If there has ever been anyone who had something brilliant to say about almost everything, it would be Mark Twain, the artist formerly known as Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Twain is known for more notable quotes about more topics than you can shake a stick at.
And there’s no doubt in my mind that he would make an excellent blogger. Actually, he’d likely be a blogging guru.
Just take a look at these words of blogging wisdom…
“Whenever you find you’re on the side of the majority, it is time to reform.”
If one thing truly makes a blog stand out, it’s a march to a slightly different drummer. It’s not only easier than ever to have a unique voice heard, it’s imperative to have a unique voice to be heard at all. Like the man says, be remarkable!
“The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession.”
Twain would have loved social media, even at its most bitter, divisive and snarky moments. The universal need to connect with one another is the power behind social media, and tapping into it at an emotional level can take your blog from good to great.
“Great people make us feel we can become great.”
And great bloggers do the same. Empower your readers—to code better, think differently, or simply choose the right mortgage. Focus on making them the star, and you’ll become a star to them.
“The difference between the right word and almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”
Twain knew the power of the right words, and would tell you to take care with the ones you choose. Don’t post to get it done, post something that’s done well.
“When in doubt, tell the truth.”
This has always been good advice, and when it comes to blogging, it goes well beyond having a clear conscience when you’ve got the universal brotherhood just waiting to call you out. Telling the truth even when you think it will hurt you has a funny way of becoming a benefit in the long run.
“It is no use to keep private information which you can’t show off.”
No blogger needs an explanation of that one. 😉
Find your own applicable Mark Twain quotes here—they make for great blogging inspiration.