Guest post by Linda Craig.
Bloggers, website owners, marketers, and article writers have one main concern on their minds: how can they create more content in a shorter period of time? It’s not only about quantity, though. We do want more content, but content quality matters—we also want to make a greater impact with a single piece.
Marketed as the ultimate content idea inspiration tool, ContentIdeator really is a resource you can count on when you’re out of topic ideas. Basically, this tool helps you come up with an intriguing headline for your next piece. Start by entering a keyword or a phrase in the search bar. You’ll get a list of popular posts that got shares on Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+.
You’ll need to pay $19.90 per month to use ContentIdeator PRO and see the complete results, but this can be a valuable application to rely on when you’re completely out of productive ideas.
The Pomodoro technique (detailed here previously) is an effective method to help you write more content in less time. It’s quite simple: you work as focused as possible for 25 minutes, and then take a short five-minute break. After a few such sessions, you can take a longer break of 10 minutes.
If you’re easily distracted, the Tomato Timer will help you get on track. 25 minutes is not a long time, so you’ll be inspired to do as much work as possible before you reach that break.
Writers love the rain; that’s an indisputable fact (or at least a common idiosyncrasy). Listening to the sound of rain gets you in a focused mood, since it’s something that pulls you away from awkward silence without distracting your mind. The music of the day will relax you even more. For example, you’ll listen to Lana Del Rey combined with the sound of rain.
If you don’t like the suggestion of the day, you can play your own YouTube mix in rainy mood.
If you use Microsoft Word to write your text, transferring it to a website can be a bit tricky. You may notice that some of the symbols have changed, or the spacing get messed up. With this tool, your Word document will be easily converted into clean HTML code.
Out of time, but you have to post something ASAP? Why not try a meme? Quick Meme is an addictive website, so try not to spend too much time on it. Use it to create your own memes, which can easily go viral. When people start sharing them, you’ll get tons of new visits to your main site. Sometimes it’s smart to replace actual articles with popular, casual content that will boost your traffic.
The quality of the featured visual content is just as important as the quality of the text you write. When you create your ThingLink account, you’ll be able to add rich media links to your own images, videos, infographics, etc. That media link will elevate the level of audience engagement your posts achieve. You can insert invisible links, but you can also add them in the form of click-provoking images or symbols.
If you don’t have an actual editor to clean up your drafts, you may despise the post-writing stages. The Hemingway App makes this part of your job will be easier. The tool is meant to make your content more readable, bolder, and clearer.
It highlights the problematic parts of your text, so you’ll easily recognize the sections you need to fix in order to make a greater impact with the post. Plus, the editing stage will be much faster when you start using this tool, so you’ll save tons of time you can use to start the research for your next article.
Have you tried these seven tools? Do you have other recommendations for writers? Share your impressions in the comments!
Linda Craig is a renowned author and writer. She is involved in multiple projects and admires creating beautiful and engaging content.