March Quote Snack News

Six Weeks of Daily Posting! Woohoo!

just me, with Gardner's Art through the Ages

To Quote, or Not to Quote

Last month I wrote about going to daily posting, and building up a stock of posts that are ready to go ahead of time. The idea was to build up some breathing room for more creative work down the line, while widening what I offer here and putting my personal time into reorganizing my home workspace. Because of my commitment to research and source each and every quote I put up here, even “just” posting excerpts of other people’s work takes a considerable anount of time. On the other hand, where there is learning, there are always unplanned benefits – and you can quote me on that.

For instance, did you know that Jonas Salk refused to copyright his polio vaccine? I learned about that when researching his quote, “It’s neccesary to have a purpose in life,” for the anniversary of the vaccine’s first en mass use. In this age of terrible economic news, reading about his altruism put a spring in my step as I work on putting my own creativity to use. I hope that some of you who read about him here on QuoteSnack came away with the same effect – it’s contagious, in a good way.

As for the expected benefits, after posting every day for just over six weeks, I can report that variety and inventory does good things for one’s search engine traffic. More than that, I’m enjoying seeing searches for bits and pieces of a favorite quote which I happen to have posted.

After, oh, say, another 1,000 posts I should have a good start on this QuoteSnack thing. 1,000 posts? Sure! That’s about 5 posts per tag, for 200 tags, just to start with. Yes, I’m a little obsessed.

Honoring Events

After reader requests, I’ve started making notes about significant days in history that could be honored by a quote. Recent reader favorites have been Edna Saint Vincent Millay’s birthday, Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, and one of Annie Sullivan’s letters about Helen Keller first learning to spell. Annie Sullivan first met Helen Keller on March 3, 1887. We may think we live in a different world, and much has changed in 120 years, but Annie’s writings about teaching Helen bring back memories of teaching my own daughter how to read.

What am I doing now?

Remember how last month I said I was going to reorganize my workspace? Well, I started, (LOL,) and by next month’s QuoteSnack News I plan to have finished. No promises, this time, just lots and lots of ideas.

Tomorrow I’m publishing the first bit of new QuoteSnack artwork in several weeks. The plan is to keep up with daily posting, while adding something with my own design once a week or so.

Life is good.

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2 Responses to “March Quote Snack News”

  1. Abimbola Akanwo Says:

    “Life is good…”:-)

    Good luck with reorganizing your workspace.

  2. Daisy Says:

    Hearing about Jonas Salk’s attitude is refreshing. He had a reputation for being standoffish and egotistical. Perhaps he came across that way in his research and professional contacts. Sharing the vaccine with the world — well, the good he did can’t be measured.