Recently, I have started receiving some e-mails (finally!) asking me about how one should start blogging on what they love and what their passion is. The answer is simple! You just have to do it, even the smallest step you take is a step forward and you should be doing it already! One of the points mentioned in those e-mails claimed that it’s not really possible for a non-English speaker to start a blog because it will sound dull and repetitive when they are trying so hard to post every single week.
Well, if you haven’t already please go to my “About” page and find out more about me. I’m not an English speaker, it’s not my mother tongue at all. But please accept the fact that you should be able to write and speak in English at a certain level if you want to write about your stuff on the internet.
Even if you don’t want to accept this fact, please go to Google and search for a topic in English and then use the same topic but in your language this time.
You will always have way more results and content in English than any other language.
So far to this day, I have written more than 30,000 words on this blog. Do you want proof?
This would take away probably 100X times more from my life if I wasn’t using Grammarly.
Grammarly has been launched in 2009 and today it has become the most respected and practical real-time spell checking, grammar checking and plagiarism detector. I regret that I wasn’t really aware of them until a few years ago. I would have used it while I was writing my dissertation in the UK! 🙂 Instead, I had to trust Word’s internal spell checker which was torture because it was only a spell checker!
What sets apart Grammarly from its competitors is that it allows you to choose which English you are going to use (UK or USA) and it starts checking what you are writing in terms of not only spelling errors but also punctuation, use of words, correct prepositions and writing style. And the cool thing about Grammarly is that you can install it on Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge as an extension as well as iOS and Android applications.
As you can see below, I have been using it for almost 2 years and I have to tell you it’s highly addictive! Especially, if you a content creator, blogger and a die-hard e-mail worker, you will like it a lot! I have also managed to infect Grammarly to all my previous colleagues now they cannot write an e-mail before it is approved by Grammarly! 🙂
It will send you reports of your writing which have been very motivating for me because I noticed that as a non-English speaker, I have been choosing unique words and phrases at a very high percentage and this makes me really happy and proud! Stop complaining, get Grammarly and start publishing your content about what you love the most today!