How to Use A Blog as a Content Generator & Writing Assistant, Part I
I see a lot of bloggers looking for “blog post inspiration” in the form of captivating topics to write about. The problem is, too often they’re looking for that perfect topic when they already have one right in front of them.
I have a saying: “Don’t wait for inspiration; get busy and do something.”
You may be a writer in the traditional sense, but that doesn’t mean you can’t easily turn your blog into a content generator; one that will give you more ideas than you can fit in your planned posts. It’s easy to do, but it requires some forethought and planning.
To begin with, create categories within your blog that represent different areas of content you’ll be writing about. You don’t want to overload your readers with individual posts so make sure the categories you choose are both relevant and necessary.
It’s important to keep the following in mind when creating your categories:
1. Keep the category names appropriate; this will help readers find the post they’re looking for.
2. Always include a descriptive word or phrase, as well as a space in between words and numbers, for easier searching by your readers.
3. Make sure your categories match the topic you will be using within your category name.
What is the best blogging tool for beginners?
Blogging is a lot like a building, it’s not a race. You begin with the foundation, the posts and then add structure, defining what columns you want to fill. And all of this must adapt to the user. With the advent of facebook and the ever expanding world of online media, it’s easier than ever to find content that you can use or pattern your creation after. The best way to learn how to blog is by blogging.
It’s kind of like baking. It’s hard to learn how to bake before you have tried it, but by baking a cake every now and then, you will become familiar with the concept. By making a blog on your own, you will learn how to put together the structure and make sure your content stays consistent.
The best blogging tool for beginners should allow them to set up their own blogs at an affordable price, without having to sacrifice quality or variety of posts.
On a side note, the amount of blogs on the internet is unbelievable. If you look at the amount of blogs that have been made in the last 4 years, it’s amazing. Of all those “best” blogging tools for beginners, who knows what we’ll find when they are reviewed.
The best blogging tool for beginners should also be user friendly and allow a beginner to understand what they are doing without them having to read a tutorial guide, FAQ or how-to book.
The best blogging tool for beginners should be highly customizable and allow users to change the look and structure of their blog. Cold Fusion is great because it allows you to easily customize the look and feel of your blog. It can be used by both designers and non-designers alike! You can make your blog as unique as you like.
Some tips for setting up a new blog:
How to Get Started with Evernote on Your Blog and Stay Creative While You Work
Evernote is an incredible tool that can be used in numerous ways, a writer’s best friend. The Top 10 Evernote Bloggers list was very helpful, but the most inspiring part was the “Blogging with Evernote” series. Just like a laptop is to a writer, Evernote is to bloggers. It’s an appointment calendar, research assistant, to do list and more. It can be used by bloggers no matter the size of the blog.
How do you use Evernote? I use Evernote to write posts and keep an outline. I create a note entitled “Inbox” with all article ideas, interview questions, etc. This way when I’m writing a post I have everything right there in front of me, no need to go searching for links or notes… It’s all right there!
I also use Evernote for my research. I keep a note for each post, just as I would any other notebook. It’s password protected, so if my computer crashes I have multiple cloud backups to retrieve from. It makes research easy and keeps everything in one area organized.
What Is an Article Writer? How Can It Work for You?
The article writer is a basic tool that can be used to generate multiple blog posts in minutes. It’s a software that asks the user to provide keywords and then generates posts based on the words. If you don’t want to invest in a software for your blog, many of the well known publishers do have this feature built in to their blogs. It’s called a “content farm” and it’s just as good as using a third party software.
8 Tips for Getting the Most from your Article Writer [Content Farm]:
1. Add the word “does” to the phrase to “click here” if you are trying to get people to click on a link.
2. Add a question mark at the end of sentences that have “benefits”, “advantages”, and other similar words.
3. Add question marks after every fifth sentence in a paragraph for additional posts [called “copy paste”]
4. Use “click here” as the link – this increases the odds that they will see it and want to click.
5. Add a question mark after every second word in a sentence [called “clumping”]
6. Add question marks after each second word at the end of sentences [called “link blending”]
7. Look for your keywords and replace them with the words: benefits, advantage, benefits of, advantages of, etc.
8. Look for your keywords and replace them with “you”.
So what can you do to use this tool to your advantage?
How Do I Make Content more Effective? What Do I Need To Know About It First?
The most important thing you must do first is to start with the PROPER description. The better it is, the easier it will be for a search engine to find. Some of the elements include: title, description, keywords, author bio and categories.
Here is a simple example of the description: “Created by Sara Jessica Parker (born 1973) and Jason Lewis (born 1972), married in Los Angeles, California, United States (the United States), but she has also lived in New York City and London. Sara Jessica Parker is an American actress and television producer, now known for her role in Sex and the City. She has starred in Sex and the City, a television series about four women who deal with stress of everyday life through their social lives and love lives. She has also starred in a number of films, including The Prince and Me (2000) (as the title character), Something’s Gotta Give (2003), and The Family Stone (2005). In addition to that, she has received two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy Award for her work in television.
About Sara Jessica Parker:
Early life and career 
Sara Jessica Parker was born on June 8, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, the United States. She is the daughter of journalist Cynthia Ann Parker, who was named Miss Florida in 1963 (she competed in the Miss America pageant), and David Parker (1943–2002), a television journalist, feature writer and speechwriter. She has two older siblings, Martin Parker (born 1967) and Stephanie Parker (born 1968). She attended the University of Southern California for a year before dropping out to pursue an acting career.