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Somewhere over there on the sidebar 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.

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

— Terry Pratchett

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

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

— Karl Kraus

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

— Ernest Hemingway

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

— E. L. Doctorow

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

— Agatha Christie

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

— Henry David Thoreau

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

— Paulo Coelho

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

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

— Henry Miller

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

We [blog] to remember our nows later.

— Terri Guillemets

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

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

— Lord Byron

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

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

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

— Benjamin Franklin

[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

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

— Jeb Dickerson

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

— Carl Sandburg

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

— Herman Melville

[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

[Blogging] is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia.

— E.L. Doctorow

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

— Stephen King

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

— Kanye West

[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

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

— Don Marquis

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

— Gwen Stefani

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

— Enrique Jardiel Poncela

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

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

— Anaïs Nin

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

— Robert Frost

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

— Dorothy Parker

[Blogging] is a struggle against silence.

— Carlos Fuentes

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

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

— Francis Bacon

The page "On Blogging" was originally yanked out of the teeth of a rabid chicken at CogDogBlog (https://cogdogblog.com/on-blogging/) on August 10, 2015.

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