I love seeing a beautiful beach house, and it is fun to see the styles from coast to coast. Take a look with me into this southern beach house beauty. by liza
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liza I love seeing a beautiful beach house, and it is fun to see the styles from coast to coast. Take a look with me into this southern beach house beauty.
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I've got one last blank spot to fill in with Sketchbook Quilting, and then this 101"x101" beast will be done! Join me on Periscope (same name) in about 15mins to see the last bit quilted and the massive unrolling of this beauty made by @oliphia! I'm always awed by each quilt when I unroll it and see it all together — seeing the transformation from a blank slate to a finished top is such a fun moment for me! See ya in a few!☺️ #saridittyquilted #sketchbookquilting #battgirls #dreamwool #aur... by cecile
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cecile I've got one last blank spot to fill in with Sketchbook Quilting, and then this 101"x101" beast will be done! Join me on Periscope (same name) in about 15mins to see the last bit quilted and the massive unrolling of this beauty made by @oliphia! I'm always awed by each quilt when I unroll it and see it all together — seeing the transformation from a blank slate to a finished top is such a fun moment for me! See ya in a few!☺️ #saridittyquilted #sketchbookquilting #battgirls #dreamwool #aur...
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If I had a beach house this is how it would look! Steve would be trying to keep it all minimalist and tasteful, and I'd have my beach treasure everywhere! Inspiration credit to Judy @mardlecottage for her photos of beautiful cottages in the Isle Of Man, and thanks also to @catherine_woodall for gifting me a tin of beads Have a good Wednesday! #driftwood #beachhouse #cottage #buoys #seaside #coast #miniature #kirstyelson by liza
liza
liza If I had a beach house this is how it would look! Steve would be trying to keep it all minimalist and tasteful, and I'd have my beach treasure everywhere! Inspiration credit to Judy @mardlecottage for her photos of beautiful cottages in the Isle Of Man, and thanks also to @catherine_woodall for gifting me a tin of beads Have a good Wednesday! #driftwood #beachhouse #cottage #buoys #seaside #coast #miniature #kirstyelson
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I ADORE this fun series from Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke     I pretty much only like to decorate my house with my family pictures. It just makes me so happy seeing their faces and remembering the stories behind each photo! I have a few gallery walls going on in my house…so I knew [...] by jill
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jill I ADORE this fun series from Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke     I pretty much only like to decorate my house with my family pictures. It just makes me so happy seeing their faces and remembering the stories behind each photo! I have a few gallery walls going on in my house…so I knew [...]
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I chose this to be the most beautiful thing because I love the erie feeling it convey's. I love scary movies, and this almost gives a feel of what could be a scene in a horror film. On the opposite end, it kind of looks like the house from The Notebook, if it were to be redone. The pillars and the deck give this house a nice vintage feel, which to me is beautiful. by proteamundi
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proteamundi I chose this to be the most beautiful thing because I love the erie feeling it convey's. I love scary movies, and this almost gives a feel of what could be a scene in a horror film. On the opposite end, it kind of looks like the house from The Notebook, if it were to be redone. The pillars and the deck give this house a nice vintage feel, which to me is beautiful.
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New reads and schoolroom progress! I've been seeing the beautiful leather couches that @article makes and knew I wanted one for this space. But right at checkout, I quickly changed my mind. Because, #greenvelvet, and also because this space is as much theirs as it is mine and we want this to be a fun, creative space! So glad I went with this choice. It's soft, comfy, and the kids love it!! by aline
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aline New reads and schoolroom progress! I've been seeing the beautiful leather couches that @article makes and knew I wanted one for this space. But right at checkout, I quickly changed my mind. Because, #greenvelvet, and also because this space is as much theirs as it is mine and we want this to be a fun, creative space! So glad I went with this choice. It's soft, comfy, and the kids love it!!
For the ladies
How FUN is this ?!?!!!!  This is exactly what I picture being mixed into a seasonal gallery at your home's entry. Slip in some pics of the kiddies from past years, and it'll make you smile every time you pass. (They might pretend to cringe on seeing their baby costumes, but you know they really love seeing their adorable selves on display.) by juliana
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juliana How FUN is this ?!?!!!! This is exactly what I picture being mixed into a seasonal gallery at your home's entry. Slip in some pics of the kiddies from past years, and it'll make you smile every time you pass. (They might pretend to cringe on seeing their baby costumes, but you know they really love seeing their adorable selves on display.)
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It’s Thursday and I have a fun card for this week’s sketch challenge from Create with Connie and Mary. They have a great clean and simple sketch this week, take a look. It didn’t take long for me to figure out what I wanted to do with this one. I have been wanting to use … … Continue reading → by beth
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beth It’s Thursday and I have a fun card for this week’s sketch challenge from Create with Connie and Mary. They have a great clean and simple sketch this week, take a look. It didn’t take long for me to figure out what I wanted to do with this one. I have been wanting to use … … Continue reading →
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The Rock Art is Southwest inspired and is a perfect gift for anyone who you want to show the true beauty of ur Arizona sunsets. Some of the most beautiful in the world some say. This Rock Art is even a way to treat your self. It was painted with good vibes and love, and is sure to bring happiness to its future owner. I LOVE custom orders so please dont hesitate to email me with details on what I can custom paint for you! All my stones come from Cave Creek Arizona. This is were I have found... by jimmie
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jimmie The Rock Art is Southwest inspired and is a perfect gift for anyone who you want to show the true beauty of ur Arizona sunsets. Some of the most beautiful in the world some say. This Rock Art is even a way to treat your self. It was painted with good vibes and love, and is sure to bring happiness to its future owner. I LOVE custom orders so please dont hesitate to email me with details on what I can custom paint for you! All my stones come from Cave Creek Arizona. This is were I have found...
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“I look at photographs, the ones that people ask me to sign sometimes, and think, ‘What are people seeing?’ I have had this face for 35 years. I’m never going to change it. But I wouldn’t desire me. I can see beauty in other men. Ryan Gosling? F- - k. George Clooney? Wow. But you can see the enigma in those kind of faces. But I can’t see it in myself at all.” - ARE YOU MAD, SIR?! by lynda
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lynda “I look at photographs, the ones that people ask me to sign sometimes, and think, ‘What are people seeing?’ I have had this face for 35 years. I’m never going to change it. But I wouldn’t desire me. I can see beauty in other men. Ryan Gosling? F- - k. George Clooney? Wow. But you can see the enigma in those kind of faces. But I can’t see it in myself at all.” - ARE YOU MAD, SIR?!
For the tots
I am just so excited! I just got back from Bible study and found out the person I met 4 months ago came to accept Jesus as her Savior.  I had one encounter with this person and never ran into her again.  She was really depressed.  I talked with her about Jesus (She wasn't a Christian).  I offered to take her to my church just so she could see what it was like.  She said she wouldn't know anybody but I said "you know me!" Just show love!! Also by rosanna
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rosanna I am just so excited! I just got back from Bible study and found out the person I met 4 months ago came to accept Jesus as her Savior. I had one encounter with this person and never ran into her again. She was really depressed. I talked with her about Jesus (She wasn't a Christian). I offered to take her to my church just so she could see what it was like. She said she wouldn't know anybody but I said "you know me!" Just show love!! Also
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I used to drive by this house every day on the way home from work...slowly...so I could stare at it. Then Southern Living saved me the trouble and made a whole article about it! by hillary
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hillary I used to drive by this house every day on the way home from work...slowly...so I could stare at it. Then Southern Living saved me the trouble and made a whole article about it!
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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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I love this casual white faux fur coat! Incredibly useful for the warmth but not real fur which puts to bed your animal worries. Fabulous without harm! It is a very simple and clean outfit accessorized incredibly well with this jacket and sunglasses. I think it is beautiful. She looks chic and refined all at the same time. Function and beauty all wrapped into one perfect ensemble. by hallie
hallie
hallie I love this casual white faux fur coat! Incredibly useful for the warmth but not real fur which puts to bed your animal worries. Fabulous without harm! It is a very simple and clean outfit accessorized incredibly well with this jacket and sunglasses. I think it is beautiful. She looks chic and refined all at the same time. Function and beauty all wrapped into one perfect ensemble.
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I LOVE the 90's!! Fun to take a look back at some of this stuff. by diane.smith
diane.smith
diane.smith I LOVE the 90's!! Fun to take a look back at some of this stuff.
fashion inspiration
This is amazing. when i see all these cute hair styles it always makes me jealous i wish i could do something like that I absolutely love this hair style so pretty! Perfect for the beach!!!!! #beautifulhair by ofelia
ofelia
ofelia This is amazing. when i see all these cute hair styles it always makes me jealous i wish i could do something like that I absolutely love this hair style so pretty! Perfect for the beach!!!!! #beautifulhair
in my garden
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have to see it! <--- idk if this is a true thing guys but yeees I would love to see it who with me by margarett
margarett
margarett AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have to see it! <--- idk if this is a true thing guys but yeees I would love to see it who with me
Femininity
It is easy to see how I could have fallen in love with this little guy the second he came into the studio in his mother's arms. We were fast friends. He was a busy guy, but he always kept an eye on me and would gladly stop for just a moment to flash those baby blues my way. MELT! We wanted a by cecile
cecile
cecile It is easy to see how I could have fallen in love with this little guy the second he came into the studio in his mother's arms. We were fast friends. He was a busy guy, but he always kept an eye on me and would gladly stop for just a moment to flash those baby blues my way. MELT! We wanted a
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Can anyone help me find this print or canvas? I really like it but the link is not a gateway, just goes to a photo with no link there... I love the look and feel of the jelly fish! by Olivia Jimenez
Olivia Jimenez
Olivia Jimenez Can anyone help me find this print or canvas? I really like it but the link is not a gateway, just goes to a photo with no link there... I love the look and feel of the jelly fish!
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ahhh GIRL LOOK AT THAT BODY (scrub) AHHH GIRL LOOK AT THAT BODY (scrub) I-I-I scrub scrub When i walk into the bathroom this is what i see All my loofahs staring at me I got diy scrubs and i aint afraid to scrub it, scrub it, scrub it... I EXFOLIATE AND I KNOW IT by Liya Banks
Liya Banks
Liya Banks ahhh GIRL LOOK AT THAT BODY (scrub) AHHH GIRL LOOK AT THAT BODY (scrub) I-I-I scrub scrub When i walk into the bathroom this is what i see All my loofahs staring at me I got diy scrubs and i aint afraid to scrub it, scrub it, scrub it... I EXFOLIATE AND I KNOW IT
natural health
ah yes.  I have lived.  I have loved.  I have felt.  I have tasted life and experienced it to the fullest...I have risen to challenges and conquered the impossible.   I have done so with class, style and integrity.  I have left my mark.  I have reduced suffering.  I have brought peace, joy, beauty and love into the lives I have touched.....I will do this every day of my life that grace has given me, for I do not know when is the end of this glorious run, this beautiful life.  I have truly lived. by imogene
imogene
imogene ah yes. I have lived. I have loved. I have felt. I have tasted life and experienced it to the fullest...I have risen to challenges and conquered the impossible. I have done so with class, style and integrity. I have left my mark. I have reduced suffering. I have brought peace, joy, beauty and love into the lives I have touched.....I will do this every day of my life that grace has given me, for I do not know when is the end of this glorious run, this beautiful life. I have truly lived.
General
Seeing plants growing and flowers blooming makes me happy - Until it turns into a bug house, that is. Luckily, I have a secret weapon (or rather, three) right on my pantry to keep these pesky pests under control. by deena
deena
deena Seeing plants growing and flowers blooming makes me happy - Until it turns into a bug house, that is. Luckily, I have a secret weapon (or rather, three) right on my pantry to keep these pesky pests under control.
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If Louis cries, it kills me. We just didn't hear that he cried. But anyway, I don't want Louis to cry, this makes me so sad. Seeing Louis THIS upset breaks my heart Into a million pieces and I am SICK of it SICK of hearing that people don't care about Louis! WE DO CARE ABOUT HIM!!!!!!!!!! But yes he deserted more love. This boy is the kindest, sweetest, goofiest boy ever and I love him to DEATH This picture of him crying makes me want to yell at whoever made him cry!!!!! I can't stand it by alissa
alissa
alissa If Louis cries, it kills me. We just didn't hear that he cried. But anyway, I don't want Louis to cry, this makes me so sad. Seeing Louis THIS upset breaks my heart Into a million pieces and I am SICK of it SICK of hearing that people don't care about Louis! WE DO CARE ABOUT HIM!!!!!!!!!! But yes he deserted more love. This boy is the kindest, sweetest, goofiest boy ever and I love him to DEATH This picture of him crying makes me want to yell at whoever made him cry!!!!! I can't stand it
Le Love
I love going to the coast with my husband and boys and I thought taking this picture would be a fun way to remind me of all our little by marilyn
marilyn
marilyn I love going to the coast with my husband and boys and I thought taking this picture would be a fun way to remind me of all our little
Places I want to visit
a quick unique way to make it a little more special... the first one takes a few minutes to figure out... but when you have a sample, it's quick to zip more out... the 2nd & 3rd take less than 15 minutes to complete... TRUST ME! here's how to turn a manila tag into a cash envelope... to look like this... if you want to play... start with a #8 manila tag... one tool that I don't use every day, but I LOVE, is the scor-it... it makes perfect folds very time... so... meas by amber
amber
amber a quick unique way to make it a little more special... the first one takes a few minutes to figure out... but when you have a sample, it's quick to zip more out... the 2nd & 3rd take less than 15 minutes to complete... TRUST ME! here's how to turn a manila tag into a cash envelope... to look like this... if you want to play... start with a #8 manila tag... one tool that I don't use every day, but I LOVE, is the scor-it... it makes perfect folds very time... so... meas
Misc-
Southern Living Idea House: I swear they must have crawled into my head to see my exact dream home... from the outside to the floor plan to the interior decorating this is exactly what i want by Julia Hoover
Julia Hoover
Julia Hoover Southern Living Idea House: I swear they must have crawled into my head to see my exact dream home... from the outside to the floor plan to the interior decorating this is exactly what i want
Architecture
Close your eyes, you and me are wild and free. We are out in the dark wrapped up in the stars. They say forever is a long time but I wouldn't mind spending it with you...  The Forever Leather Jacket from boho bird will be yours to keep forever if you love and look after this piece. Made from lambs leather this soft, quality jacket is going to make you fall in love with the way it makes you feel.: by french_violet
french_violet
french_violet Close your eyes, you and me are wild and free. We are out in the dark wrapped up in the stars. They say forever is a long time but I wouldn't mind spending it with you... The Forever Leather Jacket from boho bird will be yours to keep forever if you love and look after this piece. Made from lambs leather this soft, quality jacket is going to make you fall in love with the way it makes you feel.:
Street Style and Blogger Inspiration
I love the rain, it makes me want to sing and dance. And if im in a bad mood, it comforts me cause the sky is crying with me. Who doesnt love the beach though by sherrie
sherrie
sherrie I love the rain, it makes me want to sing and dance. And if im in a bad mood, it comforts me cause the sky is crying with me. Who doesnt love the beach though
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love this......but why do i get the feeling it woun't turn out the same for me??? All i'm seeing is paint splotches everywhere from where it dripped! by cora
cora
cora love this......but why do i get the feeling it woun't turn out the same for me??? All i'm seeing is paint splotches everywhere from where it dripped!
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Pink hair ideas are combined in my blog post about the latest hair dye trends. I show you cool pink hair dye techniques, from ombre pink hair to pastel pink hair. I love these beautiful tones and encourage you to see my article and relax with beautiful photographs. If might even help you try this trend too or buy a wig, just to see how it is. There you will find the best selection of pink hairstyles. by sarahx
sarahx
sarahx Pink hair ideas are combined in my blog post about the latest hair dye trends. I show you cool pink hair dye techniques, from ombre pink hair to pastel pink hair. I love these beautiful tones and encourage you to see my article and relax with beautiful photographs. If might even help you try this trend too or buy a wig, just to see how it is. There you will find the best selection of pink hairstyles.
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It’s time to change up your look and learn a new hairstyle that is perfect for any season! Today I am partnering with Sally Beauty to share with you how you can easily create these everyday curls along with this pretty half up french braid crown. Anyone can learn how to achieve this look using the right tools and styling products from Sally Beauty so let’s get right into the tutorial! Watch the video and check out the step-by-step instructions below to see how to create these everyday curls a... by yvette
yvette
yvette It’s time to change up your look and learn a new hairstyle that is perfect for any season! Today I am partnering with Sally Beauty to share with you how you can easily create these everyday curls along with this pretty half up french braid crown. Anyone can learn how to achieve this look using the right tools and styling products from Sally Beauty so let’s get right into the tutorial! Watch the video and check out the step-by-step instructions below to see how to create these everyday curls a...
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