The momentum on my daily quote blog, Observation Paper, is starting to pick up. Of the 29 visuals this month, 24 had at least one note (either a like or reblog on Tumblr). Three had 12 notes:
“The internet tends to make smart people smarter and dumb people dumber.” ~ Ben Casnocha
“Read all the time… read as a matter of principle, as a matter of self-respect. Read as a nourishing staple of life.” ~ David McCullough, Jr.
“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.” ~ Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
Michael Schechter will tell you the best creation of the month is the Risk quote from Seth Godin, but my favorite is the internal debate comment from Yuvi Zalkow. It’s not the most visually stunning, but I like the simple illustration of conflicted voices.
And the clear highlight of the month was coming up with the tag “Quotograph” for these visual quotes. After quick searches on Twitter and Google, I found that we’re not the first ones to use that term, but I want to thank Michael Schechter and Erin Feldman for tweetstorming with me to come up with that name.