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50 Timeless Blogging Tips

Words of wisdom from the world’s greatest thinkers are timeless providing advice which is as relevant now as when first spoken. All of these quotes could easily be applied to blogging:

Advice for Bloggers

Albert Enstein quotes

  1. They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel. Carl W. Buechner
  2. When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion. Dale Carnegie
  3. Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel. It is to bring another out of his bad sense into your good sense. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. The ability to speak eloquently is not to be confused with having something to say. Michael P. Hart
  5. My opponent can compress the most words into the fewest ideas of anyone I’ve ever known. Abraham Lincoln
  6. Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. Rudyard Kipling
  7. You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. Albert Einstein
  8. I don’t let my mouth say nothin’ my head can’t stand. Louis Armstrong

Research Tips

  1. First learn the meaning of what you say, and then speak. Epictetus
  2. Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it. Buddha

Writing Tips

Mark Twain quotes

  1. What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure. Samuel Johnson
  2. Put it before them briefly so they will read it, clearly so they will appreciate it, picturesquely so they will remember it and, above all, accurately so they will be guided by its light. Joseph Pulitzer
  3. Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators. Albert Camus
  5. I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like child stringing beads in kindergarten, – happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another. Brenda Ueland
  6. When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing. Enrique Jardiel Poncela

Communication Tips

  1. Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating. Joel Barish
  2. The art of communication is the language of leadership. James Humes
  3. Reading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man. Benjamin Franklin
  4. Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret. Ambrose Bierce
  5. You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist. Indira Gandhi.
  6. To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others. Anthony Robbins
  7. We shall never be able to remove suspicion and fear as potential causes of war until communication is permitted to flow, free and open, across international boundaries. Harry S. Truman
  8. Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacyand mutual valuing. Rollo May

Advice on Commentating

Oscar Wilde quotes

  1. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
    Mother Teresa
  2. To listen closely and reply well is the highest perfection we are able to achieve in the art of conversation. François de la Rochefoucauld
  3. What is the shortest word in the English language that contains the letters: abcdef? Answer: feedback. Don’t forget that feedback is one of the essential elements of good communication Unknown
  4. You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions. Naguib Mahfouz
  5. The greastest compliment that was ever paid me was when one asked me what I thought, and attended to my answer. Henry David Thoreau
  6. The great enemy of clear language is insincerity George Orwell.
  7. You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you. Dale Carnegie
  8. One kind word can warm three winter months. Japanese Proverb

Advice on linking

  1. Nothing gives an author so much pleasure as to find his works respectfully quoted by other learned authors.
    Benjamin Franklin

Community Building

Plato quotes

  1. A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living. Rudolf Steiner
  2. Community cannot for long feed on itself; it can only flourish with the coming of others from beyond, their unknown and undiscovered brothers. Howard Thurman
  3. it’s almost impossible for people to change alone. We need to join with others who will push us in our thinking and challenge us to do things we didn’t believe ourselves capable of. Frances Moore Lappe
  4. The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.” Marshall McLuhan
  5. We were born to unite with our fellow men, and to join in community with the human race. Cicero
  6. The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt. Frederick Buechner
  7. Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing. Rollo May

Bad blogging Advice

  1. Words are a wonderful form of communication, but they will never replace kisses and punches Ashleigh Brilliant
  2. Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true. Charles Dickens
  3. Life is far too important a thing ever to talk about. Oscar Wilde.

To Spammers and Plagiarists

  1. So far the only successful substitute for brains is silence. Unknown Author
  2. Blessed is the man, who having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact. George Eliot
  3. Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. Plato
  4. Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good. Samuel Johnson
  5. Saying nothing…sometimes says the most. Emily Dickinson
  6. Noise proves nothing, Often a hen who has laid an egg cackles as if she had laid an asteroid. Mark Twain

Samuel Johnson quotes

Inspiration for this post came from Mary Anne of Maryannaville who tagged me as part of a meme started by Lauren of You Can Be A Part of My Life which asks us to choose a quote that speaks from our hearts.

As am passing this on to new bloggers I chose a quote that encourages us to keep trying.

  1. What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence. Dr. Samuel Johnson

The meme:

“Post a quote that speaks from and to your heart and dedicate it to at least three other bloggers.”

I am passing this on to:

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  1. Posted February 27, 2008 at | Permalink

    Excellent – you a clapping smiley Sue.
    I like #27

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    • Sueblimely
      Posted February 27, 2008 at | Permalink

      Thanks Trish – a smiley back at you :-)
      Not sure where my comment smileys went. I am sure I did not uninstall them.
      I think my favorites are in the spammers/plagiarist section.

  2. Posted February 27, 2008 at | Permalink

    Wow! An awesome and inspiring list Sue. That must have taken some effort to bring together. Thanks. :smile:

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  3. Posted February 27, 2008 at | Permalink

    If you want more comments, maybe you should write less clearly and more obscurely then…

  4. Posted February 27, 2008 at | Permalink

    “Anything worth doing is worth doing well”

    Boy oh boy, you certainly went all out in order to do this meme, Girly. You brought a great amount of class to it.
    Congratulations on a job very well done! I’m greatly impressed.

  5. Posted February 27, 2008 at | Permalink

    Since I discovered blogging, I’ve often thought about the “original” bloggers. Mark Twain tops on my list. Really enjoyed your post.

  6. Posted February 27, 2008 at | Permalink

    Hi Sue,

    Such a wonderful effort and compilation of quotes, and you even arranged them into categories. It’s astonishing how apt they are to this day.

    Thanks, it made me sit up and read through all of it. :-) –Durano, done!

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    • Posted February 28, 2008 at | Permalink

      Some truths are timeless – it is a shame that we still do not learn by many of them.

      We too often resort to this:
      Words are a wonderful form of communication, but they will never replace kisses and punches

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  7. Posted February 28, 2008 at | Permalink

    What an excellent entry, Sue. A great addition to You Are a Part of My Life meme. :)

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  8. Posted February 29, 2008 at | Permalink

    LoL the compilation to relate it to the world of blogging is a great effort. Well done!

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  9. Posted February 29, 2008 at | Permalink

    Very informative post! It opened my mind to the true meaning of blogging. Great stuff!

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  10. Posted February 29, 2008 at | Permalink

    I love a quote, what a great selection you have chosen. Thanks for your help as well!

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  11. Posted February 29, 2008 at | Permalink

    Sue – that was brilliant!

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  12. Posted March 1, 2008 at | Permalink

    Thanks for all the wonderful comments – I love a good quote as they say so much so succinctly. This was one of those rare occasions where I could quote others without providing backlinks too 😀

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  13. Posted March 2, 2008 at | Permalink

    Hello, very interesting your blog!

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  14. Posted March 3, 2008 at | Permalink

    LOL they’re great and oh so very true! 😉

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  15. Posted March 3, 2008 at | Permalink

    You must undergone a comprehensive for this. Well compiled.

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  16. Posted March 4, 2008 at | Permalink

    And one for prosperity and long term success.

    May a moose ne’er leave yer meal poke wi a tear in its een.

    My a reader never leave your blog with a sad face I suppose would be the blogging equivalent.

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  17. Sueblimely
    Posted March 4, 2008 at | Permalink

    I am so glad you translated for us Colin but I still had to look up “een” because I wondered what part of the mouse was torn.

  18. Posted March 4, 2008 at | Permalink

    Timeless indeed these tips, well organized. I love this post. Awesome!

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  19. Posted March 4, 2008 at | Permalink

    “You can make more friends in two months by becoming really interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” Dale Carnegie

    this is my favorite. so true. thanks for sharing. every blogger should know these. =)

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  20. Posted March 4, 2008 at | Permalink

    Hi Sue,
    Now that is a superb list :smile:

    ‘If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent’ – Isaac Newton

    I have a simple tag for you too, participation is entirely your choice 😀

    Take care my dear friend,
    Have a great day,
    Colin from Life

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  21. Posted March 5, 2008 at | Permalink

    A great collection of advice wisely said Sue – thanks for sharing!

    As a network evangelist, of course I very much like the Community Building section: ‘We were born to unite….’ and blogging has made it even more easy to do so. That’s why my motto is: ‘Make Blogs, not Wars!’

    Btw: Thanks for SU my Global Seed Vault post!

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  22. Posted March 5, 2008 at | Permalink

    What a fantastic list of quotes…truly the best of the best. Can be applied to blogging and most of life as well :-) :smile:

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  23. Posted March 20, 2008 at | Permalink

    What a beautiful set of quotes, and so well-chosen!

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  24. Posted May 20, 2008 at | Permalink

    I liked the first one – it reminds me of how I am with reading books. I’ll go through periods where I will just fly through books on the strangest topics, and while I won’t remember much of the details I still feel like they have a strong effect on me

  25. Posted June 23, 2008 at | Permalink

    Very interesting application of famous quotes to blogging. Well done !

  26. Posted July 9, 2008 at | Permalink

    Love this. One thing I would include is Faulkner’s “kill your darlings.” In other words, cut out the stuff you like the most if it’s in your writing unnecessarily.

    Great post.



  27. Posted July 17, 2008 at | Permalink

    Like your approach to blog:)…great job

  28. Posted August 16, 2008 at | Permalink

    This is a real masterpiece if you ask me. I’m sure a lot of research has been put into it.

    I hope I’m allowed to reproduce it on my blog for the benefit of my readers.


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  29. Posted August 21, 2008 at | Permalink

    Love all the quotes and vintage pictures. Really nice blog!

  30. Posted August 23, 2008 at | Permalink

    Very nice quotes! I will some if I may:

    A wise man learns by the mistakes of others,
    a fool by his own.
    Latin Proverb

    Silence does not always mark wisdom.
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

    No man was ever wise by chance.

    Not to know at large of things remote
    From use, obscure and subtle, but to know
    That which before us lies in daily life,
    Is the prime wisdom.
    John Milton

    The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom,
    in the heart.
    William Hazlitt

  31. Posted August 24, 2008 at | Permalink

    This is really inspirational! I have bookmarked this page and will return to it again and again whenever i will feel down to think/streamline/write on my blogs. Need to read again and again as words never die.

  32. Posted September 16, 2008 at | Permalink

    Those are some very powerful tips, from some extremely credible sources.

    Thanks for sharing and posting them.

    No matter how much technology changes, the human dynamic seems to change very little. That’s why those quotes and tips are practically timeless.

  33. Posted October 31, 2008 at | Permalink

    I love what you write about all the blogging tips that you mention, especially when you quote the words from a well known people like einstein, this is a smart writing article, thanks..

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  34. Posted December 4, 2008 at | Permalink

    very good articles…love it very much

  35. Posted December 15, 2008 at | Permalink

    I have just recently started my blog and this is fantastic advice! Thank you!

  36. Posted December 30, 2008 at | Permalink

    Thanks for the tips…Im new to blogging and I found this very helpful :mrgreen:

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  37. Posted January 3, 2009 at | Permalink

    Community Building

    waw, it’s hard to do, but if you post good article and niche post, you can build community.

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  38. Posted May 9, 2009 at | Permalink

    Trying to be a good blogger. Thank you for the tips. It will help me increase my knowledge.

  39. Posted May 9, 2009 at | Permalink

    Out off all the quotes… I thought the quote by Albert Einstein was just hilarious “You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother. Albert Einstein” hehe, so that’s my favorite, for sure!

    Till then,


  40. Posted May 11, 2009 at | Permalink

    I think another tip for bloggers is enabling avatars like a Gravatar or something similar. [hint, hint] ~ Colleen 😉

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  41. Posted May 19, 2009 at | Permalink

    Great post…thanks

  42. Posted June 17, 2009 at | Permalink

    Good tips for blogging and good collection of quote. Thanks.

  43. Posted June 30, 2009 at | Permalink

    I wonder… what would have been if Einstein blogged??? I would never be able to read it though… physics just blows my mind. Of course, if Einstein stays true to his “grandma” principle, then I would easily understand it .. but then again I have no idea what kind of mind his grandma had.


  44. Posted August 7, 2009 at | Permalink

    Love the quotes and pictures. This article title surely stands out from the rest
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  45. Posted October 5, 2009 at | Permalink

    Awesome, I love the quotes all in one place.

  46. Posted October 17, 2009 at | Permalink

    That’s a timeless blogging tips..
    Classic, but still important….

  47. Posted November 4, 2009 at | Permalink

    Great artical…and well wrighten…words of wisdom from great thinker’s…you are inspiring…Thanks..

  48. Posted November 16, 2009 at | Permalink

    I like the advice on commenting that our feedback should really be so important as we cant expected!

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    Posted December 16, 2009 at | Permalink

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  50. Posted January 24, 2011 at | Permalink

    Dale Carnegie hit the nail right on the head with his quote about people being creatures of emotion and not creatures of logic. I’ll have to continually remind myself of that, every day, because it’s, well… illogical! (but true)

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