Is your church unified? Or are you divided? A look at what each of us as individuals might consider to bring the body together and keep it together. by Mattie_Perch
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Mattie_Perch Is your church unified? Or are you divided? A look at what each of us as individuals might consider to bring the body together and keep it together.
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Having a hard time getting to your Bible study at church? Consider joining us this fall as we go through Loving Like Jesus: Luke 17-24. Our Bible study is ALL online, our resources are all FREE and you can participate when it's convenient for you. We have groups forming online at our forum, or you can invite your own friends and start a group of your own. Either way, we invite you this fall to join us as we read God's Word together! #GoodMorningGirls by rosemarie
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rosemarie Having a hard time getting to your Bible study at church? Consider joining us this fall as we go through Loving Like Jesus: Luke 17-24. Our Bible study is ALL online, our resources are all FREE and you can participate when it's convenient for you. We have groups forming online at our forum, or you can invite your own friends and start a group of your own. Either way, we invite you this fall to join us as we read God's Word together! #GoodMorningGirls
Quotes to live by
Are you a true, faithful, and "delightful" partner for your spouse? What can you do to build greater friendship, deeper unconditional love, and mutual encouragement in your marriage? How will you bless your companion today—reminding him (or her) that ‘even though neither of us is perfect, the two of us can be perfect together—perfect for each other!’ PASS IT ON. by priscilla
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priscilla Are you a true, faithful, and "delightful" partner for your spouse? What can you do to build greater friendship, deeper unconditional love, and mutual encouragement in your marriage? How will you bless your companion today—reminding him (or her) that ‘even though neither of us is perfect, the two of us can be perfect together—perfect for each other!’ PASS IT ON.
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Clutter-Free Christmas Gift Ideas-A list of clutter-free gift ideas for everyone. If you loathe clutter, or at least prefer to keep it to a minimum, you might want to consider sharing this list with your loved ones! by gayle
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gayle Clutter-Free Christmas Gift Ideas-A list of clutter-free gift ideas for everyone. If you loathe clutter, or at least prefer to keep it to a minimum, you might want to consider sharing this list with your loved ones!
Bathroom Ideas
At initially, numerous are incredulous about the thought of paying for these administrations on the grounds that they have a tendency to consider it what might as well be called employing a servant or caretaker for their home. by cleandura
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cleandura At initially, numerous are incredulous about the thought of paying for these administrations on the grounds that they have a tendency to consider it what might as well be called employing a servant or caretaker for their home.
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Our NEW times/temps chart! Sous vide cooking is a fool-proof way to bring a given food to its perfectly cooked temperature. But perfection, to a degree, lies in the taste of the beholder. One cook might consider the perfect medium-rare steak to be found at 134°F (56.5°C), while another’s might be a few degrees higher or lower. That’s the beauty of the precision of sous vide cooking! Once you have determined what perfection means to you, you can dial it in every time precisely to your liking. by hallie
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hallie Our NEW times/temps chart! Sous vide cooking is a fool-proof way to bring a given food to its perfectly cooked temperature. But perfection, to a degree, lies in the taste of the beholder. One cook might consider the perfect medium-rare steak to be found at 134°F (56.5°C), while another’s might be a few degrees higher or lower. That’s the beauty of the precision of sous vide cooking! Once you have determined what perfection means to you, you can dial it in every time precisely to your liking.
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➔ ➔ Calling all bloggers: Are all your post images disjointed? ✓ Does each one look great by itself but when you look at them all together, there's no consistency? ✓ Do you want everyone on Pinterest to recognize your blog or brand at a glance? ✓✓ I just published a new workbook: Developing an Image Standard! Find out what it is, why you need it and how to develop an image standard that will take your blog to the next level! A couple bucks and a few hours now will save you a TON of work later. by brandie
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brandie ➔ ➔ Calling all bloggers: Are all your post images disjointed? ✓ Does each one look great by itself but when you look at them all together, there's no consistency? ✓ Do you want everyone on Pinterest to recognize your blog or brand at a glance? ✓✓ I just published a new workbook: Developing an Image Standard! Find out what it is, why you need it and how to develop an image standard that will take your blog to the next level! A couple bucks and a few hours now will save you a TON of work later.
Clogs
A portfolio is simply a collection of images that you bring together to show a body of work. You can create a portfolio for several reasons, for example, to show to prospective clients your style on your photography business website, or to apply for work, or just to accepted into a body of professionals. If you are a hobbyist, don't for one second think that you can't have a portfolio! It's a great way of seeing patterns in your work both good and bad. It can show you what you need to ... by marjorie
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marjorie A portfolio is simply a collection of images that you bring together to show a body of work. You can create a portfolio for several reasons, for example, to show to prospective clients your style on your photography business website, or to apply for work, or just to accepted into a body of professionals. If you are a hobbyist, don't for one second think that you can't have a portfolio! It's a great way of seeing patterns in your work both good and bad. It can show you what you need to ...
Candy Table Ideas
You cannot bring what you want to you if you are feeling stress. Stress or any tension at all is something you have to remove from your system. You must let the stress go - it is the only way you can bring what you want. The emotion of stress is saying strongly that you do NOT have what you want. by gabK008
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gabK008 You cannot bring what you want to you if you are feeling stress. Stress or any tension at all is something you have to remove from your system. You must let the stress go - it is the only way you can bring what you want. The emotion of stress is saying strongly that you do NOT have what you want.
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You will either love her or you will hate her. While some of her concepts are extreme, I loved her book. It is a HUGE eye opener as to what you are actually putting into your body when you eat. by Aeerdna
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Aeerdna You will either love her or you will hate her. While some of her concepts are extreme, I loved her book. It is a HUGE eye opener as to what you are actually putting into your body when you eat.
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Have Benzos Ruined Your Life? You Are Not Alone - "There is a world that most people do not know about. It is a hidden world known only to those who are currently trapped in it or who were once its temporary occupants who somehow managed to escape with their lives and health. It is populated by individuals one might meet on any day and in any place – at work, at home, on the street, in the supermarket, at a party, in church, on an airplane… anywhere. Usually, these people appear to be living by faith
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faith Have Benzos Ruined Your Life? You Are Not Alone - "There is a world that most people do not know about. It is a hidden world known only to those who are currently trapped in it or who were once its temporary occupants who somehow managed to escape with their lives and health. It is populated by individuals one might meet on any day and in any place – at work, at home, on the street, in the supermarket, at a party, in church, on an airplane… anywhere. Usually, these people appear to be living
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*This is the perfect way to brighten your front door or porch up for spring and summer!!! *Each sign is handmade by us. We cut and paint every sign. Each sign may vary slightly from the original picture but we work hard to keep it as close as possible!! *If you would like to personalize with your name or change the colors of the bow just attach a note with what you would like!! *Every sign is sealed and has a hanger attached to it is ready to hang right out of the box by carrie
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carrie *This is the perfect way to brighten your front door or porch up for spring and summer!!! *Each sign is handmade by us. We cut and paint every sign. Each sign may vary slightly from the original picture but we work hard to keep it as close as possible!! *If you would like to personalize with your name or change the colors of the bow just attach a note with what you would like!! *Every sign is sealed and has a hanger attached to it is ready to hang right out of the box
words to live by...
Truth!! Be grateful everyday!! Everyone takes something for granted each and everyday whether it is walking, breathing, your body, or a roof over your head. Your life is what you make it. Be grateful you are able to live it. by keisha
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keisha Truth!! Be grateful everyday!! Everyone takes something for granted each and everyday whether it is walking, breathing, your body, or a roof over your head. Your life is what you make it. Be grateful you are able to live it.
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While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to  blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up  with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post  ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and  keep them coming back for more.     1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone       loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of       things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did       this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a       little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect       with you.    2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative       process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out       how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog       series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for       readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and       customers.     3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like       finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find       interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts       that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to       connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers       refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!)        Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups.    4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success       story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here.       Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you       started. And on that note...    5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which       resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep       all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers!    6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of       reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date       with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that       you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity.    7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's       content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your       blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting       a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog.     8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in       your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd       and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that       you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not       promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a       way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some       great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing       for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business    9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is       20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes.       Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first       started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy,       photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post.    10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful       people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into       too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose       does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my       favorite posts.   11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry.        We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other       people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to       highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You       could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and       do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for       guest posting on theirs.    12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers       love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your       blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or       not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one       of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback       about it!   13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in       #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what       you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the       blog! Here's my example.   14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love       to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this       will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback.   15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event.        Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few       months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments!       Your readers will love reading about your experience and the       workshop/conference may even share your post, too.   16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry.        Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do.       Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I       was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but       I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback!   17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always       good to have a reason for people to get excited about your       blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring       them on the blog!   18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are       straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into       a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The       meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.)   19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or       business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for       us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by       their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them,       and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business       partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date.   20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's       always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For       example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of       the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know"       items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit.   21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer,       write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about       your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs       you use for project management and accounting. People are always on       the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with       them.    22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've       spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share       them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end       of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with       my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to       waste.    23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto       something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old       blog post and make use out of that content again.   24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that       you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make       some revisions and post it again!   25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your       blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and       everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your       favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your       blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on        Instagram and Pinterest.   26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question       that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into       a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content       actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple       readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who       would love to know more about it, too.   27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy       being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this"       story? Share it on your blog!   28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are       you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips       for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you       an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and       designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful       for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in       your field who are just getting started.   29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why       we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to       share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly       Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!)    30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners.        There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a       writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a       fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog       friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The       possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something       distinctly you!   31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with       step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my       favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a       client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about       it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go.   32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it       to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your       business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to"       post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem.   33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more       interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't       able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your       field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with       the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and        the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next       idea...   34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the       results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like       to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and        Young House Love always do this well.    35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post       on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what       you do? What motivates you?   36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people       use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject       differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding        after I officially launched my design services this past summer       to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on       your field? Share it on your blog!   37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a       million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with       something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and       Awesome and Clara Conversations.   38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition       or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would       probably love to see it on your blog. An example?  This post by       Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes.    39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from       sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that       it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my       experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll       have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great       insight and information.    40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on       Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves       learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make       before.    41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there       things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't       accurate? Address them in a blog post!   42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let       your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this       with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them       to vote on which design concepts they liked best.   43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on       blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post       distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month       in Today's Top 3.    44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in       your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some       examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for       creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on       organizing their email inbox.   45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received.        This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience.    46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your       blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for       your audience.   47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use       it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it       fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if       potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free       advertising for your portfolio.    48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your       experience with another professional or a clients' experience with       you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement.   49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden       talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to       highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and       although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my       personality outside of blogging and designing.   50. Create a long list of something specific to your       trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point.   That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any  suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have  mentioned? by Joao.Almeida.d.Eca
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Joao.Almeida.d.Eca While there's no right or wrong way to blog, great content is the key to blogging success. But share-worthy content isn't always easy to come up with or create, is it? Today I'm coming to the rescue with 50 blog post ideas that you can use to provide your readers with quality content and keep them coming back for more. 1. Share a behind-the-scenes look of your blog or business. Everyone loves getting sneak peeks of what your office looks like, photos of things "in the works," and looks at rough drafts. Michaela Noelle did this on her blog last week and it was a great success! It also adds a little personality to your blog and allows your readers to connect with you. 2. Write a blog series on your process. I did this with my creative process last month and it was a huge hit. Readers love to find out how you do what you do, so highlight each step of a project in a blog series and walk them through your process. This is helpful for readers who are in a similar field and for potential clients and customers.  3. Roundup helpful posts and link to other bloggers. Readers also like finding out which blogs you follow along with and what posts you find interesting, so link to other bloggers and share articles and posts that might be helpful for your audience. (This is also a great way to connect and network with other bloggers. I can see which bloggers refer to me in my analytics and I almost always reach out to them!) Jenny Purr does a great job with link-ups. 4. Write a post on how you got started. We all love a good success story. Share your experience and tell your readers how you got here. Plus, it's fun to document your journey and remember where you started. And on that note... 5. Share tips on how to become successful in your industry. Which resources and advice have helped you get to where you are? Don't keep all of those tips to yourself - share the love with your readers! 6. Feature a professional in your field. This could take the form of reaching out to someone for a Q&A on your blog (like this Coffee Date with Molly Jaques) or just highlighting someone in your industry that you admire. This is also a great networking opportunity. 7. Host a giveaway. Readers love getting free things, whether it's content, entertainment, or goodies. Create excitement around your blog and reward your readers for following along with you by hosting a giveaway! Giveaways are also great marketing tools for your blog.  8. Write a polarizing post about something you may not agree with in your field. While it's easy for all of us to go along with the crowd and do what's popular, there may be some things in your industry that you want to do differently. Write about it! (Please note that I'm not promoting negativity, complaining, ranting, or bashing - there's a way to go about this tastefully and respectfully.) Here are some great polarizing posts: Time for Change, 3 things I'm no longer doing for my website, One Word That May Be Hindering Your Business 9. Make a list of things you wish you had known when ... Hindsight is 20/20 and we all have the opportunity to learn from others' mistakes. Share a handful of things you wish you had known when you first started blogging, writing, designing, doing calligraphy, photographing weddings, etc. Need an example? Read this post.  10. Share a day-in-the-life post. We all like to see how successful people go about their day. Write down your day (without going into too much detail) and give your readers an insider look! Breanna Rose does this in her Creative Diaries series, and they are some of my favorite posts. 11. Ask someone to guest post about something specific in your industry.  We never have all the answers and it's fun to get advice from other people that are doing great things in your field. It's also fun to highlight talented people and bring attention to their business. You could even look at it as a networking and marketing opportunity and do a trade - ask someone to guest post on your blog in return for guest posting on theirs.  12. Write an informational post about your blogging platform. Readers love learning about how you do what you do. Write a review of your blogging platform, the things you like and don't like, and whether or not you would recommend it. This post about Squarespace has been one of my most popular posts and I continue to get emails and feedback about it! 13. Roundup and highlight the tools you use in your trade. I said it in #12 but it's worth repeating: readers love learning how you do what you do. Make a list of things you use everyday and share it on the blog! Here's my example. 14. Teach your readers about something you're an expert in. We all love to learn from the pros and get insider information. Content like this will be shared over and over again and gain a lot of feedback. 15. Share some takeaways from a recent experience, workshop, or event.  Have you attended an event related to your field in the last few months? Share it on the blog and highlight your favorite moments! Your readers will love reading about your experience and the workshop/conference may even share your post, too. 16. Make a list of things people should avoid in your industry.  Sometimes it's even more helpful to learn about what not to do. Share some common mistakes that people make and how to avoid them. I was a little leery of sharing my Top 10 Design Mistakes to Avoid, but I was pleasantly surprised by the feedback! 17. Highlight milestones, launches, and important events. It's always good to have a reason for people to get excited about your blog/business. Make a big deal out of changes and events by featuring them on the blog! 18. Explain the meaning behind your blog/business name. Some names are straightforward, but some have a fun story behind them. Turn it into a blog post and share the story behind your blog/business name. (The meaning of the Elle & Company is mentioned in this post.) 19. Feature the people you work with. It's rare that we run a blog or business completely on our own; there are usually people who work for us or with us to help us keep things running, even if it's just by their encouragement. Use your blog to highlight them, promote them, and feature their work. I featured my biggest fan and business partner a few months ago, and it's one of my favorite posts to-date. 20. Make a list of things people may not know about your trade. There's always information out there that people are surprised to hear. For example, non-designers may not know that using Comic Sans is one of the biggest no-no's in this industry. Create a list of "did you know" items and share it with your readers. I guarantee it will be a hit. 21. Write a review of a product you use often. If you're a photographer, write about your favorite lenses. If you're a designer, share about your favorite software. If you're an entrepreneur, share the programs you use for project management and accounting. People are always on the lookout for helpful products and tools - share your feedback with them.  22. Repurpose old blog posts with a roundup. Chances are that you've spent hours on blog posts that are now buried in your archives. Share them again by doing a roundup! A Beautiful Mess does this at the end of every month to highlight their posts and I did this recently with my Weekly Truth backgrounds. Don't let those great posts go to waste.  23. Repurpose an old blog post with a follow-up. Can you add onto something you've already done? Write a sequel or a "part 2" to an old blog post and make use out of that content again. 24. Repurpose an old blog post with a revision. Do you have a post that you wrote a couple years ago that could be revamped or reused? Make some revisions and post it again! 25. Share about how you use a certain social media outlet for your blog/business. There are so many social media outlets out there and everyone uses them a little differently. Share about one of your favorites and give your readers tips on how you use it for your blog/business. Here are some examples of posts I've done on Instagram and Pinterest. 26. Turn an FAQ or inquiry into a blog post. Is there a common question that readers ask you by email or in your post comments? Turn it into a blog post! An email from an Elle & Company reader regarding content actually inspired this blog post. If it's something that multiple readers have asked you about, chances are their are more people who would love to know more about it, too. 27. Tell an interesting story. We all love a good tale and we all enjoy being entertained. Do you have a "you're not going to believe this" story? Share it on your blog! 28. Write an informative post on how people can work best with you. Are you a calligrapher, photographer, or wedding planner? Share some tips for brides on how to make the process as simple as possible. Are you an interior designer? Share some insights on how clients and designers can maintain a great working relationship. This is helpful for current and future clients and it's also helpful for those in your field who are just getting started. 29. Create and share a free resource. We all love free things. That's why we follow along with blogs in the first place! Find creative ways to share free resources with your audience. I do this with my Weekly Truth series and it's been a hit (especially on Pinterest!)  30. Find a creative way to link up with other bloggers/business owners.  There are several ways you can go about this one. You could create a writing challenge like Bailey did with her Blogtember series, start a fun linkup like What I Wore Wednesday, or partner with another blog friend like Michaela and I did for the Home Suite Home project. The possibilities are endless, so get creative and come up with something distinctly you! 31. Create a blog series on a project. People love following along with step-by-step transformations (that's why Young House Love was my favorite blog for so many years!). Are you working on a project for a client, remodeling your home, or training for a marathon? Share about it on the blog and show sneak peeks of the transformation as you go. 32. Highlight one of your products or services. This is your blog; use it to your advantage! Come up with creative ways to highlight your business and your products. This could take the shape of a "how-to" post or you could pose them as a solution to a particular problem. 33. Create an infographic. Not only are graphics and photos more interesting and entertaining, they're sharable. Even if you aren't able to draw one yourself, compile information on a topic in your field and come up with a creative way to display it. I did this with the feedback I received from a reader survey this past summer and the infographic was a hit! Which perfectly transitions into my next idea... 34. Take a reader survey and come up with a unique way to share the results. Not only is this feedback helpful for you, but readers like to see who else is following along with you. A Beautiful Mess and Young House Love always do this well.  35. Share your mission statement and blog/business strategy. Write a post on what's at the heart of your blog or business. Why do you do what you do? What motivates you? 36. Define or share your take on your industry. For example, many people use the term "branding" but designers approach that subject differently depending on who you talk to. I wrote a post on branding after I officially launched my design services this past summer to approach the subject in my own terms. Do you have your own take on your field? Share it on your blog! 37. Find a creative way to share tidbits of your life lately. There are a million and ten ways you could approach this, so come up with something original! Some of my favorite examples include Awkward and Awesome and Clara Conversations. 38. Create a "through the years" or flashback post. Is there a tradition or event that you participate in year after year? Your readers would probably love to see it on your blog. An example?  This post by Justin and Mary on their past Halloween costumes.  39. Give away some secrets of your trade. Many people shy away from sharing the information that has made them successful for fear that it could create competition, but it's had the opposite effect in my experience. Share what you know! If you do what you do well, you'll have nothing to worry about. Readers will love gaining your great insight and information.  40. Teach people how to make something unique. We all have a DIY board on Pinterest, don't we? There's something in each one of us that loves learning how to make something that we wouldn't have thought to make before.  41. Write about some common misconceptions in your industry. Are there things that people assume about your business or trade that aren't accurate? Address them in a blog post! 42. Ask your readers for feedback. Do you have a question or dilemma? Let your readers participate by sharing it on the blog. Michaela did this with her readers in our Home Suite Home project when she asked them to vote on which design concepts they liked best. 43. Share your sources of inspiration. We see this all over the place on blogs, but think of your own creative way to make an inspiration post distinctly your own. I do this on my blog a couple time each month in Today's Top 3.  44. Solve a problem. Is there a particular issue that keeps coming up in your industry time and again? Provide a solution to it! Some examples? Braid Creative wrote a post on organizational tools for creative entrepreneurs and Ashley wrote a post for photographers on organizing their email inbox. 45. Write a post on the best (or worst!) advice you've ever received. This could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience.  46. Highlight the best (or worst!) moments since starting your blog/business. Again, this could be both helpful and hilarious for your audience. 47. Share your recent projects. Blogging is a great marketing tool. Use it to your advantage and highlight your latest work! Not only is it fun for your readers to follow along with, but you never know if potential customers are following along with you. Think of it as free advertising for your portfolio.  48. Share a testimonial or success story. It could be about your experience with another professional or a clients' experience with you. Word of mouth is the best advertisement. 49. Surprise your readers with something unexpected. Do you have a hidden talent or trait that your readers might not know about? Find a way to highlight it on your blog! I did this in my "That's a Rap" post and although it was totally random, it gave my readers a glimpse of my personality outside of blogging and designing. 50. Create a long list of something specific to your trade/blog/industry/field. Case in point. That's a wrap! Which ideas are you most excited to try? Do you have any suggestions for no-fluff, content-rich blog posts that I may not have mentioned?
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Abraham Hicks ☆ The key to bringing your body to a new place is to see it differently from the way it is. It is necessary that you focus upon the body that is coming and distract yourself from the negative aspects of your current physical body, for as long as you are seeing your body as it is, you are contradicting the vibration of the idea of a slender body. You cannot create a new reality while looking at your current reality. by esmeralda
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esmeralda Abraham Hicks ☆ The key to bringing your body to a new place is to see it differently from the way it is. It is necessary that you focus upon the body that is coming and distract yourself from the negative aspects of your current physical body, for as long as you are seeing your body as it is, you are contradicting the vibration of the idea of a slender body. You cannot create a new reality while looking at your current reality.
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As you know there are many things to consider when building a house… here is a compilation of lots of little things you may want to do or at least consider when going through the planning or … by gracie
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gracie As you know there are many things to consider when building a house… here is a compilation of lots of little things you may want to do or at least consider when going through the planning or …
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When you're trying to decide what kind of wedding favors you should give to your guests, one thing you should consider is if they'll keep them. After all, it's such a waste of money if your guests are trashing the favors as soon as they get home. Here are some wedding favor suggestions that will make your guests think twice about throwing them away. by kellie
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kellie When you're trying to decide what kind of wedding favors you should give to your guests, one thing you should consider is if they'll keep them. After all, it's such a waste of money if your guests are trashing the favors as soon as they get home. Here are some wedding favor suggestions that will make your guests think twice about throwing them away.
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7 Things You MUST Know About Wood Before You Build or Refinish a Project - It's not as simple as just buying a piece of wood and building it. You have to consider how that wood is going to react in your environment. How much is the wood going to expand and contract? Here are the 7 things you should consider. - Thrift Diving by gracie
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gracie 7 Things You MUST Know About Wood Before You Build or Refinish a Project - It's not as simple as just buying a piece of wood and building it. You have to consider how that wood is going to react in your environment. How much is the wood going to expand and contract? Here are the 7 things you should consider. - Thrift Diving
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Kundalini-Enlightenment So what is enlightenment? It is the illumination of the heart and mind to new information and to understanding. It is the knowledge of facts and of truths that give us new perspective and allow us to advance either as individuals or as a species. by addie
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addie Kundalini-Enlightenment So what is enlightenment? It is the illumination of the heart and mind to new information and to understanding. It is the knowledge of facts and of truths that give us new perspective and allow us to advance either as individuals or as a species.
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To have a sacred place is an absolute necessity... You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don't know what you owe anybody or what they owe you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. ~Joseph Campbell by LiesbethLap
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LiesbethLap To have a sacred place is an absolute necessity... You must have a room or a certain hour of the day or so, where you do not know who your friends are, you don't know what you owe anybody or what they owe you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. ~Joseph Campbell
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If you are looking for alternatives to handing out candy this year without being labeled as the lame house on the block, you might want to consider one of the following non-candy options that kids are sure to love. Each of the non-candy options are priced at just $0.25 or less each. by marta
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marta If you are looking for alternatives to handing out candy this year without being labeled as the lame house on the block, you might want to consider one of the following non-candy options that kids are sure to love. Each of the non-candy options are priced at just $0.25 or less each.
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The Best Darn Beans You Will Ever Eat. Brown sugar is mixed with bacon, hamburger, onions, and three types of beans. Add a few other ingredients and throw it all in the slow cooker for only an hour, and you have what might as well be called "dessert beans." Put these on your 4th of July menu right away! They are sure to be a hit at any barbecue or picnic! by aurelia
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aurelia The Best Darn Beans You Will Ever Eat. Brown sugar is mixed with bacon, hamburger, onions, and three types of beans. Add a few other ingredients and throw it all in the slow cooker for only an hour, and you have what might as well be called "dessert beans." Put these on your 4th of July menu right away! They are sure to be a hit at any barbecue or picnic!
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We live a busy life, and we often don't pay attention to what enters our bellies. Add to that the convenience of junk food, we are driven away further from healthy food each day. Take a couple of minutes to look at these charts, which will give you enough information about what your body needs, so you can adjust your diet. Adjusting your diet could sometimes change your life, so don't underestimate it. by gilda
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gilda We live a busy life, and we often don't pay attention to what enters our bellies. Add to that the convenience of junk food, we are driven away further from healthy food each day. Take a couple of minutes to look at these charts, which will give you enough information about what your body needs, so you can adjust your diet. Adjusting your diet could sometimes change your life, so don't underestimate it.
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If you are going through a dry time with the Lord right now, I want to encourage you to hold on. God is with you and He is at work, even when we don’t feel it. Let’s take a look at what you can do as you wait for that renewing of your relationship with the Lord. #devotional #faith #encouragement by lea
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lea If you are going through a dry time with the Lord right now, I want to encourage you to hold on. God is with you and He is at work, even when we don’t feel it. Let’s take a look at what you can do as you wait for that renewing of your relationship with the Lord. #devotional #faith #encouragement
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Few of us would ever consider not having insurance, but have you ever stopped to consider whether you might be paying too much to insure your home? Don't miss these 12 smart ways to save on homeowner's insurance--it is one post that could literally save you hundreds, or even thousands! by callie
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callie Few of us would ever consider not having insurance, but have you ever stopped to consider whether you might be paying too much to insure your home? Don't miss these 12 smart ways to save on homeowner's insurance--it is one post that could literally save you hundreds, or even thousands!
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Summer is upon us and that grill outside is calling your name! What if you could put together 20 grilling meals together easily and it only cost you $155? Well, you can! Grab this 20 Grilling Meals Plan. That’s about $7.75 per meal (4 servings each). It’s perfect for those of us who love meat.. but don’t want to spend a ton! by millicent
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millicent Summer is upon us and that grill outside is calling your name! What if you could put together 20 grilling meals together easily and it only cost you $155? Well, you can! Grab this 20 Grilling Meals Plan. That’s about $7.75 per meal (4 servings each). It’s perfect for those of us who love meat.. but don’t want to spend a ton!
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Spending hours on the phone last night, you brought back to me what love should be like... Listening to you talk and laugh, playful conversations between us as love manifests itself right before us again!! Our love is something that can't be denied. We can keep putting it off but it is still going to return.. Funny thing about soulmates.. We are meant to be together. its going to happen. We were created for each other!! by courtney
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courtney Spending hours on the phone last night, you brought back to me what love should be like... Listening to you talk and laugh, playful conversations between us as love manifests itself right before us again!! Our love is something that can't be denied. We can keep putting it off but it is still going to return.. Funny thing about soulmates.. We are meant to be together. its going to happen. We were created for each other!!
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BITCOIN OR A BANK? This graphic is extremely telling. It looks at three ways in which a US citizen might choose to go about sending a $1,000 downpayment to Europe for the purpose of renting a vacation home. Bitcoin is put side by with with a traditional bank wire as well as a credit card transaction. The results might surprise you. by corrine
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corrine BITCOIN OR A BANK? This graphic is extremely telling. It looks at three ways in which a US citizen might choose to go about sending a $1,000 downpayment to Europe for the purpose of renting a vacation home. Bitcoin is put side by with with a traditional bank wire as well as a credit card transaction. The results might surprise you.
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One of the first things people say to me when they hear what I eat is, "I can't afford to eat clean or organic like you". My answer to them is this: There are ways to do it without spending a fortune. Also, this is your ONLY body. Save money in another area of your life, and spend the money when it comes to what you're putting inside of your body/your family members bodies. What we eat plays a HUGE part in what our health will look like in the future. What do you want your future health ... by cathleen
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cathleen One of the first things people say to me when they hear what I eat is, "I can't afford to eat clean or organic like you". My answer to them is this: There are ways to do it without spending a fortune. Also, this is your ONLY body. Save money in another area of your life, and spend the money when it comes to what you're putting inside of your body/your family members bodies. What we eat plays a HUGE part in what our health will look like in the future. What do you want your future health ...
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It takes more than sunscreen and moisturizer to keep your skin smooth and glowing. You might even be surprised at some of the habits that damage your skin. Here is what you should avoid to get flawless skin! #skincare #skin by AislingH
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AislingH It takes more than sunscreen and moisturizer to keep your skin smooth and glowing. You might even be surprised at some of the habits that damage your skin. Here is what you should avoid to get flawless skin! #skincare #skin
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We live a busy life, and we often don't pay attention to what enters our bellies. Add to that the convenience of junk food, we are driven away further from healthy food each day. Take a couple of minutes to look at these charts, which will give you enough information about what your body needs, so you can adjust your diet. Adjusting your diet could sometimes change your life, so don't underestimate it. by gilda
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gilda We live a busy life, and we often don't pay attention to what enters our bellies. Add to that the convenience of junk food, we are driven away further from healthy food each day. Take a couple of minutes to look at these charts, which will give you enough information about what your body needs, so you can adjust your diet. Adjusting your diet could sometimes change your life, so don't underestimate it.
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