Writers Beware: There is one Big Problem with Using Chat GPT for Blogs

From Medium:

Writers and content creators, myself included, have found artificial intelligence (AI) to be a powerful tool when used properly to save time.

Before using AI, the most I had ever written was three articles in one day. Since I have been able to get up to six done in a single day.

If you are a writer or in any technical field, you too should learn AI too and become an expert in prompt engineering.

An amateur using AI is boring, but expert using AI is a powerhouse that can get a lot more work done.

However, there is the one big problem writers run into if they are using an AI program such as Chat GPT for blogging.

Artificial intelligence is programmed to detect artificial intelligence, and at least for now that’s a bad thing if you are creating content with AI.

If you copy and paste your blog content from a program like ChatGPT directly into a blog post, this will get flagged by platforms like Google or Facebook and this will hurt your SEO and any chances you have of organic reach on those platforms.

Can you fix this problem and still use AI as a writing tool?

Yes, but there are two AI tools that you need if you are a writer using AI:

1. AI Content Detector

The first tool you need is an AI content detector. One that I have used and find helpful is available at writer.com.

Paste your content into here and it will tell you if it appears to be human or AI generated content.

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2. Content Rephrasing Tool

You now need to rephrase your content. You can of course do this on your own, and it will take some time.

One way to save time is to use another AI tool that rephrases content. I find Copymatic’s tool helpful and easy to use. They have many other AI conten tools as well. 

Link to the rest at Medium

PG notes that the Copymatic video was made about one year ago and the program has added new features and refinements since then.

PG will play around with Copymatic and post the results here.

14 thoughts on “Writers Beware: There is one Big Problem with Using Chat GPT for Blogs”

  1. Just write your own content!

    People who post on their blogs several times a day – and land it in my inbox that many times – are annoying and to be unsubscribed from. ‘Now written by a machine’ makes it worse.

  2. I have no problem with multiple posts a day if the blogger has interesting things to say. The OP notably makes no mention of this part of writing. Does he really have six posts’ worth of things to say, but darn it not enough hours in the day? I just looked up his posts. They include “6 Shocking Facts You Need to Know About Silicon Valley Bank Collapse.” I will take that as a no.

  3. “If you are a writer or in any technical field, you too should learn AI too and become an expert in prompt engineering. | An amateur using AI is boring, but expert using AI is a powerhouse that can get a lot more work done.”

    Sounds to me like a machine wrote this article. Using AI to generate creative content is no less cheating than using AI to answer test questions. I will never have to face that person in a mirror.

    1. Life is not logical.
    2. Fiction is supposed to approximate life.
    3. Logic, whether by AI or the conscious, critical mind, has no place in creating fiction.

    As a writer, I write the story that unfolds around my characters and me as we race through it. As a reader I never read stories that were constructed: preplanned, preplotted, revised and rewritten. I only read stories that were created.

    How Alexandre Lores writes his clickbait blogs/articles is of no concern to me. I don’t read them.

  4. The one thing the OP got right: AI knows AI.

    And you can be sure LLM search engines won’t be easily gamed by SEO buzzwords.

    Best worry about the quality of your content instead.

  5. So far, anyway, AIs are no worse at writing coherent sentences than the average bureaucrat. Where they are distinctly worse, however, is in constructing full paragraphs that don’t sound like bullet points without the obvious bullets — and don’t change authorial voice in the middle because the AI is maintaining too much of the authorial voice of whatever sources it’s relying upon (or, worse, making up as it goes along). I infer that this is because AIs (and their programmers) are making the “it’s all just information” error during the training process, and aren’t sophisticated enough to do better. Perhaps they will become so; that would also depend upon their human masters† not only having those skills to open the learning model to them, but being good enough at teaching those skills for the learning model to develop them independently. Having read enough e-mails and done enough questioning of actual programmers in my time, I Have Doubts.

    Unless a human who actually knows the subject matter provides guidance and structure, an AI’s “five-paragraph essay” is so easy to spot that even Yogi Berra sounds more coherent.

    Compare U.S. Const. Amd. XV and shudder at the implications.

    • That’s an insult to Yogi Berra – he’s very coherent, once you step back and think 🙂
      (And supposedly his Yogi-isms were carefully planned, not his real persona)

  6. I played with one of the AI detection systems, and got pretty good at writing stuff it would flag as AI. Write like a know-it-all who has all the answers, and will consider no alternative to himself. Harsh, but I found it works. And yes, I am leaving myself totally open here…

    • So, write like a politician giving campaign answers and you’re an AI? I always had my suspicions that very few politicians qualify as human beings…

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