Using Famous Quotations to Punch Up Your Blog




“Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll buy a funny hat. Talk to a hungry man about fish, and you’re a consultant.”
Scott Adams


Let’s face it, sometimes the well is dry and you don’t know what to write. At times like that, borrowing a famous quotations can help get the ball rolling. If used to reinforce your blog’s topic, the quote could even make good reading. (Don’t go off-topic unless there’s a good reason. Unless you have a reputation for covering a variety of subjects, your readers are there for your expertise on one topic.)

If you can combine the quote with a photo, so much the better. As you can see in this post, the photo makes it hard to miss the quote. Don’t know where to find photography? See our review of Stock.Xchng free photos for a great source of quality free images. Or, use your camera phone or digital camera to create images uniquely suited to your blog’s topic.

Here are some tips for using quotations:

  • Use quotation marks around the quote.
  • Make sure to attribute the quote to the appropriate author.
  • Don’t change the quote, even if there’s an obvious error.

Here are some good sources for quotations:


“In the business world, the rearview mirror
is always clearer than the windshield.”

Warren Buffett


Fish photo by Pam Roth

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