Inspiring project for bloggers.
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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.
Photo: Sharaff’s Photostream on Flickr.com