The 2 Minutes It Takes To Read This Will Improve Your Blog Forever


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You don’t have time to do one hundred things in a checklist to improve your blog. We know that. Also, our best blogging advice would be just to go for it. With that in mind, I saw an article recently that made me stop in my tracks. It was written by Josh Spektor and it was about improving your writing.

A lightbulb went off in my head. Nobody has more than two minutes to improve things, and nobody needs them either. With that in mind, here are a few tips that will improve your blog so much.

Download Grammarly

I tell everyone this, but Grammarly seriously will improve your writing. It’s a spell-checker that learns with you and will pick up the most common mistakes you make. I use it to check around 40,000 words a month. Phwoar.

Use Hemingway Editor

Hemingway Editor analyzes your writing for long, boring sentences and redundant words. As long as your readability is good, people will enjoy reading what you write.

Create a Flickr Pool

Struggling to find good photographs to accompany your posts? Create a Flickr pool for submissions and stipulate what kind of photographs you’re looking for. Direct message your favorite photographers asking them if you can use their work alongside your posts and eventually the word will spread.

Check your sentences

Going back to Josh’s original article, make sure your sentences are short and snappy and that you aren’t using jargon. Using your favorite long words is great, but the problem is your readers might not understand you.

What do you think of these quick changes? Easy tweaks or too much hassle?

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Managing Editor

Beth is the Managing Editor of CGD. She is a graduate of the Penguin Writer's Academy, has published a short story and loves to read creative writing manuals in her spare time.

  • Natalie Harney

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    – Natalie

  • hillary roberts

    i heart grammerly

  • Camille Beygui

    Amazing tips

  • Patty Villegas

    Come and visit my blog! XOXO

  • Jabeen Waheed

    Omg i never knew about these! Thanks
    Jabeen x

  • Sammy

    Grammarly has been a game-changer for me. It’s so helpful. Thank you for these tips!
    Sammy //

  • Habibat Yusuf

    I have a blog I don’t make use of iPhone and I am broke. I am only trying to Blog because I just love to put things out dear. I am finding it hard to put up good stuffs out there for my viewers and I have no one helping or putting me through I am just doing everything myself. It has not been easy for me.

  • Natalie Jassam

    Amazing tips check out my blog

  • Chayanika Rabha

    Awesome post, thanks for sharing. :)

  • Manavi I Be For Beauty

    Pretty easy, I must say and very helpful. Definitely opting for Grammarly. :)

  • Dream Up Travel

    Very useful tips! I never heard of any of these pages, but for sure I will have to try. Thanks :)

  • Sara

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing


  • Elishia

    These tips are super useful, thanks! Currently my husband refuses to let me post without letting him edit because he knows that I’ll have missed something :)

  • floral feather

    Useful tips. Thanks very much!
    Zoe | floral and feather

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