Have you ever had one of those moments where you volunteer for something that's outside of your comfort zone, and then immediately regretted your decision to be such a sterling example of what it means to be a team player? Well, apparently I didn't learn my lesson back in February, when I volunteered to host our monthly webinar. This time, I raised my hand to do a 10-minute training on how to be a better business writer during this month's Junior League of Annapolis meeting, of which I am a proud member.
I bring this up not to rehash the same tired (albeit true) moral that pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone is often a good thing. As we all know, the accomplishments we're usually the most proud of are rarely achieved with ease. Instead, my presentation got me thinking about a topic we've touched upon before in webinars and in other blog posts. Not only is writing content the foundation of inbound marketing, tell me you don't feel an immense sense of pride when you hit "publish" on a blog post, eBook or whitepaper you're really proud of - no matter how hard it was to write.
Yet content creation remains a seemingly insurmountable challenge to some. This can be for a variety of reasons, as we're all unique snowflakes, but lack of time, inspiration or basic willingness to commit the effort are the usual suspects.
So today, I'm taking a break from my usual role of creating content here under the Quintain roof to pull back the curtain on a few of my favorite writing apps that have completely changed the way I write - for work and for myself.