The Best Tools for Better Blogging
Blogging can be a beast of it’s own! I am all about making things a little more simple. With these awesome tools it should help you to work smart vs. working hard.
Brainstorming content ideas
Most everyone is in need of a little inspiration when it comes to writing. So you start brainstorming to come up with topics. Now you need to turn those topics into real ideas.
Need help with your content titles? Check out Portent’s Content Generator here
Need help with an actual topic? Check out Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator
Want to see what info user’s need? Check out Quora’s Blog Topic Generator
Want a second opinion on your blog title? Use this handy analyzer
Sitting down & getting the job done
Now that you have your idea and title, sitting down and just concentrating can be one of the hardest parts. Especially when technology offers an easy distraction, staying on task can seem impossible. I recommend working in sprints and these tools will help you do just that.
Want to keep yourself on task? Make Toggle your new secret weapon
Effectively time box your work with E.ggtimer
Finding images for your post
You would think finding images would be as simple as googling what you are looking for, saving the pic, and Voila! However, just because it was shared online doesn’t necessarily mean you can use it. There are always stock photos but lets be honest, those just plain suck. Here are some tools out there for free and usable photos, you will actually want to use.
Save a buck and check out Flickr photos available under a creative commons license
Don’t like Flickr? It’s good to have options, and here’s another
Sharing your hard work
Your work is not done yet. Distribution is key to having a successful piece of content, but managing several social networks (like you should) can be a huge time suck. These tools will help you share your creativity quickly and efficiently.
Want to get a better handle on your social posts? Give Buffer a go
Want to create an army of content distributors? Check out Click to Tweet.