I love that shot on the right.  I an only think of one time that I've managed to get a summer newborn! by Urban Craft
Urban Craft
Urban Craft I love that shot on the right. I an only think of one time that I've managed to get a summer newborn!
Newborn
<3:-) as I've said many times before, Harry Potter was never a phase for me... it's a way of life; it is apart of my past, present, && future. I already have the "Mischief Managed" tattooed on my left thigh, but I would LOVE to get another HP themed one to commemorate something that is so important to me. by kelly.meli
kelly.meli
kelly.meli <3:-) as I've said many times before, Harry Potter was never a phase for me... it's a way of life; it is apart of my past, present, && future. I already have the "Mischief Managed" tattooed on my left thigh, but I would LOVE to get another HP themed one to commemorate something that is so important to me.
bunny
I've learned... I'm ready :-) best quote I've read in a long time. I have so much love to give, to the right man and I will be patient for the one that knows my worth. :-) by ofelia
ofelia
ofelia I've learned... I'm ready :-) best quote I've read in a long time. I have so much love to give, to the right man and I will be patient for the one that knows my worth. :-)
EVERYTHING WEDDING
i don't think i've ever seen a bra so beautiful if only i was the right cup-size for real bras. I would love to have this by heather
heather
heather i don't think i've ever seen a bra so beautiful if only i was the right cup-size for real bras. I would love to have this
fashion and style
So many times as a parent we focus on all the things we don’t get right . . . or things we think we could do better. I’ve learned over the years that while I always improve, I also need to celebrate what I do right. One thing I feel I do right is I’ve shown my kids that life with God is an adventure. Instead of saying, “I can’t do that” I’ve modeled, “With God this is possible!” by millie
millie
millie So many times as a parent we focus on all the things we don’t get right . . . or things we think we could do better. I’ve learned over the years that while I always improve, I also need to celebrate what I do right. One thing I feel I do right is I’ve shown my kids that life with God is an adventure. Instead of saying, “I can’t do that” I’ve modeled, “With God this is possible!”
Special Sauce
If I were to get a tattoo- I've always wanted this one! I love tattoos that have personal meaning, elegant, something you will always love but also something that can be hidden for the right occasions... by evangeline
evangeline
evangeline If I were to get a tattoo- I've always wanted this one! I love tattoos that have personal meaning, elegant, something you will always love but also something that can be hidden for the right occasions...
Crafty Stations
9/13/1965 - Qui Nhon, South Vietnam - Lieutenant Kathleen Rockwell, 23, of Alexandria, Virginia, an army nurse, leans on the shoulder of her husband, Lieutenant Richard Rockwell, 23, of New York City. Kathleen managed to get herself transferred here to be with her husband, arriving last week in time to get a field hospital set up, only to discover that Richard was being sent back to the front lines at Cam Ranh Bay. by evangelina
evangelina
evangelina 9/13/1965 - Qui Nhon, South Vietnam - Lieutenant Kathleen Rockwell, 23, of Alexandria, Virginia, an army nurse, leans on the shoulder of her husband, Lieutenant Richard Rockwell, 23, of New York City. Kathleen managed to get herself transferred here to be with her husband, arriving last week in time to get a field hospital set up, only to discover that Richard was being sent back to the front lines at Cam Ranh Bay.
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Love this. How often do we think to get a shot focusing on the grooms ring? by brigitte
brigitte
brigitte Love this. How often do we think to get a shot focusing on the grooms ring?
Photography Ideas
Holy cow! I can't believe I actually managed to get this done. I've worked on this one so slowly, trying not to rush. I have always been a fan of the Alien franchise since I was a little boy. I sti... by leann
leann
leann Holy cow! I can't believe I actually managed to get this done. I've worked on this one so slowly, trying not to rush. I have always been a fan of the Alien franchise since I was a little boy. I sti...
beautiful photography
love this. How often do we think to get a shot focusing on the grooms ring? by brigitte
brigitte
brigitte love this. How often do we think to get a shot focusing on the grooms ring?
Photography Ideas
I am a big big fan of TV series. And actually I look at lot of different series. Any time I forgot what episode was my last one and then I must search. So I think a series tracker in the bullet journal could be very helpful in that case. Now I got an overview of all the series I love to see on 9 pages. Yes, because I hate looking TV but I love to watch some awesome series. Every time I saw an episode I can color it out very quickly. #bulletjournal #bulletjournallove #bujo #bujojunki... by Mel Petricko
Mel Petricko
Mel Petricko I am a big big fan of TV series. And actually I look at lot of different series. Any time I forgot what episode was my last one and then I must search. So I think a series tracker in the bullet journal could be very helpful in that case. Now I got an overview of all the series I love to see on 9 pages. Yes, because I hate looking TV but I love to watch some awesome series. Every time I saw an episode I can color it out very quickly. #bulletjournal #bulletjournallove #bujo #bujojunki...
Bujo
One thing's for sure, if you can master the perfect roast potatoes, you're well on your way to the perfect Christmas dinner. This year, with a few extra tricks, I've managed to get them spot on. I've discovered that the humble potato masher is the secret to the perfect roastie, and you lot out there will be able to make these at home no problem. I've done a lot of potatoes, as it's always better to have too many so you've got some leftover. I don't expect you to have different flavoured ... by Caroline C. ❦
Caroline C. ❦
Caroline C. ❦ One thing's for sure, if you can master the perfect roast potatoes, you're well on your way to the perfect Christmas dinner. This year, with a few extra tricks, I've managed to get them spot on. I've discovered that the humble potato masher is the secret to the perfect roastie, and you lot out there will be able to make these at home no problem. I've done a lot of potatoes, as it's always better to have too many so you've got some leftover. I don't expect you to have different flavoured ...
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One of my all time favourite places in Paris is the Trocadero. From the very first moment I went there, I knew this place would be a place I would return to and maybe even become my most favourite one in Paris. I can't think of any time when I was in Paris after I've discovered Trocadero and didn't go there. This time I managed to shoot my look there. I went for a black turtle neck with a skirt and my Stuart Weitzman overknees. I have added my Chloé bag, which I matched with my hat. The look is by earline
earline
earline One of my all time favourite places in Paris is the Trocadero. From the very first moment I went there, I knew this place would be a place I would return to and maybe even become my most favourite one in Paris. I can't think of any time when I was in Paris after I've discovered Trocadero and didn't go there. This time I managed to shoot my look there. I went for a black turtle neck with a skirt and my Stuart Weitzman overknees. I have added my Chloé bag, which I matched with my hat. The look is
Audrey hepburn
FRIDAY AFTERNOONS:This term, my weekly supervisions are on a Friday at 1pm. This means that my week revolves around one hour (or usually two) of intense one-on-one contact time with my supervisor. After a supervision my brain always hurts so much, and I usually feel mentally drained but also weirdly energetic (?). I usually go to the gym straight after supervisions to release energy, but I’ve also found that the time following a supervision is great for organising the week to come. I had a brand new Moleskine delivered today (yay!), so I spent time drawing out a timetable for next week & I’m gradually filling it in. My week may seem quite empty at the moment, but I usually fill each day in as I go through the week, informed with an overall view of what I need to get done by the end of the week. It may seem unorganised to do this, but my degree is quite self-motivated with hardly any contact time or relevant lectures, so organising my days as I go along works for me. Also: some things here happen very last minute, and I wouldn’t like to tightly pack my schedule early on in the week only to have to change it later. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and would hate to scribble stuff out. But I can tell you something: most of that week from 8am-9pm will be filled in with red: WORK TIME. Thank goodness I love my degree. -Sarah by lindsay0
lindsay0
lindsay0 FRIDAY AFTERNOONS:This term, my weekly supervisions are on a Friday at 1pm. This means that my week revolves around one hour (or usually two) of intense one-on-one contact time with my supervisor. After a supervision my brain always hurts so much, and I usually feel mentally drained but also weirdly energetic (?). I usually go to the gym straight after supervisions to release energy, but I’ve also found that the time following a supervision is great for organising the week to come. I had a brand new Moleskine delivered today (yay!), so I spent time drawing out a timetable for next week & I’m gradually filling it in. My week may seem quite empty at the moment, but I usually fill each day in as I go through the week, informed with an overall view of what I need to get done by the end of the week. It may seem unorganised to do this, but my degree is quite self-motivated with hardly any contact time or relevant lectures, so organising my days as I go along works for me. Also: some things here happen very last minute, and I wouldn’t like to tightly pack my schedule early on in the week only to have to change it later. I’m a bit of a perfectionist and would hate to scribble stuff out. But I can tell you something: most of that week from 8am-9pm will be filled in with red: WORK TIME. Thank goodness I love my degree. -Sarah
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(How fortunate am I, to have this kind of love? I wonder if this fuels the betrayal of our family? I must think on this one... ). unless it's mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it's a waste of your time, there are too many mediocre things in life, love shouldn't be one of them, dreams for an insomniac by lynn7959
lynn7959
lynn7959 (How fortunate am I, to have this kind of love? I wonder if this fuels the betrayal of our family? I must think on this one... ). unless it's mad, passionate, extraordinary love, it's a waste of your time, there are too many mediocre things in life, love shouldn't be one of them, dreams for an insomniac
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It feels weird how I've been obsessed with anime for a good few years now but the only animes I've watched are: Project A-Ko, Gyver, Inuyasha, Noragami and I'm currently watching Fairy Tail and Death Note. I've watched all Inuyasha movies, Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and even Air. Hmmmm I think there's a few more to that list but I don't think I can go over 500 words on this haha by katharine
katharine
katharine It feels weird how I've been obsessed with anime for a good few years now but the only animes I've watched are: Project A-Ko, Gyver, Inuyasha, Noragami and I'm currently watching Fairy Tail and Death Note. I've watched all Inuyasha movies, Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and even Air. Hmmmm I think there's a few more to that list but I don't think I can go over 500 words on this haha
flashback
I love it! Could u tell that this room has a sitting area and an bed right on top of it! I love the idea of this bed room its something nobody really would think about. by johanna
johanna
johanna I love it! Could u tell that this room has a sitting area and an bed right on top of it! I love the idea of this bed room its something nobody really would think about.
Eating and Drinking
Ever see a card and think, "Wow! I'd like to get that one in my mailbox?!" This one from Birgit Edblom ranks right up there for me. I love that tree! The words are from the Magic of Christmas by Ali Edwards stamp set from TechniqueTuesday.com. by anastasia
anastasia
anastasia Ever see a card and think, "Wow! I'd like to get that one in my mailbox?!" This one from Birgit Edblom ranks right up there for me. I love that tree! The words are from the Magic of Christmas by Ali Edwards stamp set from TechniqueTuesday.com.
Arts & Crafts
Target, I'm loving you right now!  I think its time to get rid of the love seat and make room for some accent chairs! by nadine
nadine
nadine Target, I'm loving you right now! I think its time to get rid of the love seat and make room for some accent chairs!
Where the Heart is
It didn't come out right and I apologize.. the only thing I seem to do right is love you with all my heart... you know I'm not the the best at putting my feelings to words.. ever since I've been off work I've thought about you and wish to god I could speak to you.. I love you so much and you should know that beyond a shadow of a doubt.. by yvonne
yvonne
yvonne It didn't come out right and I apologize.. the only thing I seem to do right is love you with all my heart... you know I'm not the the best at putting my feelings to words.. ever since I've been off work I've thought about you and wish to god I could speak to you.. I love you so much and you should know that beyond a shadow of a doubt..
in my closet
& I would do every bit of hell I fought through to get to that day all over again if it was the only way I could get back to you. I can tell you the exact place I fell in love with you for the first time - the corner of Smith & State when I looked kitty corner to where you were across the intersection.. and I still remember our first peck in the back seat of your dad's car with my head in your lap, your yawny arm at the movie, our first real kiss.. all of it. I've fallen in love with you a hu... by joy
joy
joy & I would do every bit of hell I fought through to get to that day all over again if it was the only way I could get back to you. I can tell you the exact place I fell in love with you for the first time - the corner of Smith & State when I looked kitty corner to where you were across the intersection.. and I still remember our first peck in the back seat of your dad's car with my head in your lap, your yawny arm at the movie, our first real kiss.. all of it. I've fallen in love with you a hu...
Photos that Inspire Me
Celtic knot dragonfly. I've always wanted a dragonfly on the top of my right foot and I think this is the design I've decided on. by aftr
aftr
aftr Celtic knot dragonfly. I've always wanted a dragonfly on the top of my right foot and I think this is the design I've decided on.
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By now, most of us know that diets simply don't work. Losing weight and getting healthy is a lifestyle filled with little choices that, over time, make all the difference. One of the biggest changes I've made to my daily diet is how I take my coffee. Making these simple choices to make your coffee healthy will get your day headed in the right direction and lead they way to a healthier day! by gretchen
gretchen
gretchen By now, most of us know that diets simply don't work. Losing weight and getting healthy is a lifestyle filled with little choices that, over time, make all the difference. One of the biggest changes I've made to my daily diet is how I take my coffee. Making these simple choices to make your coffee healthy will get your day headed in the right direction and lead they way to a healthier day!
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Ha! Id be like "Yeah b**ch that's right take it in and get the f*** out. I own this f***ing restaurant. I don't know who the f*** you think you are lying to people you needy lady. What if I only had one loaf of bread left and someone homeless needed but you demanded it? Didn't think bout' that b**ch!" by imelda
imelda
imelda Ha! Id be like "Yeah b**ch that's right take it in and get the f*** out. I own this f***ing restaurant. I don't know who the f*** you think you are lying to people you needy lady. What if I only had one loaf of bread left and someone homeless needed but you demanded it? Didn't think bout' that b**ch!"
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The Sombrilla - ok, only sold in Australia but I think I could DIY this..3or4 yards of Sunbrella fabric, 8 large grommets, PVC, rope with sand/tent anchors and tent poles for the main poles...Yep! Gonna get right on this..t-minus two months till beach trip to master this :0)-  this will fold up a lot smaller than an umbrella .....GREAT idea !!!! by Naghma
Naghma
Naghma The Sombrilla - ok, only sold in Australia but I think I could DIY this..3or4 yards of Sunbrella fabric, 8 large grommets, PVC, rope with sand/tent anchors and tent poles for the main poles...Yep! Gonna get right on this..t-minus two months till beach trip to master this :0)- this will fold up a lot smaller than an umbrella .....GREAT idea !!!!
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Am I the only one who noticed when two people are about to kiss it creates this less than perfect heart shaped image? I think it is one of God's amazing pieces of art that is part of us. That when two people are in love, their relationship is far from perfect but they still love each other. So I might over think things, but I've always thought this since I was a child watching Disney and Sound of Music and other movies, anyone else notice this? by florence
florence
florence Am I the only one who noticed when two people are about to kiss it creates this less than perfect heart shaped image? I think it is one of God's amazing pieces of art that is part of us. That when two people are in love, their relationship is far from perfect but they still love each other. So I might over think things, but I've always thought this since I was a child watching Disney and Sound of Music and other movies, anyone else notice this?
just sayin
I think I've found an idea for my husband's shed. Now I have only to convince him that he wants the same design. by claudia
claudia
claudia I think I've found an idea for my husband's shed. Now I have only to convince him that he wants the same design.
bon appetit
To be honest, you're the only one I've ever spent this much time and effort on. #quotes #love #lovequotes by That Long Hair Girl
That Long Hair Girl
That Long Hair Girl To be honest, you're the only one I've ever spent this much time and effort on. #quotes #love #lovequotes
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One of the best ways to make extra money and side hustle is to start a blog! When I started my blog it only took me about 15 minutes to get set up. I slowly started learning how to blog and managed to make $13,000 in 6 months. After 1 year of blogging, I was able to quit my job and blog full time. If you want to start a blog and make money, here's how! by christi
christi
christi One of the best ways to make extra money and side hustle is to start a blog! When I started my blog it only took me about 15 minutes to get set up. I slowly started learning how to blog and managed to make $13,000 in 6 months. After 1 year of blogging, I was able to quit my job and blog full time. If you want to start a blog and make money, here's how!
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Superheroes are, understandably, on the brain for a lot of people right now, so Pokies.net.au created an infographic that shows off the tons of actors who have embodied these characters in radio, TV, film, and old serials. Thanks to GeeksAreSexy for the heads up. One person I think they missed is Alan Ritchson, who played Aquaman (Arthur Curry) on Smallville. It's a strange omission, considering they included Kyle Gallner, who played The Flash on that show. Can you think of any other ... by rosa
rosa
rosa Superheroes are, understandably, on the brain for a lot of people right now, so Pokies.net.au created an infographic that shows off the tons of actors who have embodied these characters in radio, TV, film, and old serials. Thanks to GeeksAreSexy for the heads up. One person I think they missed is Alan Ritchson, who played Aquaman (Arthur Curry) on Smallville. It's a strange omission, considering they included Kyle Gallner, who played The Flash on that show. Can you think of any other ...
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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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