How Some English Proverbs Can Apply to Blogging #blogging #writers

Here are some great English proverbs and how they can apply to blogging:

  1. ‘No man is an island’ – meaning you cannot live completely independently – we all need help from others.  This applies to blogging. In order to be successful you have to interact with other bloggers, read other posts, offer help and form blogging friendship networks.
  2. ‘When the tough gets tough the tough get going’ – meaning strong people don’t give up when they face challenges. They get stuck in and work harder. This applies to blogging. There will be times when your stats don’t look healthy and it will feel like the online world is not showing you any love. Successful bloggers don’t give up when this happens, they stick their head down and carry on.
  3. ‘A watched pot never boils’ – meaning if something takes time to complete don’t sit and watch it because it will feel like its taking forever. This can also apply to blogging. Those blog stats can drive you crazy if you sit and stare at them for too long or over think them. So don’t sit and stare at them as they won’t radically change. Leave them alone and go enjoy yourself.
  4. ‘Actions speak louder than words’ – meaning just saying something doesn’t mean much. Doing the stuff that is hard is more meaningful. This can apply to blogging. If you have a daily, weekly or a monthly blogging schedule, stick to it! Be consistent. Maintaining a blog is hard but you can work through it by showing up every day and being consistent.
  5. ‘If it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ – meaning leave stuff alone that works and does a good job. This can apply to blogging. If you have a simple and effective blog layout / theme which works for you and readers – don’t change it for a complicated and busy new blog look. I have made this mistake in the past and have ended going back to something simple.
  6. ‘Practice makes perfect’ – meaning you have to practice a skill a lot to become good at it. This applies to blogging. To be successful you have to keep practicing writing and designing new blog posts. You have to practice and experiment with social media. You have to learn from unsuccessful blog posts, work out why they didn’t work and build on your learning.
  7. ‘Beauty is the eye of the beholder’ – meaning we all have different ideas on what is beautiful. This applies to blogging as your taste in blog layouts and themes will differ to other bloggers. Some readers will like your layout and some readers won’t like it.
  8. ‘Good things come to those who wait’ – meaning be patient. This also applies to blogging. I can’t stress this enough but you needs bags of patience with blogging. Good things will come to you but you need to work hard at it and be patient.

I hope you have found these useful. Have a great day!

For this post I used ‘The 50 Most Important English Proverbs’ post from PhraseMix.

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41 thoughts on “How Some English Proverbs Can Apply to Blogging #blogging #writers

  1. So clever and so true. I especially like the one about how beauty of the blog is in the eye of the beholder. With such a wide variety of blog content and looks, there’s something for everyone. I’d like to apply these same adages to writing.

  2. Good stuff. It’s a long round that has no turning meaning editing can seem unending. It’s a wise man who knows his own father means you think you may have accidentally plagiarised your favourite author. Too many cooks means be aware of too many ‘helpful’ comments. Many hands make light work in praise of beta readers and good editors. You’ve got me going…. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr. It’s like an ear worm for cliches…

  3. When it comes to blogging I agree with the ‘if it ain’t broke’ one. As an older web user I find it difficult to read many multi-coloured screens and give up. Yours is plain simple and easy to read. Please keep it that way.

  4. Another fine post.

    Mind you, you’ve written the idiom as, “beauty is the eye of the beholder.” At first, I thought that this, too, can be true if the beholder has especially beautiful eyes. Since you mention eye (singular) instead of eyes, though, I assume said beholder has one glass eye, the poor dear?

  5. Wise words indeed. And, in fact, ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ – that refers to content too. Some people will find certain posts dull, others prefer them… you can’t please everybody, so you might as well write about what you care.

  6. Leave it to you to find a blog link. I mean… Not a blog link but a link to blogs. Not a real link, I mean a clickable link… “She who has not yet had her morning coffee knows better than to comment” means “This is a cool post, Lucy”. Carry on. Have a splendid day. *swims away* 🐠

  7. You drink tea at other blogs? *shocked* if it aint broke don’t fix it! Thats the truth as I usually do I smile from the moment I arrive… except when I read about the tea *sniff*

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