Give Life to Your Blog Posts With These 3 Block Blasting Tools
It happens more often than we’d like to admit. You’ve been tasked with writing a blog post, but face a serious case of writers block and a looming deadline. Whether a novice or a seasoned writer, you’re bound to hit some creative roadblocks along the way.
We feel your pain! To help remedy this, we’ve selected 3 of our most beloved blog writing tools to help you tackle the biggest writing blocks.
PROBLEM: Can't think of a blog topic
SOLUTION: Hubspot's Blog Topic Generator
So you’ve got fingers to keyboard but you’ve already hit a block. You’re completely stumped on what to write about. Sure, you can scour the Internet for inspiration, but this can turn into a huge time-suck. Instead, try starting the process with Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator tool! Simply input 3 relevant terms and let the generator work it’s magic. The tool will whip up 5 possible blog titles to stir up some inspiration. While you may have to tweak the results, it is a great place to get your posts off the ground!
PROBLEM: Your headline falls flat
So you’ve created your latest blogging masterpiece but feel like you've missed the mark with the headline. Enter the Advanced Marketing Institute’s Emotional Marketing Value Headline Analyzer (say that 3 times fast!) The tool was created to analyze and measure headlines for valuable emotional content. The determination is based off of 3 Emotional Marketing Value (EMV) indicators: Intellectual, Empathetic, Spiritual, along with an overall EMV percentage score. If you rank too low or missed the mark on your desired emotion, tweak your headline and test again!
PROBLEM: You worry your writing is unclear
SOLUTION: Hemingway App
If you’re familiar with the blog writing process, then you know it is best to proofread, proofread again, and then proofread again. Editing is a major component of the writing process, after all. Before getting a second set of eyes on your content (which you should ALWAYS do), make sure your content is actually readable. Hemingway is a web app that identifies sentences that are hard to read and should be simplified. The idea is to help you to make your writing more clear for maximum impact. The app will highlight questionable words and sentences to give you a chance to reassess whether or not they belong in your post. While shouldn't necessarily follow all of it’s recommended changes, it is a good way to identify awkward sentences that may have been overlooked.