Last Updated on February 20, 2023 by Chris
In This Week in Blogging's newsletter, we write about all sorts of things that we feel might help the blogging community. That's ultimately why we run in the first place.
But, when we're not talking about blogging habits to prioritize, or blogging activities to get the year kicked off right, we love to have a little fun and post articles like this, which cover the best blogging quotes around.
Below, we review the best quotes around starting a blog, our favourite blogging quotes around running a site/brand, some motivational quotes that can apply to bloggers, and a few humorous quotes as well.
Quotes on Starting a Blog
“The first step in blogging is not writing them but reading them.” – Jeff Jarvis from BuzzMachine
“If you’re just starting out, and you don’t have a ton of traffic yet (and you’re building up your domain authority), really hone in on your niche. Think about that audience revenue potential.” – Adam Enfroy
“99.9% of great bloggers are not awesome on day 1. Their awesomeness is the accumulation of the value they create over time.” – Darren Rowse from ProBlogger
“Blogging is best learned by blogging…and by reading other bloggers.” – George Siemens
“The first thing you learn when you’re blogging is that people are one click away from leaving you. So you’ve got to get to the point, you can’t waste people’s time, you’ve got to give them some value for their limited attention span.” – Alex Tabarrok from Marginal Revolution
“The first thing you need to decide when you build your blog is what you want to accomplish with it, and what it can do if successful.” – Ron Dawson
“Your first blog posts won’t be perfect, but you just have to do it. You have to start somewhere.” – Shane Barker
“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
“I think a lot of people believe they don’t have anything to write about or to add value on, but if you’re good at something and you’ve had success at something, just think more about that—and write everything out.” – Austin Belcak, Cultivated Culture
Quotes on Writing and Growing a Blog
“It should feel genuinely good to earn income from your blog – you should be driven by a healthy ambition to succeed. If your blog provides genuine value, you fully deserve to earn income from it.” – Steve Pavlina
“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
“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, Atomic Habits
“Don’t focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that’s great for your readers.” – Brian Clark, Copyblogger
“Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t want plastered on a billboard with your face on it.” – Erin Bury, Marketer
“Value the quality of your articles over the number of articles you write. I know a lot of bloggers focus on writing as many articles as possible, but I’ve realized over the years that you cannot sacrifice quality if you wish to build a loyal following on your blog.” – Jeet Banerjee
“(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
“Value doesn’t come from feeding your audience with free tips that everyone else is already saying. You provide value when you’re able to inspire a commitment to change. You add to the content literature in your niche when you have a distinctive point of view. This is also how you build content authority.” – Meera Kothand
“One of the best ways to sabotage content is to not tie it to your goals. Know why you’re creating content.” – Ellen Gomes
“Create something people want to share.” – John Jantsch
“Blogging is to writing what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form, more accident-prone, less formal, more alive. It is, in many ways, writing out loud.” – Andrew Sullivan
“Blogging is hard because of the grind required to stay interesting and relevant.” – Sufia Tippu
“If you want to continually grow your blog, you need to learn to blog on a consistent basis.” – Neil Patel
“Successful blogging is not about one time hits. It’s about building a loyal following over time.” – David Aston from Income Diary
“People want to do business with you because you help them get what they want. They don’t do business with you because they help you get what you want.” – Don Crowther
“Your brand is what other people say about you when you are not in the room.” – Jeff Bezos
“Read quality, all the time, every day. Then write. And make sure you’re writing something that – even just a little bit – is different from something anybody else has ever written. Or you say something in a different way.” – James Altucher
“Being your true self is the most effective formula for success there is.” – Danielle LaPorte.
“There’s a lot of information out there for free, so you’ve got to figure out what makes your information different.” – Matt Wolfe
“The currency of blogging is authenticity and trust.” – Jason Calacanis
“The Internet has no eraser.” – Liz Strauss
“Experience comes from actually doing something, and you can’t gain experience until you do. Qualifications don’t really matter. Nobody cares.” – Jeff Haden
“Before you do anything else, before you give your time to somebody else and their dreams that they’re building—give it to yourself first.” – Pat Flynn
“Making money from blogging requires you to do only two things: drive a lot traffic, then maximize the income from that traffic.” – John Chow
“The world doesn’t need another 5-minute listicle. You can do better than that, and you’ll be rewarded for it if you do.” – Kyle Byers, Growth Badger
“You have to get a great headline to attract attention in your blog – it’s about the lure – not the rod.” – Michael Hyat
“The internet is really about highly specified information.” – Eric Schmidt
“It’s not the best content that wins. It’s the best-promoted content.” – Andi Crestodina
“Your email list is going to be your highest converting traffic channel.” – Neil Patel
“If you think monetizing your site is wonderful, fine. If you think it’s evil, fine. But make up your mind before you seriously consider starting down this path. If you want to succeed, you must be congruent.” – Steve Pavlina
“Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.” – Guy Kawasaki
“When creating content, be the best answer on the internet.” – Andy Crestodina
“The more you know about your audience, the more chance you have at making content that resonates.” – Doug Kessler
“Focus on actually treating your blog like a business.” – Preston Lee
“You have this grand vision—maybe you’ve even worked on it for a long time, and then you put it out, and it’s probably going to change.” – Chris Guillebeau
“No one cares about your blog unless you are adding value to their lives in some way.” – Jonathan Milligan
Motivational Blogging Quotes
“The best time to act on this was decades ago. The second best time is now.” – David Brin from Writer's Write
“Don’t try to plan everything out to the very last detail. I’m a big believer in just getting it out there: create a minimal viable product or website, launch it, and get feedback.” – Neil Patel
“Create lots of things and release them fearlessly into the world.” – Andrew Fiebert
“Where the Internet is about availability of information, blogging is about making information creation available to anyone.” – George Siemens
“Put your blog out into the world and hope that your talent will speak for itself.” – Diablo Cody.
“One of the liberating things about having a blog is the total vision it allows.” – Masha Tupitsyn.
When it gets difficult is often right before you succeed.” – Jeffrey Walker.
“(Don’t) let anyone convince you that your dream, your vision to be an entrepreneur, is something that you shouldn’t do.” – Cathy Hughes
“What you do after you create your content is what truly counts.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
“Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.” – Seth Godin
“Content is anything that adds value to the reader’s life.” – Avinash Kaughik
“You don’t have to be big. You have to be remarkable.” – Joe Pulizzi“
“In at least one way we are atypical bloggers. That’s because we just keep on posting. The typical blogger, like most people who go on diets and budgets, quits after a few months, weeks, or in many cases, days.” – Stephen J. Dubner.
“If you want your blog to be a business one day, treat it as one today.” – Darren Rowse
“If you are focused on putting good stuff out into the world, good stuff is going to come back to you.” – Ruth Soukup
“Too often, feeling intimidated becomes our excuse not to be awesome.” – Scott Stratten
“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all – Read a lot and write a lot.” – Stephen King
“The paradox is the more info you give away, the more people will buy what you have to give.” – Brian Clark
“When you brand yourself properly, the competition becomes irrelevant.” – Dan Schawbel
“I’ve long advised that bloggers seeking to make money from blogging spread their interests across multiple revenue streams so as not to put all their eggs in one basket.” – Darren Rowse
“It can be pretty rough out there for bloggers who think small. You’ve got to think – and play – big if you want to make a larger footprint these days.” – David Risley
“Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem
“Running a blog has its highs, lows and plateaus, and you just have to continue pumping out genuine good content.” – Matt Nelson
“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” – Louis L’Amour
“Give them quality. That's the best kind of advertising.” – Milton Hershey
“At the end of the day, it’s your passion, your personality, that drives what you’re going to do.” – Anna Vital
“If you do something great once, people think, ‘Oh, that was cool.’ If you do it twice, people are like, ‘Oh, okay, another post.’ But you do it three, four, five, six times, then people will take you more seriously.” – Poornima Vijayashanker
Funny Blogging Quotes
“Blogging is work, but without coworkers thwarting you at every turn.” – Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert
“The term ‘Professional Blogger’ is no longer an oxymoron.” – Luke Langford
“Success is normally found in pile of mistakes.” – Tim Fargo
“Successful people don’t spam.” – Adrienne Smith
“I think I am about 5 for 500 when it comes to successful ideas vs flops.” – Jerry Schoemaker
“Content is king, but distribution is queen and she wears the pants.” – Jonathan Perelman
“Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours per week.” – Lori Greiner
“Customers can't always tell you what they want, but they can always tell you what's wrong.” – Carly Fiorina
“Here’s the only blogging tip you really need: always follow your intuition.” – Kelly Thoreson
“Done is better than perfect.” – Sheryl Sandberg
“All the promotion in the world won’t make your site popular if your content sucks.” – Corbett Barr
“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.”- Jodi Picoult
“If you wait for inspiration to write you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter.” – Dan Poynter.
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