Did you know one of my biggest fears as a blogger was my grammar? I know grammar is something I struggle with, but I was not going to let that hold me back! Get ready for me to share with you how Grammarly helps me become a better blogger!
So be prepared for screenshots! I am going to show you pre-Grammarly screenshots and then after Grammarly text so you can see how Grammarly helps me become a better blogger. Just a quick warning: I am not going to correct anything including typos before I take my screenshots. You are going to see my NAKED writing! Eeek, showing you seeing my unproofed writing is such a scary thought! Putting my brave face on!
5 Ways Grammarly Helps Me Become A Better Blogger
I am no Grammarly newbie but have been using it for awhile now, and I can see vast improvements in my blog posts. They are more professional but still me!
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No More Ugly Typos
I know that most computers have built in proofreaders, but Grammarly’s far exceed any I have ever seen before! It not only checks to see if you spelled something correct, but if you are using the right word in the right place. Look below! See how it caught that I used the incorrect version of right?
Learn How to Place Commas Correctly
Do you ever second guess yourself? Well, I do! Grammarly not only tells you when you forgot a comma but when you need to place one as well. That is a huge time saver for me!
Below shows how I am missing a needed comma.
Now see how I added an extra comma that wasn’t needed.
Shows Missing Words
You want your posts to have a nice flow to them, and if you leave out a required word it can interpret that flow. Example: you are typing a quick sentence “I going to the mall but do not know if I will have enough time.” But, you didn’t realize you had left out “am” till it was too late. Now you just sound like your toddler just proofed your post! As you can see below, Grammarly not only pointed out I was missing the “am” but it also gives you examples so you can understand your mistake.
Helps You Avoid Repetitive Words
There are so many instances where we use words again and again, or we use words that are just overused by everyone. Doing that can make our blog post seem dull! You want fantastic blog posts so you will not become overlooked as just another blog. Below you will see how Grammarly suggested an alternative word that gives my post more pizazz!
Use Correct Verb Tense
Incorrect verb tense may not be such a big thing to most people, but it is so easy to place the wrong verb when you are in a hurry! I’m a mom of three, run two small businesses, and the president of International Bloggers’ Association. I stay so busy, and to fine tune, those correct verb tenses when my two-year-old is running crazy is just not something I have time for in my life.
Example: I has just finished up two blog posts for this week.
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Bonus Tip: I Know My Post is Not Done Till I Have a Green Circle
I have Grammarly installed as a browser extension for Safari, and I know they have extensions for other we web browsers. That makes editing my posts so much easier as I can see when I have all my Grammar mistakes fixed. The yellow circle on the left is the advanced features that are part of their premium plan, and it is so worth!
So now it is time for me to fix all my mistakes LOL!