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The 24 Best Online Writing Tools and Apps

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The upshot of all this is that content marketing success relies on great writing. Here are two dozen tools to assist with everything from improving grammar and avoiding cliches to writing better headlines and more readable text. Writing a novel, research paper, script or any long-form text involves more than hammering away at the keys. 11) Slick Write. 1) Wordle. Kitten!

Five Tips to Help You Write Outstanding Content For Your Blog

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Unfortunately, many people struggle to consistently write the type of high-quality content that attracts and holds readers, and stands out in search. These five tips can help you more dependably write outstanding content for your blog. A great way to do this is to create an outline of the paragraphs in your article before you start writing it. Write A Catchy Title.

The next generation of bloggers is here. And they are computers

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The writing bots are here. at this point, the message is loud and clear: Computers can write, and often, they can write better than humans. Using artificial intelligence, we will be able to analyze huge volumes of data and compare concepts with statistical ideals to develop beautiful writing quickly and at almost no cost. Will any writing serve their needs?

12 Lessons I’ve Learned from Writing 1,000 Blog Posts

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I’m not sure I craft “perfect” blog posts even after writing 1,000 of them—but I’ve certainly learned a few things. For the record: I wrote 440 posts on the Blogger-based WebMarketCentral blog between 2005 and 2010, and have now published 560 posts here on Webbiquity. Set aside a certain number of hours each morning to write. Writing well is hard work.

Four (of the) Worst Practices for Pitching Bloggers

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Brands that are successful at pitching their news and stories to bloggers increase their online presence, gain credibility, and score those coveted “earned” backlinks that Google values as a factor in search rankings. Best practices in blogger outreach , social PR, guest blogging and related topics have been covered here previously. It’s also challenging to do well.

8 ways blog writing is unique

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They may be great writers, but they are not great bloggers. Here are eight ways that blog writing differs from how you might write in school or at work. 2) Write upside down. In school, we are taught to write linearly. I call that writing upside down. In journalism school I was taught to keep my “voice” OUT of my writing. A lot. Accurate.

Trying GroupHigh for Blogger Outreach Campaigns

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I am hereby making the jump from humans to robots for all my blogger research. And what was I comparing all of these social CRMs, influencer-identification services, and blogger databases to? I don’t reach out to 40 bloggers over time, I reach out to upwards of 2000 bloggers all-at-once. Blogger outreach is more PR than social media (socialmedia.biz).

The state of earned media blogger outreach

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I’ve been doing earned media blogger outreach as a profession since 2006 and a lot has changed. To be frank, there are a lot of bloggers with their hands out looking for pay to play these days that it can feel a little daunting. So, dropping a rate card is the smart blogger’s way of saying “no. unless.” Yeah, infographics! Earned media. Very cool.

The bloggers are the victims of bad blogger outreach

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I just wrote an article , Blogger outreach is earned media PR, isn’t it? wherein I suggested that some bloggers are kinda jerks because they lead any blogger outreach with “here’s my advertising packet.” Bloggers, in fact, are the victims and we digital and PR agencies are the perps. That said, these bloggers are the victims. Totally!

Do you have to be a great writer to be a great blogger?

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If you’re not confident in your writing skills, can you still be a great blogger? Good writing matters. Let’s take a look at a few tricks of the trade to help you sharpen your writing skills. If you can’t write, you can still talk, right? Write upside down. In school and at work, we are taught to write linearly — a beginning, a middle and an end. Don’t just write, re-write. At the end of the day, the most important characteristic of a successful blogger is having the courage to push that publish button!

The art of writing the perfect blogger pitch

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Over the last five years that Abraham Harrison has been pitching bloggers on behalf of clients, we have learned a thing or two about how best to reach bloggers, how to engage them, how to get them to carry our client’s message to their readership. Whether we’re doing an outreach to the bloggers of mainstream media and celebrity blogs or to someone who has just set up a blog for the first time, it all begins with the message model. Bloggers don’t trust PR firms. So, after you write your first draft, cut out all the inauthentic praise. Chris.

Authorship and the Invisible Blogger: Are you writing yourself out of success?

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” In the post, Tom laments that the more he guest posts and syndicates his writing, the less relevant he may become. The web cares about CONTENT, not necessarily authors, and Tom postulates that in our frenzy to write and distibrute content, we may be creating more and more work only to become less and less visible. Is the age of the independent blogger over?

Behind the scenes: How to write a business book

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How I write books The main idea — The most challenging part is coming up with an idea that is truly different and exciting to my readers. I was letting the research write the book, not my pre-conceived outline of what I thought should be in the book! I can be concurrently working on a “to-do” for chapter 10 even while writing chapter 2. How I write books.

Bloggers Block? How to Get Your Creative Writing Mojo Back

Writing on the Web

Ever get stuck with blogger’s block? Fingers just lay there on the keyboard like wet noodles… How can you get your creative writing going again? Writer’s and blogger’s block is a completely natural event experienced by writers , usually as a side-effect of writing for a deadline. Writing Exercises. Can’t get a spark of creativity going?

Do you have to be a great writer to be a great blogger?

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If you’re not confident in your writing skills, can you still be a great blogger? Good writing matters. If you can’t write, you can still talk, right? Write upside down. In school and at work, we are taught to write linearly — a beginning, a middle and an end. Do you have a close friend or family member who can write? Cut, cut, cut.

Bloggers: Brush Up on Your Writing Skills

Writing on the Web

Business bloggers: just how good are your writing skills? Most bloggers and those who run small businesses that publish blogs are not natural-born writers, or even trained writers. It’s not often they’ve studied English or creative writing. So how can you brush up on your writing skills in order to maintain a professional blog and website for your company?

The Anti-Blog Post to Writing Better Blog Posts.

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Bloggers in factory-mode. The answer may be James Altucher , who’s a notorious investor, entrepreneur and blogger. But there’s something magical about the way he writes. Everything he writes comes from him — his one-of-a-kind experience — the way he sees the world. By now, there’s probably more blogging advice than bloggers out there. Frizzzzzle.

Five ways to be a more confident blogger

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What do I write about? How can you overcome this trepidation and become a more confident blogger? Being an effective blogger means having the courage to be imperfect. A lot of people get spooked about the word “blogger” like it is a special designation you need to earn or something. Write for yourself. Tell YOUR story, don’t write a script.

The evolution of a blogger

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As I’ve observed bloggers from all walks of life, writing about every subject imaginable, and as I’ve taken the journey myself, I’ve found that there is an evolution that takes place. Srinivas Rao writes about the things you should have learned in school, but never did and his the host-co founder of BlogcastFM. By Srinivas Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist.

6 Easy Blog Posts You Can Write to Attract Readers

Writing on the Web

Here are six types of blog posts you can write easily and quickly. Photo essays – Blogging doesn’t have to be all about writing. Write a sequel to an old post – Did you tell a funny story in a blog post? Consider writing a follow-up post in order to give a conclusion to the story or question. Write a post series – Many bloggers utilize this tactic.

Unusual writing advice from a person who shouldn’t give writing advice

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I constantly strive to create a more compelling writing style. If we humans want to compete, we must establish an entrancing voice that bonds people to our writing. Over the last few years, I have amassed myriad techniques that improve my writing ability, primarily because English is my second language and I need to hustle triple hard. Not just for show. Pressure deluxe. Zzzzz.

Simplify Your Blog Writing: Shortcuts to Publishing a Leadership Blog

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Shortcuts to Publishing a Leadership Blog" width="300" height="199" title="Simplify Your Blog Writing: Shortcuts to Publishing a Leadership Blog" /> How’s your blog writing going? I don’t know what to write about.”. This is common for business bloggers who don’t have clarity about blog goals. And sometimes, blog writing just fizzles out, altogether.

Blogger’s Block: Writing Tips to Get “Unstuck”

Writing on the Web

What do you do when you’re stuck and can’t write on your blog? Here are some blog writing tips. It’s the rainy season here in Mexico – a great time to do a lot of reading and writing. I’ve got Blogger’s Block. (Yes, Yes, even experienced bloggers can get stuck from time to time.). How to Start a Blog Serial Writing Project.

Creative Work, Blogging, Writing and Resistance

Writing on the Web

Everyone encounters resistance when it comes to blogging, writing, and creative work. It doesn’t matter if you’re a scientist, blogger, CEO or rock star. Write about it. Write. About Blogs Content Marketing On Writing Better Online Marketing Writing for the Web blog writing business blogging content marketing with blogs creative work resistance

How to Turn Anyone Into a Blogger

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Brainstorming topic ideas, writing, editing, proofreading, publishing, promoting -- it’s a lot to ask from a handful of writers who have a plate full of client work to do. Whether you know it or not, every person that works for you is a potential blogger. Even people who want to write might be so swamped they don't dare to take on a new project that will take up their precious time.

Lifehack: How to write a book and actually finish the job

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Writing a book is really hard work. Although a book has a linear flow, trying to write a book from start to finish is inefficient. You have to learn to write non-linearly. If you are writing linearly, that means everything would come to a stop until you do the interview, which is a big waste of time. As you will soon see, this is the key to effective non-linear writing.

The state of the blogger outreach union ten years on

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I stared my first blogger outreach agency back in 2006. Ten years on, the state of the union of blogger outreach is good for brands and agencies but great for the bloggers and online influencers. Tell anyone that you’re a blogger or a podcaster and you’ll know what I mean. Blogger Outreach is Hard. Blogging Isn’t Cool. Blogging is Hard. Groan.

12 Tips for Writing With Unforgettable Personality

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A writing personality is just as real, unique, and nuanced as your personality in everyday life -- expect you only release it when you create content. Want to let yourself shine through in your writing? Check out these 12 methods for writing with unforgettable personality. 12 Methods for Writing With Unforgettable Personality. 1) Embrace your (writing) personality.

10 Epic Shifts that are Re-Writing the Rules of Marketing

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There are SO many implications of adding computer intelligence to what we do, including the rise of chat bots, business intelligence, image recognition, marketing automation, and algorithmic writing, to name a few! Content is becoming commoditized and this will accelerate once algorithms start writing the blog posts and creating the infographics (which is already happening).

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Voice from the trenches: Midway through writing a book

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I’m writing a new book. It can lead to a speaking career, the opportunity to write a book, or a chance to run for political office. The impact of writing a book. There is no work I do that is more difficult than writing a book. Writing a book is a family decision because of how much time I need to sacrifice to make this happen. I started the actual writing over the summer and then had to stop everything in the busy fall speaking and consulting season. There is no such thing as good writing, only good re-writing. By Mark Schaefer.

Tips on Writing a Great Blog Post:Give it a Rest

Writing on the Web

It’s the rainy season here in Mexico – a great time to do a lot of reading, writing and recovery – at least, that’s what I told myself when I scheduled my shoulder surgery. But I’m having trouble with my blog writing. I’ve got Blogger’s Block. (Yes, Yes, even experienced bloggers can get stuck from time to time.). I had altered my writing process.

Why it pays to be a patient blogger

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But that is not necessarily an ideal quality to have as a beginning blogger! Uber blogger Chris Brogan famously said that it took him three years to attract his first 100 blog subscribers. Help others, Support other new bloggers. Just keep writing. I have a “healthy impatience.” ” Most successful business people do. A lot more. Patient. Take risks.

7 Tools for Finding & Connecting With Influential Bloggers

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Bloggers are trusted voices who can bring in customers and help you build your community. Reaching out to potential blogger is a more intricate process nowadays than it was even five years ago. Great bloggers are constantly getting pitched by marketers, making it all the more important for you to stand out from the crowd if you want them to pay attention. 1) BirdSong Analytics.

Business Blog Writing: Must You Write It Yourself?

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Do you do all your own blog writing? If you’re a lawyer, financial adviser, doctor or consultant, should you write your own blog ? Or can you outsource it to writers and guest bloggers ? They expect to read what you write to get familiar with you before they call or consider hiring you. This means you will need one or two hours each time you write a fresh post.

11 Actionable Writing Tips [+Examples]

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To keep ahead in the blogging rat race, you need to be constantly improving your writing. Here are 11 actionable writing tips to help you do just that. When you’re a blogger, statistics are your best friend. Write in Solitude. The space in which you write has more to do with the quality of your output than you think. Write at an 8th Grade Level.

11 Inspired nudges to help you write your book

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Ever thought about writing a book? Everyone is writing a book, and that either makes you feel left out or jazzed up. If you have a bucket list, writing a book may be one of your yet-to-achieve items. My first business book has been out a few weeks, Writing with Verve on the Blogging Journey. The concern is that bloggers who write books are not legitimate authors. (I

The Ultimate List of Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark

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All bloggers have a number of websites that they visit every single day. What are some of the best websites that all bloggers should add to their bookmark bar? 22 Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark. Bookmark it so you can easily add new blog post ideas as you think of them, manage your own post-writing to-do list, and see what the rest of your team is working on.