Blogging can be hard work and time-consuming, in particular when you first get started. But the more you do it the easier it becomes and the less time it takes. This is largely because, along the way, you end up discovering little tricks and tools that make everything much easier. Below, are some apps, online resources, services and software than any blogger can use to make their life easier.
A super-fast way to create citations
If you quote someone, use their research or paraphrase what they have to say on a subject, it is good practice to create a citation. The only problem is that creating them is tedious, fiddly and time-consuming. Fortunately, this quick and easy way to create an APA citation nicely solves the problem. Best of all, it is, currently, free to use.
A lightweight app that will keep you organized
To put together good quality content, you need to know your subject well. Naturally, that means that you have to do a fair amount of research. As you do that, you will, without a doubt, pick up important and relevant facts. But, if you are not careful, most of the gems that you find will slip through your fingers. Unless you use them immediately, in the piece you are currently writing, in all likelihood you will completely forget about them.
Using something like the Turtl App can ensure that this does not happen to you. It is a simple post- it style notebook that you can keep on your phone. If you create a dashboard for each sub-subject, when you want to write a different piece of content you will already have much of the facts you need at your fingertips. This little app will save you loads of time and make the content creation process far less stressful.
Help with structuring complex information
If the subject you cover is a complex one, there is a good chance that some of your blog posts will be quite long. The longer they are, the more difficult it will be to get the structure right.
Gingko software enables you to divide your information up into blocks as you gather it. When you are ready all you need to do is to put them in the right order and write your content. It makes it easier to create articles that take your readers on a logical journey, which helps to keep them on your site rather than switching to your competitor’s website.
Tools that make the most of the content you create
Getting into the habit of repurposing your content and posting it elsewhere, in different formats will greatly benefit you. It will enable you to reach a far wider audience and pull in more traffic. If you write a well-researched blog post, it would be silly not to share it on the largest social media platforms. But, there are dozens of other ways to rework and publish what you have created elsewhere. This article shows you how to do it and recommends all kinds of tools you can use to make repurposing your content the work of a moment.
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