Having being in WA for the last three weeks was kind of life a changing experience for me. I have come to know some of the most wonderful people.
Your words of wisdom and encouragement has really inspired me. Reading through all the blogs and comments have really motivated me.
For this last week, I haven't really thought of building a website based on my niche. I was just going through all the blogs and comments and contributing to the discussions and also encouraging fellow community members.
In doing so, there is something which I came across and seems to be common in all blog posts and comments, and even on a couple of websites I had the opportunity to give a feedback.
What I see is simple mistakes. And with this I mean grammatical errors and punctuation errors, spelling mistakes, maybe due to typo errors I believe and sentence structure.
Of course this is not an English lecture but I think its something I have to point out for the benefit of all of us. Such mistakes will have an impact on our website.
You know we are doing an online business where most of our content will be written for our customers to read, understand and then will make their decisions.
If there are mistakes of such, they will not understand what we are really trying to promote or tell them. And in doing so will most likely push our virtual customers away and we don't want that to happen.
When structuring sentences for our blog posts or our website, ensure that the sentence structure is right. And by this I mean the use of punctuation marks and word spacing.
We tend to overlook these but they give meaning to a sentence, phrase or a paragraph within a story. Ignoring these and you end up with a totally different meaning to your writing.
Of course, we may say that, we are doing business but if what you are selling does not have an understandable explanation than customers will not make a commitment in buying the product you have on offer.
On the other end, spelling mistakes. This is the most common mistakes. Is it typo or just plain ignorance?
Often times, we don't consider these, thinking it does not have any impact on what we write but it does impact on the overall meaning of any write up. A simple mistake of such will change the whole meaning of a sentence, phrase or paragraph.
The best option we must always do is before typing the sentence if you're not quite certain, speak it to yourself and see how it sounds. And when writing it down, read it to yourself. Does the sentence sound OK?Proof reading before publishing is also very important. Proof read write up and go through it to ensure there are no punctuation errors and grammatical errors such as spelling mistakes.
Use Spell check to help correct the punctuation errors and grammatical errors. All the tools are at our disposal, utilize them and you will produce a good blog that relates to the main idea.
The main idea of the sentence, phrase or paragraph is there but because of these simple mistakes, the meaning can be altered.
In almost all the blogs I read here as well as a few websites which I read to give a feedback, have these mistakes. Even some websites that are already published on the internet also have these similar mistakes.
We can speak good English. But remember speaking English and writing English are two different actions. We can be good at speaking English but we may not be good in writing English.
Whilst for some, they may not be good at speaking English but when it comes to writing, they are too good.
Knowing how to speak good English and writing good English is crucial in terms of the venture we are into. It is an international business language and what we are doing is business.
Different cultures and races will have different interpretations on what we write, how we structure it on our website and present it to our audience. What we write conveys the information to our potential customers.
If the sentence, phrase or paragraph sounds offensive, intimidating or abusive, imagine what's going to happen.
Anyway this is my own thought after seeing these same mistakes in almost all the blogs that are posted in WA.
I'm also not a pro in writing English but I hope what I pointed out will help us all to improve with our writing skills.
Thank you for your time in reading this. I will really appreciate your comments, suggestions and feedback.