Woe Is I – fix your grammar & spelling

When writing a blog, social post, or article – be certain to slow down to check and double-check your spelling and grammar before hitting the publish button.

Book cover for "woe is i, the grammarphobe

That sounds elementary, but it’s easy to read your work how you want it to sound – and miss mistakes.

Being that spelling and grammar are noted in Google’s Quality Rater Guidelines provides insight that this could be a ranking factor. We certainly know other quality factors impact ranking…

There are a ton of great spelling and grammar tools out there, we use three for everything we write! Search them out, read reviews, and buy one – it’s a worthy investment.

Beyond technology, we always recommend against publishing on the same day you create something. Instead, wait a day or two; you are sure to make some edits. And be certain to read your words aloud – if it doesn’t sound good when spoken, it will not sound any better when read.

Lastly, if you aspire to be a grammarphobe, pick up the book Woe Is I – which uses humor and clever examples to explain grammar in an easy-to-understand – if not a fun way, unlike all the online tools.

This has been my go-to since the first edition, which I borrowed from my mother (a retired English teacher).