I am here in the office working on the Blogging for Business eCourse and filming how to’s on my favourite blogging tools and thought I might put together a quick blog for our Business Business Business community on my favourite blogging tools for business right now!
The secret to blogging and blogging often is making the most of the tools available to you to create content and then share it.
Creating Your Content:
Yes, there are tools out there to help you create content from ideas to the flow of your blog content. My current favorites are for blog content creation are:
Portent Content Generator: The famous title generator! Use it to come up with an array of titles for your next blog post or presentation. Some are funny. Some are shocking. All useful. Caution: It’s addictive.
Hubspot Topic Generator: Fill in the fields with terms (preferably nouns) that you’d like to write about, and they come up with a week’s worth of relevant blog post titles in a matter of seconds! How cool is that? It is not always perfect but it gets the ideas flowing!
Hemingway App: Hemingway App makes your writing bold and clear. The app highlights lengthy, complex sentences and common errors.
Grammarly: Built by linguists and language lovers, Grammarly’s writing app finds and corrects hundreds of complex writing errors — so you don’t have to. You can add it to chrome or word so it checks your blogging as you go along!
Headline Analyzer: Is a free blog post headline analyzer that will score your overall headline quality and rate its ability to result in social shares, increased traffic, and SEO value. It works well for both blogs and releases too.
Creating Images and Infographics:
Images help you tell your blog story, you can do that via great pics, infographics and more.
Canva: Easily create beautiful blog images using Canva’s drag-and-drop editor to design stunning branded blog graphics and infographics. Canva has thousands of layouts and you can choose between a paid and free account. A paid account allows for you to set brand fonts, styles and more.
Visme: New to my toolkit Visme is making infographics easy for blogging. Not only Infographics Visme also allows you to create, Charts & Reports Social Graphics and Banner Ads too.
Pixabay: Select from thousands of free images and videos you can use anywhere All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications.
Sharing Your Content:
You have created a blog and now you need/want people to read it and this is where these sharing tools come in!
eClincher: eClincher offers a powerful, all-in-one intuitive social media marketing tool that will save you hours a week. Increase brand awareness, and analyse your social marketing activities.
It offers publishing and scheduling of social media posts, auto posting, free image libraries and editing tools, live social feeds, engagement, unified social inbox, monitoring, content curation, analytics, and much more.
Works with all major social networks: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, Blogger, and YouTube. and offers other integrations. And the inbox is an amazing time saver!
Missing_Lett_r: Missinglettr creates strategic, automatic social media campaigns that drive traffic for an entire year. Leaving you to focus on writing your next blog post. It takes your blog posts and creates them into social media post that you approve and share via a schedule throughout the year.
Missing Lettr works with Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+,
Lumen 5: is another new addition to my toolkit, and takes your blog posts a creates the key messages into videos you can share. Not only does the platform offer tools to create a video, Lumen5 takes it a step further to supply you with all the resources needed to produce shareworthy videos.
Blogging as part of your businesses marketing strategy gives you a personally curated opportunity to engage with your clientele on a regular basis by writing articles and providing information that is interesting or important to your audience. I hope these tools help you on your blogging journey!
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