You're able to let things slide as long as it's not blantenent disrespect. True. The things that bother me most is disrespect for my feeling. About the only time I get mad enough to speak my mind... by deloris
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deloris You're able to let things slide as long as it's not blantenent disrespect. True. The things that bother me most is disrespect for my feeling. About the only time I get mad enough to speak my mind...
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Friends...don't constantly pick fights, disrespect you, encourage you to quit, insinuate you're a failure... or accuse you of betrayal when you tell the truth. Don't get mad about a position YOU put me in. Every action has a reaction. by deloris
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deloris Friends...don't constantly pick fights, disrespect you, encourage you to quit, insinuate you're a failure... or accuse you of betrayal when you tell the truth. Don't get mad about a position YOU put me in. Every action has a reaction.
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anordinarywoman | Welcome to an ordinary woman with ordinary interests – interior design, people, food, fashion, travel – simply beautiful everyday things. You could say that I'm a beauty follower. But mind you, It's not about the surface in that sense, rather about the beauty in people & things. I try to credit the source but if I've made an error or you're not happy with me using an image, please let me know. I hope you find this blog inspiring & thus get the urge to visit again…& again :) by jacklyn
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jacklyn anordinarywoman | Welcome to an ordinary woman with ordinary interests – interior design, people, food, fashion, travel – simply beautiful everyday things. You could say that I'm a beauty follower. But mind you, It's not about the surface in that sense, rather about the beauty in people & things. I try to credit the source but if I've made an error or you're not happy with me using an image, please let me know. I hope you find this blog inspiring & thus get the urge to visit again…& again :)
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But you did that . You chose that the day you judged everything that I did or opened , instead of being happy for me you put me down like my things weren't good enough for as good as yours ! Our life was not a competition , everything my and my family did had nothing to do with the things you had !! You get mad when things didn't go your way your jealous of all my friends and I think it's because you don't have any , you have your husbands fiends and that's it ! You were my sidekick for so lo by sheree
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sheree But you did that . You chose that the day you judged everything that I did or opened , instead of being happy for me you put me down like my things weren't good enough for as good as yours ! Our life was not a competition , everything my and my family did had nothing to do with the things you had !! You get mad when things didn't go your way your jealous of all my friends and I think it's because you don't have any , you have your husbands fiends and that's it ! You were my sidekick for so lo
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Trying to meditate but can't get your daily tasks off your mind? You're not the only one! Get these 10 meditation tips for beginners to let go! by Gabriela Muñoz
Gabriela Muñoz
Gabriela Muñoz Trying to meditate but can't get your daily tasks off your mind? You're not the only one! Get these 10 meditation tips for beginners to let go!
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It's a time to speak and a time to be quiet...you speak when it's the right time...take back your authority...speak in love and you'll be fine...it's not for them it's for you...think about self sometimes it's along the same lines as forgiveness. Face things head...don't wait to long because hurt feelings can turn into bitterness...just something I have learned by lea
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lea It's a time to speak and a time to be quiet...you speak when it's the right time...take back your authority...speak in love and you'll be fine...it's not for them it's for you...think about self sometimes it's along the same lines as forgiveness. Face things head...don't wait to long because hurt feelings can turn into bitterness...just something I have learned
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Now I don't know if this helps or not, but you are good enough to me. No matter who you are, or what you're like, as long as you're yourself, you're good enough. And not everyone's going to like you, Guess what? that's okay. But when you find those special people who do like you and care about you, it's worth the while. by ada
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ada Now I don't know if this helps or not, but you are good enough to me. No matter who you are, or what you're like, as long as you're yourself, you're good enough. And not everyone's going to like you, Guess what? that's okay. But when you find those special people who do like you and care about you, it's worth the while.
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If I ever get lucky enough for me and RJs relationship to be as perfect as my Grandma and Papas I will be the happiest girl in the world My grandparents were everything to each other he would sit on the bench and wait for her to do her shopping and drive her back home. He wasnt able to speak at the end and he clear as day told her I love you He died an hour later once she left the room. She died 3 months later of a brokenheart. I am so lucky to have known true love exists. I miss them everyday. by mmonet
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mmonet If I ever get lucky enough for me and RJs relationship to be as perfect as my Grandma and Papas I will be the happiest girl in the world My grandparents were everything to each other he would sit on the bench and wait for her to do her shopping and drive her back home. He wasnt able to speak at the end and he clear as day told her I love you He died an hour later once she left the room. She died 3 months later of a brokenheart. I am so lucky to have known true love exists. I miss them everyday.
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Goodbye quote~ Paulo Coehlo  If you're strong enough to let go of someone you love, someone else will come along in time. You have to be able to say goodbye when it's for the best. by proteamundi
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proteamundi Goodbye quote~ Paulo Coehlo If you're strong enough to let go of someone you love, someone else will come along in time. You have to be able to say goodbye when it's for the best.
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I diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) about 14 years ago. Most of the time it isn’t a big deal—when my life is “normal” I don’t really have any symptoms. At least not any that bother me... by leann
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leann I diagnosed with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) about 14 years ago. Most of the time it isn’t a big deal—when my life is “normal” I don’t really have any symptoms. At least not any that bother me...
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Every day is not the same. Some days you're motivated, while some days you just want to trudge past it. Every time I'm having one of those dreadful days, I do something different like wear a new nose pin, wear something different to work, wing my liner a little, do my hair in a new way, etc. But it's not always easy to do something different with your hair coz let's face it, most of us do not know which partition goes where and do not even get me started about all the baby ha by bobbie
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bobbie Every day is not the same. Some days you're motivated, while some days you just want to trudge past it. Every time I'm having one of those dreadful days, I do something different like wear a new nose pin, wear something different to work, wing my liner a little, do my hair in a new way, etc. But it's not always easy to do something different with your hair coz let's face it, most of us do not know which partition goes where and do not even get me started about all the baby ha
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about to give up! which is hard for me to do but this quote is so right! I've reserved a spot in my heart but that spot is only get dust on it, and I'm worth more as a person then a hole full of dust. as hard as it is, it's about time to let go, and just move on! once its closed thought its closed. it wont open again!!! by kimberley
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kimberley about to give up! which is hard for me to do but this quote is so right! I've reserved a spot in my heart but that spot is only get dust on it, and I'm worth more as a person then a hole full of dust. as hard as it is, it's about time to let go, and just move on! once its closed thought its closed. it wont open again!!!
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This! Finding your path to inner peace is a journey and life change....not an instant release. Notch by notch you let the darkness that burdens your heart and mind and allow your inner goddess to awake. I know there is so much bitterness that I cling to...it's time to let go and let my life be formed as it was meant to be. I cannot fight it. I cannot force it. I can only be. by elva
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elva This! Finding your path to inner peace is a journey and life change....not an instant release. Notch by notch you let the darkness that burdens your heart and mind and allow your inner goddess to awake. I know there is so much bitterness that I cling to...it's time to let go and let my life be formed as it was meant to be. I cannot fight it. I cannot force it. I can only be.
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I have been hurt most of my life by people I thought loved and cared about me.  It hurts even more when they refuse to admit their wrong and try to make things right. It took me long enough to realize that they meant more to me than I did to them. It may take me time to heal but I will get passed it all because my life and my happiness does mean something to me. Just one day at a time. by gfb
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gfb I have been hurt most of my life by people I thought loved and cared about me. It hurts even more when they refuse to admit their wrong and try to make things right. It took me long enough to realize that they meant more to me than I did to them. It may take me time to heal but I will get passed it all because my life and my happiness does mean something to me. Just one day at a time.
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“You can’t be disrespectful to her and expect her to respect you in return...It doesn’t work that way. What you will get in return is a slow build up of animosity and resentment...you’ll turn the woman who used to daydream about spending time with you, into a woman who longs to get away from you. My thoughts…. regardless of the issue, never let it get to the point of disrespect. You can be mad without being disrespectful…you can disagree without being disrespectful. Once you cross that line and lose her respect, it’s hard to get it back.” -Mr. Amari Soul by maritza
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maritza “You can’t be disrespectful to her and expect her to respect you in return...It doesn’t work that way. What you will get in return is a slow build up of animosity and resentment...you’ll turn the woman who used to daydream about spending time with you, into a woman who longs to get away from you. My thoughts…. regardless of the issue, never let it get to the point of disrespect. You can be mad without being disrespectful…you can disagree without being disrespectful. Once you cross that line and lose her respect, it’s hard to get it back.” -Mr. Amari Soul
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So true, being the shorter person most of the time it's the best feeling in the world. However feeling needed is surprisingly comforting as well by sherry
sherry
sherry So true, being the shorter person most of the time it's the best feeling in the world. However feeling needed is surprisingly comforting as well
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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've had to deal with narcissistic people like this my entire life, putting labels & thoughts in peoples heads about me or others, things that are not true to get people to divide or take sides.  It's not of God. I have concluded that when they label & slander others,  it's because THEY are. Check my comments by Raelynn8
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Raelynn8 I've had to deal with narcissistic people like this my entire life, putting labels & thoughts in peoples heads about me or others, things that are not true to get people to divide or take sides. It's not of God. I have concluded that when they label & slander others, it's because THEY are. Check my comments
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i am rough around the edges. there are times that i may seem to be a little too abrupt but it's only because i don't have enough words and i use what is available to me. as such, some back away or get the wrong idea, classic misunderstood and misunderstanding, not knowing that my heart is very, very soft. i love easy. by kitty
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kitty i am rough around the edges. there are times that i may seem to be a little too abrupt but it's only because i don't have enough words and i use what is available to me. as such, some back away or get the wrong idea, classic misunderstood and misunderstanding, not knowing that my heart is very, very soft. i love easy.
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someday my butt will look like this when im in this position doing a workout : ) ......5 Exercises to Love Your Lower Body People ask me about trimming down their inner thighs almost as much as they ask about losing the "muffin top," whether or not it's okay to eat carbs, and the true meaning of life. Truth is, there are easy things you can do to really firm up your thighs. When you by candice
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candice someday my butt will look like this when im in this position doing a workout : ) ......5 Exercises to Love Your Lower Body People ask me about trimming down their inner thighs almost as much as they ask about losing the "muffin top," whether or not it's okay to eat carbs, and the true meaning of life. Truth is, there are easy things you can do to really firm up your thighs. When you
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THANK YOU it's actually really started to bother me constantly hearing about Adam being in the cage because he's not he shouldn't be by tracy sam
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tracy sam THANK YOU it's actually really started to bother me constantly hearing about Adam being in the cage because he's not he shouldn't be
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When my children remember their childhood, I want only for them to remember that their Mother gave it her all. She worried too much, she failed at times & she did not always get it right, but she tried her hardest to teach them about kindness, love, compassion & honesty. Even if she had to learn it from her own mistakes she loved them enough to keep going, even when things seems hopeless, even when life knocked her down. I want them to remember me as the woman who always got back up. by karen.x
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karen.x When my children remember their childhood, I want only for them to remember that their Mother gave it her all. She worried too much, she failed at times & she did not always get it right, but she tried her hardest to teach them about kindness, love, compassion & honesty. Even if she had to learn it from her own mistakes she loved them enough to keep going, even when things seems hopeless, even when life knocked her down. I want them to remember me as the woman who always got back up.
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True for me. I speak most of my emotions through music not facial and body motions. by Ms.B
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Ms.B True for me. I speak most of my emotions through music not facial and body motions.
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Celebrity artists at work: Yu Ling (AKA Lucy Liu) why even bother acting if you can paint like this. Actually, Lucy Liu exhibs under the pseudonym Yu Ling, so as not to draw more attention to herself. But she recently held an exhibit in London under her own name and has published a book filled with her artwork. Her paintings are beautiful and it’s refreshing to see a celebrity who is humble enough to let their work speak, not their famous name. by beatriz
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beatriz Celebrity artists at work: Yu Ling (AKA Lucy Liu) why even bother acting if you can paint like this. Actually, Lucy Liu exhibs under the pseudonym Yu Ling, so as not to draw more attention to herself. But she recently held an exhibit in London under her own name and has published a book filled with her artwork. Her paintings are beautiful and it’s refreshing to see a celebrity who is humble enough to let their work speak, not their famous name.
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So true. I do this a lot as well. I'm one of those types of people who only share personal details with those I trust. It's tough to explain things when you're not used to doing it that often! by june
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june So true. I do this a lot as well. I'm one of those types of people who only share personal details with those I trust. It's tough to explain things when you're not used to doing it that often!
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You get a strange feeling when you're about to leave a place, like you'll not only miss the people you love but you'll miss the person you are now at this time and place because you'll never be this way ever again. by VenusV
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VenusV You get a strange feeling when you're about to leave a place, like you'll not only miss the people you love but you'll miss the person you are now at this time and place because you'll never be this way ever again.
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"You get a strange feeling when you're about to leave a place...like you'll not only miss the people you love, but you'll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you know you'll never be this way ever again." by SAburns
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SAburns "You get a strange feeling when you're about to leave a place...like you'll not only miss the people you love, but you'll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you know you'll never be this way ever again."
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--witnessing our thoughts is one of the most powerful things we can do to increase our consciousness-- if we're not feeling well on any level, then it's time to do some observation of our thinking. If we can shift our negative thoughts into positive ones (attitude adjustment) we will be amazed how outside situations shift for the better as well!!! by Terry Trent
Terry Trent
Terry Trent --witnessing our thoughts is one of the most powerful things we can do to increase our consciousness-- if we're not feeling well on any level, then it's time to do some observation of our thinking. If we can shift our negative thoughts into positive ones (attitude adjustment) we will be amazed how outside situations shift for the better as well!!!
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i love you, Adam! you might not always be the most perfect guy in the world...but hey, I'm not perfect either ;) we might have arguments and disagree but just know @ the end of the day I'm not going anywhere. You're the first person to ever tell me to have faith and to follow my heart. You let me be me! <3 thank you for taking me as I am! by mistylynnwalton
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mistylynnwalton i love you, Adam! you might not always be the most perfect guy in the world...but hey, I'm not perfect either ;) we might have arguments and disagree but just know @ the end of the day I'm not going anywhere. You're the first person to ever tell me to have faith and to follow my heart. You let me be me! <3 thank you for taking me as I am!
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How true...they have not only been there for me they have been my strength, my faith, my love, my heart, my blessing, my prayers, my rock, my shoulder, my everything through this whole thing and I will never be able to thank them enough by sharron
sharron
sharron How true...they have not only been there for me they have been my strength, my faith, my love, my heart, my blessing, my prayers, my rock, my shoulder, my everything through this whole thing and I will never be able to thank them enough
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Need to read more about...Timeout Meditiation Bottles. Sooooo… I have a three-year-old little girl who is full of drama.  Probably not the only one in history, but one of my current dilemmas.  When time out time comes for bad behaviour I find myself with a little girl on the bottom step screaming, kicking walls and not able to even calm down enough to learn her lesson. by althea
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althea Need to read more about...Timeout Meditiation Bottles. Sooooo… I have a three-year-old little girl who is full of drama. Probably not the only one in history, but one of my current dilemmas. When time out time comes for bad behaviour I find myself with a little girl on the bottom step screaming, kicking walls and not able to even calm down enough to learn her lesson.
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