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Here’s the thing about blogging – there’s a shit-ton of advice out there. If you followed every bit of it… well, you wouldn’t get anything done.

My stance is that you should do it all however you want. Don’t follow steps that feel icky. Do what’s fun for you.

So to that end, I’ve rounded up 15 quotes to inspire you to do just that. To blog the way you wanna blog. Paint the way you wanna paint. Write the way you wanna write. The message is the same.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most importantly, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” 

Steve Jobs


“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.”

— Thomas Jefferson


“The chief enemy of creativity is “good” sense.”

Pablo Picasso


“The desire to reach for the stars is ambitious. The desire to reach hearts is wise.” 

Maya Angelou


I challenge you to make your life a masterpiece. I challenge you to join the ranks of those people who live what they teach, who walk their talk.”

— Tony Robbins


“I don’t believe in luck. Luck = Leaving things to chance and outside world. I believe in being harbingers of our fate, taking action and creating our own path and destiny in life. Your life is yours to create – Don’t let others do it for you.”

Celestine Chua


“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

— Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”

— Oscar Wilde


History shows us that the people who end up changing the world – the great political, social, scientific, technological, artistic, even sports revolutionaries – are always nuts, until they are right, and then they are geniuses.”

John Eliot


The world doesn’t hate you as much as much as you think it does.

Koji Suzuki


“At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.” 

Christopher Reeve


“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”

Bernard M. Baruch


“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery–isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.”

— Charles Bukowski


“Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie?”

Marilyn Monroe


If people don’t like what you’re creating, just smile at them sweetly and tell them to go make their own fucking art”

— Elizabeth Gilbert


So GO. Get blogging. But do it how the f* you like.