Many people jump into the world of professional or hobby blogging, hoping to be overnight a sensation only to realize that the blogosphere isn’t the easiest realm to cash in on. As many of us know, starting a blog is the easiest part: you’re excited, you have an idea for your first revolutionary post, and you have designed your WordPress to perfectly match your award-winning vision. Now wait 3 weeks posting becomes more difficult and people aren’t really visiting. Successful blogging is difficult. Creating a blog that is unique to the blogging community and draws a regular audience takes time and practice.
The most important aspect of blogging (not surprisingly) is content. And of course, one of the most difficult aspects of blogging is keeping up with regular postings and inventing engaging and unique material. All too often, bloggers lose interest in their content or become too distracted to continue writing quality posts. These three web applications are designed to help writers focus on the complete writing experience without distraction. Use any or all of these apps to avoid distraction and simply focus on the task at hand: writing.
1. Ommwriter: As one of the more well-known Mac apps, Ommwriter provides a quiet, relaxing, and focused workspace. One of the most difficult aspects of writing for the internet and often on the internet is finding the ability to focus and concentrate. Ommwriter encourages you to relax and focus on the entire writing process and experience. With several different fonts, sizes, colors, and backdrops, Ommwriter creates a simple, but individualized writing environment. The new version of this app offers a typing sound that helps writers create a writing flow and create a rhythm. With gentle music playing in the background and a full screen option, Ommwriter eliminates every distraction possible both on your computer and elsewhere. Use this application to make your blog writing enjoyable, peaceful, and relaxing (just as it should be).
2. QuietWrite: This web application is free to use and very intuitive. Allowing you to have a full screen writing experience, QuietWrite is perfect for busy bloggers. Shutting out any visual distraction on your desktop and creating a simple interface with editing tools for formatting, this application is great for its price. QuietWrite is accessible as an online workspace that removes the clutter of the web from your writing experience. Don’t be distracted by buttons and toolbars. Use QuietWrite to find the necessary focus for good writing.
3. iA Writer: With a hefty price tag, this writing application costs more than the rest, but does offer some features that are well worth the money. Offering a wring tool that helps gather all of your thoughts and writing in one minimal and simple interface, iA Writer works to really eliminate any wasteful steps or distractions from your writing experience. With iA Writer, there are no settings that need to be customized. You simply open the program and write. By cutting down all of the buttons and choices, writers are better focused on the task at hand. This application has no settings, no noises, and no mouse actions. It formats things for you and creates a simple document for your thoughts. Stay focused and simple with iA Writer when you are writing your next blog post.
Guest post by Alvina Lopez. She is a freelance writer and blog junkie, who blogs about accredited online degrees.