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10 Tools To Make Your Blogging Life Easier and Fast

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Yes, half of the year has been passed, and it’s on its full pace with all updated Google algorithms and tightened belts to take off with fresh twists and turns in the blogging space.

If you are a blogger and still you are away from the blogging tools, then you are making a blunder. As a pro blogger, you must feed your passion by publishing quality blogs frequently.

And it’s necessary that you update your blog to retain the traffic every time. If you still are wandering about the exact road map, then here’s some assistance to help you out about the exact path that will give you a list of some of the tools that will make your blogging life easier.

#1. Google Docs

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Google Doc is one of the popular apps, which is quite common. But from the context of blogging, it plays the role of the main tool that makes your blogging experience really awesome.

The first and foremost benefit of Google Doc is that it’s extremely user-friendly and also a productive blogging tool. It has a tremendous array of formatting options that will make your writing convenient. Another add-on of Google Doc is its capability to be on the cloud as you can retrieve your document anytime even if your hard disc crashes.

However, the most significant benefit of Google Doc is its capacity to get shared among multiple users at the same time. Here, another set of people can edit and add comments in real time. Even the chat feature adds zest to its functionalities.

#2. Evernote

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Evernote is a notebook app. If you are a veteran blogger, it’s apparent that you think 24×7 and come up with new writing ideas and the fact is that the human mind keeps on forgetting things.

So, Evernote is something that can take your notes in real time on your mobile and help you to jot down the notes later to be compiled for the finished blog.

Simply making notes is not the only function; it can add notes, photographs and scan documents. Moreover, you may come across things that may add glitters to your write-ups like a scenic beauty can add to the passion of a traveler’s blogging.

Simply, you can take a click anytime and add the same to your notes, which can later be compiled and published with the blog post.

#3. Canva

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Today, with the ever-changing human temperament it’s surveyed that people are flattered more by interactive content than any big block of write-up.

Graphic content can magnetize visitors faster and retain them for longer. Many companies still do not focus much on visual content and sink in the industry. Canva is one of the handiest tools available in the industry that will help you create your own blog graphics.

It is a mine for millions of graphic layout, images, and illustrations that you may set for your own blog. As per the 2016 SEO trends released recently, graphic content will play the key role in engaging traffic and Google will also recognize it as a prime ranking tool.

#4. SEOPressor

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SEOPressor integrated light SEO app will help you to take the right decision in terms of choosing and stuffing keywords in your blog.

This blog will help you in making sure that your content is properly optimized. It will also put a check whenever your keyword stuffing exceeds a limit and prevents you from ranking penalties. Most of the newbies live with a notion that extensive keyword stuffing will boost the ranking.

But the matter of fact is that Google has updated its algorithms years back and now there is no chance of getting it fooled with over-stuffing of keywords. Today, Google understands well that over-using of keywords is the modus operandi to cheat the search engine.

Now, Google has set stringent guidelines that work only to penalize such attempts.

#5. Grammarly

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As a writer, it’s your sole responsibility to do justice to your writing and ensure that the blog you post is error free. It’s your duty to be doubly sure while publishing, so check it thrice and run the content through a spell check.

Most of Word Pressor versions are not attached to any grammar check add-on; so, it’s advisable to use Grammarly and take your quality to the next level. It will ensure that your post is error free and master piece in terms of grammar.

It also prevents plagiarism and saves your blog from getting hurt on any of these grounds.

#6. Headline Analyzer

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Headlines are the most compelling elements of a blog, and it is something, which really attracts a blogger. A poor headline is something from which we cannot expect more clicks; even the content is of high quality as it’s the heading that is the face of your blog.

You just need to type the thought headline on the tool and hit on analyze button. It will grade your headline by breaking it in terms of readability, grammar and shows the percentage of uncommon words, used words and powerful words that constitute a headline.

#7. Hemingway

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It’s another lightweight proof-reading tool, which improves the quality of your write-up. For example, Hemmingway will point out and highlight the sentences, which are complex and very long.

It also helps to construct the content with better and simple vocabulary and extracts the portions written in passive voice. In case you are a beginner the tool, it will behave like a life saver and eventually, with the frequent guidance you can save time and also grab expertise in writing.

#8. Flickr

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The idea behind Flickr is that at least one image is mandatory for the content with the intent to get it published. It gives your page a better look and appeal. As it divides the page into slots, visitors will feel that they are not simply staring at a wall of characters.

The image should speak about the entire content. Visitors should get the actual intent of the post by the image only. The image tells the entire story about the blog post. So, it plays a very crucial role in the world of blogging.

Generally, non-copyrighted images may suffer obligation; later so Flickr came up with a wide range of photo galleries, which are completely on public domain and this means that you can completely use them for your blog.

#9. Trello

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Maintaining the quality of content consistently is not easy. Trello is a fantastic tool, which is an editorial calendar, which helps you to save and organize your self-written content in visual format that too in a very light user interface.

Basically, it maintains the entire work flow starting from visualization and research to compiling and publishing.

Today, it has become one of the most favored tools in the blogging world and is utilized by pro bloggers for scheduling and publishing.

Just imagine how easy it would be if your control remains completely on the tip of a slide. It’s not just a tool, but a revolution in the market of blogging.

#10. Blog Title Generator by SEOpresser

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It’s one of the amazing tools used by modern age blogger. It can help you to device fresh ideas about posts and content. In case you are confused about what to write, it will help you as a guide to carve new ideas about several topics relevant to your blogs. You need to simply type a keyword relevant to your blog or business.

The tools will also ask you to explain a bit about the keyword in terms of brand, event, generic term and more. These are the provisions, which help the system to generate good and engaging title related to the keyword. According to your input, the tool will generate numerous topics as options, which can be one of the potential titles that can take your blog reputation to new heights.

Last But Not the Least!

In the tough league of blogging where masters from Google are making more stringent rules and deeper algorithms, as a blogger, it’s your duty to do your level best in terms of quality and quantity.

But in order to achieve it, you have to pour down more and more efforts in terms of time. To mitigate the bandwidth, these 10 tools will save your time and give you better blogging results in a short span of time compliant to the current Goggle algorithms.

If you are a veteran blogger than definitely, these tools will make your life easier because with the inception of internet every corner of the globe is now flooded with bloggers. So, the industry is also facing rich competition.

Therefore, if as a blogger you want to survive and make good money these tools will act as lethal weapons to tackle your rivals professionally.

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Kulwant Nagi is a blogger from India who blogs at BloggingCage.com. On his blog he shares tips on how to make a blog which can generate income. He teaches blogging, SEO, and affiliate marketing at his blog.

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Who Do You Surround Yourself with in Your Blogger Network?

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Some bloggers cannot see the forest for the trees, like the beautiful, lush, thriving national park I visited in New Jersey recently.

The masses tend to be caught up in fear, pain and struggle because they cannot see the big picture.

Birds of a feather flock together.

You have heard that one, right?

I circle the globe and change time zones like most folks breathe. Would I be wise to surround myself with people who tremble at leaving their home town or home neighborhood? Nope. Such people would teach me the world makes for a scary, dangerous place. I would get advice like play it safe, be comfortable, get a job, buy a home and take it easy, from such folks. Such folks also live a bland life because if you rarely or never leave your comfort zone, you cannot:

  • grow
  • thrive
  • face your fears
  • serve humanity
  • be a bright light for people to follow
  • live your deepest, wildest dreams

Obviously, I chose to surround myself with bloggers who happily circled the globe as successful bloggers. I also surrounded myself with happy, successful, home body bloggers too; to learn the basics of building a rocking blog effectively. I learned how to succeed from my blogger friend network, sponging up their knowledge, inspiration and insight.

Meanwhile, if you surround yourself with new, struggling or failing bloggers you will get advice on how to struggle, fail, or flounder through your blogging day.

Do bloggers around you complain about losing $50 on blogging? Lose these zero’s immediately and surround yourself with bloggers who invest thousands of dollars on their blogs. High rollers teach you to succeed. Broke jokes teach you how to fail.

Do bloggers around you see making $25 as being a huge amount of money? You better lose the low-aiming crowd to surround yourself with bloggers who see $1000 and $10,000 and more as making coin.

Do bloggers around you circle the globe as swash buckling travelers? Check out this photo from my trip to Vietnam. Kong: Skull Island was filmed here.

Time to ditch the comfort zone crowd to hang with adventurous types.

Don’t get me wrong; I celebrate every cent I make online. But if you think I’m placing a sponsored post for less than $1000, you are insane. Like a famous super model who said she didn’t get out of bed for anything less than $10,000 a day, you need to develop a prosperity consciousness that demands big money and ignores appearance of poverty, lack, limitation and fear.

Who Do You Hang With?

Who do you count as blogging buddies? Happy, highly successful, prospering bloggers? You better, to increase your success.

For example, observe my blogging paperback on profiting. The aftermarket price is $45 USD. If most or all bloggers in your network would feel uncomfortable receiving $45 in royalties for a paperback, you better lose that network and surround yourself with bloggers who believe in abundance. I know John Chow feels comfortable receiving $45 for anything he offers online. Who cares? It is just money. It is only money.

Surround yourself only with bloggers who:

  • have posture
  • have authority
  • charge top dollar
  • profit freely
  • prosper freely
  • exude confidence
  • have a highly developed prosperity consciousness

You learn from the best, gain inspiration from the best and become the best by surrounding yourself with the best bloggers on earth.

But you need to be honest in who you choose to hang with in your blogging circles. Be clear. Be truthful with yourself. Maybe you feel comfortable trading comments with struggling bloggers you befriended 10 years ago but nothing spectacular happens for you if you surround yourself with struggling bloggers, being firmly fixed in your comfort zone.

Release all bloggers who are not happy and prospering.

Fill your blogger friend network with empowered, inspired, happy, successful, prospering bloggers.

Nothing personal.

Just your blogging success at stake.

 

 

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Are You Chasing the Flavor of the Month?

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My first fundamental of successful blogging focuses you on being present.

All of our power resides in the moment.

None of our power resides in the future or past because neither exists.

Time is illusion.

Only Now is real.

Look at that brilliant featured image. I snapped it from the front porch during our trip to Fiji. Sweet things happen when you are in the moment, focusing all power on the present.

This marks my 796th blog post on Blogging Tips. I feel grateful to Zac for the opportunity to serve you. Plus I feel grateful for all success that flowed to me through these guest posts.

How in the heck did I write and publish nearly 800 guest posts on one blog?

I am in the moment, mostly. I am present. Plus I never, never, ever chase the flavor of the month.

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Alonzo Pichardo and I often chatted about being patient, persistent and present during the Online Success Chats Podcast.

Being patient, persistent and present helps you tap into immense powers, including the power of being creative *and* prolific. See my 800 blog posts on Blogging Tips as evidence of such power. Toss in my 2,008 articles (between posts and pages) on Blogging From Paradise and you understand: focusing on one core task, or core purpose, in the present, leads to amazing things.

Bruce Lee spoke of fearing not the man who practiced 10,000 kicks once, but he did fear the man who practiced one kick 10,000 times. He embodied this mindset in his genius, Renaissance Man type ways.

Lee’s wisdom and physical prowess are both timeless because he understood and lived this great truth: do 1 thing so frequently, with a focused energy, being in the moment, that you do it incredibly well. He understood the truth of how I live my life: where your attention and energy goes, grows.

The Flavor of the Month

Most bloggers struggle because they practice 10,000 kicks once, chasing hot niches, running after trends, and choosing to blog today, and podcast tomorrow, because everybody runs a podcast these days. Wait a second; live video reigns supreme? Time to become a live video expert. Meanwhile, as you jump from niche to niche, and from blogging to podcasting to live videos, I just wrote and published 800 posts on Blogging Tips alone. Plus I wrote and published 1,000 more guest posts on other blogs.

While most bloggers chase hot trends, profitable niches and the latest game changing opportunity, guys like Alonzo and I thrive by doing one thing alone so we do it incredibly well.

Success is yours, but success is not an overnight or week-long endeavor.

Stop chasing hot niches. Visualize your dreams in detail. Focus on your blogging wins. Invest in coaching and courses from top bloggers. Surround yourself with positive vibes and positive people.

Write, publish and connect with top bloggers by helping top bloggers.

Success Finds Specialists

I took a nap this afternoon. A calm, peaceful breeze kisses my face right now as I write and enjoy the day.

Imagine if you could work from home every day? Visualize that fun and freedom.

Sweet, right?

Specialists are the only folks who work from home full time. People who do 1 thing persistently, practicing this skill, so they become super skilled in a single, specialized niche.

I gave all of my professional energy to being a blogger for the past 10 years. I became really skilled at blogging because I never chased the flavor of the month.

Avoid program hopping, niche hopping and all forms of flavor-chasing.

Do one thing. Do it well.

Succeed.

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What Is the Incredibly Easiest Way to Drive Blog Traffic?

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Drive traffic to other blogs.

Give what you want.

Help people get what they want and people help you get what you want.

I have found this to be the easiest way to drive traffic to my blog because friends I made through cross-promotion promote me around the clock, 24-7, 365. Easy peasy.

I checked my Twitter a few moments ago. During the past 3 hours I noticed 11 mentions, engagements and retweets collectively. 3 hours, 11 engagements, more blog traffic.

I drive a heavy amount of traffic to my blog by driving a heavy amount of traffic to fellow bloggers who drive a heavy amount of traffic to Blogging From Paradise every day, all day long.

The more you give, the more you get.

The hardest way to drive blog traffic is to try to do it solo. Imagine publishing one post and hitting social share buttons. Even if I do a fine job writing the post, gaining traction solo is tough because successful bloggers know: 1000 is better than 1. 1000 blogging buddies promoting you 24-7, 365 beats you promoting yourself or you trying to write and publish 5 to 10 or more posts daily.

I used to publish 60 posts daily between 2 blogs. Short videos and short posts created the bulk of the content. I had a difficult time succeeding because you can only do so much solo. I published 60 posts in a cyber cave. Nobody listened to me because I did not listen to anybody. But making friends by driving traffic to other blogs made blogging easier and easier for me.

My blogging buddies – who appreciate me promoting them – freely:

  • link to me on their blogs
  • retweet my posts
  • share my posts on Facebook
  • share my posts on LinkedIn
  • send my blog posts to their email list

That my friends is a lot of traffic flowing to my blog easily, freely and exponentially.

Every time a blogging buddy promotes you to their tribe you gain exposure to one more large, targeted audience. Imagine when you gain exposure in front of 10, 50, 100 and 1,000 or more audiences daily? This is serious traffic! Plus it is easy traffic because your prime duties of reading posts and tapping social share buttons, or, linking to fellow bloggers on your blog, are quite easy.

How to Drive Traffic to other Blogs

I spent a fair chunk of today driving traffic to other blogs.

I promoted some of my blog posts linking to my blogging buddies. I also retweeted and Facebook shared posts from other bloggers.

Each share lays the foundation for new blogging friendships and fortifies old blogging friendships. Every time I promote Donna Merrill or Alonzo Pichardo, we bond more deeply. Easy way to keep friendships strong and to grow your blog traffic exponentially.

You Will Run out of Time Solo But You Never Run out of Friends

Eventually, I ran out of time each day trying to do it all by myself. No human is super human. No human can be in a billion places at once, by their own steam.

But you never run out of friends if you are generous. During a reasonable lifetime, no blogger will befriend all 7 billion humans. You will however keep meeting friends every day if you drive traffic to other blogs every day.

As more folks befriend you, more folks promote you. What an easy way to increase traffic to your blog. Your ever expanding friend network does much of the legwork for you and also drives traffic to your blog:

  • when you sleep
  • when you travel
  • when you spend time offline with family and friends

Sounds sweet, right?

Give freely.

Drive traffic to your blog easily.

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