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Another Useful Source For Blog Content

Over the years blog content has evolved from boring plain page content to more picturesque and appealing to the eye of the reader. Many bloggers include awesome images that speak the words. And that brings me to today’s topic of another useful source for blog content.

Specifically, I am talking about quotes. I love them because often they express a thought that can be interpreted and applied to a blog in many ways. The interesting thing is that many of the same quotes can work well in different niches.

How To Use Quotes As A Source Of Blog Content

Let’s, for example look at a simple quote by Winston Churchill: Never, Never, Never Give Up. Whether you are blogging about losing weight, improving someones life as a life coach, helping bloggers to become better bloggers, giving up is never a choice if one wants to succeed. One can write so much about that topic.

Once you find the quote that suits your blog, you can be as creative as you want to be with the idea. You can simply expand the quote into a topic that will inspire your readers. Or you can collect a bunch of similar topic quotes that are relevant to your site and offer them to your readers as an inspiration and motivation. You can simply present them in a point form as a list, or you can dissect each quote and provide your own opinion on what the quote means.

The presentation of a quote post varies. Some people love images and I am one of them. I like to create quotes in an image format and present the idea to my readers that way. There are many image modifying tools online. Because I don’t have Photoshop and even if I had I just don’t have the time it would take learn the ins and outs of this complicated system, I strictly rely on free tools and one inexpensive tool I purchased long time ago, but without which I would be lost when it comes to “creating” my images.

With respect to images, I heavily rely on public domain images. When that fails I purchase my images. The prices to purchase images went up quite a lot. The one company which still has reasonable prices is Fotolia. There I typically pay just slightly over a dollar per image.

Examples Of Quotes As Blog Content Ideas

So let’s go back to Winston Churchill’s quote. I used this quote for two different niches. The first image (Image 1.) relates better to Blogging Spree site and the second, being a bit brighter and livelier, I thought is better suited for a site in a weight loss niche.

Image 1. Never Give Up For Blogging Spree Site

Never give up blog post example

This quote on Blogging Spree could easily be used to inspire readers to persist and focus at the task at hand. Many, internet marketers and bloggers, especially the newer ones, begin a project with a lot of enthusiasm but soon find their focus shifting to greener grasses on the other side. You and I know that there is no such thing. Giving up and losing focus only leads to failure of your business. When you expand this quote you can touch on many areas of internet marketing and give the reader an inspiration and a guidance on how to achieve success.

 

Image 2. Never Give Up For A Weight Loss Niche Site

Never Give Up Image For Blog Post

The message of this quote is aimed at people who are trying to lose weight. Most people who diet never succeed because either the diet is unreasonable or the dieter is not motivated enough. In a weight loss article you can use this quote to motivate your readers. But in addition to motivation you can talk about perseverance and you can even go a step further and provide suggestions on how to overcome cravings and so on. The field is so wide.

 

As you can see the quote and the set up of the quote is the same (I modified the quote slightly to get the effect). All I had to do is change the background image and change my “watermarks” to point to the appropriate site. The images are public domain images and if they were not I would include the artist’s info on the image as well.

Once you have the image set up on your blog, you can write as much about the quote and the image as you wish. I find that when I use a really good image, it helps me talk about the subject. Believe it or not, the image itself sometimes spurs my imagination.

The images took me less than an hour to create (total for both of them) with XHeaderPro. The beauty of the system of creating these images is that I can re-purpose them. They can be used for Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Tumbler and so much more. So essentially with one quote, especially if you create an image you can cover many bases. And, with the need to be involved in social media this is a blessing in disguise.

Before I will end this post I would like to give you a few references for quotes. But if they don’t cover your needs all you have to do is search in Google search and in the search box say something like: quotes for goal setting, quotes for weight loss, quotes for inspiration and so on.

The other place I look for inspiration is Google images (check Google search for google images – the link does not “stick”…). This does not mean to swipe the images but to get ideas. There are thousands of ideas and one can spend hours searching. It is pretty overwhelming. The best way to search for quote blog content ideas on Google images is to enter your “keyword quotes” or “keyword memes”.

In this post I am not going to give you references for the free tools to create images or my sources of free images. I have so much information on those topics, that I will need to write a separate post on the subject. I’ll let you know as soon as it is released.

Hope you enjoyed this post and see how easily quotes can be another useful source for blog content. I know your readers will appreciate it and so will your social media fans. In addition, when you include a “watermark” that points to your site in the image, sharing of the image will also spread the word about your blog. And, if your image will go viral on social media, imagine the effect… More importantly, your image creations cannot be easily altered so if anyone wants to use your image they have to use it with your blog’s name in it. How sweet is that?

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13 Responses to Another Useful Source For Blog Content

  1. Andrew December 3, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

    Hi Dita,
    Quotes are great things to add to your blog. They make your website seem more authoritative and make you seem more official, no matter what the case is. Thanks for sharing this,
    Andrew
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  2. darasi December 2, 2013 at 4:48 am #

    Hi Dita,
    You’re right about unique images can be great traffic for our blog 🙂
    Have many similar images really bore the visitors, I wish I had a good camera and skill to take pictures. And these things will spend much costs for sure. just saving until get enough payments for that…
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    • Dita Irvine December 8, 2013 at 1:36 am #

      Hi Derasi,

      many of my images are from public and free sources, although I also purchase them. After I have my images I add quotes and such on them. I shall be writing a post on free tools to do that next week so make sure to come back and have a look.

  3. Roger Weavers December 1, 2013 at 7:26 am #

    Hey Dita,

    Thanks for the info. I am always having trouble coming up with ideas for my blog posts. I just need a bit of inspiration. Hopefully I can get back to posting regularly on my blog now.

    Cheers
    Roger
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    • Dita Irvine December 6, 2013 at 8:54 am #

      Hey Roger,

      there are so many ideas around us. Sometimes we just forget. I am glad you got some inspiration from this post.

      All the best

  4. Alysha November 24, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    Hello Dita, Your all information are authentic and based on reality. I think Vision and Focus are the most important part to make proper post. I am really inspired by you. I personally try your tips and hope I will make it. Thanks for your informative share. Keep it up ..
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    • Dita Irvine December 6, 2013 at 9:03 am #

      Hi Alysha,

      Thanks for stopping by and thank you for your compliment. I try to help as much as I can. I am glad, you found the information helpful.

      Best of luck

  5. Raghav November 21, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    Hi Dita,

    I really used to think about having a different image, though which i can actually brand my blog differently, these ideas are just perfect for everything and i really appreciate your efforts to bring the best out from the unknown space..

    And the water mark idea is also great… Thanks
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    • Dita Irvine December 8, 2013 at 1:38 am #

      Hi Raghav,

      you are most welcome. I am pleased that you enjoyed reading the post and found in it something that can help you.

      Cheers

  6. Michel Snook November 13, 2013 at 4:58 pm #

    Hello Dita,

    Another useful post. I keep forgetting to add my website’s watermark to pictures I publish on my blog which is important to do and I am glad you mentioned it.

    When it comes to quotes, I do like to read quotes, I also follow and refer to inspirational accounts on Twitter. With some of those accounts all they do is post an endless supply of quotes all day long. The only problem is that it is harder to sort. I will visit their page and read their tweets, but it isn’t the same as going to a quote website.

    By the way, I have actually bookmarked 11 of those sites to get quotes to post my own tweets with at times. I used to have a website that had famous quotes at the top of the page for every page on that site. I never discovered how effective they were, just that they were there.

    Thanks for the share, take care!
    Michel
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    • Dita Irvine November 13, 2013 at 5:08 pm #

      Hi Michel,

      just received your reply to my post. It is interesting because completely independently I was vising your site and making a comment on your new post. Totally weird.

      Anyway, finding all the quotes and images can be very overwhelming and I had to develop a system to keep track of them otherwise they’d get lost. But I love quotes and especially image posts because some of them are so rich (don’t know how to explain it any other way). I often take the whole package in and as I mentioned in the article I allow the image speak to me as well. I know it sounds weird but it does happen to me. Of course this is very time consuming and when something like this happen one needs to immediately jot the notes down because as soon as you see the next image you forget the inspiration you found in the first one. Hope this makes sense.

      Anyway, good to see you here
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  7. Sandy Halliday November 13, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    Hi Dita,

    Good tips. I have just posted a couple of infographics on my blog that I found on Pinterest and wrote around those. Not quite the same as having your own image but it saved me trying to make an infographic myself.

    I have found Pinterest to be a good source of quotes too which could be used on your own images.

    When I can’t find an free image I often buy images from 123rf.com which are still very cheap for a small image.

    Looking forward to your next tip for blog content.

    Sandy
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    • Dita Irvine November 13, 2013 at 4:35 pm #

      Hi Sandy,

      I did not mean to say you need to have your own image. They are time consuming but they can be re-purposed. I typically use infographics I find online. Just don’t have the time or know-how to be that creative. I agree with you about Pinterest. You can definitely use them. And as I said as long we acknowledge the artist or the owner of the image or the site where we found the image it is a fair game.

      Thanks for the 123rf.com reference. I fave not tried images from there yet but I am definitely going to have a look at this company.
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