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The Quote Effect: A Blogger’s Online Collection

by Davina on December 24, 2008


Inspiring project for bloggers.


If you’re here from Loving Pulse that’s awesome! If you’re new, I’m happy to see you here. You’ve joined the party for the first post on Shades Of Crimson.

I’m about to share an idea for a community blogging project. Here goes…

Bloggers use a lot of quotes right? Quotes are inspiring and generate good response. They illustrate a point, draw the reader’s attention to the theme of the post and they have a strong impact. They also generate ideas for other writing.

I’m proposing that we bloggers come together to write some of our own quotes. I will compile them into a free online resource that can be downloaded and shared with as many folk as are interested.

This would be good keepsake to remind you of bloggers who have come and gone. And it would be a fabulous writing resource too.

I’d like your feedback on what I’ve come up with so far and we can tweak along the way.

1. This book would be divided into categories such as: inspirational, humour, philosophical, health, religious/spiritual, business, etc.

2. Entries would include your name, the name of your blog and a short intro about it’s niche.

3. You can submit up to 3 entries, noting which category each is for.

4. Each entry would outline what the inspiration was: What you were doing, who you were with, etc. It can also be a dedication to someone in your life.

5. There would be a short paragraph explaining what creative process (if any) you used to come up with the quote.

6. Should we include photos? If we do, they must be used with permission.

7. Use of these quotes around the blogosphere would result in a link back to the author and their blog, and make note of The Quote Effect.

8. The book must be promoted on your blog; we’ll decide for how long.

9. All quotes of course, must be original. They can be something you’ve already written or you can write something new.

10. I’m proposing a deadline of January 31st for submissions. I’d like to have the book ready for Valentine’s Day, if possible.

Let creativity drop in.

So, over this holiday season pay attention to what inspires you. Or what doesn’t for that matter. Cheekiness and sarcasm is welcome. Marinate with this idea. Notice when you are feeling inspired and revved up – or not. Let the momentum of the holidays and thoughts for the new year move you to write.

By the way, if your muse is on holidays you can still get in the groove. Until January 31st I’m offering FREE 20-minute meditations on phone or Skype. Sorry, downloads not available yet, but will come in the new year.

Increased recognition and traffic to your blog.

Imagine your quotes being used around the blogosphere and having your links flying around. If this project generates enough interest, I will organize another one for 2010. We’ll see.

So, that is the project. What do you think? Do you have anything to add or other suggestions? Leave your comments and questions and let’s see what we can come up with as a group. Or contact me choosing The Quote Effect as the Subject.

Once the details are organized, I will send out an email to confirm.

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sharaff December 25, 2008 at 1:18 am

oh thats how i get so many hits from this blog :))

sharaff’s last blog post..The only way to keep your heart beating as a photographer is to shoot what you love.

Cath Lawson December 25, 2008 at 4:50 am

Happy Christmas Davina – Congratulations on the blog move and thank you for the link. It’s nice to know I’ve been a help.

This quotes book is a fabulous idea. I tried to do a quote thing earlier in the year as I was finding so many great quotes on the Internet. But as soon as I began actively looking for them – I just couldn’t find them.

Your way is much better and you can definitely count me in.

Betsy Wuebker December 25, 2008 at 8:05 am

Merry Christmas, Davina! Look at what you’ve done with the place! :D What a fabulous premise and a great kick-off idea!

We would be delighted to participate in the project, and have subscribed.

Betsy Wuebker’s last blog post..BEHOLD!

Davina December 25, 2008 at 10:08 am

Hi Sharaff.
What can I say, a picture is worth a thousand words — thanks for the comment. This is a new blog, so I’m assuming you’re referring to an image used on Loving Pulse?

Hello Cath.
Thanks, and happy Christmas back to you. Ours is snowed in and some people have no power. My guest might make it for dinner. The snow is up past his knees and last time we spoke their street had not been plowed. My lovely landlord and I will share some turkey together anyway.

You have been a HUGE help Cath. Great you are in on the project. I must have missed your quote book efforts. Was that prior to June? — I started blogging the end of that month.

Hi Betsy.
Merry Christmas to you too. Yes those little Christmas elves have been busy here :-) Glad you are participating in the project and have subscribed – thanks. That’s two more to the party.

Vered - MomGrind December 25, 2008 at 7:15 pm

Hey Davina,

Congrats on the new blog. While I don’t have time to join the blogging project, I just wanted to wish you GOOD LUCK and let you know that I have just subscribed to Shades Of Crimson.

Happy New Year!


Davina December 26, 2008 at 11:02 am

Hi Vered.
Thanks :-) Happy New Year to you too!

Julie December 26, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Hi, Davina,
What a fantastic start for the new year: a new venture and a new blog!
Your quotes book is wonderful suggestion, and I’d love to join.
All the best of luck to you with Crimson Compass, Davina!
~ Julie

Julie’s last blog post..Beautiful Words to Live By

Jannie December 26, 2008 at 2:38 pm

THIS SITE LOOKS GREAT, Davina!!! Just popping in to say that. Sure, count me in for the quote project, which is a really cool idea.

Again, love Shades of Crimson.

Jannie’s last blog post..Holly-Jolly 2008

Natural December 26, 2008 at 4:36 pm

hey Davina,

congrats on the new blog. i was looking around like this isn’t her blog, then i noticed the name and i’m like what the…

anywho, i love quotes, sounds like a great idea. if i come up with something i’ll let you know. now i’m at a loss for words. :)

Natural’s last blog post..Should You Care What Other People Think?

Cricket/A Day to Share with Tammy December 26, 2008 at 10:01 pm

Hey Davina!

I finally made it over. I think you came to me via Robin (the crazy one with Frosty the Snowman) and now I am coming to you via your comment. I have changed my website URL (just wanted you to know I had moved since you left the one comment)

Now that all this is said I want to say Hello. What a great idea. I have been noticing all the great “lines” everyone is posting and I know I am seeing many great quotes within written words from some great bloggers. I hope this project takes off for you. I will search my memory bank and try to send some your way.

Happy New Year. I am looking forward to reading your blog in 2009.

Cricket/A Day to Share with Tammy’s last blog post..The world is yours to borrow…

patricia December 26, 2008 at 10:40 pm

Love the new look and the blogging idea/quotes project and thank you very much for the list on Loving Pulse…
I need to get the house empty of company and the snow to levels that are not so scary to travel in…so I have put the quote idea on the list and will check it two or three times in January. (No plow on our street yet)

Which ad icon do you want to post? – let me know

Blogger Dad is my IT person for the next little while as I am still a technical klutz! and he is so capable and full of good ideas .

So here we go into the blogging of our world in 2009, I hope with lighter step and kind hearts, we forward ascend!
Thank you friend what a great idea – hip hip hurrah!

patricia’s last blog post..Say Who Turned On the Light?

Davina December 26, 2008 at 11:01 pm

Hi Julie.
Welcome to The Quote Effect. I love your enthusiasm. Thanks.

Hi Jannie.
Thanks :-) Glad to have you aboard The Quote Effect too.

Hi Natural.
I’m sure you’ll find the words. You always do right? I love reading your blog.

Hi Tammy.
I remember your rendition of Frosty The Snowman. I was in stitches. :-) Welcome to my new blog. I agree, there is a lot of good quote material out there. Bring it in!

Hi Patricia.
You are welcome. It sounds like you’ve had a full Christmas with all that company. I will send you the ad icon on Monday — thanks so much for the support!

No pressure re the quote project. It will unfold for the month of January.

Miguel de Luis December 28, 2008 at 10:48 am

Best of luck with your new blog, I’m a subscriber of loving pulse, though I have not commented so much, I’m afraid.

I’d love to sign up for the project :)

Miguel de Luis’s last blog post..I am disabled

Robin December 28, 2008 at 3:32 pm

Congratulations on getting your new blog going, Davina!

I’d love to participate in your quotes project, it’s a great idea – maybe I’ll actually have a thought soon – my brain has turned to mush at the moment. Hope the snow is behaving – love from Rob

Robin’s last blog post..Bloggers’ Recording Project Has Arrived!

Dot December 29, 2008 at 12:37 pm

Congratulations! I’ve just subscribed, too.

I like your quotes project, but I’m not sure I’m a good source of quotes. While I get my ideas across, I don’t think I do so in memorable sound bites. :-)

Dot’s last blog post..How to Get Published, Part 3

Liara Covert December 30, 2008 at 7:51 am

Your new blog is a big step and it is clear you are choosing to take the world by storm. Your creativity is inspiring. May the New Year continue to shower you in opportunities to grow, develop and empower others.

Liara Covert’s last blog post..8 ways to reclaim your own power

Kathy @ Virtual Impax December 30, 2008 at 9:20 am

Congratulations on the new blog! The new (blog) place looks GREAT!!! (Oh, and I’m HONORED to be included in your Loving Pulse list of inspirational people. THANK YOU for the link!)

I sympathize with Cath Lawson right now. There are TONS of “quotes” I use on a regular basis but now that I’ve got to think of them -I’ve frozen up! Thanks for the January 31 deadline. Now that I know this project is “on” maybe I can catch myself using my own quotes and submit them.

Kathy @ Virtual Impax’s last blog post..Another “stupid” business idea that was anything but stupid

Davina December 30, 2008 at 10:26 am

Hi Miguel de Luis.
Thanks for your comment. I’m happy you have signed up :-)

Hi Robin.
Thanks. I’ll add you to the list. The snow is NOT behaving. More to come — shucks.

Hi Dot.
I dunno about that. You have a wonderful way with words!

Hi Liara.
Thank you for your blessings and your encouragement.

Hi Kathy.
Thanks. I take that as a huge compliment about the blog. I fixed the permalinks just like you say to in your course – ha, ha. I hope to see a couple of quotes from you in this book, so get unfrozen will ya? ;-)

Stacey / Create a Balance December 30, 2008 at 8:13 pm

There’s a lot of exciting things going on here! I love the concept of the quote effect and will start thinking about my quote(s).

Happy New Year! ~ Stacey

Stacey / Create a Balance’s last blog post..Celebrate Your Life Friday! 12.26.2008

Lance December 30, 2008 at 8:49 pm

I love the new site you have here, Davina – it looks awesome – the Thesis theme is a great one!

I will definitely try to participate in this one – I LOVE quotes!! This is a fabulous idea!

Lance’s last blog post..This Challenged Me – Part 2

Davina December 30, 2008 at 9:18 pm

Hi Stacey.
Happy New Year to you too! Yayyy another one for the Quote Effect — I’ll add you to the list.

Hi Lance.
Nice to hear that you like the new home — Thesis has become pretty popular now hasn’t it? I want to have some things customized in the new year to give it a slightly different look, but for now I’m happy with it.

I thought you might be interested in the Quote Effect, especially with your Sunday Thought For The Day series.

Jennifer December 30, 2008 at 11:18 pm

I love the site! I’ll be back to read more about this post later. I just had to say for now that I love the place!! I’ve been looking forward to it and now it’s here.

Jennifer’s last blog post..6 Ways to Compliment Someone

Barbara Swafford - Blogging Without A Blog December 31, 2008 at 1:37 am

Hi Davina – What a fabulous idea. I’ll get to thinking and if I come up with something, I’ll certainly let you know.

Your new site looks amazing. You’ve done a marvelous job.

Thank you for the kind words on your Loving Pulse blog. I’m so happy to hear I was able to help.

Have a very Happy 2009 Davina.

Barbara Swafford – Blogging Without A Blog’s last blog post..It’s A Time For Celebration

Davina December 31, 2008 at 11:28 am

Hi Jennifer.

Hi Barbara.
Thank you, and you’re welcome. There have been a few quotes submitted so far and I can’t wait to see what else comes in.

Simon January 1, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Hi Davina – Congratulations on your new blog! This quotes project is an excellent idea. I’ll have a look back over my blog and see if I’ve written anything worth reading!

(I love your snow pictures too.)

Here’s wishing you all the very best for 2009!

Simon’s last blog post..Being Ourselves

Davina January 1, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Hi Simon.
Thanks. I bet there is lots worth quoting over on The Secret of Life. I’ll have to come over and have a look — maybe I’ll find the “secret” while I’m looking. Happy New Year to you.

Urban Panther January 2, 2009 at 8:58 am

Great new site! I will see what I can do about some quotes before the end of the month. You’ve challenged me! *smile*

Davina January 2, 2009 at 11:31 am

Hi Panther.
Thanks. I bet you’ve got something good under your sleeve :-)

Sara B. Healy January 7, 2009 at 12:41 pm


I’m out “meeting and greeting” today and this is the first time I’ve had a chance to visit your new site. I love it!! I would also like to remind your readers that you are an excellent writing coach, as well as an editor! As I’m updating my site, you’ve presented a perfect opportunity to review my own posts for quotes. Great idea!!!


Sara B. Healy’s last blog post..Happy New Year: clean your life closet!

Davina January 7, 2009 at 1:22 pm

Hi Sara.
Thanks! I’ll send you the submission form today.

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