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With the increase in the rate of blog posts per day, there is a need for bloggers to be conscientious in planning and developing engaging content that meets the needs of their readers. Most bloggers would admit that it sometimes can be difficult to create original and interesting content.  Fortunately, there are certain tools available for bloggers to help sweep through their content before publishing it, helping to maintain the quality of their posts, to make spelling and grammar checks and to reduce chances of plagiarism.

Eduzaurus: free plagiarism checker for college

grammarlyGrammarly Grammarly is a browser and application extension tool that helps check content for grammar and spelling to a far further extent than the default programme on your computer or word processor. It can also check your content against 8 billion websites for plagiarism. Grammarly runs a free version which can check for spelling, sentence structure, punctuation, grammar and style when you type or copy and paste your article. To upgrade to Premium, it costs about $11.66/month for a yearly contract and $29.95 for just one month. It is very handy as it can be downloaded and used in Chrome, Outlook or Word.

hemingwayHemingway Although a grammar checker continuously compared to the Grammarly tool, Hemingway is slightly different as it creates a way to check content for readability. It checks your content structure, analyses your text for readability, highlighting sentences that are a bit too complex or dense. The Hemingway tool is easy to use, all you need to do is simply copy and paste your content into its window. It is normally free and can be used on its website. However, you can also download the desktop application for Windows or Mac, at a cost of $9.99.

coscheduleCoSchedule Headline Analyzer Headlines attract readers to your post. So while you spend time on your article content: checking and correcting grammar, spelling, and overall structure, you need to optimise those headlines as well. The CoSchedule Headline Analyzer tool, a free handy online tool helps you analyse your tentative headline, giving you a detailed, graded report on it within seconds. It scores your headline quality and rates its ability to drive social shares, traffic, and SEO value.  The report gives you many practical tips on how you can make your headline the best possible.

portentPortent Content Idea Generator One of the difficult stages of writing a blog post is the idea generation stage. Sometimes, coming up with fresh ideas can be an arduous task, especially when they do not have access to external sources. The Portent Content Idea Generator tool comes in very handy as it helps the user to generate ideas for blog posts. It is easy-to-use and requires no training whatsoever, all the user has to do is enter the keyword of choice, then hit the “arrow” sign. The tool then comes up with as many titles or topics to blog about as possible.

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This article was first published on 15th May 2016 and updated on October 29th, 2019 at 1:32 pm


Nkem Ndem is a dynamic freelance writer and editor who can be reached for online writing(web content and blog) and editing, screenwriting, ghost writing, copy proofreading and reviews. She has since worked with Jumia, SpiceTV Africa, and Bella Naija. Check out her Instagram: @kem_dem, twitter: @ndemv and snapchat: @ndemv

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