Well, hey there you awesome blogger! Yeah, You! I’m just gonna come out and say it.
Your writing skills need just a wee bit of polishing. BUT DONT FREAK OUT. I’m gonna show you how to become a better writer NOW.
Writing mistakes are common, and a part of blogging, right? I mean, who doesn’t make a few mistakes in their posts now and then? I’ve been a writer for a long time. Long enough, that I had to transition from mailing my typed articles into my editor to emailing them, or writing directly on a site platform. You could say that I’ve been writing for a minute.
I’ve spent a good amount of time this week on research. I read over 30 blog posts by more than 20 different bloggers. That’s a lot of reading. My eyes hurt.
Each blogger had a different niche than the others, even if the difference was small. That was mostly for me, so I didn’t get bored reading about the same topics for days.
Why would I read about a bunch of different topics while researching an article?
I wanted to know how many bloggers really struggle with the writing aspect of blogging.
You don’t have to be a writing rockstar to make it as a blogger. BUT- With all of the different writing tools out there, I do find massive errors to be unacceptable.
My research has taught me that every single blogger would benefit from a writing tool. Even if you are a solid writer, adding a tool can speed up the editing time so much that you will seriously thank me later.
My research findings? <THE UGLY SIDE OF WRITING>
Of the twenty-something bloggers…
3 were DEFINITELY not native to writing in English. A tool can greatly disguise that! (and… kudos! Seriously, I WISH I could write in your language half as well as you write in mine!!) But- the errors were so bad at times, it really distracted from your message. If I was considering the products that you recommended, I might have had second thoughts. You need to know what you are ‘talking about’, and convey that expertise in your writing.
Over half of the bloggers had more than just a few errors. As in, MANY errors. It was obvious. It also could have been avoided. Easily… It doesn’t have to be that way. It really isn’t that hard to sign up for a program that helps you write better.
One blogger had so many errors that I couldn’t continue reading. It was painful. Not one single ‘I’ was capitalized. Oh, the slang… I’m all for hearing your ‘voice’ in your writing, but I had to consult the urban dictionary on several occasions. It made me dizzy. And I keep up on that stuff, yo.
Sadly, there were only two (2) bloggers that consistently had (almost) completely error-free posts. The only error I found on one of them was a simple ‘an’ instead of ‘and’. Good job to the two lonely bloggers that most likely use a writing tool:).
What can a blogger do to instantly improve their writing?
You get a writing tool. You get a writing tool right meow. You get a writing tool, you use it every time you write and you improve immediately. Now YOU will begin to notice the blog posts with errors. You will go back to every post you ever posted and edit it so freaking hard!
But, it isn’t hard. It’s simple. And frankly, you will kick yourself in the rear for waiting so long to get one. Yes, even You. You may write exceptionally, but you still have to edit. Editing takes time. A writing tool gives you that time back.
Let me introduce you to my little friend.
HELLOOOOO GRAMMARLY. Where have you been all my life?
I started using Grammarly a few days ago. I had written a beginners ‘how-to’ for content writing and suggested a tool I had been using for some time. I had a few people ask for alternatives that had the full editor to try for free, so I started my research. What I found was an insanely awesome tool that blew me away.
What does Grammarly do? Basically, it does everything you’d expect a writing tool to do, and it makes you look mahhhvelous daahling, while saving you precious time! Seriously. Don’t just sit there reading. Go to Grammarly and sign up for a free account, then start writing a blog post. Take it for a serious test drive. Write at least 500 words, THEN I want you to come back here and tell me what you think in the comments.
You will giggle with excitement… like a school girl even.
You are just a click away from becoming a writing rock star. So, go. Go now. Become that rock star of writing you’ve always wanted to be.
Thank me in the comments below:)