The 24 Best Online Writing Tools and Apps

Webbiquity

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. 11) Slick Write.

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. While some will certainly say that algorithms won’t produce the human soul in great creative writing, I’m not so sure.

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2 Sure-Fire Ways to Inspire Your Blog Writing

Writing on the Web

Does your blog writing lack inspiration? Is it hard to get really fired up when starting to write a post? When I was just starting out as a blogger (was that really over 15 years ago?!) What can a blogger blog about to other bloggers? Nobody starts out writing well.

7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid

Writing on the Web

We’ve been writing about the CAST system for effective blog content: C ontent (compelling). Here are Paul’s 7 Social Media Mistakes Bloggers Should Avoid. A Note from Patsi: This week’s guest post is about social media and it’s really important.

Five Tips to Help You Write Outstanding Content For Your Blog

Webbiquity

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. Write A Catchy Title.

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The bloggers are the victims of bad blogger outreach

Biznology

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.” That said, these bloggers are the victims.

The state of earned media blogger outreach

Biznology

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.

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.

The art of writing the perfect blogger pitch

Biznology

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.

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. Are we writing content that benefits others while our own authorship gets buried? Is the age of the independent blogger over?

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? Every couple of minutes, go back to the task at hand and see if you can write a few sentences. Writing Exercises.

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! How I write books.

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. By Mark Schaefer.

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. Do you have a close friend or family member who can write?

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. Can you write one 500-word essay on a topic you are passionate about just once a month?

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.

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.

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. By Srinivas Rao, Contributing {grow} Columnist.

How Sujan Patel Writes Six Top-Ranking Blogs Every Week

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Sujan Patel, author, blogger, public speaker and co-founder of multiple startups including Mailshake and Narrow, has an answer. As a content marketer, everything you do revolves around producing the best content as quickly as possible. However, in a world where competition for views is high, how can you strike a balance between quality and quantity?

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. I’m rid of my horrendous writing (English teacher: “Mars, you make too many mistakes.

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? Write a post series – Many bloggers utilize this tactic.

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,

Simplify Your Blog Writing: Shortcuts to Publishing a Leadership Blog

Writing on the Web

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.”. And sometimes, blog writing just fizzles out, altogether.

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. Ever get stuck?

How to Turn Anyone Into a Blogger

Hubspot

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. In short, writing can be scary.

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. As you will soon see, this is the key to effective non-linear writing.

The state of the blogger outreach union ten years on

Biznology

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. Blogger Outreach is Hard.

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.

Beauty Bloggers: Top 100 Influencers and Brands

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Where it used to be most common for high profile celebrities to be spokespeople and endorse beauty products, the ever-expanding phenomenon of bloggers and vloggers are increasingly being seen to take over this role. Hayley (TPB) – Beauty and Lifestyle blogger at Tea Party Beauty.

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7 Tools for Finding & Connecting With Influential Bloggers

Hubspot

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. Want to achieve worthwhile results from your blogger outreach efforts?

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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.

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,

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Brands and Bloggers: Keep Your Sponsored Content Legal

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Marketers, bloggers, brands and other content publishers are legally required to mention if they have a relationship that could bias the opinions they share. Brands, bloggers, and influencers, you’re on notice: the FTC expects disclosure. By Kerry Gorgone, {grow} Contributing Columnist.

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Social Media for Busy Business Bloggers

Writing on the Web

About Blogs Attracting Clients Content Marketing Online Marketing Social Media Stuff blog marketing blog traffic content marketing with blogs Writing for the Web

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. For Writing.

Business Blog Writing: Must You Write It Yourself?

Writing on the Web

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 ? This means you will need one or two hours each time you write a fresh post.

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. The concern is that bloggers who write books are not legitimate authors. (I

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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. Write at an 8th Grade Level.

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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.

The Biggest Mistake Business Bloggers Make (and how to avoid it!)

Writing on the Web

The biggest mistake business bloggers make is that they are frequently ego-centric. Bloggers are so passionate about their message and their expertise , they preach. ” Bloggers assume that their readers are like them and interested in the same things.