This question originally appeared here.
Blogging is never about the grammar.
Before you stand up with a fork and try to stab me with it, let me explain.
The original idea behind blogging was to create a platform for everyone and anyone to write about the life stories, and share them with either random strangers, or closed Friends.
Heck, I remember when blogging used to be a secret thing: you had to enter a password to access your friend’s blog posts!
Sadly, with the onslaught of content marketing, and digital marketing, the whole idea of blogging has been turned upside down into a commercial one.
That’s really sad if you think about it.
So, to answer the question: the real question is not if it is with blogging if you have bad grammar skills, but what’s stopping you from blogging in the first place? is it fear of failure?
If it is, then let’s take a look at why you possibly fail.
Reason #1: I’m worried that my bad grammar skills won’t monetize the blog
I must admit that I can be quite the grammar Nazi, especially when a chance upon a blog.
However, that doesn’t mean that that should stop you from writing about your story, and sharing them with the world!
Besides, if you need help with your grammar, there are always powerful tools like Grammarly that can help you out when it comes to bad grammar.
So what’s stopping you?
When it comes to monetization, people could care less about how you phrase your solution, as long as there is one.
That being said, no matter how well you write, if you can’t offer me the solution to solve my problem, i’m out of here!
Reason #2: I’m worried I will get laughed at for my bad grammar skills
Meanwhile, people laugh at Justin Bieber every single day, but he’s the one earning millions of dollars every single year, and laughing at us while doing it.
The point is, if you are so afraid of getting laughed, then don’t use a medium that allows you to broadcast your message to potentially thousands, if not millions of people eventually with your message.
Ironically, though, the more I blog, the more confident I get with my ideas, and I can present myself in a better manner than ever before.
Besides, having a blog forces you to write consistently (assuming you do take the time to take care of it), so grammar naturally improves because of that.
Don’t let embarrassment stop you – it doesn’t benefit anyone in the end!
Reason #3: I’m afraid no one wants to listen to me if I have bad grammar
Look. if this is really one of the main reasons that’s stopping you from blogging, my advice is to solve this problem first.
Why? Because I’m speaking from personal experience here.
When I started out, I used to think that nobody wanted to pay any attention to me because I just wasn’t different enough.
In my mind, I wasn’t as big as those influences that I see owning the blocking seen every single day.
Long story short, it took me a total of 2 years to get past that fear, and with the minor successes that I see with Contentrific today, I would have been much better off if I had listened to my inner self, and convinced myself on my own capabilities earlier on in my life.
If there’s one thing that you can take away from this answer, it’s this.
A blog is a platform.
It is not a limitation.
Rather, it is a medium that allows you to express who you are.
And in my world, I don’t think it’s limited by bad grammar.