What if you had a list of blogging apps that you could use to effortlessly edit your blog posts and feel great about your grammar, spelling, and overall writing? What if you could be confident that your images looked professionally done and even better could be repurposed on social media to get you even more visibility? Do you wish that you had a better idea of the search engine traffic that your post might attract? You will want to keep reading.
I’m going to share some of my favorite blogging apps that will help you to easily improve your writing and the appearance of your blog posts. You will attract more readers and keep them reading your posts if you start to use these apps when you write your posts.
If you use these tips, you will be able to easily and quickly proofread your posts to find spelling, grammar, and writing errors that are turning readers off. I’ll show you how to create shareable graphics that you can repost on social media and really double the results that you get from your efforts. We’ll go over an app that will help you to brainstorm blog posts and come up with eye-catching headlines in minutes.
Just using one of these apps, I’ve reduced my blog writing time by half. I don’t have to spend tons of time editing my posts and scrounging for errors that I missed. The app finds them for me, points them out and fixes them without me having to even figure out what I did wrong.
Here’s the Overview
In this blog post, we’ll go over blogging apps that will help you to
- improve your headlines and get more clicks from people who are looking for your content to solve their problem.
- come up with ideas for more blog posts.
- quickly and easily check for spelling and grammatical errors so you can feel more confident about writing.
- help you improve your writing so you win more fans.
- create eye-catching graphics that will get your blog posts pinned and shared. (Plus easily resize them to use across multiple platforms so you can use your time to do other things.)
- create infographics that are shareable and will get you more visibility.
- check for dead links on your posts that are hurting your SEO (and annoying your site visitors.)
Quickly and Easily Create Headlines that Will Get More Clicks With These Blogging Apps
Headlines are often overlooked. Generally, most bloggers save them until the very last. However, they are the first thing your audience sees when they are searching online. If you spend a little time on your headline, it will pay off in spades. Here are a few apps to help you improve your headlines with almost no effort.
Create Eye Catching Headlines with CoSchedule’s Headline Creator
I love CoSchedule’s Headline Studio. You enter the title that you want to use. Then, it gives you an easy-to-understand score. This handy web app tells you the feeling that your title invokes and highlights the different types of words. It also gives some suggestions for improving your title.
This tool was definitely an eye opener for me. I thought my headlines were pretty good until I used it. This helped me to rethink my headline ideas and look for better ways to phrase my titles to be more interesting and attention-getting. It has definitely improved the traffic that I get from search engines.
Inbound Now’s Headline Generator will Help You to Come up With More Title Ideas
Stuck in a rut with headline titles? Do you find yourself always using the same type of title format? Have a little fun playing with Inbound Now’s Headline Generator. This one is pretty simple. Just click the generate idea button until you see a title idea that you like. Write down the title idea, edit it to fit your blog post subject, and get back to writing. You can also use this to come up with additional content ideas for your content calendar.
Stuck for Blog Post Ideas? Use These Blogging Apps
One of the biggest challenges that bloggers face is writer’s block. Trying to come up with blog post ideas can be very trying. Here are a couple of great apps that will help you bust through the writer’s block and get on with writing amazing content.
Portent’s Idea Generator
Portent’s Idea Generator is one of my favorite tools to use when I can’t figure out what I want to write about. Simply put in a keyword or subject that you blog about and click generate idea. It will come up with a headline. You can then save the headline, tweet the headline idea, generate another headline or change your keyword and keep going. Here’s a cool feature of this tool. You can click and hold each word of the generated headline and it will tell you why it is an important part of your headline. This way you can learn more about creating amazing headlines yourself.
Portent also has a ton of resources to help you with everything from creating a content strategy, tools for SEO and finding guest blogging opportunities.
Ubersuggest has quickly become one of my favorite blog post research tools and idea generators. Simply put in a keyword that you want to feature in a blog post. Click search and Ubersuggest will show you a list of keywords with that word in it. It’ll show you search volume and how hard it is to rank for that word.
Check Out Content That is Already Written About Your Keyword Using This Blogging App
You can also click content ideas and see examples of actual contact that have been written for the keyword. The best part is, all of the content ideas are linked to the actual content. Click the link to check out the best content that has been written on that subject. I love to use this to come up with subheadings or links to other content for the blog post that I’m writing.
Write Blog Posts Without Stressing About Spelling, Grammar or Wondering if Your Audience Understands What You Wrote
Writing blog posts can be really stressful especially if you are not confident about your writing. Here are a few apps that will help you overcome the anxiety about writing and let your voice shine.
Grammarly is a Blogging App That Makes Editing EASY
One of my favorite apps is called Grammarly. This little gem has an add-on app for Google Chrome, that will work in your web browser as well as an app that can be added to your computer. (You can even use it in your email which I LOVE for quick edits on emails!)
Grammarly saves me a ton of time writing blog posts because I don’t have to scrounge through everything multiple times trying to make sure that I’ve caught every single punctuation error in spelling mistake. I’m pretty good at editing, but after hours of writing, my eyes glaze over and even I miss things. It underlines errors in red and gives you suggestions for fixing it. You just click the red line and Grammarly automatically fixes the errors for you. It also tells you what the error is so you can learn from your mistakes (or at least learn your most common mistakes.)
Use Hemmingway Editor to Learn More About Your Writing
Another great app is called Hemmingway Editor. Hemingway is an awesome app, not only does it check grammar and spelling, but it will color-code your writing and tell you what is slightly difficult to understand and hard to understand. You can see an example of that in the screenshot above. This is amazing for clarifying your writing and reducing confusion. I use it all the time. In fact, if you’ve been following me for long, you know how much I love Grammarly, but Hemmingway is quickly becoming a new favorite tool of mine.
Create Stunning Graphics that Will Get Shared on Social Media with these Blogging Apps
You don’t have to be a graphic designer to create amazing graphics. With the next couple of apps, you can create your own images, infographics, slide shares, pretty much anything your heart desires. Not only that, but they have pre-designed templates that will make you look like you ARE a graphic designer. They are a great jumping off point and will save tons of time over starting from a blank canvas. I love to look at the templates for inspiration.
Canva is a My Graphic Design Tool of Choice
Canva is one of my favorite graphic design tools. I use it for nearly everything in my business. You can create social media graphics, blog headers, Facebook and Instagram headers, business cards, flyers, PowerPoint. It is super simple to use and easy to learn. There are tons of templates that you can use to create amazing graphics. They also have pictures and other elements that you can add to your creations.
If you do a lot of designing or you want the ability to resize graphics quickly and easily, the Canva pro subscription is well worth the investment. It allows you to automatically resize graphics. This is awesome if you create a graphic for your blog that you want to share on Pinterest or social media. You can quickly and easily resize the graphic for pretty much anything. You can even create custom sizes. It has saved me a huge amount of time. Not only that, but you get access to all of the photos without having to pay for each one. I don’t know about you, but it always seems like the photos that I want are the ones that aren’t free. Those photo fees quickly add up.
Venngage is Another Awesome Graphic Design Tool
Venngage is another awesome tool. They have a lot of the same types of templates that Canva does, but they specialize in infographics. They have tons of templates for infographics. You can find templates for things like:
- timeline infographics
- data visualization
- process infographics
- nonprofit infographics
- flow charts
- org charts
If this is something that you want to get into, I strongly recommend checking it out. They have a free version as well as a paid version. I haven’t tried the paid version yet. I’m having a lot of fun playing with their infographics. In addition, since they have different designers, you are likely to see some different templates than Canva.
One thing that really hurts your SEO is broken links on your blog posts and website in general.Amy Gould
Don’t Let Broken Links Drag Down Your SEO
Broken Links are annoying! We’ve all been there, we click a link only to get the dreaded 404 error. What do you do then? If you are like most people, you click the back button and look for answers elsewhere. Not only do deadlines hurt your user experience but it hurts your SEO ranking as well.
One or two broken links on a site isn’t a huge deal, but if you start collecting a few, it can really bring you down with Seach Engines. There are a couple of apps that you can use to check for broken links on published blog posts and website pages in just a few minutes. They will show you where the broken link is too so you don’t have to spend tons of time looking for it. The first step to fixing broken links is finding them. Here are two tools you can use to do just that.
You can use Free Broken Link Checker to quickly and easily check your site for broken links. Simply enter your url in the box and go. Free Broken Link Checker will go through all of the pages on your site and come back with a list of broken links. I ran it while I was writing this post and found one link that I need to go fix.
Another free tool to check for broken links is Small SEO Tools’s Website Broken Link Checker. It works much the same way as the Free Broken Link Checker. Enter your URL and wait for it to check all of the links on your site.
To Wrap It Up
Save these blogging apps in your bookmark bar to use when you write your next blog post. You will have clearer writing with fewer mistakes, prettier posts that are share-worthy on social media, and eye-catching headlines. Not only that, but you will have peace of mind in knowing that your posts will get seen and your grammar and spelling have been checked.
If you use any of these blogging apps to improve your blog posts, comment below and let me know how it worked for you.
Which app are you going to try first?
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