Motivating Thoughts & Quotes for Aspiring Bloggers

Motivating Thoughts & Quotes for Aspiring Bloggers

Success is normally found in a pile of mistakes. Tim Fargo

  1. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. Albert Einstein

  2. It is worth mentioning, for future reference, that the creative power which bubbles so pleasantly in beginning a new book quiets down after a time, and one goes on more steadily. Doubts creep in. Then one becomes resigned. Determination not to give in, and the sense of an impending shape keep one at it more than anything. Virginia Woolf

  3. We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect. Anais Nin

  4. To any entrepreneur: if you want to do it, do it now. If you don’t, you’re going to regret it. Catherine Cook

  5. Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It's quite simple, really: Double your rate of failure. You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn't at all. You can be discouraged by failure or you can lean from it, so go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because remember that's where you will find success. Thomas J. Watson

  6. Don’t think or judge, just listen. Sarah Dessen

  7. Voice is not just the result of a single sentence or paragraph or page. It’s not even the sum total of a whole story. It’s all your work laid out across the table like the bones and fossils of an unidentified carcass. Chuck Wendig

  8. People don’t talk like this, theytalklikethis. Syllables, words, sentences run together like a watercolour left in the rain. To understand what anyone is saying to us we must separate these noises into words and the words into sentences so that we might in our turn issue a stream of mixed sounds in response. Bill Bryson

  9. Curation is a natural and necessary extension of content creation. That is, as great as your content may be, your audience wants to learn from other experts and differing perspectives. Pawan Deshpande

  10. I made a decision to write for my readers, not to try to find more readers for my writing. Seth Godin

  11. If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word. Margaret Atwood

  12. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others. Virginia Woolf

  13. I didn't fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. Benjamin Franklin

  14. You just have to go on when it is worst and most helpless there is only one thing to do with a novel and that is go straight on through to the end of the damn thing. Ernest Hemingway

  15. A blank piece of paper is God's way of telling us how hard it is to be God. Sidney Sheldon

  16. Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination, and the journey. They are home. Anna Quindlen

  17. Having the courage to be good instead of perfect is a part of blogging success and the trade-off you have to make to be consistent. Mark Schaefer

  18. Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget about rule No. 1. Warren Buffet

  19. The artist doesn’t have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don’t have the time to read reviews. William Faulkner

  20. Fashion is something comes within you.

  21. Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee, and just as hard. Ann Spencer

  22. You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children. Madeleine L'Engle

  23. Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession, and therefore are most economical in its use. Mark Twain

  24. Blogging is like work, but without coworkers thwarting you at every turn. Scott Adams

  25. My own experience is that once a story has been written, one has to cross out the beginning and the end. It is there that we authors do most of our lying. Anton Chekhov

  26. There are some books that refuse to be written. They stand their ground year after year and will not be persuaded. It isn’t because the book is not there and worth being written it is only because the right form of the story does not present itself. There is only one right form for a story and, if you fail to find that form, the story will not tell itself. Mark Twain

  27. It is by sitting down to write every morning that one becomes a writer. Gerald Brenan

  28. You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page. Jodi Picoult

  29. Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. Anton Chekhov

  30. The only reason I’ve been able to have a successful blog and build a business around it, is because I published on it twice a week for three years. It really is all about the consistency. James Clear

  31. Sometimes I think of blogging as finger exercises for a violinist; sometimes I think of it as mulching a garden. It is incredibly useful and helpful to my real writing. Kate Christensen

  32. Grammar and logic free language from being at the mercy of the tone of voice. Rosenstock Huessy

  33. Superheroes can disappear for months or years and then burst back onto the scene with a climactic display of their impressive powers. Okay for superheroes, not okay for your content. It might feel boring and constraining, but publishing consistently brings results. Amy Harrison

  34. Success is normally found in a pile of mistakes. Tim Fargo

  35. The conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about. Cory Doctorow

  36. We need to make books cool again. If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, don’t fuck ‘em. John Waters

  37. I have more freedom when I write fiction, but my memoirs have had a much stronger impact on my readers. Somehow the message, even if I am not even aware that there is one, is conveyed better in this form. Isabel Allende

  38. The memoirs that have come out of Africa are sometimes startlingly beautiful, often urgent, and essentially life-affirming, but they are all performances of courage and honesty. Alexandra Fuller 

  39. Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement. C. S. Lewis

  40. The secret to being a writer is that you have to write. It’s not enough to think about writing or to study literature or plan a future life as an author. You really have to lock yourself away, alone, and get to work. Augusten Burroughs