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Pavel Polivka

Best tools for writing a blog

June 23, 2021

As I changed jobs and started working from home the thing I missed the most was teaching. I was always there for people to go over their problems, help them, explain. As I was trying to figure out how to take this back to my life I figured I give blogging a chance. I am not a very successful blogger, all my articles get few thousand views at max but it brings me joy and I love doing it.

In this article, I want to go over few tools that are essential for me.

Grammarly

Grammarly is literary a lifesaver. I am not a native speaker/writer and I need as much grammar help as I can get. It has a very intuitive and very good interface. The quality of the corrections is way ahead of tools like Word or Google docs. It will make you write like a native speaker.

Hemingway

Hemingway is another awesome tool that makes your writing better. It's inspired by the writing style of Ernest Hemingway. It will take your text and mark the sentences that seem too complex, words that can be removed, etc...

I usually take my text through Grammarly and then through Hemingway. The result is very readable text.

Unspalsh

Unsplash is a website that has an endless amount of photos you can download and use for free. For commercial and non-comertional use. You can find almost everything there. I use those for my images in blog posts.

As a side note here I also have some of my images provided there. I love photography and this seems like an awesome way of repaying the community.

Trello

Trello is a task management tool. Great for managing Kanban workflows. I use it for planning my blog posts.

In the first column, I have all my ideas for posts. Whenever I have an idea I put it there. In the second one, I have my posts that are in "research". I can have notes there, links, etc...

The third column is for my in-progress work. And the last one for done.


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