There is no short-cut to improve your writing. Every writer and every blog are different.
There is no one-size-fits-all-solution. But there are tools that help anyone do a better job of writing blog posts.
You can easily write better posts, even if English is not your first language.
Use these 4 tools and you will never need to hire a professional editor.
This tool is a must-have if you’re not a native English speaker. It’s a writing gem and the free version will cover all your needs. Grammarly is an online grammar and spell checker that improves your blog-writing by helping you find and correct mistakes. It flags issues as you write and will install itself in your computer correcting everything from your emails to your Facebook posts. No more scurrying to correct a typo you noticed only after clicking publish.
Grammarly is an online grammar and spell checker that improves your blog-writing by helping you find and correct mistakes. It flags issues as you write and will install itself on your computer correcting everything from your emails to your Facebook statuses. You will never forget to check your grammar again. And no more scurrying to correct a typo you noticed only after clicking publish.
2. Evernote Across Devices
Evernote is a great app because it allows you to take notes and access them across all devices; laptop, tablet, and mobile. This means that you have a note taking app that seamlessly combines all your devices’ note taking together. I can hear you say … Yeah there a million apps out there that allow you to do this. However, there is a little feature in Evernote which to a blogger is pure gold. When you’re browsing the internet and come across a post or picture that ensures you, you can save it to your Evernote so you refer to it when you’re writing.
However, there is a little feature in Evernote which to a blogger is pure gold. When you’re browsing the internet and come across a post or picture that ensures you can save it to your Evernote so you refer to it when you’re writing.
This feature saves me a lot of time. A quick writer-friend survey confirmed my hunch that writers read a lot, this tools will make sure that none of those gold nuggets you stumble across while waiting in the queue at the supermarket get lost when it’s your turn to check out.
Here’s how to use it.
a) Go to the App Store and Download the App if you haven’t yet. Register online to create a free account.
b) Find a blog Post you want to save and click the options button in your mobile browser. Evernote will appear as one of your app options. Click the Evernote Icon and Choose the Notebook to save it in, You may also want to tag it to make it easier to find later. I like to tag posts as ‘blog posts’ so if I ‘m searching for them later I can find them easily.
c) Save the Article and pop into the app to see it. This is what it looks like.
d) You can then, pop into the app on your mobile and record an audio note in the same Evernote page to remind yourself why you saved this article. This will save you reading it again later and remember why you saved it.
3. The Hemingway App
Aptly named after Ernest Hemingway, who was known for his economical and understated writing style. This app will help you boost your relevance and even your google rank. How does it do this? It will help you make your sentences easier to read, helping you retain more readers longer.
This means that people will spend more time on your page before returning back to Google to make another search.
Google reads time spent on your page, as a reflection of your relevance to their search. Therefore better sentences = stronger SEO.
You can use the Free web version of the Hemingway app or buy the App for less than $20 dollars. The app allows you to use the app without an internet connection for interruption free writing time.
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4. The Headline Analyser Tool
Your headline is the most important part of your blog post. A bad headline can leave a great blog post in the unread pile. It’s always worth investing time in choosing a good title. Always allocate at least 15 minutes to write a good headline after you have finished your post.
Your post headline should ideally carry your main keyword, but as time goes by, it looks like Google is giving relevance more importance, than exact keyword match, so feel free to edit your keywords as long as they stay relevant.
If you’re stuck for ideas, check out this list of headline Ideas from Hubspot to get you started. https://blog.hubspot.com/hs-fs/hub/53/file-1220490141-jpg/blog-post-titles.jpg?t=1505116346280
The correct way to write a good strong title is…
a) Write a title containing your keyword for the post
b) Write the post
c) Use the Headline analyzer and your knowledge of the info that you put in the post to create a strong headline that will get your post clicked and is highly relevant to the content of your post.
You can also tailor your title to your target audience if you know what controversial topics are bound to get their attention. If you target audience is all-male or all-female the research results available at Moz.com about headlines that get clicked will make an interesting read. https://moz.com/blog/5-data-insights-into-the-headlines-readers-click
These 4 tools will give you a great headstart when you’re writing your blog posts. Would you like to learn how to edit your own sentences and words to keep more readers interested? It Contains 9 Simple Steps that will help you check your use of words and sentences for better posts with more impact.
The Checklist below is for you. It Contains 9 Simple Steps that will help you check your use of words and sentences for better posts with more impact. It makes an easy-to-follow to do list that you can use every time you write.
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