Quotes and images are some powerful tools for a blogger. There are many benefits of using Images on our blog posts. While words are enough to convey your idea, tools like these help in grabbing the reader’s attention. It can lift the quality of your posts and also add more depth to your writes. That said, we should remember not to get caught in plagiarism. As always, give credit to those whose words you are using; be it an author or your friend. It’s an ethical thing to do.
We decided to ask our tribe of bloggers what they think about using quotes in their blog posts.
Why, When and How to use Quotes in your Blog Posts
Vinay: I select quotes according to the topic. I use them quite often. It’s like stepping into the shoes of those who have been there already. So, it becomes a valuable addition to the post. I use quotes as my cover photo too. I am very inspired at times just reading a quote. Definitely another source for blogging inspiration.
Shalini: I agree. Sometimes quotes inspire me to write my heart out. Often vent! I put up quotes in the beginning of the post. No idea why! I choose them based on my content, be it books, travel or motivational quotes.
Lata Sunil: I use quotes – mostly quotes from books, motivational quotes. Sometimes use them as inspiration for posts.
Danny: I use quotes normally to emphasize what I’m writing. It helps me and the reader to know that someone else has said the same things I’m writing.
Geethica: I use quotes that express my content deeply. With quotes, the post looks more interesting and even a non-reader sometimes gives a glance. Many times, quotes help to break writer’s block and give an idea or a further push to the content.
Vasantha Vivek: Quotes are always close to my heart. I used to write down my favorite quotes in my diary during my teens and during my profession as a lecturer. I used to start all my lectures with a quote. I usually prefer certain authors quotes or my favorite life teaching quotes and now I always like to start my posts with them.
I have done the 3-Day Quote Challenge three times. I have also done Nurturing Thursdays every week and Quoted Stories hosted by Upasna. Quotes inspire me with ideas, make my posts unique, showcase my wider knowledge, attract more readers, improves my connectivity, reflect my life and provide quality to my posts. I prefer using Rumi quotes, Mahatria quotes, Buddha quotes and any quotes about life relative to my content. I use free quotes from Pinterest by giving due credit. I use quotes in blockquoted format and easy click to tweet format.
Radhika: I select the quotes that resonate with the subject very closely, nothing vague. I mostly put one at the start, one at the end (original), and image quotes in the middle. 3 or more. The first and the last is set, I add in the middle if there is a need. Posts can be explained better through quotes, as per my understanding. And people prefer reading images over plain text.
Kavitha: As Radhika said, I do that too but I prefer to use just one quote mostly and give credits to the site or person from where I picked it from. Quotes help me to say my content’s jist in a simple yet effective way.
Zainab: For my posts, like Shalini, I tend to use quotes in the beginning if I use any! But frankly, quotes are more on Instagram for me!
Sunita Saldana: I rarely use quotes except if it is prompt for #FridayReflections or something. But interesting reading about how you all use quotes. Must try adding them to my posts.
Shinjini: Quotes – I love collecting them. Sometimes I use them with posts too. They’re a great way to introduce a topic or make a point or create a break. Plan to use them more thought I’m sometimes too lazy to hunt for the “perfect” quote 😉
Dipika: Quotes – I use a lot actually. Google most of the time. Create few depending on the topic. I insert quotes at the beginning or in the body of a post.
Amrita Misra: I get my favorite quotes from Good reads.
Ana Mi: I use quotes in my posts. Quotations are an easy way to say something to the point. I use Google to search. In my college days, I used to note down quotes in a diary. I have 2-3 diaries full of quotations.
Natasha Sinha: Like that old world charm to having diaries of quotations. I had few such too. Yes, I do use quotations off and on and usually get them off the net. What resonates with me and my story theme works for me usually.
Holly: I do occasionally use quotations, but I go down the rabbit hole trying to vet them and properly credit them (SO much WRONG information and lies on the Internet to wade through).
Prompt: He was excited to find 150 new emails in his inbox
(This prompt is from an app called Writing Exercises – this is a random first line)
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