Update: 22 August 2007
Since writing this post I’ve changed the layout of my blog, and have removed the random quote generator Plugin. By all means, please leave your creative quotes in the comments. They’ll no longer be featured, but I’d still love you to share them.
What are your favourite creative quotes? Words that inspire you to be creative, to get up and do something. Have you coined a phrase or paragraph that you’d like to share?
I was participating in an online critique of a budding designers’ work. Frankly, it was beyond repair and the best advice was to return to the drawing board rather than keep “polishing the turd.”
The polishing term was offered in one comment, and that got be thinking.
I’m piecing together some design quotes to include in my blog footer. There’s a nice plugin I’ve installed for WordPress called the Random Quote Plugin. You enter a number of quotes via the admin and it generates a random one to display every time the page is refreshed.
There are currently just a handful of quotes that I’ve entered, but what I’d love is to create a list full of your inspiring quotes, giving you a little extra online exposure.
What I can do is make your name (such as David Reddig’s above) clickable to a web address of your choice, but as your quote(s) will appear on over 150 pages of this blog I’m a little worried it might harm my Google juice (Andy Beard wrote an interesting article about linking to external sites in every page of your site — maybe you know something about this?).
Regardless, don’t be shy, share your words of wisdom and I’ll show the best ones on over 150 pages. If you prefer you can offer up your favourite quotes from other people, too.