Nowadays, there are different online writing tools that you can find with a simple search on Google. And for the most part, the function they serve is straightforward.
For example, there are online content generators available on the Internet. You can use them to generate content for a blog post, tweak it, and publish it. Simple, right?
The same goes for other tools like grammar checkers. You use them when you have to find out grammar and spelling errors in your text. They’re used in a specific way, and that’s the end of it.
But…with these types of tools, there is nothing new or innovative that you bring to the table. You use them the same way everybody else does and get the same benefits as well.
In this post, we’re going to look at some innovative and “quirky” ways in which you can utilize online tools for helpful purposes when writing blogs.
- Online Content Generators for Prompt Creation
People usually think about using these types of tools for generating content in its entirety. But there is a less drastic approach that you can try, and that is to use these tools to create prompts instead of whole blogs.
In other words, what you can do here:
- First, you have to pick an online content generator
- Then, if the option is present, you can give it the express instruction to create a prompt for your blog
- If the tool is simpler and can only generate content on a topic (and nothing else), you can do just that and then split up the content in the form of expandable prompts
By following this approach, you will basically be able to add a bulk of your content to the relatively sparse text generated by AI. As a result, you will get content that will have the comprehensiveness and well-roundedness of AI generation in it, but with a personal, human touch.
From what we’ve seen as of yet, this sort of practice is not very widely known. That’s why we’ve thrown it in the “innovative” category.
- Online Paraphrasing Tools for Reducing Redundancy and Inducing Engagement
Just as content generators are typically associated with mindlessly generating content, so too are paraphrasing tools thought to be (for some reason) utilized primarily for unethical purposes.
True, a lot of unscrupulous people unscrupulously use paraphrasing tools to “spin” content, which is not right at all. But this is not the be-all and end-all of these tools. There are a lot of ways in which you can make “clean” use of them.
One of those ways is to use them on your content (where acquiring permission or “stealing” content is not an issue) in order to improve it. And specifically in improving it, you can use it for:
Redundancy, in this context, is basically the word that we’re using to refer to “repetition.” Writers – rookies in particular – can sometimes have trouble using different words for the same thing in a piece of content. Due to this, their content can end up having the same word used in it over and over again.
This can spoil the quality of the content and make it look rookie-ish.
A paraphrasing tool can be a great remedy for this problem. If there is some text in your content that is very repetitive words-wise, you can paraphrase it using an online tool. The tool will swap out the existing words at random and replace them with alternatives. During this whole process, the repetitive words will also be replaced, and the redundancy will be eliminated.
Now, the whole process sounds simple and straightforward, so why did we mention it in the whole “innovative” context?
A lot of people can, when using paraphrasing tools, be unaware of the exact changes that they make. Due to this, they may not instantly think of them as a way to reduce redundancy.
Another way in which paraphrasing tools can be “innovatively” utilized is as a method of improving content engagement.
True, the process of making content more engaging with a paraphrasing tool is not that simple. You have to be selective and careful about a couple of different things.
But before we go into the whole “how to” part of things, let’s actually look at how blog content becomes engaging or otherwise.
The content becomes engaging when it is well articulated. If a piece of text goes:
The man of old age, wearing a coat of red color…
It won’t be engaging at all. But, when the articulation is improved, it becomes something like:
The elderly man, wearing a red coat…
The difference between these two is the way the sentence is formed and the traits of the objects/subjects are conveyed.
While this is just one example, there are many other similar ways in which content can become less engaging. They can occur quite frequently, and if the content is long enough, they can be quite numerous as well.
Now, what you can do to fix that is…
- You can first find an AI paraphrasing tool on the Internet that has a good performance
- Then, you should find and single out the non-engaging parts of your content by identifying clunky sentence structures and parts with bad grammatical implementation
- Once you’ve done that, you need to put the singled-out parts of your content into the paraphrasing tool one by one and see the changes that it makes
If the changes made by the tool are in a better direction and if they improve the engagement of the text, you can keep them and move on. If not, you can give them another run through the paraphrasing tool.
- Using online summarizing tools to create introductions and conclusions
Another innovative way to use online writing tools when writing blogs is to use summarizers when you have to create introductions and conclusions.
In other words, if there is a particular blog post that you can’t understand how to condense enough to form the intro and outro, you can use a summarizer on the main body. The summarizing tool will take out the main points and compile them together. You can then use different permutations of that summary in both the introduction and conclusion.
There are different considerations that you have to keep in mind when using these tools.
- You first have to make sure that you pick a good summarizing tool that utilizes the abstractive technique rather than the extractive one
- Then, when you use the tool itself, you should be careful about proofreading the outputs to ensure that no important points have been left out and all the core ideas of the content are covered
Utilizing online tools for blogging can either be done in the good old conventional and traditional way – or you can get a little creative with them.
In the post above, we have talked about some innovative ways in which you can use online writing tools for blog writing. You can use summarizing tools to create introductions and conclusions. You can use content generators to create prompts for writing when the need arises.
You get the idea. Thanks for reading!