How to become better bloggers using free online tools

Being new to the blogging world I have learned that I have a lot to learn about blogging. In the past 6 months or so I have blogged about a variety of things from food to animal husbandry and various other topics. I recently have been really scrutinizing other bloggers that I admire and I see something vastly different. Let’s call it polish. I suppose I could say I blurt what I want with little regard to any writing etiquette. So I decided perhaps I should look a little bit into polishing off some of the rough edges, while gaining more technical knowledge.

( Did you know writing a header is a pretty big deal? I didn’t)

I have been browsing online for ways to improve my writing, SEO knowledge, and a better understanding of how to be a better blogger. Some things that I have found along the way that I use are:

 

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Score in content analyzer

 

I am sure there are a ton more options out there. I use the free versions of these that are not entirely free themselves. To be honest I was pretty interested when I saw some of the results.

While I knew SEO was some big thing everyone talked about,  it did not seem overly important Man what world was I basking on? It is like some mad science experiment for words! Yet the formula is what we  must follow to see anything happen in our writing world. It’s like if you get the formula, and put it just there and there, walla! You may wind up on a search engine. A large part of me balks at this whole thing. It’s not that I am lazy, I don’t like following some one else’s rules, telling me how things are to be done. Of course if I don’t do it then I have no one to blame but myself if I languish in the land of the unknown with millions of others. Sorry for the little rant.

On a positive note I have found that just by experimenting with the above tools, I have learned a new awareness and am striving to bring that into my writing without turning myself into an SEO robot. I know I have more to learn and I find myself looking forward to it. It is a great way to challenge your intellect as well as to help you to become better bloggers.

If you have any nifty tips and tricks that you would like to share please leave them in the comments section.

 

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4 thoughts on “How to become better bloggers using free online tools

  1. Thanks for the tips. I guess I’m a lot like you as a blogger. I write my own thoughts in my own voice. If you read my blog you can pretty much get to know me. Okay, so maybe I am a little boring. The one thing I do before I publish a post is have my husband proof read it so I don’t have a lot of typo’s.

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    1. if mine only would.. I started using these tools recently and I found on top of already overthinking everything, hey this is pretty neat, and I start thinking some more. Truthfully though they are really helpful even for a simple proofread. Copy and paste 🙂

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  2. I’m with you, I don’t like to follow someone else’s rules either. I don’t follow a format, say whatever I want, how I want, and let it be. I have thought about being proper, but that’s no fun! Keep being you and doing you. I for one, although I’m just one, admire those who have their own style and vibe about them versus reading a post that looks like it was graded and strategically written. It is nice to know how to be proper then make the decision to be rebellious LOL! I guess it would also depend if blogging is for fun or generating income. I will never get a grasp on this internet thing. LOL

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    1. I agree! I like me for the most part, and it seems as if it is a real juggle to balance being yourself, and trying to be found in this techy world. Being a freelancer though there are some things that simply must be done. Being a rebel most of my life, we’ll see how long it lasts before I say “XXMMMHHH@#!!……”
      LOL 🙂

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