photo-1417733403748-83bbc7c05140Blogging has been around for about 20 years now, and has been a mainstream concept for more than 10. We’ve learned a lot about how best to do it — and how not to do it — in that time. I gathered some of the best words of blogging wisdom out there from some of the most successful folks in the business, from specifics (what to listen to while writing) to big ideas:

“At Gawker Media, it is not enough for a story to be true; it has to be true and interesting. It should be interesting not only to an in-house editor, but to our reader communities. And the interest should be worth the hurt inflicted.” — from Gawker founder Nick Denton’s 2015 memo repositioning the pioneer of snarky online gossip as a serious political site

“Sometimes we are slow, perhaps a bit too slow, but I think that quality requires time, patience and hard work.” — Vitaly Friedman, CEO and editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine, in an interview with Vanseo Design

If I’m writing I can’t listen to anything with lyrics, so I’ll go with something chill and ambient. Right now I’ve got a Kickstarter album I backed on repeat: Smooth Federation, a
Star Trek jazz tribute
.” — from Gina Trapani, founder of Lifehacker

“I get to embrace my weirdness. The weirder I am, the more viral it goes.” — from Timothy Sykes, financial blogger, on Bloomberg Business

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Have you read some words of blogging wisdom you love? Share them below!