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10 Tools To Speed Up Blog Writing

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If you have a blog or you write copy sometimes, you know how time-consuming and tedious writing can be sometimes. If you want to write a quality article with information, and interesting topics, and optimize it so it fits within the SEO optimizations, then it can take hours or even days to complete a single article. 

With the introduction of AI writing tools, a lot of this has been made simpler and faster, but even with all of the advances AI went through, it's still not where it needs to be to rely solely on it for content. 

This doesn't mean that you can't utilize specialized tools that have AI in them to help you write though! For that reason, we are going to explore some of the best tools that you as a writer can use to improve your writing, make it faster, and boost its quality in no time! 

What Type of Tools Are There?

With thousands of apps on the web focusing on helping users write, it's important to know how to classify them and what each of these tools is there to help you with! So let’s start with learning what type of tools are used for writing!

     1. Content Generation Tools

Content generation tools help writers come up with ideas and topics for their blog posts. They use algorithms to analyze what's trending, popular keywords, and user behavior to suggest relevant ideas. These tools also provide creative prompts and help writers brainstorm new angles for their articles.

They're important because they beat writer's block, keep ideas fresh, and engage the target audience. Most of these tools use AI, like ChatGPT, to generate endless ideas and suggestions, and even write content. However, AI isn't perfect. Sometimes it produces nonsensical or outdated content.

     2. Editing and Proofreading Tools

Editing and proofreading tools are designed to refine written content by checking for grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure errors. They also offer suggestions to improve clarity and conciseness. These tools are crucial for writers as they help identify and correct mistakes, enhance professionalism, and ensure clarity and understanding of the content.

They're a must-have for every writer because they catch small errors and improve readability. Having these tools installed by default ensures high-quality writing in every piece of content.

     3. Plagiarism Checkers

Plagiarism checkers are online tools that compare a writer's text with a large database to find any copied content. They highlight matching passages and show the percentage of similarity with sources. These tools are crucial for maintaining academic honesty, avoiding copyright problems, and protecting against legal issues or damage to reputation.

They're also essential for detecting AI-generated content. AI often relies on existing articles, posts, and books, which can lead to unintentional plagiarism. Additionally, AI has a distinctive writing style that can be recognized by other AI systems. Using plagiarism checkers helps ensure originality and credibility in your writing.

Some say that Google downranks pages based on how much AI content they have, but we didn't see any conclusive evidence of this as AI content is on every news site already!

     4. SEO and Keyword Research Tools

SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and keyword research tools are essential for bloggers who want to improve their website's visibility and ranking on search engine results pages (SERPs). 

These tools provide insights into popular search terms and keywords related to a specific topic or niche, as well as information about search volume, competition, and trends. SEO and keyword research tools are important because they help writers optimize their content for search engines, attract organic traffic to their websites, and increase their online visibility and authority within their industry or niche.

Which Are The Best Tools To Use?

So, now it's time to mention the best tools that you can use for your content writing!

     1. ChatGPT

Everyone knows about ChatGPT and it would be crazy not to mention it! With the release of GPT 4, the bot has performed better than it ever did before. But even the free GPT 3.5 is a great option for most users. 

You can use GPT in any way you see fit. You can use it to give you ideas, and with 4.0 you can use it for some research on the topics (as it has access to the web). You can use those ideas to tell it to write an outline, and then with its help generate text and adapt it to your style as you need fit. 

This is the ideal use case for it as it can do so much to help you and write things for you, but you shouldn't let it write everything. Even though it is advanced, it still makes a lot of factual errors and creates long-winded sentences that are just boring to read! use it as an assistant instead!

     2. JasperAI

Jasper is one of the best alternatives to GPT for now. They started a few years ago as Jarvis, but they rebranded, so a lot of old users got confused. Unlike OpenAI’s app, Jasper is focused on writing content. It has specialized tools that help users generate, optimize, and translate content.

While it was ahead of the competition a few years ago, it has dropped in popularity due to GPT. It has its strengths and weaknesses compared to it, but for most users, GPT is still the better buy. It also has some great SEO integration with Surfer (mentioned below), so you can write your content and optimize it on the fly right away!

For creators that have deeper pockets, it might be worth split-testing them and seeing what works better for your exact use case!

     3. Surfer

Surfer is one of the most advanced tools for optimizing content and improving its SEO score. The tool has detailed options for selecting keywords, writing content that would rank for that keyword(s), checking of already published content, recommendations on linking, and so much more. 

It's a tool that is best suited for advanced users who know exactly how SEO works, and want to optimize their content so it ranks above everyone else on search results. The “audit” feature can help you correct posted content, but the biggest help is if you go to the “Content writing” section. 

With it, you just paste the keyword you want to write for, and it will analyze the web to find what type of article ranks highly for that specific KW. It will give you recommendations on talking points, phrases, sections, paragraphs, images, and more, so you can make the right content right out of the box!

     4. Keyword Planner

Keyword research is vital for understanding your audience's search behavior and improving your content's visibility in search engine results. Keyword Planner simplifies this process by identifying popular keywords and phrases relevant to your niche or topics.

Upon entering your keywords into Keyword Planner, Google provides insights into their popularity, search volume, and related keywords. This information empowers you to incorporate effective keywords into your content strategy, enhancing your online presence and reaching your target audience more effectively.

     5. aHrefs

When it comes to SEO tools, aHrefs stands out as a comprehensive option. It's designed to assist in creating optimized content and increasing traffic by analyzing competitors' strategies.

aHrefs offers features like Keyword and Site Explorer, allowing you to monitor traffic and backlinks of any website. The Content Explorer feature enables detailed analysis of top articles in your niche. Additionally, the Rank Tracker tool helps track your rankings and compare them with competitors.

Overall, aHrefs provides valuable insights to improve your content strategy and stay ahead in your niche.

     6. Grammarly

Grammarly is an AI-powered tool that helps improve your writing by checking for grammar mistakes and suggesting ways to fix them. It also gives recommendations to enhance your writing style and tone.

For individual bloggers, Grammarly is essential for producing high-quality content. For teams, it improves collaboration and the overall effectiveness of the blog.

It comes as a browser extension as well, so you can get real-time feedback if you made some mistakes and how to best correct them right away!

     7. Hemingway

The Hemingway app is a valuable tool for enhancing your content's quality and readability. Once you input your text into the app's editor, it instantly identifies areas for improvement and offers suggestions color-coded for easy reference.

The app uses five different colors to indicate various grammar suggestions. Yellow highlights lengthy sentences that can be shortened or divided. Red signals dense or complex sentences that need simplifying for clarity. Purple highlights overly complex words, with the app providing simpler alternatives upon hover. Green indicates the use of passive voice, while blue highlights adverbs, which the app suggests removing for stronger writing.

     8. Readability Test Tool

If you want to know how readable your content is, then this tool is for you! 

You can test your content by providing a URL to an already written article or you can directly write into the tool itself. After it analyzes your content you will get a bunch of metrics that show you how readable your content is. 

The results are easy to understand, so you can adjust the text to improve them. The higher your scores are the better, and with enough practice, you will start to write better and better on your own as well!

     9. HubSpot Blog Ideas Generator

If you are ever stuck on what to write about on your blog, this might be helpful. Enter what your blog is about and it will analyze the web to see what kind of topics you could write that are not competitive yet have at least some interest from the audience! 

     10. UberFlip

This tool tries to analyze and categorize your blog and the posts you have written about. It will then recommend some of your content to new visitors so that you get more views and clicks from every visitor you get. 

It should also be able to recommend to you what areas to expand in and what to write about to get more engagement! Uberflip will help you generate a centralized content library and help your readers navigate across your blog and its content!


If you want to improve your writing, there are a bunch of tools available right now online to help you do it. Before you commit to any tool, check what your weak point is, maybe it is the content itself, ideas, organization, or whatever else, and try fixing that first. After you fix the biggest issues, start slowly integrating more and more tools to speed up your process and make it as effective as you can!

What tools have you used to improve your writing? Share your experience with us in the comments below!

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