One of the greatest things about blogging is that you have permission to evolve over time. You should be able to look at your older articles and see how you have grown and matured. In fact, I believe that bloggers are “learners.” They never stop learning, and they can become this awesome resource for others. In fact, at the heart of blogging is you sharing with others what you have learned.
Blogging can also be a humbling experience because you make yourself vulnerable to other’s comments and perspectives. Having comments on your blog allows for others to add to the conversation that you started. While we will never be perfect, we should always be improving.
I’ll give you a personal example. Up to this point in my blogging career, I have always been about taking massive action. I am constantly pushing my limits of what I thought was possible. While it has worked out for me pretty well, there is also a negative side to it. One particular area is in proofing and editing my blog posts. Now, English class was always my favorite in school, but for the sake of taking action, I have at times published content with misspellings and grammatical errors.
Lately, I have made a decision to improve in this area. For that reason alone, I began to go on a hunt for a tool that might be able to help me. Not long after that, I discovered Grammarly.com.
What Exactly is Grammarly?
Grammarly is an online grammar and spelling checker. Once you copy and paste your text into the tool, it will scan and proof your text for over 150+ types of errors. The tool is trusted by hundreds of large colleges and universities throughout the US. The scanner will highlight the text in question and give you recommendations for improving it.
Below is a quick video on how I use the tool to edit and improve my blog posts.
If you cannot see the video above, you can watch Improve Your Blogging and Writing with Grammarly directly on YouTube.