How To Create Better Blog Posts

September 22, 2016

 

Keeping up with a blog, in addition to all of the other tasks that go into running a personal styling business, can be time-consuming. Hitting publish can be nerve-wracking when you’re wondering if you missed a typo or if your images look crisp and polished. This week we’re sharing our three favorite online tools to make blogging faster, prettier and little less anxiety inducing.

 

Grammarly

Grammarly is one of the best online proofreading programs around. Just cut and paste your text into the editor and it will check it for 250 types of grammatical, spelling, and punctuation mistakes. Grammarly will also tell you if you used a word spelled correctly in an incorrect context. With the premium membership, you can add a plug-in to your web browser allowing every email, social media post, and online document you work on to be checked by the Grammarly editor. Pricing plans are available on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis. It’s so worth the money!

 

Headline Analyzer

Blog posts can help your website’s SEO skyrocket but only if your post can be found by the all-knowing Google. Coming up with a popular and keyword rich title isn’t always easy (or intuitive) so we bookmark Headline Analyzer by Coschedule.com when we need a little extra help. This handy website will give your blog post headline a grade and then break down your headline’s effectiveness across four key categories (common words, uncommon words, emotional words, powerful words) so you can see where it needs some improvement. You can test and change different word combinations based on your initial feedback until you find a headline with a high score. And, best of all, it’s free!

 

Canva

Who has time to learn Photoshop? The standards for quality visual content is getting higher all the time which is why we love Canva. Canva has all of the basic features of photoshop plus gorgeous templates to create graphics for social media posts, blog posts, presentations, and business stationery. You can upload your own photos, purchase high-quality stock photos, use all of their photo editing software, access free shapes, and fonts, and get some great design ideas and advice from their helpful blog. For a monthly fee, Canva For Work allows you to save your brand's fonts, colors, and logos, so you don’t have to scramble to find your hex numbers every time you write a blog post.


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