Being a writer is a hard lot in life. It’s even harder when you’ve chosen to be a blogger extraordinaire. A blogger’s job is to research various topics and bring optimized content to the masses. You’re a Cyber Rembrandt. There’s just one thing that anyone who writes can attest to: your ideas and the pertinent information for the perfect blog post doesn’t always happen while you are at your computer. Never fear because there is hope. You can use the Internet and it’s handy mobile apps to get you a few steps closer to the final word of your next great opus.
Just The Tips! – Archer
It can be tedious to start building processes that will allow you to reference ideas and important points of reference whether they were 2 days ago or two weeks ago. With life swirling around you, how can you write down all of these thoughts and ideas? Easy.
These apps can help you write prolific prose for the information seeking masses and help communicate modern day solutions to age-old problems, and who better to vouch for these apps, than Fox’s Archer.
“I swear to god I had something for this.” – Archer
How Will I Remember That Idea?
Having an idea one minute and having it disappear is the worst. You sit down at the computer and your mind goes blank. You have no notes, no frame of reference or idea how to start the blog you were about to begin. It’s all gone blank.
How Do We Combat That Obstacle?
Take your ideas anywhere with the mobile app Writer. Not only does Writer provide an environment that blocks notifications and other distractions, it allows you to use their stripped down word processor to quickly and accurately convey your exciting ideas.
“Why are your plans always so complicated? You’re like Wile E Coyote with access to predator drones. ”- Lana
Distractions Are A Pain
How many windows do you have open at any given time on your computer or phone? You say that you’re going to read all of them, just as soon as you have a minute. The only problem is that the time you would need to do that far surpasses the time that you actually have. So what is another option?
In walks your new friend, Pocket. As any blogger will tell you, really penetrating and witty articles are either read too quickly, left in a sea of open tabs, or sent to your email to read when you can. Pocket solves the problem of where to put those articles. Articles are saved in a handy little app that cuts the article down to bare bones. A just-the-facts version of the article is there on your time.
Ray: Besides keeping everybody up all night with your damn hootenannies…
Archer: Wait, that was a hootenanny?
Specificity Is Key:
This is a simple but often overlooked idea. As a writer and blogger, the right words will not materialize out of thin air and it can be maddening. Well, there’s an app for that.
Dictionary.com provides definitions for the words you know and can help you find the word you need when you’re not sure what you want to say. It’s so simple that it often slips under the radar. Don’t get caught with your foot in your mouth because you couldn’t find the words. Get this app instead.
Lana: First of all, your plan was too complicated!
Slater: Maybe for you people.
Archer: It had everything except a sign for free birdseed.
Now that I have it, what do I do with it?
It’s so frustrating when put everything together in a nice package only to have nowhere to store that exposition of excellence. Did you write in in park, on the subway, or even in a carpool line? Don’t worry. You can just store it in Google Drive.
Google Drive lets you store Excel spreadsheets, images, audio, video, Word documents, and share them with others. So if you want a second opinion or just to gloat about your awesome blog before it hits the web, invite anyone to view it with a variety of different permissions you can assign them. It can also sync from multiple accounts to a designated Google Drive. Don’t have time to get your blog to the editor? Set up Google Drive so they can access it in real time and won’t have to wait for your email. You can access documents to revise, rewrite, or finish and send.
Lana: Okay, that was a fluke.
Sterling: Yeah, a fluke of nature. Because I happen to have perfect situational awareness, Lana: Which cannot be taught, by the way. Like a poet’s … mind for … to make the perfect words.
Get It Down & Get It Done:
Evernote is what you’ve been missing from that lightning bolt idea you can never remember when it’s time to write it down. Evernote is useful for synchronizing ideas from anywhere. Evernote is what you need when you can’t get all of that idea out, you want to capture that image and save it for later, do a little sketch of the idea in your head, or just walk around talking to yourself into your phone and recording your great ideas. Evernote also syncs to laptops, browsers, phones, tablets, and more.
“You better call Kenny Loggins. ‘Cause you’re in the danger zone.” – Archer
It’s Time To Go Get ’Em Goose:
You’ve got your arsenal of apps to take out the enemy whether it’s not enough time or bandwidth to accurately capture an experience, read, write, or just create something. There are enough obstacles in the world and when you beat yourself up for not having the solution to every single one, your work suffers. Using tools like these apps can help bring your ideas together in a timely and convenient way to jumpstart a successful blogging career and a somewhat sane work/life balance.
This article was syndicated from Business 2 Community: 5 Apps Archer Wants You To Know About Writing A Better Blog
More Digital & Social articles from Business 2 Community: