Grammarly Has Made Me a Lazy Writer
I will get the confessions out of the way first; I can't type, write or spell my way out of a wet paper bag, even if my life depended on it. I have been vexing over the last little while whether I am a blogger or marketer. Can we be the same; it is selling words, products, or services. I guess we are in the " mutual benefit creation industry ".
My A' la carte go to over the last couple of years has been Grammarly, another confession I abysmally failed English at school; perhaps my mind works differently; that's my story, and I am sticking to it.
When I joined Wealthy Affiliate, I am sure no one mentioned blogging and writing; it wasn't in the sales pitch, no way, no how. But, I am sure "writer's shock' is a thing. That moment of free fall when the realization dawns that if you want to make it the WA way, it requires some writing, in fact, a lot of writing and more writing and even more writing.
As you can see, it has been a Metamorphosis of galactic scale; I would describe myself as; not a writer's writer rather a writer that enjoys writing. So, it has been a long haul. But, I still marvel at writers who can enthrall their audiences create massive engagement, and bring a thirst that needs quenching.
It has taken yonks, but finally, I have reached the point where writing, technical tweaking, and marketing have all come into the same space. That is something that I am incredibly grateful for.
I can highly recommend finding that balance. It only took me about seven years; I guess now I have the seven-year itch. So probably I will go away and create the new Wix or Squarespace LOL I saved the sun the other day, so I am in that league.
So back to the story, how has Grammarly made me a lazy writer? Well, unfortunately, I have come to rely on it too much, like that writing crutch. It has made writing incredibly easy; once you pick up your writing vibe, you can lose some freedom because you are always looking for perfection. I know that we need to be grammatically correct, and spelling mistakes can be like fingernails down a blackboard to some.
There has to be that happy medium, that place where we are comfortable accepting the odd imperfection. I am sure that many give up because they feel that they can not write. No amount of happy-clappy will change that conviction.
Once we get into it, there are so many options, advice, and ideas for writing the perfect bring-down-the-house pieces. So what way do we turn, and to whom do we turn?
Most turn to resources that will help their writing ambitions. I was that guy. Lately, I have been stepping away and going commando; writing commando, that is. The read-back has been cringe-worthy even by my standards; looking on it is like relearning but having said that, free-form writing could help you tap into or reconnect with your writing vibe, on levels that you could only dream about.
I know my perceptions have changed, and though I am only relatively new at going cold turkey, it has been like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
I can genuinely say I am a writer that enjoys writing, it can be such a buzz the whole process.
Any advice received with gratitude.
There may be a glaring glitch in this post, that some may detect; it's called " hard out 15 hour days over seven". It takes time to train to be able to run consecutive marathons.
Enjoy the writing times of your life.