Every so often I see a Tweet.
It’s so unprofessional when bloggers have spelling mistakes! It doesn’t take long to proofread!
It makes me cringe. Mostly because I know that I probably have a spelling mistake in 80% of my posts.
About a year ago, I decided to stop caring because I’ve learnt it’s something I can’t control.
So I can either worry about it and feel pants when I find a mistake after publishing or realise that there are a million other things that are more important. Like playing Xbox or making out with my boyfriend.
For every blogger that’s ever had a smarmy remark in their comments about using a comma in the wrong place. For every blogger that’s ever had a shitty Tweet about how they’ve used the wrong form of your – this is for you.
So here’s the thing. Spelling is important because we put a lot of work into our blog posts and we want them to be as perfect as they can be. It’s normal to feel silly when there’s a mistake. Edit it and get on with your day.
But it’s not the end of the world.
For most of us, we’re not professional bloggers. It’s just a blog. I think a lot of us forget that and get caught up with trying to make everything so perfect that we can never live up to our own standards.
When I write a blog post, I spell check it. I use Grammarly and I proof read a few times. I’ve never been great at spelling and as I’m dyslexic, I find mistakes hard to find. Most of my mistakes are usually wrong words rather than spelling mistakes. It happens more often than I would like. But I’ve decided not to care anymore.
It was making me feel embarrassed. It still does a little. But why should it?
I know that I work hard on my blog and I proofread. Just because there’s an error here and there doesn’t mean I don’t care about my blog or that I’ll just post any old thing.
It means I’m a human and I make mistakes and THAT’S OKAY.
So can we all be a bit nicer to ourselves and each other about errors in blog posts?
Because I’m sick of seeing Tweets about it. Stop bringing other bloggers down over things that mean nothing.
Because it seriously DOES NOT MATTER.