I came across this post this week, showcasing famous quotes from writers who died in 2014, and thought it was worth sharing. Some amazing authors passed away last year – Maya Angelou remains a favourite of mine after I was introduced to her writing during high school English – and this article features some of their most memorable and inspiring words. Click the link below to see the feature.
In 2014, I picked up a bit of a pinterest habit – for anyone who loves words and quotes, there are just too many to like! So, I thought I’d share here with you my favourites each week – because you’re a sophisticated bunch and will hopefully like them too 🙂
So, to get us started, here’s a nice quote on books, from Stephen King – because he knows a thing or two about them…
Just some random surfing on a Sunday afternoon and I come across this on the lovely Reading Ape’s site… Who knew you had almost as many countries with a McDonalds, as there are locations around the world that you can become fast food yourself, for a great white shark? I do like quirky factoids like these.
Everyone has their creative or artistic niche don’t they – the writer, the painter, the illustrator – and there are some lucky people who get morethan one of these skills. I am not one of those people – writing and a bit of dabbling (electronically) with book covers is my limit. If you are in any doubt to the truth of this, I present as Exhibit A my attempt at decorated gingerbread men (well, man and lady – you’ve got to have balance):
There’s just something weird that happens between the picture in my brain that I want things to look like, and what my hands actually manage to do. (The same goes for drawing, painting and pretty much any other artistic pursuit). A quick click-click on google and I discover some infinitely superior dressed gingerbread people to reinforce my theory…
But you know what, they still tasted good when I munched on their brains Walking Dead-style 🙂
You’ll have seen lots of these little reports popping up around blogs over the last week or so I’m sure – we’re all getting the same message “The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog…” that intrigues us and makes us look back at what 2014 was like on your blog.
I’ve enjoyed reading these for the blogs I follow and seeing how they’ve posted, and sometimes, changed during the year – blog evolution, I suppose.
When I’ve looked back at mine, I had a more ‘eclectic’ year than before: I tended to post as and when I felt like it and not taken part in as many of the blog events as I have in previous years. It was a busy year, with less writing than normal, with the exception of NaNoWriMo month in November, but I think I actually blogged a little more than before. Talking about writing, rather than actually doing it – effective, eh? 🙂
Anyway, I’m not the type to do resolutions, why wait for January to make a change? But there are a couple of things I like the idea of doing in 2015 – so watch this space to see if I manage to do them!
Happy new year! Here’s to a blogging good 2015 x
Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people.