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You can also read and share on our Google Plus posts. 

 I generally add a number of quotes at the same time, but occasionally I find a gem that cannot wait, so if you have a favorite category, I recommend you return to the page periodically.

I often pick an unusual quote which has a deeper meaning and post it on my Google plus. This provides you with the opportunity to share it with friends and also comment and discuss it with people of similar interests, or if you have found one that you would like to include, then send it to me using the e-mail address in the footer.

Please send me any feedback that you believe will be beneficial to the site.
 

September 2013

posted Sep 2, 2013, 11:23 AM by Swan Ezine   [ updated Sep 21, 2013, 1:13 AM ]

Hello Followers 

It has been a busy month with lots of deadlines to meet. Autumn has arrived. 

The short story competition winners 2013 are now published.
We enjoyed reading some excellent work.
We had 96 valid entries

Quotations, we took on the task of adding fresh quotes to every category. Thankful that it was the holiday period our group had time on their hands and we collected and achieved our goal. If you are following a particular topic you will find dozens more of excellent quotes attributed to the keyword.  

August 2013

posted Aug 3, 2013, 12:59 PM by Swan Ezine   [ updated Sep 2, 2013, 11:28 AM ]

Hello followers.
Last month has been a busy time, both with adding new material and optimizing our pages, with mobile devises in mind. Apart from the quotes, we have also added a substantial number of proverbs to our A to Z pages many of which are new translations. We also include with each a secondary contextual explanation. 

If you follow us on Google plus you will notice we are adding more quotes from our pages with images and we are including what we believe to be the most interesting and amusing. Although at first we used a variety of background images we have now opted for a variation of a single theme; this allows our posts to be easily identified when scrolling. Go take a look and share.

Thank you and in advance for the entries into our current competition; keep them coming.

Kind regards
Swan Ezine

JUNE 27th 2013

posted Jun 27, 2013, 1:23 PM by Swan Ezine   [ updated Sep 2, 2013, 11:26 AM ]

Fresh quotes have been added to Spirituality and Mysticism and Wisdom and Intelligence. Visitors will have noticed that on several of our pages we have added an additional keyword. Our reason is that rather than creating dozens of related categories we have opted to collect similarities on a single page thus providing comparators and opposites.

An example is our page about Justice where we have added injustice and character where we have added personality and discovery where we added search. We believe this will reduce unnecessary navigation and make the reading more interesting and diverse, especially for our student followers.

Like many websites we were affected by the Google penguin and panda updates resulting in our improving the quality of content for our user experience, and we are happy to report that our returning visitor ratio has increased from 5% to 30% with similar improvements in bounce and exit, but the important factor is that the average time on page has quadrupled.

Our Cockney Rhyming Slang continues to attract input, and this being an area where both language and slang fluctuates astride with social changes, we welcome suggestions that can be added to this page.

We look forward to the future.

June 2013 addition

posted Jun 24, 2013, 12:44 PM by Swan Ezine

Hi, we have added our first clutch of over 200 new quotes, lots more for next month.  Our followers will notice that we have both expanded and moved our key-word meanings and definitions to the end of each page which makes scrolling the quotes more mobile friendly. Thank you for the suggestion. 

Thank you for the entries so-far, into our short story competition which is now open worldwide. Please ensure you follow the submission guidelines.   

We have been asked if the pages we have removed will be coming back: Yes they will; once they have been re-edited they will be presented on our new sites; more news of that to come.

New Quotes Pages June 2013

posted Jun 17, 2013, 1:40 PM by Swan Ezine   [ updated Aug 6, 2013, 1:43 AM ]

We have added a new page of Quotes about Americans this is an extract: A zest for adventure is perhaps the strongest component in the American ethos. Doubtless this springs, to some degree, to the means and reasons underlying the founding of what, over centuries, evolved into the 50 United States of America.

We have added a new page about Hunting quotes that includes an insight into the history of hunting and animal cruelty, this is an extract: Sadness overwhelms me when I hear the huntsman’s bugle. Roderick Blake

June 2013

posted Jun 7, 2013, 3:56 AM by Swan Ezine

We have updated the site and placed emphasis on our quotes pages and are in the process of adding new material. When we add quotes we place them randomly within the content, not necessarily at the top or end of the page. This allows us to group together relevant subjects and authors. We have also added more categories to our Quote Topics. Over the next month we will be adding lots of previously unpublished work, so pop back and take and look. 

May 2013 New Quotes Pages.

posted May 24, 2013, 11:01 AM by Swan Ezine   [ updated Jun 17, 2013, 1:45 PM ]

NEW PAGES

Bling began as a slang word for gaudy jewelry, but has become integrated into everyday terminology across the world being used to describe most things ostentatious and kitschy. We have added a new page of quotes about bling which can assist with the use and understanding of the word bling.

Online dating, speed dating, and first time encounters are always ventured into with hope of romance and love. More often than not first time dating is a disaster as opposed to love at first sight. We have added a new page of quotes about dating that provides insight into people’s experiences and opinion

May 2013

posted May 4, 2013, 1:08 AM by Swan Ezine

We have been updating our Quotes pages.

Recently added a new page of Quotes about Injury

April 2013

posted Apr 2, 2013, 1:38 AM by Swan Ezine   [ updated Jun 17, 2013, 3:48 AM ]

our  Short Story Competition is now open. Closing date August 31st 2013.

UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2012

posted Sep 1, 2012, 12:57 PM by Swan Ezine   [ updated Jun 17, 2013, 3:52 AM ]

Read the results and winning entries of our short story competition 2012 and judges’ critique: COMPETITION RESULTS 
    

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