Words matter. These are the best Blog Quotes from famous people such as Seanan McGuire, Simon Sinek, Amitabh Bachchan, Brad Feld, Ree Drummond, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
When I was first writing ‘Feed’ – which was the first book I published as Mira – I talked about it very openly on my blog, on Twitter, that I was writing this book, and it wasn’t until after it was sold that I said ‘Mira Grant’ wrote this book. And the reason there was really purely marketing-based.
In this age of omniconnectedness, words like ‘network,’ ‘community’ and even ‘friends’ no longer mean what they used to. Networks don’t exist on LinkedIn. A community is not something that happens on a blog or on Twitter. And a friend is more than someone whose online status you check.
When I wrote my first blog, I got one response. Now, I sometimes get as many as 400 responses for my posts.
My initial desire to blog came from something that’s always been my approach to investing – I’m a nerd, and I love to play with the technology, and part of my approach has really been to understand things both at a user level and at a reasonably deep tentacle level.
In many ways, our marriage is anything but traditional. When I started my blog in 2006, Ladd was the only one that really understood what I was doing, probably before I even understood what I was doing. He wasn’t tech-savvy, but he just got it and was totally on board with it.
I’ve made sure to always update my web properties constantly – Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, my Hypebeast blog… making sure I divided content across all of them to keep each outlet fresh to keep people coming back.
As a general rule, when you comment on a blog, make it knowledgeable or witty and, most of all, relevant to that post – then, simply sign it with your name and your book title. Resist the urge to brag or sell your book.
Anonymous blog comments, vapid video pranks and lightweight mash-ups may seem trivial and harmless, but as a whole, this widespread practice of fragmentary, impersonal communication has demeaned personal interaction.
I bought a Cartier nail bracelet to celebrate the fifth anniversary of my blog. It’s an investment piece, but it’s simple enough to wear every day, and it’s something that will last forever.
If producing a regular column is living out loud, then keeping a daily blog is living at the top of your lungs. For a couple of months there, I was shrieking like a banshee.
Here is what I am not going to do: I am not going to go to a restaurant, take pictures of my food, download them, and call that a blog. That is beyond the pale. The Internet is such a bazaar of self-indulgences that I don’t know why that particular one should bug me so much. But it really does.
Literally, I don’t have a television. So I don’t really know what’s happening pop-culturally. I read the ‘New York Times.’ And there’s one worldwide cabin blog that I look at.
I have a slightly crap blog where I opine on anything that occurs to me and run the occasional silly competition.
With my upbringing and where I grew up, people slagged people. If you slagged them, they’d slag you back… I know it pales in comparison to genuine issues that people have got, but I’ve had people slagging my stuff off on my blog and my website for years.
If there was a blog with five listeners or viewers, I had to be on it. Now I have to be on fewer media, but more substantive media.
While I’ve never asked my publisher to pull one of my books off the shelves, I have deleted tweets or blog posts that have drawn criticism.
I only started uploading on YouTube because I was having trouble one day uploading a video on my blog.
Forget about someone’s resume or how they present themselves at a party. Can they blog or not? The blog doesn’t lie.
Watch ‘Dog with a Blog’ to get a good laugh, to see me, of course, and to see an awesome, awesome talking dog who is the cleverest, most awesome dude in the world. He’s really, really adorable and cute, and it’s really cool seeing what kind of tricks he has up his sleeve.
I had one girl send me an e-mail saying she wants to go out with me, but it’s like a two-pronged deal because she wants to blog the date. And I’m like, No! I don’t want to be on a reality show.
Being behind the lens gives me a completely different perspective, and because of my blog, I get to do projects and attend shows lending me another angle.
If somebody crafts an interesting tweet that’ll lead me to their blog, I’m going to their blog.
I love jotting down ideas for my blog, so I doodle or take notes on all kinds of stuff that inspires me: the people I meet, boutiques I visit, a florist that just gave me a great idea for an interior-design project, things like that.
I think all technology should be plug and play. I would say it’s easier to set up a blog than it is to change channels on your telly.
Flickr was designed partly to market itself. There are a lot features, in place early on, that let people take their photo, upload it to Flickr and post them elsewhere, on their own Web site or their blog, which meant a lot of incoming links.
It’s not easy for an entrepreneur to find the time to blog. But for those who do it, it is a great tool to communicate with the various stakeholders in their business and build a reputation for thought leadership.
I will not let my sales figures dictate what I say on the blog, because the blog is what I want to say.
Too many companies think they want to do a video blog to sell merchandise, but if you turn your site into QVC, you lose. I have an audience that trusts me. It’s about building a global brand – not selling four more bottles of Pinot Grigio.
A daily blog would just about finish me off completely.
We need to accept that the commandments of God aren’t just a long list of good ideas. They aren’t ‘life hacks’ from an Internet blog or motivational quotes from a Pinterest board.
As a congressman, why should I be forced to peruse cable stations and blog sites for information on the discussions and then be asked to vote for the deal when I have no input and no time to know even what’s in it?
I must be the last person online to have been struck with this realization, but it’s amazing how the Internet has empowered hundreds of ordinary people, turning them into little Diane Sawyers and Anderson Coopers as they snap and blog away.
When I started my blog, I wanted it to be like my house – my own little place that anyone could come to.
My job, originally, was to write blog posts for their ‘HubSpot’ blog. They have a business model built on content. Then I was writing e-books for them, and after I came back from L.A., they had this new plan to launch a podcast.
No matter how much we tweet, blog and post, nothing in business is as powerful as actual face time with prospective business partners and customers.
If you put up a blog, people can cut out the middle man and get material to you. Which is really helpful because a lot of time there’s really cool stuff out there that we just don’t see. Because, y’know, the agent is acting in our best interest, but it does sometimes prevent some of the good stuff from getting through.
A guy wrote a blog, way back when the Internet first started; the comments were so negative that it actually stopped me doing music for some time – about two, three years. It was after this one hip-hop project – Redfoo and Dr’Kroon. I wasn’t used to it. I didn’t like it. It lowered my self-esteem.
I definitely feel like my blog is going edgy to broad and boring.
That’s the worst way you can hear about comedy material: from a third person’s blog story that they wrote when they were upset.
I’m always amazed by people who blog all the time and tweet all the time, and still get things done. I don’t know how they do it.
I wanted to learn how to blog, so I was playing around with WordPress and Typepad and Blogger, starting all these different blogs just to learn how these things work. I had a fake Sergey Brin blog, an anonymous, fake Ph.D kind of blog. I did it for, like, I don’t know, six weeks, and the Steve Jobs one just caught on.
We all need to focus on our writing. Because the millions of readers out there don’t care about your blog.
This may sound a little bit idealistic, but when I go to my blog, my Facebook page, my Twitter account, I talk to different people from all over the world, and you see how it’s easy to establish a dialogue.
As my blog editor knows all too well, I wasn’t all that keen to enter the blogosphere world.
By having a blog, you can make yourself very accessible to your target audience. You can leave comments open on your blog so you can learn exactly what your audience likes about what you’re doing with your business and about what they think you should change.
I’m hugely affected by what people think. It could be a million people saying, ‘Great.’ And then one person writes, ‘What the hell is this kid doing?’ and starts slagging me off, for some reason, and then I have to join in the blog and sign in under a different name and go,’Why don’t you like him?’
I never really thought I would make a blog myself.
Speaking of Twitter, I don’t even know if I composed a blog entry in 2009, as I was too busy parceling my every thought into cute 140-character sound bites. I used to only worry about being pithy for a living; now some of my best lines are wasted on a free app!