When you visit another person’s blog site that you are eager to investigate to read some pertinent information on a certain subject matter, what turns you off more than any other mistake the blog writer makes? It usually has to do with either the blog layout itself or the blog writer’s bad grammar or spelling errors, right? Don’t make that same mistake. Always check your content pages for a nice flow to your content, not just the content itself.
Most of the common mistakes that are made by web writers originate with using incorrect grammar. You need to stop writing at times and think about HOW you are using a word instead of WHY you have chosen it. For example, when you are using “affect” as opposed to “affect”, you need to remember that “affect” is a verb that means “to influence”. “Effect” is a noun that is defined as “a result of something”, an entirely different meaning altogether.
A huge topic of contention between editors is the usage of “that” as opposed to “which”. I believe that if the sentence you are using these words in sounds better when you separate them by a comma, always go with “which”.
These errors should be easy to catch when it comes to blog writers, but always make sure to double check your work before submitting your pages to be published. The most common punctuation error is using “it’s” when “its” should be used instead. Remember that “it’s” is a contraction for “it is” or “it has” when using this word.
Another huge common punctuation error is using “they’re” instead of “their”. “They’re” should only be used when you are referencing something that more than one person is doing, for example: “They’re the only football players that never allowed for one touchdown the entire season.” When you are using “their” in a sentence, you are describing the person who owns something. A good example: “The group of women that belong to the Valentine Social Club keep their belongings in the club’s storage area.”
By following these rules by the book, you should be able to decrease your overall writing errors by at least 30% within a month’s time.