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Should I be using AI tools for blogging and if yes how? A beginners guide

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You have just started blogging or you have been blogging for a while, and you see that the hot subject nowadays is AI. You see many people using it, creating art, creating content, but you wonder, how to do that yourself? How to use AI to maximize your blogging efforts? How to use AI in a creative way? What can it do to help you?

Can it save you time? The answer is YES!

If blogging is something that you are doing on the side while you work full time, or are a stay-at-home parent, AI tools will prove to be a life saviour. These tools can help you save valuable time, and they can generate cool ideas. Trust me, I know. I work full-time, at a job that I really love and enjoy, but I also like blogging and it’s not always the case that I have the time to give it the attention I would like to. But AI has come to the rescue 🙂

Without further ado, here are some examples of using AI techniques to help you with your blogging efforts:

  1. Content generation: AI can help you generate new content ideas, write blog posts, and even create images and videos for your blog. I personally don’t like to just copy-paste AI-generated text and use it as is. Instead, I use it to generate ideas, and a rough draft that I later edit, adding my own personal touch. No artificial tool can ever replace our human brain, but they are just that. Tools that can help us do things faster. What tools do I use? Chat GPT and Bertha plugin.
  2. SEO optimization: AI can help you optimize your blog for search engines, which can help you attract more traffic and get your blog in front of more people. It can seriously help you save a loooot of time. Just head to Chat GPT and ask it to help you optimize your titles for SEO. You will be amazed!
  3. Audience engagement: AI can help you better understand your audience and create content that resonates with them, which can help you build a loyal following. It does that by analyzing data from various sources, such as social media, website analytics, and surveys. With this data, AI can identify patterns and insights about your audience’s demographics, interests, and behaviour. This can help you create content that resonates with them which can lead to more engagement. Again, Chat GPT is amazing for helping you identify your audience by giving you valuable insights and suggestions.
  4. Social Media Integration with AI: AI can help you automate your social media post, and help you to find out the best time to post on social media. There are already many tools that help with posting social media posts automatically on a schedule. For this one, you might need a budget, but tools like Sprout Social or Hootsuite insights (not affiliated) are great for automation and for identifying what are the best times for posting.
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AI is a very powerful tool, but it’s important for all of us to remember that it’s just one piece of the puzzle. To maximize our blogging with AI techniques, we’ll also need to focus on creating high-quality content, building relationships with our readers, and promoting our blog. I would say building relationships is the most important thing, as it can never be replaced by machines or AI.

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