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

photo: Brooke Testoni


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.

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  • Izzy Bruning

    Love these tips!
    Izzy |

  • Dearly From K.

    Great tips for a good start !
    Khadidia |

  • Lisa // Fjords & Beaches

    Loved these tips, and have just downloaded Grammarly! Can’t wait to start using it :)

    — Lisa //

  • Jen Dafgek

    Love the Flickr pool tip and am excited to try it out for my new blog!

    Jenna //


    My friend started editing my posts and it’s crazy how many awkward sentences/run ons/grammar problems I have. You totally need another look on your posts- be it human or not hahah

  • Alexis Towle

    Wonderful advice! I have just discovered Grammarly and I’m glad I gave it a chance. Never heard of Hemingway, so thank-you for the recommendation.


  • Hannah Higdon

    This helped so much! Thank you!

    Hannah –

  • Debora Tentiș Blog

    Thank you for your tips!

  • lilian Tahmasian

    Thank You for this! : )

  • Egita Grinberga

    This is super helpful! Exactly what I have been looking/waiting for! Thank you!
    Made my Monday!

  • Artemporary

    Awesome advice Girls! You rock!


  • Theunidentifiedrocker

    I’m a guy setting up my blog and still thought this article was really useful! Check my blog out here