5 Tools For Writing Blog Posts When You Really Don’t Want To
With the internet there are endless tools out there to start writing new content. Blog posts have been around for over two decades, and they still serve as quality informative content we search for on websites today.
Have you ever started writing a blog post but have no ideas? Or, they’re all over the place and you have a hundred tabs open? Are you sitting there right now, scratching your head for the perfect infographic or stock image to make your reader just “get” it?
Here are the top 5 tools I use to produce my best blog content. What I love about these tools is that they’re completely free and easy to use!
If you’re ever in a spot for writing content, check these out ASAP:
Hubspot’s blog topics tool is a great way to generate ideas or titles for your blog using just 5 nouns that you’d like to include in your content. Although this is a basic tool, it’s a great way to get you started and get the ideas rolling in. There’s an option to download these ideas into a spreadsheet as well.
I’ve only started using Notion myself, but so far I love how easy it is to use. It’s a great organisation tool to keep all your ideas in one place. You can get started with easy to use templates, or design your own page layouts to keep almost any type of content or asset you can think of in layered pages- like a notebook, with infinity notebooks inside it. One of my favourite features is the ‘To Do’ template. It operates in a drag and drop style, so you can just drag tasks over from ‘To Do’ to ‘Doing’ and finally ‘Complete’’ when you finish them.
3. Google Docs
As you’re collating your ideas in Notion, it’s time to write your masterpiece in Google Docs . They’ve updated the platform to include checklists, and in May 2021 they introduced the ability to lay images behind and in-front of text. This feature has made it way easier to move around and position images without the page formatting weirdly.
So you’ve gotten your written draft ready to go, but how well does it read? Hemingway Editor is a simple webtool where you can check your readability, highlight difficult sentences and errors, and indicate the number of words and reading time. I recommend using this tool once content has been done, but their ‘Write’ feature allows you to write on the page without the corrections to distract you, so when you’re ready to see the ‘Edits’ you need to just click on this button on the top right.
When it comes to high quality graphics and templates, Canva is user friendly and makes content appealing for any type of written text. Infographics are made easy with simple image and text overlay with a range of free graphics and images to use. Canva’s pretty well known, but you may not have known about all of the tools available for producing a variety of digital content, including video content and animated social graphics to embed on your blog page.
These are by no means the best of the best web tools you can use on the internet, but these are the ones in my experience that I continue to use on a daily basis.
How many web tools or apps do you use for your productivity? Are there any ones that stand out that you would definitely recommend to a friend?
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