Blogging can be a lonely experience in the early days when you are getting zero traffic and your family and friends are starting to question why you are blogging. It, therefore, helps to have the wisdom of those that have been successful in blogging.
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I have therefore collected some blogging quotes from some of the most famous bloggers around below.
32 Blogging Quotes from Famous Bloggers
A scatter gun approach does not work well in the blogging sphere. It is important that your blog is focused on one subject. It is good for your visitors and even the search engines will like your blog too.
2. “These days you have only a few seconds to convince people that your blog is relevant to them. So you need to make it clear what your blog is about the moment they arrive. And you need to do it quickly.” – Darren Rowse.
That is why your first paragraphs should be able to provide an answer to the visitor. If the answer is buried in the middle of your article many readers will move no. They have no time to search for an answer when they can get their answers from somewhere.
3. “At the very least, don’t spend hours writing an amazing article or producing a video only to spend five minutes coming up with a title. Put in the effort, get your creative writing juices going, and give your content a better chance to succeed.” – Yaro Starak
The title matters a great deal as it is the first thing that visitors see in the search engine or on your blog. Your content might be the best content out there but visitors might not be able to read if your title is not attractive enough. It is therefore very important that you take your time when coming up with your titles.
4. “Lots of bloggers think they need to be unique, so they hunt for an audience no one else is serving, believing the lack of competition will put them on easy street. But really, they are screwing themselves. If there’s no one else around, who will link to you? Where are your readers going to come from? You should absolutely have a unique angle, but trying to build an audience from scratch is suicide for all but the most skilled and patient marketers.” – Jon Morrow
I respet this man and his wisdom. Sometimes we are so scared of some niches that we end up picking niches that very few people are interested in. And if they are few people interested in those niches you would bet that even advertiesers won’t be interested too.
And if that is the case it would be mighty difficult to get the traffic you need to make money. This is because if you have a few advertisers you might struggle to make any meaningful amount of money.
It is therefore important that when picking a niche you pick one that has the potential for some decent traffic. Avoid picking niches that noone is interested in. If you do that you will be setting yourself up for failure. Traffic is the fuel for any blog and you need a lot of it to be successful.
5. “Everyone who ever did anything had to start. Most people don’t begin with a grand vision. They start with an idea and an action. Through the process of doing they build something greater. No one thought Facebook would succeed at this level. The vast majority thought I couldn’t sell wine on the internet. No one believed that computers would be in every home. All ideas are considered insane until executed. The key is to just start.” – Gary Vaynerchuk
I have come across many people who have big plans which unfortunately they don’t execute. And because they take no action nothing happens. Great things only happen to those who take action.
6. “If your content results in higher engagement metrics than any other, especially if it does so either A) consistently over time for a significant portion of searchers or B) temporarily because of a spike in searches seeking your particular content, it will rise to the top of the non-paid results.” –Rand Fishkin.
I noticed this when I was running a YouTube channel a few years ago. I noticed that if I shared a video on facebook it improved its ranking on Google or YouTube. I therefore made sure that every time I uploaded a video I uploaded the same on Faceook.
I have not tried this on my blog posts but I would imagine that social signals might have some benefit for new posts. I know SEOs who believe that social signals are very important and they encourage bloggers to make sure this should be the first goal for each new post.
7. Blogging is definitely not over. But we do have to be smarter about how we go about doing it. And, see how we might be able to add other components to our blog, to our core, to expand our brand, expand our reach. And increase our authority. – Pat Flynn.
This is probably one my best blogging quotes. Working smart can set you apart from the crowd. There are literally millions of blogs out there and there not easy to stand out but if you are smarter you might punch above your weight.
8. “Content marketing is really what this is all about. Blogging (in the sense of the software and the best practices that help content spread and community grow) is simply the centerpiece of the effective and efficient practice of online content marketing.” – Brian Clark.
9. “Blogging is competitive, so you’ll need to push your content out on as many platforms to ensure that you’ll get the most eyeballs. Setting up social accounts across the different platforms is really important.” – Neil Patel.
That is exactly what I have come to believe too. You cannot rely on one platform for your traffic. Use all the available free traffic sources and even paid traffic sources. If you rely on one source and the traffic from that source dries up you could be in serious problems as a business. As the saying goes don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
10. “Blogging is not for earning it’s about helping others with the knowledge that you have.” – Syed Faizan Ali.
If your focus is on the money you will end up cutting corners to reach that goal and your blog visitors will notice it too as the quality will be poor. The goal of each blogger should be to share their knowledge with others and to share it in the best way possible.
Once you do that, you will have a good audience that will eventually lead to nice earnings too. Like in any business your focus should be on your customers, the traffic that you get.
11. “I made a decision to write for my readers, not to try to find more readers for my writing.” – Seth Godin.
This should be the goal for every blogger. Focus on your readers and soon others will notice your good work. That is because if your readers are excited by your blog they will share it with others.
12. “If people like you they will listen to you, but if they trust you they’ll do business with you.” – Zig Ziglar.
13. “Blogging, I love you no matter how out of fashion you are.” – Justine Larbalestier.
14. “The price of (blogging) entry is just not giving up.” – Faith Mariah.
15. “A blog is only as interesting as the interest shown in others.” – Lee Odden.
16. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t know it well enough.” – Albert Einstein.
This statement is true then and is still true now. Most people hide their ignorance by using big words. If you know your subject well then you should be able to explain it in simple terms. Doing that will show that you really know what you are talking about.
As a blogger, you sometimes have to tackle subjects that you are not very conversant with. In that case, I would suggest you find someone who knows it in and out to write the article for you. Never attempt to write an article for a subject you are not very conversant with.
17. “Where the internet is about availability of information, blogging is about making information creation available to anyone.” – George Siemens.
18. “On the average, five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.” – David Ogilvy.
From my experience most bloggers usually don’t take time to prepare an enticing headline or title. And yet the title is what most readers will see first. You need to have a title that will stand out from the crowd. Your post can be on the first page of Google but if your titles are not enticing people may not click on it.
19. “You can’t plow a field simply by turning it over in your mind.” – Gordon B Hinckley.
That is probably the greatest sin of most bloggers who eventually fail. It is not enough to think of things to write and yet take no action. If you have ideas put them into practice by accumulating all the knowledge you need to write a great article or to create a new blog.
That step alone will separate you from millions who are not taking any action. Don’t worry about the quality of your articles in the very first days as we all struggled in the early days. Over time you will eventually become an expert in your field.
20. “Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. You need to start somewhere. Start by getting something – anything – down on paper. A friend of mine says that the first draft is the downdraft – you just get it down. The second draft is the updraft – you fix it up.” – Anne Lamott.
21. “The amazing thing about guest posting really is the number of people you will meet through it. This means either in the comments of your posts or simply the relationship with the person owning the blog.” – Leo Widrich.
22. “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all: read a lot and write a lot.” – Stephen King.
23. “Stress from bloggging keeps me up at night.” – Jessica Valenti.
Blogging can be stressful especially in the first months of blogging when you are getting zero traffic from the search engines. On average it takes about eight months for a post to rank on Google and that is a long time for any new blogger.
24. “No company should be accepting guest posts for its blog where the articles don’t provide value for the company…” – Michael Martinez.
It only makes sense for any company to not accept guest posts that don’t add value. They are there to please people but to offer something of value to their blog visitors. That should also be a lesson for us bloggers. We need to up our game if we are to be accepted as guest bloggers.
25. “Opportunities don’t happen, you create them.” – Chris Grosser.
This blogging quote is really spot on. We need to aggressively look for opportunities. If you want to guest post then you need to send as many emails as possible to blog owners. Many will ignore your emails but some will respond to you. When it comes to backlinks quality not quantity matters. Getting 2 backlinks from a reputable blog is worth more than a 1000 backlinks from non authority blogs.
26. “If your post gets a lot of traffic, social shares, and comments, the blog owner will most likely accept guest posts from you again. Plus, you can use that post as a reference when pitching other blogs…” – Neil Patel.
The more reason why you need to take care when preparing your guest post. Do thorough research and thorough article or post. In that way you will build a relationship with the blog owner that will last a long time.
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27. “The currency of blogging is authenticity and trust.” – Jason Calaconis.
I have a few blogs that I like to visit and the reason I do that is because I have come to trust the information they offer. It would be unimaginable for me or everyone else to enjoy reading a blog when I don’t trust what they share. People want to read something from someone they believe is authentic and trustworthy. That especially matters when you are reading articles about health and money.
28. “Blogging is good for your career. A well-executed blog sets you apart as an expert in your field.” Penelope Trunk.
People still enjoy visiting blogs. Prophecies about the doomsday scenario for blogging has not materialised. If you therefore create a well-executed blog you will soon be considered an expert in any field.
29. “Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Fear is one of the major reasons why few people take action. They are afraid that they are going to fail. People who succeed in life are those that take action and learn to use fear as a motivator.
30. “Content is the reason search began in the first place.” – Lee Odden.
People will always be consuming content and as long as that continues search engines will still be making money. Content is king indeed. Backlinks are important but they are nothing if your content is poor. First your readers will notice it and before long even Google will notice that too.
31. “Bloggers are authors who are too lazy to write a book.” – Sayani Mitra.
Very funny. I would however imagine that the content I have dished out in the past few years should be enough for two or three books. As long as people are able to read whatever I write then my heart will be satisfied. May be in future I may consider puttiing all that content in a book form.
32. “The only reason people read your blog is because they want your answers to their questions.” – James Johnson.
Sometimes in the heat of the moment we might forget the real reason why blogs matter. They matter because people are looking for answers to their questions. As a blogger, you should work hard to provide answers to those questions.
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This is all I had on blogging quotes. I hope that you have learned one or two things from these successful bloggers. These bloggers quotes should serve as an encouragement to all those striving to make a little something or even better, a living, from their blogging
If you are to be successful in your blogging you have to take it as a business.