9 Awesome Tools for Content Authors and Bloggers

Content marketing isn’t easy.

10 awesome tools for content authors and bloggersIt requires discipline, focus, and a lot of hard work. If you do any kind of writing — blog posts, articles, ebooks, etc. — you know how hard it can be to generate ideas and perfect your text so that morphs into something that’s useful to your audience. Wouldn’t it be great if there were some tools and Web applications that could help with the process?

Congratulations — you’re in luck! From idea generation to improving the quality of your prose, these 9 tools will help you up your game and become a writing ninja.

5 Content Idea Tools

Lack inspiration? It’s not uncommon to find yourself racking your brain for killer content ideas. Here are some tools to jumpstart your creativity:

1. Portent’s Content Idea Generator

Use this tool to come up with an array of titles for your next blog post or presentation. Some are funny. Some are shocking. All useful. [Caution: It’s addictive.]

Enter a keyword or phrase and it will generate a title and also offer tips for improving the content itself:

Portent's Content Idea Generator

2. Content Marketing Ideas Generator

Enter a target audience in this tool and what knowledge will benefit them, and be rewarded with 20 content marketing ideas:

Content Marketing Ideas Generator

3. Hubspot’s Blog Topic Generator

Enter 3 nouns that you’d like to write about and Hubspot’s tool will come up with a week’s worth of relevant blog post titles:

Hubspot's Blog Topic Generator

4. Soovle

Enter a keyword and Soovle will find the most popular terms across a wide variety of search engines:

Soovle

5. Google Trends: Hot Searches

This tool visualizes the top 20 trending searches and displays them in a beautiful, full-screen, live animation. Click on a trend and see the related Google search results:

Google Trends Hot Searches

4 Content Improvement Tools

Need to improve the quality of your content? These apps will help you get the job done.

1. Grammarly

Grammarly makes you a better writer by finding and correcting mistakes in your text:

Grammerly

2. The Readability Test Tool

The Readability Test Tool provides a quick and easy way to test the readability of your work. Enter your URL and it will calculate your content’s accessibility:

Readability Test Tool

3. Unsuck-It

Are you trying to avoid business jargon? Unsuck-It is a great tool that identifies alternatives you can use instead:

Unsuck-It

4. Hemingway

Hemingway makes your content bold and clear. The app highlights common errors and catches wordy sentences, adverbs, passive voice, and dull, complicated language:

Hemingway

  • amongthenarcissi

    This was so helpful, thank you so much! I’ve never read anything that highlights all these tools in one article. Amazing.

  • Excellent & useful tools! Thanks

  • Such great ideas, thanks!