One of the coolest things about blogging is that it allows people to exercise their writing skills and ultimately become better writers. I just wish that people would take the time to proofread before they click ‘Submit’ or ‘Publish’ or whatever button their software uses to distribute their latest article to the Web. I don’t necessarily expect things to be perfect — not everyone can be a literary perfectionist. But I struggle to finish articles where every third or fourth word is misspelled, where punctuation is either woefully lacking or horribly out of place, and where grammar seems to follow no rules that have ever been established for the English language. If it’s really bad I end up clicking out of the site before I ever get started reading because it’s my opinion that I shouldn’t have to work to figure out what yours is. I enjoy thought-provoking writing, not sentence structure that makes me go cross-eyed trying to figure it out.
So, as a personal request from me, please proofread your work once or twice before submitting it, and if necessary, call a friend to look it over. The rest of us will thank you for making your writing more readable.