Content is your website's hunger pain.
The longer you wait to write something the more the need for quality content begins to knot up upon itself and makes you just dizzy and sick with anxiety to create another piece for your ever demanding website.
Enter into the mix a super nifty and free tool that helps tremendously to expedite the process of creative writing research and formatting.
I give you InboundWriter.
That said, I really like this tool.
Here is the InboundWriter lowdown I also made this as graphic as possible as I practice for making infographics (which I am addicted to and will start creating for this site as soon as I get the jewel idea).
The beauty that I think everyone should keep in mind is that this tool is FREE. We all love our free tools. There is a paid version and from the looks of it the paid version DOES have a nice reason for it's cost. Once you understand how InboundWriter works, then you will understand the paid version and it's value so I wont tell you the two difference between paid and free yet.
Here is a screen shot of the interface, this is where you do all your writing.
As you can see, the main deal of the app is feedback, as you go through the creative writing process, you get a rating score for the document. Mine is currently only 14 out of 100 so no screen shot of that yet.
When you start the writing process, you tell InboundWriter what three keywords (or key phrases) that you are going to be writing about. InboundWriter then quietly goes off into the Interweb and researches things about these keywords for you like social mentions of the terms and its synonyms, other blogs talking about the terms, Google results etc
It then returns with a list like this:
It keeps a running tab of how often you use each word and on click will highlight them in your doc so you can see where you used them. Currently my list is 80 words, but I will usually only use 2-3 for the focus of a single article.
The second hot factor is that you can tell IW what the purpose of your writing is intended for and will adjust the keywords based upon several internal algorithmic factors.
So currently this document is at 447 words and I have used the term "creative writing" 4 times, including in the title so IW thinks that my quality score is this:
That's not bad, since the average piece of quality content is 500 words the writing process has to be creative indeed to be able to pull off 5 words in 500 and not sound like a raving wing nutball. I guess that is why they call it creative writing.
Well, artfully, for the sake if this document, I have used the term 5 times now slick eh? the document is now at 534 words and have been issued a new document score of 74.
Also, you can see that a new list has also been created with my green-light keyword usage.
So my general overview of this tool is that it is superb for keeping your writing on task and focused, the KW density that is calls for may be a little too intense in today's Internet. Case study anyone?
Ok so you get all this free. Say wha? Yes free.
There are two scenarios of using the free version of IW and that is at the main site, where the screen shots were taken.
You sign up and you can create (and save indefinitely) 8 documents a month. This is just perfect for the casual blogger.
In addition there is a WordPress plugin (also free) that condenses all these tools to be nice and bite-size on your post edit screen. Here it is:
Can you say KILLER?
Ok so the paid version is $19.99 a month and you get unlimited documents a month, no brainer, and their NEW functionality which includes Google Adsense calculations. Oh the idea of that stirs my cackles. If you tell the app that you are writing for Adsense monetary return, IW will list the most relevant and highest CPC keywords that you should include in your doc. You can get it here: Inbound Writer
This way, the ads next to the doc will be of higher click value, lovely.
For intermediate and hard-core bloggers, this paid version might very well be worth it.
Within the WordPress environment, I combine it with the use of the free plugin Insights, something that I have to review and also the fantastic spinning service Spin-rewriter which I am chalking up for a review NEXT cause I love this tool as well!
So with a free version of InboundWriter, there is no reason not to try it at least. Great tool, proctologist's thumbs up on this one ! Go Check it out: Inbound Writer