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WQ: Wednesday Quotes 2023

WEDNESDAY QUOTES LOGO BY DONNA CONOLLY

“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.”

Marlene Dietrich

How It Works

This weekly-themed challenge runs from Wednesday through Sunday at midnight. The only requirement to play in Wednesday Quotes is that you find a quote or quotes about the theme (a song counts) and respond to it with at least one photo, a meme, a short story, a personal story, or a poem. Then link it to my post.

You are welcome to contribute a link to your post after the deadline, but it might not appear on the week’s list of links.

“A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.”

Brendan Behan
Jamestown 17th-18th Century Militia Reenactor
  • They inspire deeper thinking.
  • They promote conversation and get people talking
  • They teach.

During our first year of WQWWC, we explored topics of character building and emotions as well as basic holiday topics.

The next year WQW expanded on the most popular topics from the first year: fitness, communication, travel, vacations, weather, and friendship.

Winter weather in Prescott, AZ

At the suggestion of Marilyn Armstrong AKA Serendipity, Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth, this year the name changed simply to Wednesday Quotes. It’s the perfect contrast for a popular photo challenge, Wordless Wednesdays.

Exploring New Topics for WQ

Baby Nutter Butter exploring his new environment.

To find the perfect topics that will challenge both photographers and writers, I poured over old topics from the Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge as well as the list of the 2023 holidays and made some modifications. Even though the topics are listed here for the entire year, I may switch things up, if something more compelling comes along.

Once a month, the new WQ topics are aligned to Sunday Stills Color Challenges for the year. The first six months’ colors are listed.

a spiky green vegetable Can you guess what it is?

UPCOMING TOPIC – green for March 8, 2023. This photo was part of a popular post on the same topic in 2012. You are always welcome to use WQ to give your old posts or photos new life to a new audience.

  • WQ #1 January 4: RESOLUTIONS v WORD OF THE YEAR/LOGO REVEAL
  • WQ #2 January 11: PIQUES INTEREST
  • WQ #3 January 18: BELLY LAUGH/WHITE OR GRAY
  • WQ #4: January 25: ENVELOPED/WRITER’S CHOICE/DOUBLE DIP CHALLENGES/
  • WQ #5: February 1: CHILLY AIR
  • WQ #6: February 8: LOVE/RED
  • WQ #7: February 15: GRID/GRIDLOCK/LINES
  • WQ #8: February 22: BELOW/WRITER’S CHOICE/DOUBLE DIP CHALLENGES
  • WQ #9: March 1: ORDER/ARRANGED
  • WQ #10: March 8: RARE/PRECIOUS/UNUSUAL/GREEN
  • WQ #11: March 15: A BRIDGE/TO BRIDGE
  • WQ #12: March 22: SPRING/VIVID
  • WQ #13: March 29: CHANGE/WRITER’S CHOICE/DOUBLE DIP CHALLENGES
  • WQ #14: April 5: EASTER/AWAKENING/RENEWAL/WHITE & PASTELS
  • WQ #15: April 12: BE A TOUR GUIDE WHERE YOU LOVE
  • WQ #16: April 19: EARTH/NATIONAL GARDENING DAY
  • WQ #17: April 26: ABSTRACT/WRITER’S CHOICE/DOUBLE DIP CHALLENGES
  • WQ #18: May 3: GROWING
  • WQ #19: May 10: MOTHER’S DAY/ROYAL PURPLE
  • WQ #20: May 17: HERITAGE/INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY
  • WQ #21: May 24: HONORABLE
  • WQ #22: May 31: MIDPOINT/WRITER’S CHOICE/DOUBLE DIP CHALLENGES
  • WQ #23: June 7: WORLD OCEAN DAY/WATER Recommend to tie-in with WWE (Water Water Everywhere)
  • WQ #24: June 14: FLOWERS/PINK Recommend to tie-in with FOTD
  • WQ #25: June 21: NATIONAL SELFIE DAY
  • WQ #26: June 28: GLOWING/WRITER’S CHOICE/DOUBLE DIP CHALLENGES
  • WQ #27: July 5: FLAGS
  • WQ #28: July 12: RELAXING/COLOR CHALLENGE TBA
  • WQ #29: July 19: WELL MATCHED/TINY
  • WQ #30: July 26: /WRITER’S CHOICE/DOUBLE DIP CHALLENGES
  • WQ #31: August 2: ALONE
  • WQ #32: August 9: CHAOS/DISORDER
  • WQ #33: August 16: SHINY/NEW/REFLECTIVE/COLOR CHALLENGE TBA
  • WQ #34: August 23: FUN
  • WQ #35: August 30: BOLD/WRITER’S CHOICE/DOUBLE DIP CHALLENGES
  • WQ #36: September 6: FIRE/COLOR CHALLENGE TBA
  • WQ #37: September 13: UNLIKELY
  • WQ #38: September 20: NATIVE OR INDIGENOUS
  • WQ #39: September 27: CONTAINERS/WRITER’S CHOICE/DOUBLE DIP CHALLENGES
  • WQ #40: October 4: WEATHERED/RUSTIC
  • WQ #41: October 11: SURPRISE
  • WQ #42: October 18: DANGEROUS/COLOR CHALLENGE TBA
  • WQ #43: October 25: TWISTED/WRITER’S CHOICE/DOUBLE DIP CHALLENGES
  • WQ #44: November 1: LAYERED
  • WQ #45: November 8: CHOCOLATE/SWEET/COLOR CHALLENGE TBA
  • WQ #46: November 15: RECYCLE/REJUVENATE
  • WQ #47: November 22: THANKSGIVING/GRATITUDE
  • WQ #48: November 29: CREATIVE/WRITER’S CHOICE/DOUBLE DIP CHALLENGES
  • WQ #49: December 6: ADMIRATION/LOOKING UP
  • WQ #50: December 13: ENDURING
  • WQ #51: December 20: TOGETHER/CHRISTMAS/COLOR CHALLENGE TBA
  • WQ #52: December 27: REFLECTIONS ON 2023/WRITER’S CHOICE/DOUBLE DIP CHALLENGES

Benefits of Joining the WQ Community

  • Showcase your photography, personal experiences, and writing to a larger audience.
  • Expand your photographic interests and skills.
  • Create more divergent and powerful posts by weaving in the words of others.
  • Flex your mental muscles by matching your interests to a prompt theme.
  • Make new friends.
  • Enjoy meaningful conversations.

“A fine quotation is a diamond in the hand of a man of wit and a pebble in the hand of a fool.”

Joseph Roux
HAPPY QUOTING
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