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5 Must-Haves That Will Help You With Your Blog Content

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Writing your blog isn’t as simple as you think, especially when you decide to take blogging to the next level.

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Before you publish your content, you might want to check if your credibility as a blogger isn’t too compromised. It’s always better to have a balance between speaking your mind through your blogs and actually making it reliable for people to read.

Here are 5 content essentials that may come in handy when you start to type away with your blog.

Grammarly

Grammarly is an automated grammar-checker that is very beneficial when you write your content. It serves as an online writing assistant available as an extension to your browser, or an app on your phone. It can correct grammar, notice misspellings, and check if your content is good enough with its plagiarism detection feature as you literally go on typing your blog.

I suggest using it as a browser extension so that every time you write something online, whether a tweet, a Facebook post, or working on your draft, Grammarly will be available to check your content.

You can create a free or premium account to unlock more features. Click on here and learn more about Grammarly.

Thesaurus.com

Don’t want to download an app but still find ways to expand your vocabulary? The online thesaurus has been honestly useful for me, especially when I write long blog posts, I try to avoid using the same word twice.

This helps you express yourself to your readers as you find the right words fitted for your blog. You can bookmark this site so that it appears on your bookmarks bar at the top of your laptop screen.

Make it a habit to carefully review your word usage by having thesaurus.com by your side.


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Sticky Notes

Yes, you call it a draft because it’s where you type your content. But you may want to organize your points first before you type anything else on that clean slate. This is what these notes are for. Accessible and easy to use.

If you get used to the manner of just carelessly pouring your words on your draft and publish it and disregarding to analyze its cohesiveness and organization, people who read your post may find it hard to understand your message. Sticky notes aid in making a formulated outline so that the things you say on your blog are straight, close-knit, and sensible.

Scribbr

Scribbr is an online service website you can make use of not just for your blog post, but also for an essay, article, or thesis project. But the feature that I would like to highlight is its free MLA and APA citation generator.

If you wish to properly cite your references on your blog posts, especially when you want to make your blog an educational platform, Scribbr is the most convenient site to compile your references.

Copy and paste the URL of the site you used, fill in the appropriate blanks, and the generator will translate it in an APA or MLA citation format and arranges it alphabetically. All you have to do is click to copy and paste all references as-is on your blog or your paper, then you’re good to go!

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Canva

Having good publicity material for your blog is also a critical part of conveying your message to everyone. It’s the first thing people look at when they see your blog, and making a good impression is an advantage.

Canva is a commonly used and well-known platform used by bloggers for making pub mats. From simple posters, logos, to compound video presentations, infographics, and brochure. Here are some pictures I edited using Canva:

Canva is a user-friendly tool you can avail for free or for premium access. Be sure to come up with a catchy title phrase that connects with your content, when you decide to use Canva. Try it by clicking here!

There you have it! 5 simple must-haves to further improve and enjoy your writing. Remember that content is more important than just having a pretty blog site, so make sure to invest in these services too.

What are your essentials when you write your blog? Let me know in the comments section below!

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35 Comments

  • carla.

    I like Grammarly but they have limited free services which is understandable but they don’t even have free trial, would be nice if they have it so I can check if it’s worth the money. I use ProWriting which has a free trial and also more free features. I’d recommend that you check it too! πŸ˜„

  • Stuart Danker

    Omg thesaurus is so useful, and so is Canva. Sticky Notes for Mac is an underrated app too. I myself use powerthesaurus.com instead of the normal one. I feel like they return more options. Thanks for sharing!

  • Princess

    I use thesaurus and Canva! Love them, I will go check out Grammarly, as my grammar skills are not on point. πŸ˜… Thank you for sharing these! ❀️

    • Elle

      Hi! It’s so nice to meet you and thank you for visiting my blog. <3 Will surely visit yours too! πŸ˜€ I'm glad this helped, it's my pleasure. πŸ™‚

  • Nath

    I’ve been using Grammarly and Canva (sometimes if I have time haha), and they’re amazing! You could also check out Adobe Spark Post. I’m using the app one to edit images sometimes, and they have cool templates, too! Thank you for sharing these, Elle! πŸ’– I think I’ll need the thesaurus haha πŸ˜… and I’ll definitely check the other ones!

    • Elle

      Haha I’ll definitely check Adobe Spark Post πŸ˜€ check on the comments here some of them have recommendations that may help you too. Thanks for reading and ingat! <3

  • PoojaG

    I use Canva and sticky notes all the time! They are definitely super helpful and I’ll check out the others you mentioned that I don’t use!

    • Elle

      Thanks, Beaton! Wow, maybe that’s why you write very good, of course, other than your amazing talent in writing. 😊☺️☺️

    • Janis

      There’s a write up that Canva’s CEO is a Fil-Australian “young” woman and she’s one of the richest in OZ. Why can’t I ever invent something of use? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • Elle

      Oh yeah I’ve heard that too I think from my sister because she sees me using Canva for my blogs. I admire that young woman every one loves Canva, it’s so easy and there’s a lot of great features, no wonder she’s one of the the richest. I feel you! Wish I could build something like that too. Hahah :))))

  • Renard Moreau

    πŸ™‚ Grammarly is one of those must-have applications for bloggers.

    In addition to Canva, I would like to recommend PicMonkey for photo editing tasks.

    Do enjoy the rest of your week, Elle.

    • Elle

      Hi, Renard! Oh, I have heard of PicMonkey too, maybe I can also check that out ☺️ Thanks for this!!! And I hope you enjoy the rest of the week too! Sending hugs πŸ€—

  • Suresh Allu

    Elle, An excellent article which really helps for every bloggers.There are few new tools which I don’t use and I will use them now. Thanks for sharing amazing post 😍😍

  • Demi Le Huray

    Thank you for this amazing post! I have recently downloaded Gramarly and find it really useful! I also love Canva too so I can create my featured images. Never thought about thesaurus, will give that a try❀️

  • Clarissa

    Great suggestions Elle! I absolutely love canva! I have used grammarly in the past,but I haven’t been for blog posts actually. I typically write in Google drive and they’ve got a pretty good spell/grammar checker as well. Thanks so much for the ideas!

  • loverosiee

    I absolutely love canva, it has endless ways to make me more efficient and a better content creator. I also love grammarly, it’s such a life saver when I’m writing something quickly!

    Great post!
    Rosie

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