Good blogs are often resources for others seeking useful information. It’s my hope that my blog does this as I continue to write about what is new and current in the world of copywriting. While I tend to put greater emphasis on writing about big picture topics such as effective blogging, SEO, content marketing, etc., I thought I’d bring it down a notch for this piece and discuss something simple, yet difficult for many people to master: Spelling.
Good old-fashioned accurate spelling is something I simply never take for granted. For copywriters, not only do we have to be quick on our feet to develop engaging topics, and then organize those thoughts into a piece of creatively written material, but we also have to be able to spell, with little mistakes and a lot of accuracy. While I’m not perfect and will admit to putting out a typo or two here and there (and trust me, I cringe every time), I am a huge stickler when it comes to spelling.
Communicating with peers from my own age group, as well as those who are much younger than me, many times has me scratching my head and perplexed at how certain words are abused, misused and completely misspelled. This lack of graceful spelling tends to take place most often in emails and text messages, but it’s also surprising to see how often words are incorrectly used in bigger pieces such as blogs where conversational and stream of thought writing is the norm.
So when I came across a new infographic that assembled some of the most common grammar errors, I laughed out loud, but in all seriousness, wanted to print it out and mail it off to many of my peers so they could hang it near their desks to use as a handy reference tool.
I’d like to thank Brian Clark for posting this on his own blog, and for BlueGrass for assembling such a great, artistic piece of work that really helps break down these errors, while offering informative descriptions on how to use simple words the right way, every day.
Kristy M. Theis is a freelance SEO copywriter, content marketer, and blog writer/blogging specialist in Dallas, Texas. Her company, KMTcommunications, offers full-service content writing including website content, ghost articles, blogs, and more. To learn about the content writing services provided by KMTcommunications, please visit our Areas of Expertise section on this website. Be sure to connect with Kristy via her social sites, including Google+.