If you are anything like me, editing your blog post can be a daunting matter. You think it sounds great, but there are things that spell check cannot pick up. There are many techniques that can help with editing, from taking time after you write to having another person read your blog. I have tried them all. I have found that when time is of the essence, there are two free programs I count on.
Hemingway makes your writing bold and clear. Put in text and see where you can simplify your text. You will see the Readability level along with highlighting sentences that may be hard to read. My favorite part is it shows you when you use the passive voice.
This is a great app that offers a free and premium version. I use the free version and find it is everything I need. It helps correct hundreds of complex writing errors. You can either paste in your text to their editor or you can download their extensions for Word or your browser. When you have the extension on your browser you can see what is wrong and change it on the Typepad Compose page.
When you purchase a domain through Typepad you also get two free email addresses that use your domain. You can use the webmail services to send and receive emails or you can forward them to a different email address. An email address from your domain has a professional look, it will give your blog and business more credibility.
Set up your email address
First, you will need to log in to Typepad Domains by going to:
Once logged in, you will click on the Welcome tab, then click on My Account. Under Manage Free Services, type in your domain and select Email Service from the drop down menu. You will be taken to a new page. Under Actions click on New User to create a new email address with your domain. You will need to fill out:
- Desired Email Address
- Alternative Email Address for important communications
- Country of User
- Language of User
Once you have filled out the information you will click on Add User. After you have successfully created your email address you are given a personal webmail URL to check your email and a username and password. Make sure to copy this information and save it in a safe place.
Busy bloggers may not need another place to check email. Check back and we will provide instructions on how to forward your emails to popular email clients.
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