As we all know, a blogger is basically a content writer who is sharing his insight on a particular topic. But while doing so, if he/she is making spelling mistakes, then it is quite obvious that your readers will judge your blog based on the quality of your writing.
Here is a list of 5 most common spelling mistakes made by bloggers while writing:
1. Accept : Except
Accept is a verb that means “to receive, admit, regard as true, say yes.” while Except is a preposition that means “excluding.”
2. Effect : Affect
The most common use of effect is as a noun meaning “something produced by a cause.” The most common use of affect is as a transitive verb meaning “to act upon.”
3. Its : It’s
It’s is a contraction that represents two words: it is. Its is a one-word third-person singular possessive adjective
4. Quiet : Quite
Quiet can be used as an adjective meaning “of little activity,” or as a noun meaning “tranquility” or “silence.” While Quite is an adverb and has the sense of “totally” or “completely.”
5. Then : Than
Than is a conjunction used in comparisons while Then is a word indicating time. Then is used either as a time marker or with a sequence of events.
6. Lose : Loose
Loose means not tied up or confined; able to move freely; not tight, not firmly fixed; not close-fitting; careless, inaccurate, vague; dissolute, immoral; not closely woven; flabby. While Lose means no longer have; be deprived of by accident or misfortune; mislay, fail to find; fail to get or win; be too late for; be bereaved of; waste; be defeated or beaten; suffer loss, become worse off; fail to hear, see or understand.
7. Your : You’re
Your is the second person possessive adjective, used to describe something as belonging to you. You’re is the contraction of “you are” and is often followed by the present participle
8. There : Their
“There” indicates a place while “Their” is the possessive of “they”
9. Too : To
Too means “also” and is generally used at the end of a sentence. To is generally used as a preposition. It is also used as part of the infinitive form of verbs.
10. Here : Hear
here denotes “this place” while hear means “audible reception to perceive by the ear”.
It doesn’t hurt to delay pressing “publish / post” on your article for a little while to read it over a second, even third time to ensure it’s as correct as it should be. This is why it’s so important that you need to make proofreading your post a regular habit before it goes live.