Spelling is important. I don’t care if you don’t care about how you spell – SPELLING IS IMPORTANT. And grammar? Oh you’d better BELIEVE that grammar is too! If so many people didn’t botch it up, we wouldn’t have people like Grammar Girl or posts dedicated to people being irked by people publishing online while being unable to spell correctly.
I BESEECH you to make an effort to spell correctly. Here’s my comments on a few of the errors I see constantly that make me squirrely:
- “Definitely” has no “a” in it. Anywhere. At all. Amazing, no?
- “Sneak peek” are two words that rhyme. Surprisingly, rhyming words do not have to be spelled with similar endings! So “sneak peak” and “sneek peek” ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.
- The ever-prevalent confusion of your/you’re and they’re/their/there. You need to stop it. Now. This will straighten you out BUT good.
It’s impossible to capture all of this madness in one post, but I hope that one day by the year’s end, I can produce something to contribute to making it a little less common!
It’s good to have people who keep you accountable when you’re blogging – to make sure that you’re putting quality content out into the bllogosphere, that your spelling’s correct… I suppose in short that they make sure that your blog continues to improve and thrive. NJ does this for me, sometimes – makes sure that I’m not totally screwing up each and every day. Thanks for that!
Other people have blog alliances, where they agree to support one another through advice, feedback and comments; there’s online forums where those of similar backgrounds can come together to share their thoughts and ideas. Gotta do what you can with what you have!
So there’s a ton of awesomeness coming up, but you’ll see more of that in my other blog. Until then, I have games to play and snacks to eat!