7 Tools Every Medium Writer Will Need in 2022
Medium isn't always a fair place, being a good writer doesn't guarantee you many views or claps. It's a game in which the most skilled does not always win, but the one who plays the smartest.
This is about strategy and discipline. Maybe you don't have the numbers you expect because you are not taking advantage of all the tools at your fingertips.
It doesn't matter if you're just starting out or already a Medium veteran, some resources can help you improve your writing.
They can help you save time, organize, make better content, prevent catastrophes. The following are the best tools that every blogger needs.
1. Google Workspace
Formerly known as the G Suite, it is the set of all Google work apps. You can have them installed on your device or use them via your web browser.
I particularly highlight Docs, Sheets, Keep and Drive.
What is the advantage of using all the tools on one platform? They are all connected.
Finish writing a draft in Docs and the file will automatically appear in Drive. Create lists in Keeps and it will sync across all your devices. You can migrate your work from one app to another, from your laptop to your pc or your phone.
When you are a blogger, you must also be a designer, digital marketer, community manager, your own boss, and be the one to bring you your own coffee.
Just writing is not enough, you must exploit social networks in your favor. This may be a little overwhelming, but Sendible makes this easier.
Sendible is a social media management software. Its simple interface allows you to manage all social networks from one place.
Turn an annoying and complicated task into a simple and fast one.
Do you remember Yahoo! Answers? If not, you may be too young. This is a new and improved version of it.
Quora is a social network/search engine. It's a Q&A forum where you can get information on different topics.
How can it help you? First, it is a platform with millions of active users, so it can help you connect with other bloggers and readers.
On the other hand, it's a great source of inspiration and a place to find article ideas. You can always find out what people are talking about on Quora.
4. Keyword Planner
This is an extension of Google Ads that allows you to search for keywords.
The best? It is totally free. And who better than Google to tell you which are the best keywords in Google?
Search by regions, topics, and trends, this tool will show you the best keywords and give you suggestions.
If you need notes and lists to stay organized, Evernote is the best option.
I already mentioned Google Keeps, which is great for keeping all your devices in sync. But Evernote takes note-taking a few steps further.
It's a useful tool that will allow you to have clear ideas of articles, marketing strategies, projects, and everything you need to plan your month in advance.
6. HubSpot’s Blog Topic Generator
Do you sometimes take longer thinking about what to write about than actually writing? It happens to me all the time.
When you're having a hard time finding ideas, go to HubSpot and search for the Blog Topic Generator. You just have to enter your keywords, and that's it!
In seconds you will have a list of topics perfect for your niche and the best part: ideas come in the form of potential headlines. So you can save time and dedicate yourself to the best part: writing.
I know we're all writers and literate folks here, but mistakes just happen.
There are dozens of text editors on the internet, but their free versions are simply not good. The free version of Grammarly is very useful and provides many options.
Check grammar, spelling, typos and see phrasing suggestions as well as keep all your drafts in one place.
Have you used any of these tools? Do you know any that is not on the list that has helped you a lot? Let me know in the comments!
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