Somewhere down there on the footer of this blog are some random quotes related to blogging… well actually they are quotes about writing that I have subverted for my own felonious pleasure. The full set of quotes are spit out below.

For those seeking the “how ya do it” it was done with the Quotes Collection Plugin (no longer available!).

Anecdotes don’t make good [blog posts]. Generally I dig down underneath them so far that the [post] that finally comes out is not what people thought their anecdotes were about.

— Alice Munro

If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you [blog].

— Somerset Maugham

I am irritated by my own [blogging]. I am like a violinist whose ear is true, but whose fingers refuse to reproduce precisely the sound he hears within.

— Gustave Flaubert

Somewhere along the way one discovers that what one has to [blog] is not nearly as important as the [blogging] itself.

— Henry Miller

If I don’t [blog] to empty my mind, I go mad.

— Lord Byron

[Blogging] is a struggle against silence.

— Carlos Fuentes

A [blogger] is someone for whom [blogging] is more difficult than it is for other people.

— Thomas Mann

When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its [blogging].

— Enrique Jardiel Poncela

[Blogging] became such a process of discovery that I couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning: I wanted to know what I was going to say.

— Sharon O’Brien

Being a good blogger is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the Internet.

— Anon

The best time for planning a [blog post] is while you’re doing the dishes.

— Agatha Christie

To produce a mighty [blog], you must choose a mighty [Wordpress] theme.

— Herman Melville

[Blogging] means sharing. It’s part of the human condition to want to share things – thoughts, ideas, opinions.

— Paulo Coelho

The purpose of a [blogger] is to keep civilization from destroying itself.

— Albert Camus

[Blogging] is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.

— E. L. Doctorow

The role of a [blogger] is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say.

— Anaïs Nin

If there’s a [blog post] that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.

— Toni Morrison

When I was writing pretty poor [blog posts], this girl with midnight black hair told me to go on.

— Carl Sandburg

My first feeling was that there was no way to continue. [Blogging] isn’t like math; in math, two plus two always equals four no matter what your mood is like. With [blogging], the way you feel changes everything.

— Stephenie Meyer

Either [blog] something worth reading or do something worth [blogging].

— Benjamin Franklin

Writing [blog posts] is the closest men ever come to childbearing.

— Norman Mailer

Let me live, love, and [blog] it well in good sentences.

— Sylvia Plath

[Blogging] is my love. If you love something, you find a lot of time. I [blog] for two hours a day, usually starting at midnight.

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

There is no rule on how to [blog]. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly: sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges.

— Ernest Hemingway

You have to write the [blog post] that wants to be written. And if the [blog post] will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.

— Madeleine L’Engle

If you wait for inspiration to [blog] you’re not a [blogger], you’re a waiter.

— Dan Poynter

Find out the reason that commands you to [blog]; see whether it has spread its roots into the very depth of your heart; confess to yourself you would have to die if you were forbidden to [blog].

— Rainer Maria Rilke

[Blogging] is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.

— E.L. Doctorow

Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from [your blog]; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.

— Barbara Kingsolver

I have never started a [blog post] yet whose end I knew. Writing a [post] is discovering.

— Robert Frost

There is nothing to [blogging]. All you do is sit down at a [computer] and bleed.

— Ernest Hemingway

I [blog] to discover what I know.

— Flannery O’Connor

If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to [blog]. Simple as that.

— Stephen King

[Blogging] is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.

— Virginia Woolf

Writing a [blog] is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

— E. L. Doctorow

[Blogging] is my time machine, takes me to the precise time and place I belong.

— Jeb Dickerson

[Blog] the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.

— Francis Bacon

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d [blog] a little faster.

— Isaac Asimov

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold [blog draft] inside you.

— Maya Angelou

[The Blogosphere] is like a stew. If you don’t stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.

— Edward Abbery

A [blogger] is someone who can make a riddle out of an answer.

— Karl Kraus

We [blog] to remember our nows later.

— Terri Guillemets

You can make anything by [blogging].

— C.S. Lewis

I try to create sympathy for my [blog readers], then turn the monsters loose.

— Stephen King

Writing [blog posts] is super intimate. It’s a bit like getting naked.

— Gwen Stefani

You should [blog] because you love the shape of stories and sentences and the creation of different words on a page. [Blogging] comes from reading, and reading is the finest teacher of how to [blog].

— Annie Proulx

Writing a [blog post] is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.

— Don Marquis

You can make anything by [blogging].

— C.S. Lewis

All the words I use in my [blog posts] can be found in the dictionary—it’s just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences.

— Somerset Maugham

I can’t [blog] five words but that I change seven.

— Dorothy Parker

[Blogging] is its own reward.

— Henry Miller

There are three rules for [blogging] the [work]. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

— W. Somerset Maugham

If you want to be a [blogger], you must do two things above all others: read a lot and [blog] a lot.

— Stephen King

There’s no such thing as writer’s block. That was invented by people in California who couldn’t [blog].

— Terry Pratchett

People do not deserve to have good [blogging], they are so pleased with bad.

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

A good [blogger] possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

Get it [posted]. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good.

— William Faulkner

[Blogging] is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money.

— Virginia Woolf

To survive, you must [blog] stories.

— Umberto Eco

Not that the [blog post] need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short.

— Henry David Thoreau

The only thing I was fit for was to be a [blogger], and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that [blogging] didn’t require any.

— Russell Baker

The most essential gift for a good [blogger] is a built-in, shock-proof shit detector.

— Ernest Hemingway

And by the way, everything in life is [bloggable] about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

— Sylvia Plath

You must stay drunk on [blogging] so reality cannot destroy you.

— Ray Bradbury

I feel like I’m too busy [blogging] history to read it.

— Kanye West

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