the end of the day. This activity also strengthens sense of belonging and community in the classroom. See this blog post for a brief explanation of how you can get started in your classroom. by bernadette
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bernadette Guess Who? Cards are a simple time-filler activity for those times that you need to fill about 5 minutes before recess or lunch, or the end of the day. This activity also strengthens sense of belonging and community in the classroom. See this blog post for a brief explanation of how you can get started in your classroom.
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Are you a teacher looking at creating tolerance in the classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this simple activity! Just spent 30 minutes at the beginning of the year, and you'll have a more tolerant, caring classroom all year long! This will work great with your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade students! Click through to see how this can be used during Back to School season or ANY time of year to foster student relationships with one another! by bernadette
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bernadette Are you a teacher looking at creating tolerance in the classroom? Then you're going to LOVE this simple activity! Just spent 30 minutes at the beginning of the year, and you'll have a more tolerant, caring classroom all year long! This will work great with your 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade students! Click through to see how this can be used during Back to School season or ANY time of year to foster student relationships with one another!
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It can be a challenge to get kids motivated to help out around the house, but getting kids to do their chores not only makes family life run smoother, it is essential to their own development and self-esteem! Don't miss these four simple steps you can take right now to create a chore chart that works. This in-depth post even includes four different types of printable chore charts, plus a helpful list of age-appropriate chores! by AFiskie
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AFiskie It can be a challenge to get kids motivated to help out around the house, but getting kids to do their chores not only makes family life run smoother, it is essential to their own development and self-esteem! Don't miss these four simple steps you can take right now to create a chore chart that works. This in-depth post even includes four different types of printable chore charts, plus a helpful list of age-appropriate chores!
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It can be a challenge to get kids motivated to help out around the house, but getting kids to do their chores not only makes family life run smoother, it is essential to their own development and self-esteem! Don't miss these four simple steps you can take right now to create a chore chart that works. This in-depth post even includes four different types of printable chore charts, plus a helpful list of age-appropriate chores! by Jennifer Carol Mabry
Jennifer Carol Mabry
Jennifer Carol Mabry It can be a challenge to get kids motivated to help out around the house, but getting kids to do their chores not only makes family life run smoother, it is essential to their own development and self-esteem! Don't miss these four simple steps you can take right now to create a chore chart that works. This in-depth post even includes four different types of printable chore charts, plus a helpful list of age-appropriate chores!
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Do you feel like you can't get ahead of your to-do list? Unleash the POWER of 10 Minutes! 50 Things you can accomplish in 10 minutes!Watch your productivity soar and your stress lessen. Get inspired! by dolores
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dolores Do you feel like you can't get ahead of your to-do list? Unleash the POWER of 10 Minutes! 50 Things you can accomplish in 10 minutes!Watch your productivity soar and your stress lessen. Get inspired!
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This soup is a show stopper. Every dinner party I make it for, there are  never any leftovers, and jaws drop when they learn that it is vegan. It's  rich & creamy, hearty & satisfying.   An essential component to this soup is the cashew cream. Don't be  intimidated by it, it is really simple!  You can presoak your cashews for 2+ hours, or if you forget simple boil the  cashews for 10-15 minutes!  Creamy Cashew Chowder     * 1 tbsp coconut oil     * 1 sweet onion, diced     * 3 carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch half moons     * 3 celery stalks, sliced thin     * 4 oz shiitake mushrooms, sliced very thin     * 8 ounces of white button mushroom, or baby bellas, sliced into 1/4       inch slices     * 2 potatoes of your choice     * 2 sheets of nori, finely chopped     * 5 cups of vegetable stock     * 1 cup of raw cashews, soaked for 2 hours (or boiled for 10-15       minutes)     * 4 tsp corn starch     * 2 tbsp tomato paste     * 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice     * salt and pepper    1. In a large pot, heat the coconut oil over medium heat.     2. Once heated, sauté the onion, carrots, and celery with a pinch of       salt until carrots are tender. 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.    3. Meanwhile make the cashew cream. Drain the cashews. In a blender add       the cashews and 1/2 cups of vegetable stock, pulse until there are no       more big chunks, slowly add in 1 1/2 cups more stock, stopping to       blend after the addition of each 1/2 cup. Once you have added 2 cups       of stock total, add the 4 tsp of corn starch to the blender. Blend on       high for 1-3 minutes until completely smooth and creamy (should not       be gritty). Set aside.    4. Once the vegetables are tender, add the mushrooms to the pot. Cook       until softened. About 4-5 minutes. You just want them to soften a       bit, but still maintain their texture.    5. Add the remaining 3 cups of vegetable stock to the pot, along with       the nori and 2 tsp salt.  Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and       let summer for 20 minutes.    6. While soup is simmering, leave the skin on the potatoes and cut them       into bite-sized pieces.    7. Add potatoes to soup and cook about 13 minutes.     8. Stir in the cashew cream gently, heat uncovered for 5-8 minutes until       thickened.    9. Stir in the tomato paste and lemon juice.    10. Season with salt and pepper to taste.   11. Serve immediately & enjoy!  (Note: If the soup gets too thick, simply add a little water.)  Pace, amore e felicità!  Bailey Rae by DeeDeeBean
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DeeDeeBean This soup is a show stopper. Every dinner party I make it for, there are never any leftovers, and jaws drop when they learn that it is vegan. It's rich & creamy, hearty & satisfying.  An essential component to this soup is the cashew cream. Don't be intimidated by it, it is really simple! You can presoak your cashews for 2+ hours, or if you forget simple boil the cashews for 10-15 minutes! Creamy Cashew Chowder * 1 tbsp coconut oil * 1 sweet onion, diced * 3 carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch half moons * 3 celery stalks, sliced thin * 4 oz shiitake mushrooms, sliced very thin * 8 ounces of white button mushroom, or baby bellas, sliced into 1/4 inch slices * 2 potatoes of your choice * 2 sheets of nori, finely chopped * 5 cups of vegetable stock * 1 cup of raw cashews, soaked for 2 hours (or boiled for 10-15 minutes) * 4 tsp corn starch * 2 tbsp tomato paste * 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice * salt and pepper 1. In a large pot, heat the coconut oil over medium heat.  2. Once heated, sauté the onion, carrots, and celery with a pinch of salt until carrots are tender. 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 3. Meanwhile make the cashew cream. Drain the cashews. In a blender add the cashews and 1/2 cups of vegetable stock, pulse until there are no more big chunks, slowly add in 1 1/2 cups more stock, stopping to blend after the addition of each 1/2 cup. Once you have added 2 cups of stock total, add the 4 tsp of corn starch to the blender. Blend on high for 1-3 minutes until completely smooth and creamy (should not be gritty). Set aside. 4. Once the vegetables are tender, add the mushrooms to the pot. Cook until softened. About 4-5 minutes. You just want them to soften a bit, but still maintain their texture. 5. Add the remaining 3 cups of vegetable stock to the pot, along with the nori and 2 tsp salt.  Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and let summer for 20 minutes. 6. While soup is simmering, leave the skin on the potatoes and cut them into bite-sized pieces. 7. Add potatoes to soup and cook about 13 minutes.  8. Stir in the cashew cream gently, heat uncovered for 5-8 minutes until thickened. 9. Stir in the tomato paste and lemon juice.  10. Season with salt and pepper to taste. 11. Serve immediately & enjoy! (Note: If the soup gets too thick, simply add a little water.) Pace, amore e felicità! Bailey Rae
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10 Things You Can Do With A Crock-Pot That Don’t Involve Food - I love cooking in my crock pot, but here are 10 awesome crock pot hacks that you probably never thought of! by jill
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jill 10 Things You Can Do With A Crock-Pot That Don’t Involve Food - I love cooking in my crock pot, but here are 10 awesome crock pot hacks that you probably never thought of!
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This is powerful. Take a moment to think about this... When you were missing self love in your life did you allow other people into your life that did not have love for you? Are you in that situation currently? We really do accept what we think we deserve and I wanted to start the day by telling you that you are lovable. You are worthy of great things, a kind loving partner, a happy healthy lifestyle, and a loving relationship with yourself. by guadalupe
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guadalupe This is powerful. Take a moment to think about this... When you were missing self love in your life did you allow other people into your life that did not have love for you? Are you in that situation currently? We really do accept what we think we deserve and I wanted to start the day by telling you that you are lovable. You are worthy of great things, a kind loving partner, a happy healthy lifestyle, and a loving relationship with yourself.
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A $10 DIY outdoor movie screen you can make in about 20 minutes!! Outdoor screens are so popular and fun in the summer. DEFINITELY DOING THIS DIY project!! by Jackie Bain
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Jackie Bain A $10 DIY outdoor movie screen you can make in about 20 minutes!! Outdoor screens are so popular and fun in the summer. DEFINITELY DOING THIS DIY project!!
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