Writing Your Blog: Check Your Spelling and Usage!

Teacher of grammar Blogging is a fun activity. People actually say that it is a stress reliever. To a certain degree it is true. This is where you could release your pent up emotions on different topics that you are concerned with, like women’s rights, pet care, and so on. Sometimes you could get carried away writing your blog entry. After writing such a long blog entry, you decide to post it and when you view your blog — Oh no! You see too many errors in spelling and you have a weird way of using certain words and phrases. We get careless sometimes. We are human, after all. But this does not mean that we cannot do anything about it. The Edit button/link is a/just a few clicks away. Checking the spelling of words is fairly easy enough to deal with. If your blogging software has a spellcheck plugin, go ahead and use it. If you could draft your entries using a word processor or text editor with a built in spellchecker, good for you. It will be easier for you then because you can easily see the red marks on the page. Usage is trickier. You would probably have to consult several sources on the proper use of certain words and phrases. Chances are you were thinking too fast when you were writing and you ended up with awkward sentences. Don’t fret. On the internet, there are a lot of sources, if you just search for them. These considerations are not everything when it comes to blogging. It’s still the message that really counts. But you have to make sure that you could send your message effectively which is why you have to check your spelling and usage. This is especially if you are not a native speaker from another country.

Originally posted on November 9, 2010 @ 8:04 pm