Google released a new app called “Blog Compass” and I decided to give it a spin… until I realized that it’s Android-only, at least for now:

Blog compass is an app that helps bloggers manage their site and find topics to write about. Blog Compass suggests trending topics based on your interests and posting history. You can track site stats, approve comments, and read tips for how to make your blog more successful all in one place. The app is compatible with blogs using Blogger.com, WordPress.com, or self hosted WordPress blogs using the Jetpack plugin.

A few screenshots from their homepage about what you can do:

But… I couldn’t help but try anyway (you can actually run Android Apps via Chrome if you’re motivated enough to do it) via tools like this.

Overall, I’m not really impressed but you could find it useful.

To be honest, there are a ton of tools to help writers get more “productive” but I can’t think of any “tool” better than simply sitting down and writing, full stop. In fact, my strategy for writing every single day after 17+ years is to sit down (or stand up @ my standing desk) and to not get up until I’ve thrown something (anything) together.

If what appears before you very eyes isĀ 💩then so be it… but that doesn’t really matter anyways. Just write.


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