Proofreading is one of the most essential steps in blog creation. Yet so many people choose not to find another user willing to help out in this process. There may be times when there is an artistic reason to avoid proofreading. However, if you are looking to grow your blog and take it to new levels, then you must have your content proofread.
Even those of us who are native English speakers have trouble writing. It's not a straightforward language to grasp due to how many rules there are. Maybe it's just me, but there is no way that I can write a blog post with perfect English off the bat. I rely on many friends of mine to read over my work. When they edit, they find several things here and there that need to be tweaked to make the post read more smoothly.
If you are not a native English speaker and you write your blog in English, then it can not be avoided. Proofreading will significantly improve the quality of your blog post with the need to add any extra content. Making our posts easy to read is imperative for our growth. I can't tell you how many times an otherwise excellent write-up was left out of my curation due to an overwhelming amount of bad English.
Typos are inevitable. You should see my Grammarly account before I go through and fix them all. Spelling has always been the bane of my writing endeavors and switching to the Dvorak Simplified Keyboard to ease my finger pain did not make my spelling any better. Typos are the hardest to catch when we proofread our own work. It's good to read what we typed after we finish, but getting a new set of eyes on the content is the best approach.
Easier To Read
Reading work that has not gone through the proofreading stage makes it incredibly hard to follow what is being said in the post. The level of difficulty ranges from person to person, but no matter how skilled the writer is, they shoot themselves in the foot when ignoring proofreading.
Think about it. Why would anyone spend the time to read a post that has typos and is difficult to follow? For many people reading takes willpower and when we make it hard on them, they are more likely to quit reading without upvoting or commenting. We need our finished product to allow our readers to enter a flow before they realize they've read the entire post.
If your goal is to grow your blog to new levels, then there needs to be some degree of professionalism. Proofreading gives that edge to all who take the time to find a proofreader willing to help out. How many times do we see typos in magazines and newspapers? Not as often as we do on blogs and status updates.
It is the professionalism that makes a blogger stand out. Over time, the readers see a level of consistency. Add in a good proofreader on each post, and you set yourself up for long-term success. There is no way for someone to "go pro" with sloppy writing and a ton of typos. It's better to take the extra time for someone else to proofread your content so you can shine that level of professionalism.
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