Are you feeling uninspired when it comes to blogging? These top 9 quotes about blogs will give you the motivation you need to get started (or keep going)! With the constant changes in algorithms and social media, it can be easy to lose sight of why we blog. Sometimes all we need is a little reminder of how important our words can be- not just for our businesses, but for the people who read them. Keep these quotes in mind the next time you sit down to write and let them inspire you to create content that matters.
“A blog is only as good as its content.” – Seth Godin
One of the core elements that set successful blogs apart from those that struggle to find an audience is having quality content. Seth Godin, a veteran entrepreneur and marketing guru, famously said that “a blog is only as good as its content”. This statement remains true today – with so much online competition for readers’ attention, poorly written or irrelevant posts will quickly be lost in the abyss of excessive digital noise. To effectively capture and retain your own target audience, it’s important to craft engaging pieces around topics which you, and your intended readership, find interesting or relevant. Quality content also helps to set you apart from other bloggers and establish credibility in your chosen niche, something which can be difficult to achieve without regular practice and commitment.
“Content is King.” – Bill Gates
Bill Gates was visionary when he proposed that ‘Content is King’, a statement made over two decades ago that remains true to this day. In business, content remains the king of marketing, but for any person to craft effective content one must ensure that it has a range of qualities. Quality content which stands out and provides value to readers demands an engaging writing style, diverse topics, accurate facts, plenty of illustrations and multimedia elements if applicable. Yet the most important element remains relevance – content must be tailored to its audience in order to garner attention and respect. With all these factors considered, quality content still reigns supreme in our digital age.
“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write.” – Stephen King
Reading not only introduces us to new ideas, but also provides us with an opportunity to appreciate the nuances of language and broaden our horizons. Stephen King perfectly encapsulated this notion when he said, “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write”. To become proficient in writing, one must begin by investigating a variety of different forms of literature and understanding what works and what doesn’t work within its structure. Reading makes us better writers by exposing us to how effective stories are constructed and allows us to increase our store of knowledge which contributes to our own storytelling abilities. If writers devote time to reading daily, it will encourage positive habits and ultimately reap both creative and professional rewards.
“The best way to find out what we really need in life is by looking at what we have left when we get everything taken away from us.” – Unknown
Having everything taken away from us doesn’t have to be a negative experience; it can actually give us valuable insight into what we truly need in life. When our material possessions and other external items are gone, we are forced to look within and consider the things that hold intrinsic value to us. We can start to recognize our true priorities and develop deeper appreciation for the things that truly matter, such as relationships, good health, fulfilment, the simpler joys of life, and so on. Even in difficult times we can find hidden gems that bring more meaning into our lives. By examining what remains when all is stripped away, we gain a clearer picture of what is important and how to create meaningful lives for ourselves.
“There are two types of people in this world: those who say ‘I can,’ and those who say ‘I can’t.’ And they’re both right.” – Unknown
The above quote speaks volumes when it comes to our beliefs and outlooks on life. Oftentimes, the power of belief in oneself can lead to wonderful results. Having a positive outlook regarding our abilities can be a great source of motivation, allowing us to tackle difficult tasks head-on and realize a sense of pride and accomplishment at the end. But this does not mean that saying “I can’t” should never be an option. The truth is, both attitudes have their validity and appropriate times for implementation. Knowing when to dig deep in order to draw from one’s inner strength is great, but it’s also important to recognize when we might need some help or guidance from others in certain situations. We should not put ourselves down for feeling inadequate; rather we should embrace both mindsets as part of being human in this ever-changing world.
“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” – Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde was usually ahead of his time with his wisdom, and this statement is no exception. Being overdressed or overeducated is something that cannot happen in the pursuit of self-improvement and achieving one’s goals. No matter how much education someone has, or how fancy their clothes are, there is always more room for knowledge and refinement of style. This idea applies across all areas of life whether professional or personal, such as going to a job interview with a polished look and extensive knowledge regarding the company, attending a party in stylish attire that stands out from the crowd, or even joining an organization that focuses on furthering your field of work. Oscar Wilde knew the value of dressing well and expanding one’s mind could not be underestimated when it comes to achieving success.
“Your first blog posts won’t be perfect, but you just have to do it. You have to start somewhere.” – Shane Barker
Everyone makes mistakes and that’s okay; if there were no trials, how could one ever learn from their errors? Shane Barker reminds us of this with his encouraging words: “Your first blog posts won’t be perfect [but] you just have to do it. You have to start somewhere.” Beginning anything can seem intimidating but a solid foundation holds the promise of progress. Take learning to write: without attempting the first letter of a word, how would you get through a sentence? Therefore, while drafting our blogs we should respect the number of ideas that made it until that point and challenge ourselves to carry on. As Barker suggests, nothing will be “perfect” at first try; however, with time and effort comes perfection.
“Think in small, incremental steps that build momentum. If you start now, in two or three years from now, you might be in a really great place.” – Steli Efti, Close
Setting ambitious goals is a great way to work towards realizing your dreams, but it’s important to remember that those goals can be accomplished with small, achievable steps too. Steli Efti of Close encourages us to take this approach, suggesting that if we start now, within the next two or three years we could find ourselves in a fantastic place. By breaking down our bigger aspirations into smaller pieces and continually working on them – gradually building up momentum each step of the way – difficult objectives become more manageable. As Efti implies, if you take this route, you won’t necessarily have to wait years before seeing results; eventually they’ll add up and create something much greater.
“One of the best ways to sabotage content is to not tie it to your goals. Know why you’re creating content.” – Ellen Gomes, Glint
Creating content without having an idea of why you’re doing it is a surefire way to waste time and resources. Without goals in mind, content lacks direction and focus, weakening the message you strive to convey and creating confusion among your audience. Ellen Gomes of Glint emphasizes this mistake, saying that one of the best ways to sabotage content is not tying it to your goals. Before starting any content-creation project, it’s important to identify what you aim to accomplish. That way, all subsequent decisions can build around this purposeful objective instead of wasting valuable energy on unnecessary frivolity. Once you’ve created a plan that speaks to your vision and serves measurable objectives, your content will be primed to carry its message effectively.
As you can see, some of the world’s most successful people attribute their success to blogging. If you want to be a successful blogger, or even just a successful person, it is important to take heed of their advice. Write quality content that is interesting and informative, always be learning new things so that you can share your knowledge with others, and make sure to set goals for yourself so that you know why you are creating content in the first place. None of these things are easy, but if you start today and work hard, who knows where you will be in a few years?Share this post!
Daniel Eriksson works as a full-time blogger and affiliate marketer. Learn how to scale your impact at startup speed with Daniel and 500,000 monthly readers on GrowthByDaniel.com. Daniel formerly managed digital marketing teams for startups and e-commerce businesses.