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Congrats on your new bundle of joy!!
 
It’s a Prince - sign the card & send your congratulations.

On behalf of the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge, +Clarence House  has announced the birth of their son, who was born today at 4.24pm BST in London. 

Join us in marking this historic occasion - simply +1 this post from Google UK to add your profile picture and name to our special online card, which you can see at g.co/royalbaby

To write a message to appear on the card, reshare this post and put your message in the text of your reshare. A printed version of the card will be presented to Kensington Palace.

We’ll be closing the card to new entries on 6th August, for more details visit http://goo.gl/0cpKWI

#RoyalBaby  
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Fees vs. Markup for Creative Businesses http://bit.ly/nI1kNV
With apologies to Olivia Newton John, let’s get technical. Should you charge fees and not mark up any of goods or services your creative business provides (save to cover your costs) or lose the fees ...
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8 Save the Date ideas including a custom superhero comic book! http://bit.ly/nOOI6r
save the date fit for the occasion - and, these aren't just your ordinary run-of-the-mill save the date cards. Each of these hand-picked, handmade cardssave the date fit for the occasion - and, these...
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I got an early sneak peak at http://lover.ly/ and its a gorgeous site and amazing tool for anyone planning a wedding or just love beautiful images!
Sign In. Stay logged in Forgot password? Reset Password. Enter your email address below and we will send you a temporary password. Lover.ly is a visual search engine and cloud scrapbook. We help bride...
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They can actually sign up now I think! Tell them about Pinterest.com if they don't already know...its a great tool for wedding professionals (and designers as well).
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Discover Hundreds of Post Ideas for Your Blog with Mind Mapping

Earlier today I wrote a post here about why every post you write should be an introduction to your next one.

You can read it at https://plus.google.com/112726038360301567381/posts/Yrh3pmzHVBw

In this next entry I want to extend that post (you knew I would) with a practical exercise that any blogger with a blog can do. It is something I've done many many times over the years and it has helped me come up with hundreds (if not thousands) of post ideas to write about.

It’s something that can take as little as 10 minutes (or that you could do more comprehensively) and something that I do on those days when I’m struggling to come up with something to write about (we all have them).

It’s an exercise in mind mapping – here’s what you do:

Get a whiteboard, piece of paper, note book, tablet pc or something else to write on (there are also various mind mapping tools and software options out there – but I find a pen and paper can work just fine) and draw five circles across the middle of the page. In each circle write the titles of the last five posts on your blog (if you want to do this more comprehensively go back further and do it with more posts). See Figure 1 for this below.

Now take each post in turn and spend a few minutes brainstorming on ways that the post could be extended. For each idea draw a line out from the circle, draw a square (or use a different color) and write the idea inside of it.

Remember the last post where I suggested how you could extend a post in numerous ways including by answering a question that a reader asked about it in comments, taking an opposite view point, writing an opinion piece, doing a followup ‘how to’ etc.

The key at this point is to let yourself be as creative and outside the box as you want. Any idea is allowed at this point.

Let me illustrate by showing how I'd do it with a post in my archives - 'Why You Should Use AdSense on Your Blog'. See Figure 2 below to see how I extended that post with other post ideas..

At this point I’ve got 7 potential new posts to write that extend upon my original one – coming up with them took me 2-3 minutes – if I were doing this seriously I’d give it more time and come up with 20 or so posts.

These ideas are logical next steps for readers wanting to explore this topic – some of them based upon actual questions by readers. Do this with the other four posts you’ve written and you’ll have plenty of ideas for new posts to cover in the coming week or two.

Extend it Further

You might want to stop this exercise at this point if you feel you’ve got enough topics to keep you going – however while you’re in a brainstorming frame of mind – why not take it a step further and think about how you might extend the topics you’ve come up with. The beauty of thinking forward even further is that you could quickly come up with a further 10 or so posts and be able to map out the next few weeks of blogging.

Lets do it now with the post above – just for fun. See Figure 3 below.

You can see that I found some posts easier to extend than others. This is OK as not every post is in need of a follow up one – while others will have multiple next steps (some will even have a longer series of posts that you could run).

You can take this exercise as far as you’d like into the future (you get the idea I’m sure so I won’t keep going).

You can see that I’ve come up with 15 ideas (not bad for 5 minutes of brainstorming) – some of them for multiple posts (series and ongoing weekly columns). Do it with more than one post and you will find that you’ll often come up with more posts than you can actually use on your blog.

The key when you do it is to let your creativity run wild (because it can take you in some wonderful directions) but then to be ruthless in culling ideas that don’t actually add anything to your blog.

Remember – everything that you post on your blog either adds to or takes away from your blog’s perceived value – so not everything that you come up with should make it through to the front page of your blog.

Give it a Go and Let Me Know How You Go
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Free Printables (customizable) for Mother's Day + gorgeous dessert table inspiration!
Celebrate MOM with a gorgeous DIY dessert table full of delicious sweets + customizable (and free) printables! Tailored Sweets + Nic.Roc.Designs are a talented duo!
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I'm loving this typography blog! Every week she creates a "quoster" http://chic-type.com/blog/
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Who doesn't love Pinterest?!
Pinterest now beats YouTube, Reddit, Google+, LinkedIn and MySpace for percentage of total referral traffic in January.
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I love planning and designing weddings and events, creating the little details that make them memorable and making someone's special day come to life. I'm a travelista who thinks thrifting should be a sport. 
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  • University of South Florida
    English Education
  • University of South Florida
    Meeting and Event Planning Certificate
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