PLEASE READ!!!! Guys we really should make the boys happy and and keep their songs a secret!! I know you want to hear them, so do I. But let's do the boys a favor and keep it a secret? They worked so hard, they worked their BUTTS off!! PLEASE POST THIS PIC EVERY WHERE SO EVERYONE CAN KEEP IT A SECRET!!! by monique
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monique PLEASE READ!!!! Guys we really should make the boys happy and and keep their songs a secret!! I know you want to hear them, so do I. But let's do the boys a favor and keep it a secret? They worked so hard, they worked their BUTTS off!! PLEASE POST THIS PIC EVERY WHERE SO EVERYONE CAN KEEP IT A SECRET!!!
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Who ever sees this please read IT. cause everything in here is very true and EVERY directioner should read this. Cause I know the boys mean a lot to me so I hope you guys feel the same way! #Iwillbehereforever ❤️ by monique
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monique Who ever sees this please read IT. cause everything in here is very true and EVERY directioner should read this. Cause I know the boys mean a lot to me so I hope you guys feel the same way! #Iwillbehereforever ❤️
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Hey guys, so I'm gonna be deleting my account, I'm worried about becoming destructive again so I'm gonna do everyone a favor and leave. I just wanted yall to know so it wouldn't be a big shock. by sabrina
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sabrina Hey guys, so I'm gonna be deleting my account, I'm worried about becoming destructive again so I'm gonna do everyone a favor and leave. I just wanted yall to know so it wouldn't be a big shock.
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THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD EVERYONE SHOULD TRY IT!! I LOVED! It's after Eon and it dives right into the story! It doesn't stop in the beginning AT ALL! It starts to slow a bit towards the middle but it's still interesting. I like this book A LOT more than Eon, but both fantastic! They only thing that might bug me is *SPOILER* that we don't know what happens with Eona & Kygo's relationship *END SPOILER* But yes! If you haven't read Eon, do it and then come back and please try to read Eona! by ofelia
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ofelia THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD EVERYONE SHOULD TRY IT!! I LOVED! It's after Eon and it dives right into the story! It doesn't stop in the beginning AT ALL! It starts to slow a bit towards the middle but it's still interesting. I like this book A LOT more than Eon, but both fantastic! They only thing that might bug me is *SPOILER* that we don't know what happens with Eona & Kygo's relationship *END SPOILER* But yes! If you haven't read Eon, do it and then come back and please try to read Eona!
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27 Books Parents Should Read To Their Kids Before They Grow Up. Ok that's it. I'm getting married and having kids just so I can read them stories. by lelia
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lelia 27 Books Parents Should Read To Their Kids Before They Grow Up. Ok that's it. I'm getting married and having kids just so I can read them stories.
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This stuff pisses me off so much. they are human, guys cry just like girls do and should be allowed to be emotional. everyone should be free to express their feelings and concerns for their mental health. To all the guys out there struggling, I'm here for you and things get better. Your allowed to seek help if you feel like your in a dark place. by willie
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willie This stuff pisses me off so much. they are human, guys cry just like girls do and should be allowed to be emotional. everyone should be free to express their feelings and concerns for their mental health. To all the guys out there struggling, I'm here for you and things get better. Your allowed to seek help if you feel like your in a dark place.
Getting
EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS!! IT MIGHT SAVE YOU SOMEDAY!!>>>EVERYONE READ AND PASS THIS ON! YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE!!! I put it on here so everyone can see it and save a life by DeeDeeBean
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DeeDeeBean EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS!! IT MIGHT SAVE YOU SOMEDAY!!>>>EVERYONE READ AND PASS THIS ON! YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE!!! I put it on here so everyone can see it and save a life
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Could they please just do this? Like I am so serious, nothing scripted, just sit there and talk. On stairs.> we should get this repinned SO many times that the boys might see it. by christina carrera
christina carrera
christina carrera Could they please just do this? Like I am so serious, nothing scripted, just sit there and talk. On stairs.> we should get this repinned SO many times that the boys might see it.
Office Inspiration
I don't ship Larry, but I do think they should be allowed to hold hands and not get so much hate for it !<< seriously this is true. I hold hands with my best friends, why can't these two do it??<<<  Everyone needs a best friend. Especially if u r going through some tough times. They are going through it together wich made their friendship stronger!! But Larry shippers tore them down. Lou is happy with EL, and Harry is happy being single. Elounor by eve
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eve I don't ship Larry, but I do think they should be allowed to hold hands and not get so much hate for it !<< seriously this is true. I hold hands with my best friends, why can't these two do it??<<< Everyone needs a best friend. Especially if u r going through some tough times. They are going through it together wich made their friendship stronger!! But Larry shippers tore them down. Lou is happy with EL, and Harry is happy being single. Elounor
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Maybe you’ve seen the post going around facebook that shows a homesteader using zipties on his weed-whacker instead of the spool of weed-eater line? This post came across my facebook feed last week and seemed like an ingenious idea, so this weekend as I worked in the garden I gave it a try to see if it really works. I... Read more » by amelia
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amelia Maybe you’ve seen the post going around facebook that shows a homesteader using zipties on his weed-whacker instead of the spool of weed-eater line? This post came across my facebook feed last week and seemed like an ingenious idea, so this weekend as I worked in the garden I gave it a try to see if it really works. I... Read more »
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I don't know how you guys do it ... you found so many great pins today. Thank you! Tonight and Tuesday, let's do a COTTAGE in CARAMEL. by simone
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simone I don't know how you guys do it ... you found so many great pins today. Thank you! Tonight and Tuesday, let's do a COTTAGE in CARAMEL.
Color Schemes
Hey! Can you all do me a huge favor? Can you please go follow @Hayley Sheldon And Mason for me? He's my brother and she's his best friend! They're really amazing and super nice! Girls, Hayley's a huge directioner and mixer too! I hear they're doing a follow spree when they get 50+ followers! Xx by lottie
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lottie Hey! Can you all do me a huge favor? Can you please go follow @Hayley Sheldon And Mason for me? He's my brother and she's his best friend! They're really amazing and super nice! Girls, Hayley's a huge directioner and mixer too! I hear they're doing a follow spree when they get 50+ followers! Xx
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How to deter wasps~~ if you make a fake wasp nest it will keep them away because wasps are territorial and they will think the territory is occupied. All I knew is that it should be round and gray so I balled up a grocery bag and covered it with weather resistant duck tape, also I broke the hook of a coat hanger so I could hang it. It worked like a charm all summer: no wasps, no pesticides! by ivy
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ivy How to deter wasps~~ if you make a fake wasp nest it will keep them away because wasps are territorial and they will think the territory is occupied. All I knew is that it should be round and gray so I balled up a grocery bag and covered it with weather resistant duck tape, also I broke the hook of a coat hanger so I could hang it. It worked like a charm all summer: no wasps, no pesticides!
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Love... This might be the greatest thing I've ever read. PLEASE...PLEASE do yourself a favor and read it. Very appropriate for #valentinesday Compliments of Bob Marley: "Only once in your life I truly believe you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that youve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future dreams that will never come true goals that were never achieved and th by denise.su
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denise.su Love... This might be the greatest thing I've ever read. PLEASE...PLEASE do yourself a favor and read it. Very appropriate for #valentinesday Compliments of Bob Marley: "Only once in your life I truly believe you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that youve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future dreams that will never come true goals that were never achieved and th
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YouTube? so I really want to start a YouTube but i'm not sure if i should or not  what do you guys think should I ? by ofelia
ofelia
ofelia YouTube? so I really want to start a YouTube but i'm not sure if i should or not what do you guys think should I ?
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Calvin and Hobbes - You know what I hate? I hate when I'm talking and someone turns the conversation to himself! It's so rude! Why do they think I'm talking?! It's so they can hear about ME! Who cares what they have to say! If I start a conversation, it should stay on the subject of ME! by cora
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cora Calvin and Hobbes - You know what I hate? I hate when I'm talking and someone turns the conversation to himself! It's so rude! Why do they think I'm talking?! It's so they can hear about ME! Who cares what they have to say! If I start a conversation, it should stay on the subject of ME!
Organization
Arab Idol I love this - to hear people from Syria, Palestine and Egypt singing 'Do you hear the people sing - These are the songs of angry men'  and Empty Chairs is amazingly moving and their voices are so beautiful. Please listen right through - I guarantee you will be moved.   - المشتركين الـ 27 - البؤساء by ora
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ora Arab Idol I love this - to hear people from Syria, Palestine and Egypt singing 'Do you hear the people sing - These are the songs of angry men' and Empty Chairs is amazingly moving and their voices are so beautiful. Please listen right through - I guarantee you will be moved. - المشتركين الـ 27 - البؤساء
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Friday my son was sooo irritable on the way to school, and I told him to have perspective- some children are starving, homeless, and have no toys in countries where their family members are being beheaded, so is the fact that his notebook won't slide into his backpack easy really anything? And me this morning- little annoyances piled up till I was really hostile so I told him, Let's name 10 things we're thankful for until I'm in a good mood. It worked. :) by Dakota Smith
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Dakota Smith Friday my son was sooo irritable on the way to school, and I told him to have perspective- some children are starving, homeless, and have no toys in countries where their family members are being beheaded, so is the fact that his notebook won't slide into his backpack easy really anything? And me this morning- little annoyances piled up till I was really hostile so I told him, Let's name 10 things we're thankful for until I'm in a good mood. It worked. :)
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pastel pink filter for virgo works with any pics // so guys i know a lot of virgos but that doesnt guarantee i'll get it right. so.... they do not like showing their emotions in front of people they tend to keep it first and blow up when they're alone or probably distract themselves when they have problems it's like: "if i ignore my problems and responsibilities it'll go away". Despite that attitude, they are the best shoulders to lean on when you have problems, they can weigh their decisio... by manuela
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manuela pastel pink filter for virgo works with any pics // so guys i know a lot of virgos but that doesnt guarantee i'll get it right. so.... they do not like showing their emotions in front of people they tend to keep it first and blow up when they're alone or probably distract themselves when they have problems it's like: "if i ignore my problems and responsibilities it'll go away". Despite that attitude, they are the best shoulders to lean on when you have problems, they can weigh their decisio...
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For everyone who doesn't know how to tease their hair but thinks they do. Im tired of seeing ugly teased hair. So please read this. How to smooth teased hair and still keep the volume (flat iron after hairspray is dry) by alejandra.delvalle.14
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alejandra.delvalle.14 For everyone who doesn't know how to tease their hair but thinks they do. Im tired of seeing ugly teased hair. So please read this. How to smooth teased hair and still keep the volume (flat iron after hairspray is dry)
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Oh hey guys! I had a ton of requests to post my coffee quote I shared on Instagram last week as a free printable, so… Here it is!  Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Pinterest to keep up with all of our DIY projects! Look how cute it turned out! So fun!  And {...Read More...} by lakeisha
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lakeisha Oh hey guys! I had a ton of requests to post my coffee quote I shared on Instagram last week as a free printable, so… Here it is!  Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Pinterest to keep up with all of our DIY projects! Look how cute it turned out! So fun!  And {...Read More...}
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And they DO find out on their own. Just this last weekend, my adult son told me "Mom, I never remember you bad-mouthing my dad and you could have". It was a HUGE comfort to me to hear that. I always wanted to make sure my boys formed THEIR OWN opinions. by agnes
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agnes And they DO find out on their own. Just this last weekend, my adult son told me "Mom, I never remember you bad-mouthing my dad and you could have". It was a HUGE comfort to me to hear that. I always wanted to make sure my boys formed THEIR OWN opinions.
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Please adopt! Please do what you can to stop any animal abuse! They are fragile and so trusting. They should be loved every single moment of their lives. by janie
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janie Please adopt! Please do what you can to stop any animal abuse! They are fragile and so trusting. They should be loved every single moment of their lives.
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Prior to the wedding, the bride & groom wrote a letter to each other. During the ceremony, they put the letters into a box containing 2 bottles of wine and symbolically hammered it shut. If their marriage ever endured serious hardships in the future, they promised to sit down together, drink the wine and read the letters that reminded them of how much they loved each other on their wedding day.  Everyone should do this, great idea by clarissa
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clarissa Prior to the wedding, the bride & groom wrote a letter to each other. During the ceremony, they put the letters into a box containing 2 bottles of wine and symbolically hammered it shut. If their marriage ever endured serious hardships in the future, they promised to sit down together, drink the wine and read the letters that reminded them of how much they loved each other on their wedding day. Everyone should do this, great idea
the stuff dreams are made of.
It worked for a range of days. It should build smart sense and that really works. by Kason Pousquet
Kason Pousquet
Kason Pousquet It worked for a range of days. It should build smart sense and that really works.
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Do you guys ever read these little messages I leave to you? You should know that by "you guys" I mean everyone who sees this. -Sam// by monique
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monique Do you guys ever read these little messages I leave to you? You should know that by "you guys" I mean everyone who sees this. -Sam//
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"Our children, yours and mine, they need so very little and give so very much. They need compassion, security, respect, Faith and morals to guide them; they need our love. They need our eyes on them as they show their latest skill, our ears open to hear their latest story, our minds and hearts fully present when we sit with them to play, to read, to be. In the end… that is everything they need. What our children really need from us – it doesn’t cost a thing." by shauna
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shauna "Our children, yours and mine, they need so very little and give so very much. They need compassion, security, respect, Faith and morals to guide them; they need our love. They need our eyes on them as they show their latest skill, our ears open to hear their latest story, our minds and hearts fully present when we sit with them to play, to read, to be. In the end… that is everything they need. What our children really need from us – it doesn’t cost a thing."
Sweet Inspiration
Oh so true You hear that guys???? They give so much time rading the "signs" when all they have to do is listen to their music ;P by Dakota Smith
Dakota Smith
Dakota Smith Oh so true You hear that guys???? They give so much time rading the "signs" when all they have to do is listen to their music ;P
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cant post a video for some reason, they keep deleting! Here's a pic of slime tho! merry christmas eve to everyone who celebrates and happy holidays ✨ by monique
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monique cant post a video for some reason, they keep deleting! Here's a pic of slime tho! merry christmas eve to everyone who celebrates and happy holidays ✨
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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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