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17 Dr. Seuss quotes to use in an Instagram caption on Friday, the author’s birthday
It doesn’t matter how old you are or where or how you grew up — chances are, Dr. Seuss was probably a huge part of your childhood. Whether you were all about The Cat in The Hat or preferred The Grinch, you probably have a favorite book of his that you can’t wait to read to the kids in your life someday. And now that his birthday is almost here — on March 2nd — it’s the perfect time to honor him on social media. And just in case you’re looking for them, there are so many Dr. Suess quotes to use in an Instagram caption that it’ll be hard to pick just one.
If Dr. Seuss was still alive today, he’d be turning 114 years old. And if he’d never been born at all, how would any of us have survived childhood without the words of wisdom in Oh, The Places You’ll Go?
Here are some of the best Dr. Seuss quotes to use as a caption in an Instagram post today.
Whether you’re paying tribute to Dr. Seuss or just looking for an inspirational or fun caption for your pics, this man and his genius will never disappoint — and your friends will probably thank you for bringing back such great childhood memories.
1. When you want to remind people of his mission
“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”
2. One of the wisest things he’s ever said
“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.”
3. It’s so important to live in the moment
“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
4. A reminder to be thankful, even though your life isn’t perfect
“It’s a troublesome world. The people who’re in it are troubled with troubles almost every minute. You ought to be thankful, a whole heaping lot. For the people and places you’re lucky you’re not.”
5. On being yourself
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
6. On trying new things
“You’ll never be bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do!”
7. One of his most famous quotes of all
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
8. If you’re still growing (and all of us are)
“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”
9. On the importance of nonsense
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
10. Only you can control the way you think
“Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are seeds. You can grow flowers, or you can grow weeds.”
11. And only you are in charge of your imagination
“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!”
12. A quote that feels especially relevant these days
“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”
13. Remembering that it’s okay not to be the best all the time
“Wherever you fly, you’ll be the best of the best. Wherever you go, you will top all the rest. Except when you don’t. Because sometimes you won’t.”
14. On never giving up
“Don’t give up. I believe in you all. A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
15. The only real way to come out on top
“You have to be odd to be number one.”
16. Oh, the places you’ll go
“You’re off to great places, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting so… get on your way!”
17. On being intentional in everything you do
“Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s a great balancing act.”
Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss. We’ll never forget you.
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Essynce Moore is the author of The Middle School Chronicles—a series of books preparing students as well parents for the roller-coaster ride of middle school—from conquering math and bullying to boy crushes and self-esteem. Recently, her book series became mandatory readings for some districts including schools in Hillside and Orange, New Jersey, and several charter schools in Brooklyn, New York. On top of juggling school and writing books, Moore is managing a career as an actress, teenpreneur, and motivational speaker. In the midst of her busy schedule, Black Enterprise caught up with her to learn more about her journey.
Tell me about the moment that inspired you to write your first book, 6th Grade Middle School Chronicles: Where NO Secrets Are Kept?
Every day, after school, my mom would ask me how my day was. I’d always have some bizarre story to tell her about the crazy antics that occurred inside my classes. That’s when I started journaling and writing down all the events that took place and ended up creating a book in the process.
Why did you decide to turn your first book into a series?
At first, I wasn’t sure whether or not I was going to continue the Chronicle series. Until one day I went skating and ran into this boy slightly younger than me who told me that he loved my book and hoped I’d write a book every year for the rest of my life. That was all the motivation I needed to continue the series.
What are the key takeaways that you want students to learn from your book?
I think it’s important for my readers to learn that you are never alone. There is someone out there who thinks and acts similar to you. However, it is our differences that truly define who we are.
How did you land the partnership with school districts?
People are usually very interested to hear about what really goes on inside a kid’s mind while in school. That was my hook. Also, my books provided my peers with an idea as to what to expect when going into the new school year. My mother and I contacted some schools and pitched the idea of using my books in their [curricula]. It was a success.
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Many writers, especially entrepreneurs, have turned to self-publishing as an option to get their books in the marketplace, quickly and affordably, in hopes of gaining more business and increased revenues. However, most authors are unable to tap into revenue potential because they omit important processes before and after their book launch, making it difficult for their books to be listed on online bookstores or getting traditional bookstore shelf placement.
Additionally, many miss the mark on how to effectively leverage their new book and often kill opportunities to make book sales. Here are seven of the most common mistakes self-published authors make that prevent their books from making a long-term financial impact.
THEY NEVER PROMOTE THE BOOK
While this may sound unlikely, it isn’t. Not promoting a book that was recently published is actually common. Authors often assume that simply having their book sold through online bookstores will attract all the buyers they need. The adage “Build it and they will come,” does not apply to books. Creating and implementing a consistent book promotion strategy in line with your revenue goal is key to sales maximization.
THEY HAVE LITTLE TO NO SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE
It should be no secret that social media marketing is critical to mostly all of a business’s success. While some may argue whether it replaces traditional marketing or not, no one will argue its supreme placement in helping businesses generate revenues. Not having a social media presence for yourself as an author and for your book is like not having written the book at all. Buyers rely on social media to find out what to purchase and to access new information and trends. If your book isn’t searchable, it won’t be discovered or purchased.
THEY HAVE POORLY DESIGNED BOOK COVERS
Books are still judged by the cover. Though many apps and online software have made it easy for self-published authors to create their own marketing material, including book covers with stock photos, a poorly created book cover—no matter how impactful the content inside—will leave hundreds, if not thousands, of copies on the table from lack of book sales. Investing in quality book branding supports your book in standing out among others.
THEY FAIL TO BRAND EARLY
Perception is reality for buyers. Much like your book cover, your branding (your image and messaging) should attract buyers to you, not repel them. Investing in professional photos and a clear brand message, along with a book that reflects both, can shift you from no sales to hundreds.
THEY OVERLOOK COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES
I’ve written previously that book collaborations are just one way to get your message to the masses without actually writing an entire book. Many would-be authors leave money behind by not leveraging the insight, knowledge, and expertise of other people. The content is king, whether it is written fully by you or other individuals. Not being open to joining with others in your book can limit your reach and opportunity for book sales.
THEY AVOID PUBLIC SPEAKING
“Why speak when my book can speak for me?” While people do judge a book by its cover, it’s you as the author that convinces the buyer what to purchase. Free or paid speaking is an important strategy for selling books. While a book may be a business card, speaking can be considered an extended elevator pitch. Avoiding public speaking will undoubtedly limit your ability to reach your audience.
THEY DON’T ENGAGE IN AWARD PROGRAMS OR CONTESTS
All the world’s a stage, and for self-published authors, having a quality platform that recognizes your work not only gives instant credibility by placing you in front of probable buyers, but it will set you apart from the competition. Several contests, such as the Indie Author Legacy Awards (IALA), benefit authors by tapping into marketing channels the author otherwise wouldn’t be able to. In other words, it’s affordable publicity.
To sum it up, self-published authors should proactively and consistently work on planning, positioning, and promoting themselves to avoid killing their sales potential. This requires ensuring your book has the proper messaging, content, and visual identity, along with making it marketable and searchable to attract the readers who want and need what you have to offer. Trying to do this all on your own is great, but investing in quality services from a reputable self-publishing or hybrid-publishing company will help you save a ton of time and money, and ensure your book is distributed in multiple channels to maximize your long-term financial success.
This article was written by The BOSS Network Influencer, Tieshena Davis
Tieshena Davis is the best-selling author of Think Like a Bookpreneur and the founder of Purposely Created Publishing Group, an international award-winning book publishing firm specializing in author branding and development. She appears widely at public events, teaching entrepreneurs how to create books to accelerate their business.
Learn more about Tieshena Davis by visiting her website at www.PublishYourGift.com
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