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12 Writing and Grammar Tips for Bloggers



Grammar Tips for Bloggers

Reading some blogs make me cringe! Their sentence construction, grammar usage and comprehension are something even a fifth standard kid will find awful. You’ll find every blogger propagating the necessity of quality content. However, most of them fail to maintain the necessary quality standards on their own blog. The primary lack is inadequate language knowledge.

I won’t teach English Language here but what I want to share are some essential grammar tips for bloggers. Erroneous grammar usage creates negative impression about the blog and hurts its branding in the long run.

It’s not that you’ve to become the next language genius and no one is expecting impeccable language use; however, there are certain basic standards. You’re good if you can maintain the basic standards and with the changing landscape of advertising, we need to be ahead of the game.

So, read these grammar tips and abide by them on your blog.

Grammar Tips for Bloggers

Here we go:

1) Your / You’re

‘Your’ is a possessive pronoun and ‘You’re’ is the contraction of ‘you are’.


  • Your blog
  • You’re my best friend

2) There / Their / They’re

‘There’ implies going somewhere and ‘Their’ means referring to people. ‘They’re’ is the contraction of ‘they are’.


  • The thieves are hiding there.
  • Have you got their goods?
  • They’re so talkative.

3) Its / It’s

‘Its’ is a possessive pronoun and ‘It’s’ is the contraction of ‘it is’ or ‘it has’.


  • It’s an apple.
  • The dog overturned its water bowl.
Grammar Tips for Bloggers

Grammar Tips for Bloggers

4) Than / Then

You use ‘than’ if you’re comparing anything and use ‘then’ is other instances. ‘Then’ often implies a certain point of time.


  • An apple has more nutrition than an orange.
  • Then the group of friends went to the temple.

5) Affect / Effect

‘Affect’ is a verb and ‘Effect’ is a noun. Both of them ‘imply’ something so the differences are subtle. Most bloggers and writers confuse between them.


  • Poor grammar has a negative effect on writing skills.
  • Poor grammar will affect your potential to gain more assignments.

6) Less / Fewer

Use ‘Fewer’ if you can count it and ‘Less’ when its uncountable or immeasurable.


  • Robert sent fewer job applications than last week.
  • Johnson has less incentive to work harder.

7) Complement / Compliment

‘Complement’ is added when you add or supplement something. ‘Compliment’ is praising someone.


  • Max complimented Sarah on her beautiful appearance.
  • The Genesis framework complements WordPress.

8) Principal / Principle

‘Principal’ indicates the highest of ranks, the head of an organisation or the main participant. ‘Principle’ implies a law or standard.


  • Robin is the principal shareholder in the company.
  • The banking system operates of various principles.

How to Improve Your Grammar & Writing?

If you write blogs, either for your own or someone else’s, and your writing sucks, it’s time to get back to school!

As a content creator, it is your responsibility to offer near-perfect content because blog owners and other content marketing agencies don’t have the time or resources to put a piece of article or blog through layers of editorial standard.

They expect a nearly flawless masterpiece!

In this section, I am going to share some online grammar and writing style guides. Read them.


A next-gen automated proofreader, the free tool checks your content against 250 grammar and styling features! Just copy and paste the content, and the software runs it through more than 9 billion documents within minutes.

2) Daily Writing Tips

Signup with their newsletter and get a daily dose of grammar, spelling and vocabulary tips right in your inbox.


Stewart Kellerman and Patricia T. O’Conner have spent half a century as editors and writers. They are the authors of some top books on English language. Their website publishes content on grammar, usage, etymology and more.

4) Grammar Girl: Quick and Dirty Tips

This is an award-winning website offering creative and engaging grammar exercises, helping you learn grammar rules, spellings, word selections and more. They also have a weekly podcast worth signing up for.

Writing is an extremely satisfying and creative art. If you’re unsure about writing, read Lisa Killman’s What Not to Do as a Writer blog where she shares her journey as a writer and the mistakes she made. The stories are inspirational in a big way. Or, take this quiz from


The moot point is if you want to become a writer and express it through the medium of blogging, read all the writing and grammar tips for bloggers.

Chitraparna Sinha is the founder of Esmee Network, a company that offers digital marketing solutions to business owners through creatively engaging content development and marketing services across multiple verticals to improve branding and business revenue. She has been writing weekly columns on BloggingTips since early 2012.

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Cheapies Never Go Far in Blogging



Someone wrote me a few moments ago. I quoted my sponsored post price. He replied asking for my best price. I told him all prices are final. Literally, I told him kindly but clearly to take it or leave it. He replied, asking me to accept his offer for $10, which is absurdly lower than my $11 sponsored post rate. I am joking; just seeing if you pay attention LOL 🙂 Anyway, his $10 offer is MUCH lower than my sponsored post fixed price. PLUS I already told him twice my fixed price, and to take the price or to leave the price. I *also* mentioned how all prices are final. Of course, I immediately labeled his email “spam” so all future emails, barterings and silly cheap-ness flow directly to my spam folder. I will never see him or his emails again. Nothing personal. But I have no time or energy for cheapies because if you are so filled with the fear of poverty that you completely ignore my emails, I cannot respect you as a blogging business partner.

This is why cheapies never go far in blogging. Imagine this lost blogging soul. He ignores my emails to ask for a ridiculous price on a sponsored post. I label his email “spam”. After 10 or 20 more pro bloggers label his email as “spam”, every single email he sends to bloggers winds up in the blogger’s spam folder. Almost all bloggers never check their spam. Most delete all spam emails without checking the emails. Imagine sending 500 emails to spam folders daily? That marks 499 to 500 emails no blogger will ever see, only to be deleted immediately.

Pay Up to Play Up

Moving up in blogging circles requires you to invest more money into your blog. From paying for your domain and hosting, to paying for your theme, to paying for your blogging education, to investing in sponsored posts advertising your business, the bigger money and greater traffic awaits in higher blogging circles, where money flows freely. Prospering people who buy your products and services without hesitating meet you through friends in higher blogging circles. Same thing happens offline. Jeff Bezos does not do business with someone who cannot afford my $7 eBooks. He does business with serious entrepreneurs who freely invest money in mutually beneficial ventures. Life works that way. Birds of a blogging feather flock together. Imagine if the $10 sponsored post cheapie paid my full price instead? I place the post, his business gets greater exposure in front of prospering eyes and he nets more sales and profits. He makes $100, or $1000 or more, earning more money to boost his sponsored post budget and to move him out of poverty. But the mental illness of poverty prevents him from seeing beyond “I HAVE NO MONEY! I NEED TO ***ONLY*** PAY $10 FOR EVERY SPONSORED POST I PLACE!!!”

He may place a few $10 sponsored post on terrible quality blogs with broke readerships. Truthfully, he should just donate the $10 to bloggers who place his sponsored post for $10 because said bloggers have either 5 daily readers or readers who cannot afford to spend $1, let alone, $100 or $1,000…or perhaps, both. Yikes. Pay up. Play up.


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How Much Confidence Do You REALLY Have in Your Blog?



Watch this video I recorded in Brooklyn Heights today:

Sweet view, eh? I made a powerful point too. Bloggers sometimes boast of their confidence and clarity. Puffing themselves up, they believe deeply in themselves and in their blog. Critics? Who cares? These dynamos seem unstoppable. Belief! Success is on the way, right? Awesome. Then, after mentioning their blog in front of a parent or sibling or cousin, their loved ones make fun of “blogging”, telling these idiots to “get a real job”. OUCH! Like a balloon being popped, your loved ones took a pin to your ego, deflating you. AND showing how you genuinely have little confidence in your blog. Turns out, you feel filled with doubt and pure uncertainty about your blog AND in yourself, blogging-wise. This is a good thing. Critics trigger and unearth deep fears you need to face, feel and release, to reach the next stage of your blogging career. So…how much confidence do you REALLY have in your blog? Talk about your blog to friends and family members, or to strangers. You will find out. Fast. Because these folks are non-targeted and often highly NOT interested in blogging.

I recall mentioning my blog to my fam about 10 years ago. Before doing this, I believed I felt super confident about my blog and self. I BELIEVED in myself! Wild-eyed, ignorant, deluded newbie blogging excitement covered up the fact I doubted myself and my blogging abilities, horribly. After that little chat – even though no family member seemed terribly critical – I felt like crap. Awkward, and lost, my family’s questions triggered deep fears in me. I doubted myself. I doubted my blog. In truth, I had no idea what I was doing because I refused to learn from pros. Bad idea. Naturally, I gained confidence after this session – eventually – because I faced and felt doubts eating into my blogging confidence.

The quickest way to gain blogging confidence is to discuss your blog and what you do with anybody on earth, from friends, to fam, to strangers. Never try to convince or influence or convert folks, because doing so shows your lack of confidence. Let people live their lives and make their choices. Your job is to see how shy or clear you feel discussing your blog. Shy bloggers feeling awkward chatting blogging with folks simply feel filled with fear. Blogging fears need to go for you to succeed. Speak about blogging in public. Broadcast live in a public spot. Record videos in busy spots with heavy foot traffic, as I did above, in Brooklyn. Face, feel and release self-conscious fears that need to go for you to reach the next stage of blogging growth.

One way to be a smarter and richer blogger is by facing your blogging fears routinely. Speaking to or in front of fam or strangers about your blog certainly unearths some of those deep fears. Do it. See where you are at, confidence-wise. Being straight with yourself is hands down one of the quickest ways to accelerate your blogging success. Relax, share your blogging exploits and honestly assess how you feel, to increase your blogging success.

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Writing: Your Best Blogging Friend



Writing helps you succeed with blogging. Because writing gives you credibility. Credible bloggers land clients, sell eBooks, place sponsored posts and drive steady traffic, too. Write your rear end off. Write 500-1000 words daily. Write to be confident. Write to be clear. Write to gain credibility in your blogging niche. Of course, most bloggers struggle because few bloggers practice writing offline, daily. Bloggers only write when they publish a blog post or guest post. BIG mistake. Most bloggers publish posts infrequently, meaning you get in little writing practice. Not good.

Why do you believe you can just show up, write and publish a post and become successful quickly? If blogger were this easy, guys like me could have gone pro within weeks of buying my domain and hosting. Alas, it took me thousands of hours and years to go full time because I had to practice writing, creating and connecting to be REALLY good at blogging. Skills, exposure and credibility flow to bloggers who tirelessly practice all aspects of blogging. Everybody else fails and quits.

All money you make through blogging flows to you because people trust you and your blog. Writing skillfully – with confidence and clarity – is the only way people trust you and your blog. The more you write, the more skilled a writer you become. The formula is genuinely simple. But quite uncomfortable to put into action, sometimes. Few bloggers want to practice writing with nobody watching. Some bloggers foolishly skip writing practice because they believe writing offline for practice wastes their time. This is like saying you waste your time practicing shooting hoops in a lonely, empty gym if you aspire to make it to the NBA. NBA stars practiced 10,000 hours or more, often times in quiet, lonely gyms, and always *in private, out of the public eye, with nobody watching*, to become skilled enough to go pro. Expect to take a similar journey in order to become a professional blogger.

Writing is your core skill. If you write well, you make money online. If you write poorly, you do not make money online.

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Every way to profit – out of these 15 strategies – can work quite nicely if you practice writing offline daily. Practice to become confident. Practice to become clear on your writing. Confident, clear writers write with authority. Writing with authority inspires trust in your readers. Again; this is a simple process. But sometimes, this process feels uncomfortable. Nudge through discomfort. Write, write and write some more. People who trust you based on your writing skills tend to buy your eBooks, hire you to coach them, hire you to freelance write for them and buy sponsored posts on your blog. Be diligent in writing. The money flows to you based on how much you practice writing. Plus, practicing your writing makes you prolific. Being prolific increase your blog traffic and blogging profits, too. No downsides exist to writing offline daily. Only upsides. So….write!

Practice in private. Shine in public.

Any successful blogger you envy now practiced writing so diligently that you would never envy their writing practice. After having written millions of words both online and offline, nobody envies the work I put into going pro. But being free to circle the globe? Worth it!

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