Creative Tools to Energise Your Blog Posts

Creative Tools to Energise Your Blog Posts

11 July 2017

Creative Tools to Energise Your Blog Posts

If you want someone to spend three seconds of their precious lives reading your blog or pausing to actually pay attention to your Facebook post, then you’re going to have to get creative.

Because being awesome is time consuming, here’s some online tools to make it easy for your imagination to soar.

Firstly, you need graphics

Canva makes your feeble excuses at not being a graphic designer unacceptable. It’s got a template for just about everything. The usual social media sites, banners, posters, infographics, the lot.

There are so many layouts. I can’t tell you how many, but I kept scrolling down until I got bored. It’s got thousands of free images and illustrations, a billion fonts, I’m exaggerating now but you get the point.

There’s no need to create your graphics from scratch, just grab a template and make it your own.

We are 30 times more likely to read an infographic than a text article.

Easel.ly are the kings of infographics. Their software is incredibly easy to use, as you would expect. So rather than mess around with silly old words and lose your interest, here’s something for you to look at:

Why do infographics matter?

Infographics are great, but memes…

Memes are what the internet is for

That’s according to my daughter. If you can master the art of memes then you will rule the online world - again that was my daughter. Meme Generator is a great place to start your creative attempt at world domination.

Think of something hilarious and transform it into a viral-internet sensation, simple as that. Here’s my attempt, sorry in advance.

Using a MEME generator

You’ll need free Images

I know your selfies are amazing and everyone will be thrilled to see them, but if you want your post to maintain a little bit of interest you’re going to need a variety of images.

When using free image sites, you need to be familiar with Creative Commons.  Creative Commons is an alternative to a full copyright. Images can be shared, but some require you to give credit to the creator and others can’t be used commercially.

These sites are good ones:

With all these sites, you are now capable of producing a lot of fancy graphics, but you still need content.

What are you going to write about?

If you want someone to read your stuff, you’d better make it relevant to them.

Here’s what you’ve got to do.

Go to Reddit, type in a subject that might be of interest to your customers, click ‘Top’ from the menu and the most popular posts on that subject appear. It’s not you who’s decided what to write, it’s your potential customers, and that’s exactly what you want.

There are a lot of sites that do the same thing, here’s a few:

Standing out from a hundred million blogs is a tough task. These tools will help you create a variety of posts and graphics that will keep the attention of your audience. Good luck with the world domination.

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