There are few things in life more rewarding than creativity. As dedicated bloggers, we know that your favorite primary creative outlet is writing. It's ours, too, and that's why we understand the challenges that balancing life and blogging can present. It's with achieving that balance in mind that we introduce you to new tools and ways to make blogging easier, whenever we encounter them. After all, we all want to be the best bloggers we can be, and when you love writing, it shows. Meet Desk, an app 13 years in the making. Its developer, John Saddington, has been blogging publicly since 2001, and originally built Desk for himself. Luckily, he decided to share his work with the world. Here's what he has to say about blogging with Desk: Writing is tough, and after 14 years of blogging it hasn't gotten much easier from when I first started! What I've learned over time, though, is that working with the right tools and creating accountability via community can go a long way in making my efforts more fun, enjoyable, and productive! With that in mind, we've got a small giveaway on a tool that I've created to help writers do what is most important: Write. I call it Desk App. In addition, I've created a 10 day free online workshop to help you get your blog back in shape, 10 Days to a Better Blog. It's simple and there's no obligation but I hope that it can encourage you to refresh your blog for 2015!Want to try Desk App yourself? We have five copies to give away to Typepad bloggers. Just share this post on Twitter or Facebook, and leave a comment to let us know where you've shared. The first five Typepad bloggers to comment (make sure to include your link!) will receive this app (worth $29.99, and the winner of the prestigious Apple "Best App of 2014" award), absolutely free.
I need discipline. Oh, how I need writing discipline!