Blogging has become extremely popular over the last few years, i myself started blogging only 13 months ago. It’s the in trend, but do you need to be hugely literate to start a blog? My answer is no. Surely?
I hated English at school, i found it immensely boring. I was terrible at knowing the difference between a noun and a verb (i was that bad), i knew hardly anything or what fancy terms meant what. I never understood why we spent so long talking about why George killed Lenny. (Sorry if you’re learning that and didn’t know, whoops) In fact i bet if you’re reading this right now, there’s a whole load of mistakes in my writing or my punctuation. I have no clue whatsoever.
Does that really matter though? Will it affect my life a great deal because i don’t know what a doing word is or details of linguistic and grammatical terms. Personally i don’t think so. Just because i don’t have the greatest knowledge in English Literature that doesn’t mean i don’t know how to type how i’m feeling. That’s what really matters when blogging. As a blog reader myself i don’t want to be confused by a load of fancy words and formal writing. That’s no fun for me to read. I read blogs as a hobby, i enjoy it. I love reading peoples stories in their own style. I like to read something fun, approachable and down to earth. That’s my own thoughts though, yours may be different and that’s okay.
I guess what i’m trying to say is you don’t have to be an amazing writer to be a blogger. It’s okay to just enjoy writing what you feel without knowing all the fancy terms. Speak from the heart and if like me your spelling isn’t always right then proof read and use spell checker. Don’t be ashamed to ask someone how to spell. I spent most of my time looking at a word and thinking that doesn’t look right only to ask my boyfriend and be told no it isn’t right. I’m not ashamed though, and i’m guessing that my 2,000 plus subscribers are not bothered either. This isn’t an exam, you’re not being tested on how you write. Just just relax and type what you’re thinking in a way you would say it to someone face to face.
Enjoy what you do, even if it’s something you never thought you would. Think outside the box.
I’d love to know your thoughts on this,
What do you reckon?