How to, like, make your blog look professional, and stuff

How to, like, make your blog look professional, and stuff

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Okay, peeps. Today we are continuing on with our “how to create a blog” series. In case you missed parts one and two, you can check them out here:
So you want to be a blogger…
So you started a blog. Now what?

Today’s installment will be all about

How to Make Your Blog Look Professional

There are two main aspects to the professional-looking blog: appearance and content. We touched on appearance briefly in the start a self-hosted blog guide, and will go more in-depth with it in a future blog post. For today, though, we are focusing on how to make blog content professional.

The #1 tool for making blog content look professional: Grammarly

Instant Grammar Checker ~ Correct all grammar errors and enhance your writing ~ Make your blog look professional

Here’s the deal: I’ve come across so many blogs, and so many websites in general, that I’ve literally had to close in disgust. I may be slightly insane (or more than slightly), and a bit of a grammar nazi (or more than a bit of one), but I have a very hard time believing you’re an expert in anything if you don’t even know what an apostrophe is. Forget about looking professional; you don’t even look competent if your grammar is that bad.

(And yes, I know that some of these sites are probably written by people whose first language is not English. But if you know you don’t speak English well, why are you blogging in English without having someone proofread it, or without Grammarly?)

But let’s forget about the blogs with the atrocious grammar. (It’s really difficult, though. I’ve had nightmares, I tell you. Nightmares.) Even blogs with just some grammatical errors end up looking much less professional. And if you are trying to position yourself as an expert in your field, so people will come back to your blog to see what you have to say, you need to look as professional as possible.

Well, you may say to me. Your blog isn’t exactly the most professionally-written thing out there. Who are you to be judging other blogs on their professionalism?

Here’s the thing: I’m consciously choosing to have a more relaxed, laid-back style. I am not trying to blog as “the expert in such-and-such,” but as a normal, down-to-earth person. So yes, sometimes I will start sentences with “and” or “so,” even if that is not the most grammatically correct thing to do. But I am still, you know, using capital letters, and apostrophes, and periods. There are some basic rules you need to adhere to if you want to be understood. And if you aren’t a complete grammar nerd like me, then the way to do that is with Grammarly.

(And yes, the title of this post is a joke. It’s supposed to be ironic, ok? Make your blog look professional with a completely unprofessional title. Ha ha.)

How to use Grammarly

Grammarly is a free online grammar checker. And it is extremely simple to use. You can either upload your content on to their site or use their free browser extension for live grammar checking as you write – er, type. Easy peasy. You can also get a premium, paid account for additional help with word choice, plagiarism checker, and other cool features.

And that’s it! How simple is that? It is so simple to make your blog content look professional, yet so many bloggers just don’t do it. They are really missing out, and it is so frustrating. Just sign up for Grammarly! That’s all you need to do! Professional blog content will be a breeze!

So what are you waiting for? Sign up for Grammarly today!

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This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. emekliye

    I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in penning this blog.
    I really hope to check out the same high-grade content
    from you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own, personal website now 😉

  2. Echo

    Grammarly sounds likes a great tool. I agree that along with great content and an original voice, blogs should be free of typos and simple grammatical errors.

  3. Bindu Thomas

    Grammarly is a very useful tool to have. Especially for bloggers. I have been using it for one year. This brings my blog a professional look and error free.

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Yes, Grammarly really is very useful.

  4. Ladonna Batiste

    Grammarly sounds like a great tool to have. Recently I have heard a lot about it and I will look into it.

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Yes, you definitely should look into it!

  5. Brittany

    Grammarly is such a great tool for just live in general! HAHA I’m a content creator by day and blogger by night and I use it all the time. Also, I really love the font your blog is in! It’s so rad!!!

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Thanks!

  6. Dani Flanders

    Such great advice! I am such a stickler for grammar and proper spelling, but I know that things sneak past me when I’m writing a post and just get eager to publish it!

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      It’s nice to know that I’m not the only grammar geek around 🙂

  7. Thanks for this! I’ve heard of Grammarly but haven’t gotten round to using them, will check them out in the upcoming holidays!

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      You’re welcome! Hope you enjoy it!

  8. Vanessa Delia

    It is true, the more I write, the more I question if my grammar choices are correct. There are so many things I want to say, but change to something else so I can make sure it is grammatically correct. Thank you for sharing this information to help us all be the best we can be.

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      You’re very welcome. Lol I wish all it took was a grammar checker to make us all be the best we can be 😉

  9. Silvia

    I have been using Grammarly for years!! I cannot live without it, it makes my life so much easier.

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Yup, it really is a lifesaver.

  10. Rachel

    I write all the time. I keep looking at this service. Thanks for the review.

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      You are very welcome!

  11. Dwight Alleyne

    Thanks for your review on Grammarly. It seems like a very helpful tool for blogger. I hope you are not proofreading this comment for grammar errors! 🙂

    1. Bee - Bites 'N Pieces

      Nah, I’ll give your comment a pass – this time 😉

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