Helix nebula Wow! Would you like to have something like that on your coffee table outside or inside of home? by grace
grace
grace Helix nebula Wow! Would you like to have something like that on your coffee table outside or inside of home?
Astronomy
Finding the right place to stay on your holiday is something that can take a while, and chances are you have a lot that you would like. by Surfersrealty
Surfersrealty
Surfersrealty Finding the right place to stay on your holiday is something that can take a while, and chances are you have a lot that you would like.
Holiday Accommodation
Chicago’s jewelry designers have something that will wow your Valentine’s Day date, whether you’re on a budget or looking to splurge. We’ve picked some of our favorite designs, which you can shop online, or pick up at a local boutique. by lenora
lenora
lenora Chicago’s jewelry designers have something that will wow your Valentine’s Day date, whether you’re on a budget or looking to splurge. We’ve picked some of our favorite designs, which you can shop online, or pick up at a local boutique.
Spending
Would love to have something like this outside. by aisha
aisha
aisha Would love to have something like this outside.
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"Open your eyes, and look inside, to see the secrets of your Soul" •*• Embrace who you are, all that you are, and know that we are all Perfectly-Imperfect, the way it is meant to be... To all those who have taken the time to share their Light with me, I would like to say, thank you I AM forever grateful, and Will that all your days be ever bright with everlasting Rainbow Light. I AM truly touched by the support and deLightful response I have had to bringing the RAINBOWlarium to Light. And to all who have embraced the Creations that radiate forth from my Rainbow, please accept this gift from me, 7% discount off any purchase on www.rainbowlarium.com - when placing your order, include the words "IAmPerfectly-Imperfect" in the notes and your total will be adjusted before checkout. And if you see something you LIKE that hasn't been listed on the store for sale yet - or if you have an idea you would like to SHARE with me - direct message me, or email RainbowLight@RAINBOWlarium.com •*• Framed Sacred Geometry, Flower of Life Mandala Mirror - EnerQi Generator, can also be used as Crystal EnerQi Grid - Amplifies Vibrations of EnLightened EnerQi ~* Perfectly-Imperfect That's Who I AM •*• #rainbowlarium #rainbow #rainbows #crystal #crystals #crystalenergy #light #love #somewhereovertherainbow #asabovesobelow #believe #consciousawareness #motherearth #energy #ethereal #floweroflife #fractal #god #healing #heaven #mandala #meditation #metaphysical #mothernature #mystical #sacredgeometry #starchild #universe #bohemian •*• by proteamundi
proteamundi
proteamundi "Open your eyes, and look inside, to see the secrets of your Soul" •*• Embrace who you are, all that you are, and know that we are all Perfectly-Imperfect, the way it is meant to be... To all those who have taken the time to share their Light with me, I would like to say, thank you I AM forever grateful, and Will that all your days be ever bright with everlasting Rainbow Light. I AM truly touched by the support and deLightful response I have had to bringing the RAINBOWlarium to Light. And to all who have embraced the Creations that radiate forth from my Rainbow, please accept this gift from me, 7% discount off any purchase on www.rainbowlarium.com - when placing your order, include the words "IAmPerfectly-Imperfect" in the notes and your total will be adjusted before checkout. And if you see something you LIKE that hasn't been listed on the store for sale yet - or if you have an idea you would like to SHARE with me - direct message me, or email RainbowLight@RAINBOWlarium.com •*• Framed Sacred Geometry, Flower of Life Mandala Mirror - EnerQi Generator, can also be used as Crystal EnerQi Grid - Amplifies Vibrations of EnLightened EnerQi ~* Perfectly-Imperfect That's Who I AM •*• #rainbowlarium #rainbow #rainbows #crystal #crystals #crystalenergy #light #love #somewhereovertherainbow #asabovesobelow #believe #consciousawareness #motherearth #energy #ethereal #floweroflife #fractal #god #healing #heaven #mandala #meditation #metaphysical #mothernature #mystical #sacredgeometry #starchild #universe #bohemian •*•
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Branch Coat Hooks... this would be cute outside the house on the porch to have somewhere to hang up all the wet stuff like rain coates and whatnot that you dont want getting tracked inside. by Angie Jamieson
Angie Jamieson
Angie Jamieson Branch Coat Hooks... this would be cute outside the house on the porch to have somewhere to hang up all the wet stuff like rain coates and whatnot that you dont want getting tracked inside.
sweet dreams
Or @Michael Atkins box stores or @Mallory Cox. Why on EARTH would you want to look like everyone else... or let your home look that way either? by denise.owens.583
denise.owens.583
denise.owens.583 Or @Michael Atkins box stores or @Mallory Cox. Why on EARTH would you want to look like everyone else... or let your home look that way either?
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have client make a thank you card with images on the outside and then write an appreciation story on the inside with something or someone they are grateful for...have each member of the group that wants to share their card read it out loud and see if there are any similarities by Hercio Dias
Hercio Dias
Hercio Dias have client make a thank you card with images on the outside and then write an appreciation story on the inside with something or someone they are grateful for...have each member of the group that wants to share their card read it out loud and see if there are any similarities
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Really love this look. Smokey Bronze. I think expresso brown on the outside inside of the black would look so good. i like this but i would like something not so dramatic for work or dates. by manuela
manuela
manuela Really love this look. Smokey Bronze. I think expresso brown on the outside inside of the black would look so good. i like this but i would like something not so dramatic for work or dates.
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Make Christmas trees out of paint sample strips // I like this idea but you would have to add ornaments or garland or something to cover the print on each slab of colour! by wendy.grieshaber
wendy.grieshaber
wendy.grieshaber Make Christmas trees out of paint sample strips // I like this idea but you would have to add ornaments or garland or something to cover the print on each slab of colour!
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Oh, it's HOT outside? Without your daily pictures of the temperature gauge inside you car, nobody would have EVER figured that out!! by Raelynn8
Raelynn8
Raelynn8 Oh, it's HOT outside? Without your daily pictures of the temperature gauge inside you car, nobody would have EVER figured that out!!
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I would love to have this framed. It would make a great centerpiece above the fireplace or something like that by Mariquita maki
Mariquita maki
Mariquita maki I would love to have this framed. It would make a great centerpiece above the fireplace or something like that
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College Room Ideas Moving out from home for college is exciting. You get to dress as you'd like (if you were limited at home) and you get to start making your own choices. With your own choices comes making a home for yourself, something that really embodies your personality. If you're like me, you have to do this on a budget. Get inspiration from these rooms and DIY with a roommate or friend by love_y
love_y
love_y College Room Ideas Moving out from home for college is exciting. You get to dress as you'd like (if you were limited at home) and you get to start making your own choices. With your own choices comes making a home for yourself, something that really embodies your personality. If you're like me, you have to do this on a budget. Get inspiration from these rooms and DIY with a roommate or friend
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Whether you live in a house or an apartment, like the outdoors or prefer  to stay inside, have heaps of cash in your bank account or live on a  strict budget, this list of 100 summer activities for kids has something  for everyone! by stacy
stacy
stacy Whether you live in a house or an apartment, like the outdoors or prefer to stay inside, have heaps of cash in your bank account or live on a strict budget, this list of 100 summer activities for kids has something for everyone!
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Easy DIY Pathways with Glow in the Dark Rocks - If you are one of those people who like to be different, we have a great idea for you. Instead of spending hundreds on solar lights for your pathway or garden area, consider glow in the dark rocks. No, these are not something that you will find at your local home improvement store. They are something that you can make which makes them the perfect project because not only do you get a beautiful and unique pathway, you get it cheap. by jvkthavamony
jvkthavamony
jvkthavamony Easy DIY Pathways with Glow in the Dark Rocks - If you are one of those people who like to be different, we have a great idea for you. Instead of spending hundreds on solar lights for your pathway or garden area, consider glow in the dark rocks. No, these are not something that you will find at your local home improvement store. They are something that you can make which makes them the perfect project because not only do you get a beautiful and unique pathway, you get it cheap.
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Home Owner's Manual - good to know if something happens to your house for the insurance, also pictures of the inside and outside of the house would be a great addition. by Srbin
Srbin
Srbin Home Owner's Manual - good to know if something happens to your house for the insurance, also pictures of the inside and outside of the house would be a great addition.
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I would love to make something like this for you. Contact me on my facebook page and I will give you a quote. Also browse all of the custom home decor items I have made for others! by Hercio Dias
Hercio Dias
Hercio Dias I would love to make something like this for you. Contact me on my facebook page and I will give you a quote. Also browse all of the custom home decor items I have made for others!
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Did your science experiment runs a muck or the history project was so engrossing that you lost track of time. You still have to get dinner on the table but now you have to to do it Photoquickly. With a little bit of planning you can get a nutritious home cooked dinner on the table quickly! by clarice
clarice
clarice Did your science experiment runs a muck or the history project was so engrossing that you lost track of time. You still have to get dinner on the table but now you have to to do it Photoquickly. With a little bit of planning you can get a nutritious home cooked dinner on the table quickly!
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Oh how Jenna would love this little bird scene! (And that little bunting or banner inside.) Cute idea to make scenes in a jar for whatever your theme is you are decorating for. Or a decoration on a shelf in a kids room or family room. This is adorable but I think it would also be cute to cover the top of the jar with burlap and jute or lace or something a bit more rustic or vintage too. by fougere
fougere
fougere Oh how Jenna would love this little bird scene! (And that little bunting or banner inside.) Cute idea to make scenes in a jar for whatever your theme is you are decorating for. Or a decoration on a shelf in a kids room or family room. This is adorable but I think it would also be cute to cover the top of the jar with burlap and jute or lace or something a bit more rustic or vintage too.
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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 would love to be able to stamp on a card Reiki is being sent you way, or something like that. $25.00 - $40.00 by ingrid
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ingrid I would love to be able to stamp on a card Reiki is being sent you way, or something like that. $25.00 - $40.00
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Dreams of feeling trapped take note that this type of dream can be a beneficial one. It is an alarm bell going off to remind you to think outside of the box you have been trapped inside and begin to find ways to solve or eliminate problems that are holding you back. Don't let circumstances surrounding your life in entrap you. by frances
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frances Dreams of feeling trapped take note that this type of dream can be a beneficial one. It is an alarm bell going off to remind you to think outside of the box you have been trapped inside and begin to find ways to solve or eliminate problems that are holding you back. Don't let circumstances surrounding your life in entrap you.
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This would be awesome inside of your home--I would love to somehow see it within in a log cabin--as I've never seen anything like that before. by angelica.venegas.351
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angelica.venegas.351 This would be awesome inside of your home--I would love to somehow see it within in a log cabin--as I've never seen anything like that before.
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Chocolate Croissants | A flaky golden outside and a melted chocolate inside make this easy Chocolate Croissant recipe one of my favorites! This easy brunch recipe is something you can make in less than 30 minutes AND it is a make ahead brunch recipe that your guests are going to love. Chocolate croissants would make an amazing Easter brunch recipe or Mother’s Day brunch recipe! #brunch #breakfast #croissant #chocolate #easter #mothersday by johanna
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johanna Chocolate Croissants | A flaky golden outside and a melted chocolate inside make this easy Chocolate Croissant recipe one of my favorites! This easy brunch recipe is something you can make in less than 30 minutes AND it is a make ahead brunch recipe that your guests are going to love. Chocolate croissants would make an amazing Easter brunch recipe or Mother’s Day brunch recipe! #brunch #breakfast #croissant #chocolate #easter #mothersday
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Saint Agatha | Ever have that feeling like you just had to get something off your chest? by cassie
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cassie Saint Agatha | Ever have that feeling like you just had to get something off your chest?
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Presents made from blocks of wood and scrapbook paper. All you would need to do is Modge Podge scrapbook paper cut to size (edges inked if you you like that look) and tie some ribbon or tulle into a bow on top. Simple decoration for your home or to give to someone as a gift. by Patty Mac
Patty Mac
Patty Mac Presents made from blocks of wood and scrapbook paper. All you would need to do is Modge Podge scrapbook paper cut to size (edges inked if you you like that look) and tie some ribbon or tulle into a bow on top. Simple decoration for your home or to give to someone as a gift.
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Decide if it’s right for you. “The choice of whether to have a minimalist garden really does depend on personal style, as well as the architectural style of your home. The flow from inside to outside should feel seamless, so if you have a modern aesthetic, a minimalist garden can be a natural outdoor extension of your interior look. You also need to consider your actual lifestyle rather than your idealized version of it. If your life involves kids, dogs, or both, designing to accommodate thi... by kellie
kellie
kellie Decide if it’s right for you. “The choice of whether to have a minimalist garden really does depend on personal style, as well as the architectural style of your home. The flow from inside to outside should feel seamless, so if you have a modern aesthetic, a minimalist garden can be a natural outdoor extension of your interior look. You also need to consider your actual lifestyle rather than your idealized version of it. If your life involves kids, dogs, or both, designing to accommodate thi...
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5 Hanging Planters You Would Love to Have Inside Your Home - 101 Gardening by Hairstyle Tutorials
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Hairstyle Tutorials 5 Hanging Planters You Would Love to Have Inside Your Home - 101 Gardening
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Is it the nerves or the fact that you know you have about 5 things on you would have to tear off of your body in order to go to the bathroom? by terri
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terri Is it the nerves or the fact that you know you have about 5 things on you would have to tear off of your body in order to go to the bathroom?
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As a child I loved snow globes. It’s like a little magical place inside of a jar. To this day, I have an admiration for anything glass with something cute or beautiful inside it. And it’s not only the glass and the scene inside. . . if it’s lit, it’s even more magical. Today I’m going to show you how you can make your very own illuminated snow scene right inside of a mason jar. I have to say that when I thought of this, I {Read More} by claudia
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claudia As a child I loved snow globes. It’s like a little magical place inside of a jar. To this day, I have an admiration for anything glass with something cute or beautiful inside it. And it’s not only the glass and the scene inside. . . if it’s lit, it’s even more magical. Today I’m going to show you how you can make your very own illuminated snow scene right inside of a mason jar. I have to say that when I thought of this, I {Read More}
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how would you like to have SAM missiles launchers on top of your building ? the price of the games? by grace
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grace how would you like to have SAM missiles launchers on top of your building ? the price of the games?
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