Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A few posting ideas for you ~

So you've started your blog and today you weren't especially productive. What do you post about? You may have folded a couple of loads of laundry or stopped by the grocery store to pick up a few things but you realize you don't need to take photos of your folded clothes or canned goods just to have something to blog about!

When I have those days, and believe me I are a few things that come to mind that I've done in the past....because you KNOW I love posting and sharing things with you!

1 ~ Walk around your home and take photos of things that you just love. A special display or item that means alot to you.....we learn so much about one another by doing that.

2 ~ This is along those same lines, take a few photos of items that you collect. Group everything together in a pretty display to show your readers.

3 ~ Share beautiful images that you may have on hand that you could scan in (if you have a scanner) or that you've found that are OK to share with others. We all love having new goodies to use in our artwork.

4 ~ Share a few beautiful websites that you've found while surfing the internet. A fun way to find sites is to go to and click on images.....then search for a couple of key words that you may like. The other day I just keyed in "antique cream" and found so many beautiful websites!! Be sure to provide a link back to the site too.

5 ~ Post a pretty poem or quote that you love with a photograph that you've taken or even an old image.

6 ~ Recipes are always a great thing to post about. Do you have a tried and true recipe that everyone requests when you come to a covered dish gathering? Share that with your readers and they will love to try it!

7 ~ Take a few photos showing us how you make something that you enjoy creating, share this little tutorial with your readers.

8 ~ If you create artwork, share a product that you love using....or if you have another item that you are a die-hard fan for that you use to clean, cook or something else, share it with us.

I hope this helps give you a few ideas on posting.....I've been cleaning my art room and took Emily to her OB appointment today. I didn't get much accomplished creatively but still love talking to you! Think of it this way, if you were to pick up the phone to talk to a sweet friend, what would you enjoy sharing?

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday sweet friends ~

xxoo, Dawn

I think I'm going to offer this little bird below as my next tutorial in Lessons from The Nest!! :)


Tardevil said...

The bird is adorable!

marie said...

That was so thoughtful of you ~ making all these great suggestions for blog posts.
I'm sure many will find it useful ~ no matter how long they've had a blog!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Oh you know I HAVE to learn how to do that bird. I'm doing a babyshower with a bird/nest theme to it and that would be perfect to make for the shower!


Barbara Jean said...

Love that bird, and so loving that color right now. Spring must be coming!! =0)

Would love to learn how to make the bird. May be easier than cutting them out of wood, sanding them, and painting them like I'm doing now.

Will look forward to seeing the tutorial, and grateful for your sharing.

Barbara Jean

PS. I got a sweater at the thrift store which i tore apart and use for bird nest filler. Just an idea to share.

Dorthe said...

Yes sweetie its so true ,we all have special things to show, if we take a little break, and "visit" our rooms and small places.
Thanks for your wonderfull sharing, I love the text one.
Your little bird on nest is so cude,and a great Easter display too.
Dear friend,love and hugs

The Rustic Victorian said...

I have been looking at houses, and that really cuts into my day,,,its all about time..I have to just stay home and catch up. Wonderful blog my friend. The blue bird is a great project. Your phots are beautiful as always.

Karen G. said...

I love your bird in the nest! My husband will want that for his collection.

Thank you so much for posting those blog ideas. Now that I finally started one, I'm always at a loss as to what to blog about. I keep thinking "no one wants to know about that!". I've got to get my camera out!!!

Lori said...

Dawn, those are great posting ideas!!! i am sure your tips will be very helpful to bloggers new and old alike:)

Dixie Redmond said...

One of the things that sets your blog apart is your outstanding photography, and the point of view they show. I love the music with the buttons on it!

LindaSonia said...

Love your tips. You are encouraging new and old bloggers alike to creeate wonderful visually-full places for the eye to rest - much like your own blog. Love it! LindaSonia

Anonymous said...


Thanks for the inspiring blog tips! The bird is cute.p

Tanya said...

Great tips and I just love the bird in the nest!

Sandy said...

Great blogging tips and the little bird tutorial looks like so much fun! Have a sweet day.

Michele said...

I love that bird...can't wait to see the tutorial!

Thanks for the blogging tips...that happens so much to me..can't think of anything to write about!


Anonymous said...

I absolutely cannot wait to see the tutorial on this little bird. You are such a generous soul. Thank you!

Stephanie said...

Hi Dawn
Thanks for all the tips! It will absolutely help me out. I love blogging but some days with everything else...gets crazy. I love the bird nest. I know I'm thinking a little ahead but how adorable for Mother's Day! Mom's nest is empty now, but I know she would love a reminder that she still has her "little chickens" (as she calls us.) :)

Vee said...

Thank you from one who has posted about her laundry and what she purchased at the store ... LOL! (I'm not posting today. Nothing on my mind whatsoever. Lovely things? Some days I just don't see the lovely things.)

Anonymous said...

Great ideas Dawn, as always! I really do appreciate each one, especially as a new blogger.
Those little booties are the same pattern that I use for my thread booties, that I just posted a couple of days ago...
Thanks again for everything..
Hugs, Lynn

Sue said...

Dawn, your blog is absolutely fantastic. I enjoy seeing all of your creative work every time you post. You truly seem to be using your God-given gifts to the utmost!

Joy Lett said...

You know I love your paperclay items. I had bought me some a while back but didn't use it and then I was working on my February ornaments and I needed a real small bird egg- ta da- paperclay. It turned out so cute. I'll be posting them soon. Joy

kathy said...

Dawn - what sweet things you found at scotts -- haven't been in forever myself - love you idea for posts -- I get stumped sometimes -
also the biride will be a fun one -- soo sweet - I love nests - So charge ahead we can be ready with a spring biride - one i can make for me another for a friend !! HUGS XO __ KAthy -ga

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Great ideas about posting, sometimes you just draw a blank!! Thanks, Chrissy

Allie said...

Thank you for the great posting ideas. There are many days that I'm just "stuck" or the world is moving too quickly for quiet reflection. I LOVE coming to your site everyday!!! :D


Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dawn ~
Oh girl you must have been reading my mind ~
I have been in a blog slump lately for some reason and this really helps me ~
Thank you !

Leigh said...

All the best blogging tips, from the one who really got me to go for it! Congrats on your tutorial shop--what a great idea!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® said...

Thank you for being so generous with your ideas. They are so clever and useful...and very appreciated!

Lisa said...

I love your posts and newsletters Dawn.. they are always a wonderful source of inspiration!


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