Blogging Tools to Make Blogging Easier

hey guys in this video we’re gonna jump back into the bloggers playbook and we’re gonna run down some of our absolute favorite tools that make the blogging and content creation process easier here’s an interesting and repeat fact we published our first blog on January the 8th 2013

who’s that class’s interesting it was creatively titled

a 2020 business book challenge and it was a horrendously terrible blog post we thought people would be interested in the fact that we were gonna read lots of business books that yeah they weren’t fast forward to now we’re approaching up to 600 pieces of content including our blogs blog and our Tomic content too and we’ve learnt a thing or two or 500 things about producing content better and quicker so today we’re gonna run through some of our favorite tools that we use for our content and for our blogging semi-free is some cost a bit of money but most of them speed up that content creation time and once

implemented actually using them takes little to no time at all and if this is your first time here please do hit that big red subscribe button we create videos like this every week to make marketing on boring that’s a word let’s jump in

starting with prewriting and research tools for before we even put pen to paper or pixels to screen we want to make sure well what we are actually creating is being searched for some businesses have the luxury of this not mattering all that much but us we want to be found so we use a mix of Google Keyword planner and unser the public which are both free tools that will give you keyword ideas for you to write blogs all about you showed you how to use unser the public not so long ago so click here to go check that out

we also couple those with a free google chrome plugin that we use called keywords everywhere which roughly shows you how many searches that topic is getting per month now do not take this as gospel truth but do use that as a guide to make sure the keywords that you are finding on the Google Keyword planner or answer the public actually have some popularity another cool tool we use at this stage is that the brain toss up which is just a couple of quid on the App Store but you can also get it on

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as well what this does is allow us to capture ideas on the go so if at any moment during the day if we have an idea we’ll brain toss it it basically emails yourself a note that you can action it later you can do written notes images and even voice notes and integrates with Evernote and Trello to a final tool we use at this prewriting stage is Jacques form we use this for guest blogs so rather than going back and forth with email ton of times to get all the information we need we’ll send people to a jack phone link and they can just enter all the information that really we’re quiet for that guest blog and we’re using the free version of that tip next up we have our actual writing tools and going back to the horrendous first blog it was horrendous because it was boring just because it is a written word it doesn’t mean it should look boring either back in the day we created this video all about how to make your blog’s look sexier so go check it out the first is Google Docs and all of our ideas start here even this video we have freaking love Google Docs

it’s basically Microsoft Word but online and we can both be editing the same document at the same time and give access to whoever needs access to that document – it’s all stored online and it’s saved as you go and it’s free and it’s add free Google we love you another cool tool we use is rev.com yes that’s the tool that does video subtitles for one dollar a minute but it also allows you to download a transcript of your video so if you struggle writing or if you have some video content already you could just speak your blog and get it transcribed by Arab comm it just takes a little tits erasing and tweaking and you have your blog in no time

easy peasy lemon squeezy you’re going to want to be including some images in your blog too so we could be using Photoshop or illustrator for this both of which we have but nine times out of ten it we are jumping into cumber and creating something really easily and if we want to add gifts into the blog we are jumping into gif e.com

we’re either searching for a suitable gift or using giffy to create our own and again we have another video on Diffie over there past Peter I try you put in that thing also if you want to include tweetable is in your blog we live the tool that’s free click to tweet duck up will link to a blog below it shows you exactly how to set up and how it works but it’s really easy and in a nutshell what it allows you to do is pre populate a tweet and at the click of a button people can tweet that

pre-populated tweet and share it with all that audience nice finally in this stage to make sure we have all the SEO boxes ticked we are using the Yoast plugin where the WordPress this is a really cool tool that tells us what we need to work on from an SEO point of view to make sure the blog is optimized and has a really nice of red amber green scoring system that even Pete can follow mmm and in it after we’ve pressed a pretty publish button we’ve got some 2 or 2 years to promote the damn thing starting with convertkit for email marketing and many charts for facebook messenger send your content to people who have opted in to receiver this is a really important step and if you miss this step then you deserve for your next cup of coffee to be cold yeah where that means and if you like cold coffee it’s also going to taste of wing we’re also using social scheduling tools to promote our content going forward our favorite tool at the moment is smarter pulse Cal which is a mash-up of smarter cue Agora pulse and content Cal our advice to you here is to not do this we just love them way too much to give any of them up just choose one and make sure you use that to promote your content going forward and promoting more than once and the cheeky bonus tool for you as well we use a discus which is a free comment tool that plugs right into WordPress this allows people to log in to leave a comment get notifications it shows some blogs below the comments plugin plugin

this allows people to log in and leave a comment it also show some other blogs below the comments plug-in and it does some other fancy stuff too

so if you’ve been paying attention you will now know that our tool box include Google Keyword planner answer the public key words everywhere brain toss jock for Google Docs Rev covered giffy click to tweet Yoast many chat convertkit smarter cue egg or Apple’s content cow and discus didn’t edit that together at all was going to link to all of those around this video somewhere the world’s gonna link to some tutorials that we have on some of these tools too so please do check them out because they all Rock and if you love this video and you want some more marketing on borings please do subscribe and we’ll love you forever and a day we always want to add more tools through our toolbox – so if there’s a tool that we haven’t mentioned in this video we want to know your favorite ones that we can check out so please let us know in that comment

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