27 Best Blogging Tools

27 Best Blogging Tools

Whether you’re an experienced blogger or just getting into the game, having a few great tools in your back pocket can be a gamechanger. Once you’ve created high-quality content, these tools can take your site to the next level, driving traffic to your blog...
He Said, She Said: Grammar and Options in Dialogue

He Said, She Said: Grammar and Options in Dialogue

We all have habits, things we do repeatedly and automatically, usually without thinking. We buy the same clothes in the same colors. We order the same dish at a restaurant. We watch the same TV programs. Writers have habits too. Dedicating time to write each day is a good habit. Reading great works of literature is a good habit. But unthinking overuse of certain words is a bad habit. This lack of creativity often shows up as repetitive “dialogue tags” (verbs that indicate who is speaking)—usually the word “said.”

How to Make Your Online Content Interactive

How to Make Your Online Content Interactive

Creating and posting content online can be lonely work. If you’ve got a website, blog, Facebook Page, or some other hub for your business, of course you’ll want to know whether people are reading (and enjoying!) what you post. But aside from the raw data that...
How to Make a Content Calendar for Blogging Success

How to Make a Content Calendar for Blogging Success

For many, many, MANY writers, the process of blogging begins like this: Step One: Realize you promised yourself you’d write a blog post today. Step Two: Sit down to write the blog post. Step Three: Stare at an empty screen and struggle to come up with an idea to write...