Oops! I nearly had forgotten to show you my On Stage Display Cards for the recent Stampin' Up! On Stage event held in Brisbane at the start... by lela
lela
lela Oops! I nearly had forgotten to show you my On Stage Display Cards for the recent Stampin' Up! On Stage event held in Brisbane at the start...
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Scroll down for a Video Tutorial on my Serene Scenery Note Cards! These cards are made using the wonderful new paper stack from Stampin' Up! and in my video tutorial, I'll show you how to cut the p by lela
lela
lela Scroll down for a Video Tutorial on my Serene Scenery Note Cards! These cards are made using the wonderful new paper stack from Stampin' Up! and in my video tutorial, I'll show you how to cut the p
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Stampin’ Up asked me to do some projects for the Atlanta On Stage event  using a new stamp set called Beautiful You, that will come out in January in the new Occasions catalog.  It’s a … by phoebe
phoebe
phoebe Stampin’ Up asked me to do some projects for the Atlanta On Stage event  using a new stamp set called Beautiful You, that will come out in January in the new Occasions catalog.  It’s a …
Gears and cogs
I never expected to find someone like you. We had a rough start but it can be great. You sweep me off my feet. I fall so hard for you. You have challenged me in every which way. To be a better person, to work harder, to never give up on the one that you love. by Barbara Mieirs
Barbara Mieirs
Barbara Mieirs I never expected to find someone like you. We had a rough start but it can be great. You sweep me off my feet. I fall so hard for you. You have challenged me in every which way. To be a better person, to work harder, to never give up on the one that you love.
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Made with Stampin' Up! products at Me, My Stamps and I: Just For You Note Cards and a Sneak Peek by marcie
marcie
marcie Made with Stampin' Up! products at Me, My Stamps and I: Just For You Note Cards and a Sneak Peek
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At a recent freezer meal swap I attended, my pal Meg made quiche. I was kind of surprised because I had no idea that quiche would freeze well! After heating it up and trying it, I was convinced. This week at Albertsons, you can buy a dozen eggs for $0.98 with the in-ad coupon (limit […] by marian
marian
marian At a recent freezer meal swap I attended, my pal Meg made quiche. I was kind of surprised because I had no idea that quiche would freeze well! After heating it up and trying it, I was convinced. This week at Albertsons, you can buy a dozen eggs for $0.98 with the in-ad coupon (limit […]
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Oral/Kim Wedding - Hi! my name is Julie and I am a Stampin' UP Demonstrator. All of my cards are hand made with love and available for purchase. They can also be changed to fit your needs. (Color, ribbon, assessories and occasion). Sold as singles or as a dozen of assorted. Thank you for looking and if you are interested in cards or joining our Stampin' Up team, you can reach me at Jbags58@aol.com. by ethel
ethel
ethel Oral/Kim Wedding - Hi! my name is Julie and I am a Stampin' UP Demonstrator. All of my cards are hand made with love and available for purchase. They can also be changed to fit your needs. (Color, ribbon, assessories and occasion). Sold as singles or as a dozen of assorted. Thank you for looking and if you are interested in cards or joining our Stampin' Up team, you can reach me at Jbags58@aol.com.
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My motivation was the Fitness America show, I really wanted to get up on that stage and look my best by brookeO
brookeO
brookeO My motivation was the Fitness America show, I really wanted to get up on that stage and look my best
One day
I want to show you three ways to use a Brayer on your handmade cards, scrapbook pages, and other paper crafting projects.  In a recent post, I showed you  how to use the Brayer to make a landscape background.  This week I made a video to show you some other possibilities. www.stampingmadly.com by ora
ora
ora I want to show you three ways to use a Brayer on your handmade cards, scrapbook pages, and other paper crafting projects. In a recent post, I showed you how to use the Brayer to make a landscape background. This week I made a video to show you some other possibilities. www.stampingmadly.com
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When your guests walk into the room, you want them to be dazzled by one killer display that takes their breath away. But be sure to stop there: If you have more than one big show going on, you run the risk of making the space visually overwhelming. Usually I go for shock and awe on my dining room table. I like to think of this long plank of wood as a stage just waiting for a story. This all-important display sets the scene for all the décor in my dining room, and often for my entire home, so I c by Annie Williamson
Annie Williamson
Annie Williamson When your guests walk into the room, you want them to be dazzled by one killer display that takes their breath away. But be sure to stop there: If you have more than one big show going on, you run the risk of making the space visually overwhelming. Usually I go for shock and awe on my dining room table. I like to think of this long plank of wood as a stage just waiting for a story. This all-important display sets the scene for all the décor in my dining room, and often for my entire home, so I c
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Kalua Pork Salad:  I found ready-made Kalua pork at Costco on a recent visit.  We had it on nachos and burritos the other day and I had to use the rest up!  So here you have it:    1/2 c kalua pork(per salad serving), romaine/spinach, thawed frozen corn, (or canned), black beans, shredded cheese, chopped avocado, crushed tortilla chips and bbq ranch salad dressing (see my bbq chicken salad for the dressing recipe or find it at Mel's Kitchen Cafe on Pinterest.  This is an awesome dinner! by Cnote
Cnote
Cnote Kalua Pork Salad: I found ready-made Kalua pork at Costco on a recent visit. We had it on nachos and burritos the other day and I had to use the rest up! So here you have it: 1/2 c kalua pork(per salad serving), romaine/spinach, thawed frozen corn, (or canned), black beans, shredded cheese, chopped avocado, crushed tortilla chips and bbq ranch salad dressing (see my bbq chicken salad for the dressing recipe or find it at Mel's Kitchen Cafe on Pinterest. This is an awesome dinner!
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Shell Heart Jewelry Box.. I had this! I think we got it at a yard sale or something. So cool to see the little things you had as a kid but had forgotten about for so many years. :) by LiveLoveLaughMyLife
LiveLoveLaughMyLife
LiveLoveLaughMyLife Shell Heart Jewelry Box.. I had this! I think we got it at a yard sale or something. So cool to see the little things you had as a kid but had forgotten about for so many years. :)
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Project Life title and journaling cards aren't just for scrapbooking! I used the This Day Mini Card Collection (FREE with $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration 2015) to make quick and easy cards, too! Details on my post for the Project Life by Stampin' Up! for You Blog Tour . . . Cards Today! www.stampingeorgia.com by earline
earline
earline Project Life title and journaling cards aren't just for scrapbooking! I used the This Day Mini Card Collection (FREE with $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration 2015) to make quick and easy cards, too! Details on my post for the Project Life by Stampin' Up! for You Blog Tour . . . Cards Today! www.stampingeorgia.com
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Sharing my weekend up in Amelia Island with you all today on the blog! My friend, Marissa, and I had such a great time at the Ritz Carlton! by jill
jill
jill Sharing my weekend up in Amelia Island with you all today on the blog! My friend, Marissa, and I had such a great time at the Ritz Carlton!
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I had to have the stampin' up owl punch by marcie
marcie
marcie I had to have the stampin' up owl punch
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Have your YW been busy working on Personal Progress this summer? Do you need a fun mutual idea to reward your girls? At the beginning of summer I had a Personal Progress Ice Cream party for the YW in my ward. It was fun and delicious! And I was able to catch up on where all the girls were and what they had passed off. For the activity I thought it would be fun to have a Personal Progress Ice... Read more » by jacquelyn
jacquelyn
jacquelyn Have your YW been busy working on Personal Progress this summer? Do you need a fun mutual idea to reward your girls? At the beginning of summer I had a Personal Progress Ice Cream party for the YW in my ward. It was fun and delicious! And I was able to catch up on where all the girls were and what they had passed off. For the activity I thought it would be fun to have a Personal Progress Ice... Read more »
Childness
We made these in our Teen Christmas Craft Workshops as well as our Christmas Crafting on the Cheap events held in December 2012.  Not too late to sign up for our last Christmas Crafting on the Cheap event being held at Mt. Washington Library on Thursday, December 20 at 6 p.m.  Visit our website to register (www.bcplib.org) and click on Programs. by ammieiscool
ammieiscool
ammieiscool We made these in our Teen Christmas Craft Workshops as well as our Christmas Crafting on the Cheap events held in December 2012. Not too late to sign up for our last Christmas Crafting on the Cheap event being held at Mt. Washington Library on Thursday, December 20 at 6 p.m. Visit our website to register (www.bcplib.org) and click on Programs.
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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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Cracking Wing (Sutateish, also Cetaghe), Mandan youth. Cracking Wing arrived in Hampton on Oct. 25, 1881 and DIED there in 1884. When researching this photograph I nearly overlooked the fact that this young man died at Hampton Institute. When I realised that fact I had to get up and walk away from my computer, after 10 minutes of mixed emotions I went back to my computer and turned it off. I was very effected by this revelation. The photo I by carlene
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carlene Cracking Wing (Sutateish, also Cetaghe), Mandan youth. Cracking Wing arrived in Hampton on Oct. 25, 1881 and DIED there in 1884. When researching this photograph I nearly overlooked the fact that this young man died at Hampton Institute. When I realised that fact I had to get up and walk away from my computer, after 10 minutes of mixed emotions I went back to my computer and turned it off. I was very effected by this revelation. The photo I
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My new jewelry display box, designed for earring cards and chains.  It can be hung (for outdoor shows) or stood on a table for indoor shows.  I put a piece of foam in and close the latch to pack up. by isabelle
isabelle
isabelle My new jewelry display box, designed for earring cards and chains. It can be hung (for outdoor shows) or stood on a table for indoor shows. I put a piece of foam in and close the latch to pack up.
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My Lunch Bunch Group sign-up:   I want to start a revolving group that meets on Fridays at recess for anyone to join. The first 6 students by jannie
jannie
jannie My Lunch Bunch Group sign-up:  I want to start a revolving group that meets on Fridays at recess for anyone to join. The first 6 students
Scoot
••••(KO) Well apparently these people have forgotten who the real baby is! That squally, smelly, shrieking kid is an impostor! I am the true baby! My Grandma said so when she was here last night. She pretended to like the little gargoyle, she even held it for a few minutes until it did something unspeakable in it's panty. She immediately turned it over to my Mom, who didn't even make it go outside and THINK about what It had done"! I was shamed, PUBLICLY for pottying on the floor! No fair! by kelseyinfo
kelseyinfo
kelseyinfo ••••(KO) Well apparently these people have forgotten who the real baby is! That squally, smelly, shrieking kid is an impostor! I am the true baby! My Grandma said so when she was here last night. She pretended to like the little gargoyle, she even held it for a few minutes until it did something unspeakable in it's panty. She immediately turned it over to my Mom, who didn't even make it go outside and THINK about what It had done"! I was shamed, PUBLICLY for pottying on the floor! No fair!
Famous faces
I had a panic attack at my school dance and fainted. I woke up in a hospital bed with my friend sitting next to me. I looked over the & first thing she said was "You panicked at the disco, dude." by lucy
lucy
lucy I had a panic attack at my school dance and fainted. I woke up in a hospital bed with my friend sitting next to me. I looked over the & first thing she said was "You panicked at the disco, dude."
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I had to go in and erase my white board question from yesterday because like I said I was a whole week ahead of myself. Although that was a total bummer on all parts (that Spring Break doesn't start tomorrow and that I had to erase my board) this board was a great make up both for writing the compliments and receiving some. ❤️ @miss5th thanks for all the great ideas! #iteach #iteachtoo #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #miss5thswhiteboard by penelope
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penelope I had to go in and erase my white board question from yesterday because like I said I was a whole week ahead of myself. Although that was a total bummer on all parts (that Spring Break doesn't start tomorrow and that I had to erase my board) this board was a great make up both for writing the compliments and receiving some. ❤️ @miss5th thanks for all the great ideas! #iteach #iteachtoo #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #miss5thswhiteboard
Squirrels
I saw this box on Pinterest from Stampin' Up!, and  I had to case it. It's so darn cute and could be used in a variety of ways; recipe box, card box, note box, etc. It was made with Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin Kit from Stampin' Up!, so it was easy to put together.    For more ideas and inspiration, visit my blog: www.mylittlecraftblog.com by kklitchfield
kklitchfield
kklitchfield I saw this box on Pinterest from Stampin' Up!, and I had to case it. It's so darn cute and could be used in a variety of ways; recipe box, card box, note box, etc. It was made with Afternoon Daydream Simply Scrappin Kit from Stampin' Up!, so it was easy to put together. For more ideas and inspiration, visit my blog: www.mylittlecraftblog.com
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I want to make this picture at my wedding for the thank you cards. by sheilafendy
sheilafendy
sheilafendy I want to make this picture at my wedding for the thank you cards.
wedding ideas
I'm frequently asked how I create graphics for my blog posts, design  printables and planners for the Library, and come up with colorful buttons  to my sidebar. I'll let you in on a little secret: I design them  all through software programs included in my Adobe Creative Cloud  subscription. Although I've been taught how to use these programs and I've  had years of practice, I believe that learning and working with programs  like Photoshop and Illustrator puts business owners and bloggers at ... by godsglamgirl
godsglamgirl
godsglamgirl I'm frequently asked how I create graphics for my blog posts, design printables and planners for the Library, and come up with colorful buttons to my sidebar. I'll let you in on a little secret: I design them all through software programs included in my Adobe Creative Cloud subscription. Although I've been taught how to use these programs and I've had years of practice, I believe that learning and working with programs like Photoshop and Illustrator puts business owners and bloggers at ...
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Earlier this week I mentioned that I recently learned how to wet felt in my most recent Show & Tell post. I want to take you through the simple process of making felted Christmas ornaments so you too can learn how to make them if you are looking for easy, homemade gifts to give loved… by carmella
carmella
carmella Earlier this week I mentioned that I recently learned how to wet felt in my most recent Show & Tell post. I want to take you through the simple process of making felted Christmas ornaments so you too can learn how to make them if you are looking for easy, homemade gifts to give loved…
Cookies
I found this photo and put the text on. Hope you all like it. Conversation with God. Me: God, can I ask You a question? God: Sure Me: Promise You won't get mad God: I promise Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today? God: What do u mean? Me: Well, I woke up late God: Yes Me: My car took forever to start God: Okay Me: at lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait God: Huummm Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call God: All right.. by claudia
claudia
claudia I found this photo and put the text on. Hope you all like it. Conversation with God. Me: God, can I ask You a question? God: Sure Me: Promise You won't get mad God: I promise Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today? God: What do u mean? Me: Well, I woke up late God: Yes Me: My car took forever to start God: Okay Me: at lunch they made my sandwich wrong & I had to wait God: Huummm Me: On the way home, my phone went DEAD, just as I picked up a call God: All right..
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Sugar Cube Polio Vaccines I remember this. The cubes were lined up on a white enamel hospital tray. Each white cube of sugar had a pink drop soaked into the top. You walked by in line, took a cube, put it in our mouth and walked to the door. At the door out you had to show your empty mouth to the School Nurse or one of the Teachers. by kendra
kendra
kendra Sugar Cube Polio Vaccines I remember this. The cubes were lined up on a white enamel hospital tray. Each white cube of sugar had a pink drop soaked into the top. You walked by in line, took a cube, put it in our mouth and walked to the door. At the door out you had to show your empty mouth to the School Nurse or one of the Teachers.
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I love this masculine stamp set! This is Stampin' Up! By the Tide stamp set. It was a simple card to make. For a list of the Stampin' Up! materials used click on the pin and take a visit at my blog. Made by Lisa Bowell-Stampin' Up! Demonstrator @ lisastamps.com by susangir
susangir
susangir I love this masculine stamp set! This is Stampin' Up! By the Tide stamp set. It was a simple card to make. For a list of the Stampin' Up! materials used click on the pin and take a visit at my blog. Made by Lisa Bowell-Stampin' Up! Demonstrator @ lisastamps.com
Gardens and Flowers