What is AI?
Using an artificial intelligence assistant to help with your blog posts is becoming more and more popular in the blogging world. Not only is AI blogging becoming popular, but it is accessible as well. Most AI generators can cost anywhere from free to over $500 per month depending on the size of the company and the amount of AI-generated words/articles needed. There is a plan for just about anything you would need from various AI writers.
Recently, AI blogging has become popular with shorter-form writing. This includes Tasks such as generating headlines, short paragraphs such as introductions, and other small tasks. With the development to write longer form articles such as blogs, AI is able to rival humans with the speed at which it is able to produce 500-1000 words.
The Perks of AI Blogging
AI can help with translating, proofreading, sentence structure, making outlines, and a plethora of other helpful tools.
The benefits of using AI feel endless simply because of the amount of time you will be able to save on tedious tasks. Summarizing a blog post or article, whether that be your own or someone else’s, can be done in minutes with AI. This is much preferable to hours of your own time that could have been used elsewhere. AI being able to translate so your posts can reach a broader audience is a huge game changer as well. This cuts down on translator costs where you would previously have had to hire a freelancer to translate an article or try your own hand, which is not always the greatest idea.
It is important to note that AI blogging will not be able to accurately put out 100% of a blog post. A more reasonable percentage would be 20%-50%. AI will need some direction, especially with a blog post as there is a creative mindset to it. By design, artificial intelligence does not have a huge creative department. Artificial intelligence may learn and improve from the input it receives.
AI Blogging and Preserving Creative Autonomy
It is easy to assume that AI would take away from the creative drive in writing, but that is not always the case. With any tool, it is all about how you use it. After all, using AI as the driver, rather than a helpful tool, will lower its overall effectiveness. This can also cause the article, blog, etc. to be less personable. By using AI as a tool, you as the writer are still able to fine tune the final product with AI help.
AI was created to be an assistant, so for writing, it was be used to learn and perform tasks. It can even develop it’s own unique skill sets to incorporate when writing without having to do the extra work of coding. This, of course, depends on what the skill is.
Is it really faster to use AI as a writing tool?
Humans can generally write a blog post, article, social media post, or any number of written copy in varying times. For simpler posts it could take 30 minutes, while more detailed articles may take several days of time and effort. With AI, those times are able to be cut down significantly and give you as the writer more time to focus on other areas within the article that you would like, rather than focusing on fluff or editing.
With AI blogging, you can generate more copy by giving guidance and allowing it to run. As stated, you will still need humans to help guide, write, and edit as needed case by case. However, having an AI writing assistant can produce an array of draft copy. You can easily create content from generated topics, outlines, and more before your eyes (or should I say screen). The best part is, you can ask them to work overtime without feeling guilty!
Using AI as a tool for writing blog posts is more than just the actual act of writing. It is about translating, proofreading, editing, and all the nitty gritty details. This means you will not have to give as much focus as you normally would. With this helpful blog, you are now able to dive into the AI world. With this plethora of knowledge on how to best use AI in your own writing, you’re all set!
Adeline is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she majored in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and Journalism. Currently living in Charlotte, she enjoys reading, volleyball, and strolling through her favorite farmers markets with her Goldendoodle Theo.