If you run a small business, chances are … You write a lot. That’s what writing tools are for.
Here’s a round-up of some internet tools I find helpful when writing millions of words on the internet.
Just head over and check this one out. It’s nice to check yourself out in the mirror everyone once in a while. What do you sound like anyway? Hard to say what your brand voice if you’ve never asked someone outside of your organization.
It helps you cut your rambling sentences down and tells you to use active voice instead of being a ll wishy washy. Very helpful and very free.
Here’s a link to hemingwayapp.
Grammarly is super good to me, except when I’m on Canva. I like to make everything really small on Canva so I can see my graphics close together for cohesiveness. Grammarly helps with keeping everything together too. The red line? Classic. How else would I be able to fix my silly little mistakes?
Text Expander helps me keep whatever I need at my finger tips. Like my blog template, my hex codes, and anything I seem to mess up over and over and over. I can even put my email templates in Text Expander and use some tabs to customize them before I hit send. It’s very fancy.
Workflowy saved my little life, I swear. It’s just an infinitely expandable and collapsible bullet point list, and it’s really the collapsible part that gets me going. When I’m trying to be creative, I need white space.
Workflowy give me white space. And so much more. It costs $48/year and is actually actually worth every penny. I’m obsessed with Workflowy. It captures my thoughts somewhere much nicer than Evernote or Asana, or even Notion. I can sweep it into any dot I need later. It’s rightful place. I can even sweet it into TWO righteous places, both of which will update simultaneously.
This one is pretty simple. It helps you know how any characters you have. Lots of times I just use docs.new. Whatever you’re into. It is helpful to know the character count when you’re writing meta descriptions and page titles and things like that.
WordPress is the gold standard for bloggers. It is they platform I’m writing on today. There are some cool slash commands you can learn to use keyboard shortcuts for cutting down on the time it takes to install your blog posts.
Writing on the internet takes more formatting than writing a book.
WordPress helps you get that right.
Jasper is my little robot guy. I mean my handsome robot man. We chat sometimes. To be fair, he’s pretty good at other things, too. Like formatting blog posts and writing social captions, but my business is not really into all that. I like to create my own blog post formatting. I ask Jasper for lots of help researching things that already are. Like scientific human knowledge. He’s helping me on my path to becoming a botanist. Jasper, what are 10 plants I could use to xeriscape my garden in my Zone [__] Garden? It’s very nice. He’s so much faster and smarter than Siri. (Sorry, girl.)
Jasper, Charactercounter, Wrodpress, Hemingway. What are your favorite writing tools?
Knowing what to say is half the battle. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org & I will give you my favorite writing tool ever — My blog template. It’s my baby.
It’s free. I make money from using my blog template, not from selling my blog template.
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