Being a modern marketer means building online authority in all possible ways, and blogging should be high on your list if you want to promote your brand or service and excel in your niche. While the number of blogs is growing rapidly, not all of them are great and useful. To succeed in blogging, you need to put your readers first, thinking about their problems and interests. Thus, writing high-quality blog posts is a must.
If you know how to create a killer blog post, that's great. If you know how to make this blog post better, that's amazing! No matter how experienced you are, whether you are a blogging newbie or a guru, you'd better double check your blog post before submitting and publishing it.
Here comes a list of top 8 apps for all bloggers to use. Check it out!
Bubbl.us. Writing a media-savvy blog post is impossible without a well-done research. To collect and analyze data, you need to do a lot, so you might miss some important things during this process. Thus, Bubbl.us is a good way to brainstorm and collect ideas.
Cost: free/$6 per month/$59 per year
MyBlogU. This app helps bloggers and writers compose their content, edit it, and plan to publish. Once you start using MyBlogU, you can start attracting other people to collaborate with you – simply share your piece with others. Plus, you can keep media content, interviews, and ideas here. If you need an experienced writer to handle with your texts, click ‘Find Writers' button to read more about people who are eager to assist you.
Cost: free/$10 per month
Evernote. A well-known app among writers which gives many opportunities to its users: writing, emailing, crafting presentations, editing PDF files, scanning, etc. If you write blog posts, this app is aimed at helping you. Once a brilliant idea strikes you, open Evernote to write down it and work on this concept later.
Cost: free/$28.99/$57.99 per year
Q10. An app that helps to write texts without wasting extra time on distractions. It boosts your productivity as it has autocorrections and a spell checker to highlight mistakes and fix them. You can set up time periods to focus on writing and shift the writing process and relax.
Canva. Every blog post should contain visual material to grab audience's attention. From my experience, most experienced designers are expensive, so people don't have extra budget to ask professionals to craft a good picture to illustrate their posts. If you are among them, you can create an outstanding visual yourself using Canva. This app suggests a great variety of layouts and shapes to draw a unique picture. If you believe it's hard for you to do, read their blog to find out tips on design.
Proofreading & Editing
GrammarLy. All people make mistakes, and that's normal. However, not all people try to get rid of them. If you want to master your writing and craft high-quality papers only, spend time on proofreading them. Grammarly is a user-friendly app that helps to find out grammatical and stylistic errors to work on them.
Cost: free/$11.66/$19.98/$29.95 per month
Hemingway. This app helps to analyze your text and enhance readability. If your text is easy to read, it's more likely you can capture your readers' attention. Thus, you'd better analyze your text and make it better by dividing it into chunks, using easy structures, and removing adverbs. Plus, this app shows the text's statistics: word count, readability score, the number of letters, characters, and words, etc.
AdverbLess. Every writer wants to produce high-quality content. Not every writer knows that adverbs might weaken the prose if they are misused. As an adverb is a tricky part of English language, AdverbLess app teaches how to not only use adverbs (there is a useful infographic on the site) but highlight weaken words to cut them down. Copy-paste your text to eradicate the adverbs and, therefore, strengthen your text.
To stand out with your blog, do your best to craft an outstanding content only. Analyze your audience, do research, brainstorm ideas, collect data, write a blog post, and proofread it before publishing. The better you write, the more likely you can build authority online and, therefore, grow revenue even being a self-employed marketer.
Do you know other useful apps for blogging? Share your ideas with us!