Want to be Humbled? Use Grammarly! [Fix Grammar Before Publishing]

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Grammarly makes me look like a grammatical genius.  It also humbles me when I go through and correct mistakes I have no idea I am making.

I have been using Grammarly for at least a couple of years now.  I have spoken about it multiple times most recently on my SEO Hackerz Podcast.  I mentioned in one of my episodes that if you want to be humbled use Grammarly.  It made perfect sense that I would become an affiliate of Grammarly.  I have probably already lost a number of sales by not doing this sooner.

Rather than sing the praises of Grammarly, which I am sure most people reading this have already read or heard, I am going to give you a few real-life scenarios of Grammarly in practice.  When I am done you will understand why you too should use Grammarly.

First, let me start by saying there are a lot of blogs and ebooks out there that could benefit from using Grammarly.  Some blogs are REALLY difficult to read.  Let me first tell you what Grammarly does.

I have read enough, I want Grammarly now>>>>

Grammarly checks and alerts to:

  • Spelling Mistakes
  • Grammatical Errors
  • Word Choice (like overusing words or using words unnecessarily)
  • Punctation
  • Plagiarism (premium account required)

Grammarly Scenario One:

When writing blog posts or any content I will usually start with Microsoft Word.  I like to save the blog posts and content locally (technically in the cloud).  Microsoft Word’s grammar correction works well but it has nothing on Grammarly.

I have been living under a rock because before I wrote this blog post I was not aware there was a Grammarly plug-in for Microsoft Word and Outlook.  Before that, I would write the post and upload it to my website.

grammarly apps

I use Google Chrome almost exclusively so it makes sense that I would have the Grammarly Chrome add-on.  Even after I have made corrections using Word’s grammar checker Grammarly always finds more.  A few of the suggestions are the result of me trying to write the blog post as a conversation.  Most of the suggestions in my case are related to the usage of punctuation and incorrect usage of hyphens.

Not to toot my own horn but I am a pretty decent speller.  I won a spelling bee in second grade!  Do they even have spelling bees anymore?

Once I copy and paste the word document into WordPress Grammarly goes to work and adds a red underline to the issues it finds.  There’s also the Grammarly icon at the lower right-hand corner of your screen.  If it is green and not spinning then there are no errors identified.  If it is red then there are errors.  It will indicate the number of errors that it finds.

Grammarly offers the correction simply by hovering over the error.  Within a few minutes, all of my poor grammar is corrected.

Now my wife won’t yell at me.  She’s the grammar police in the house.

Grammarly Scenario Two:

Sometimes I get brave, as I am with this blog post, and write the whole blog in WordPress.

You would think that by now I would have learned my lesson.

One late night writing (there seems to be a lot of those lately) my internet went out and my browser window refreshed.  A nearly 2000 word blog that I had not saved yet was gone.  My Surface almost went on an unplanned flight that day.

I digress.  As I am writing this blog post I am almost instantly alerted to errors.  This saves me time from having to go back and edit the content.  As I type the Grammarly chrome addon spins away doing its thing.

When it discovers an error I am almost instantly alerted to it.  Grammarly identifies errors before I get to the next sentence usually.  And I am a fast typer.

Now let me go save my work so far.

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Grammarly Scenario Three:

This is where Grammarly humbled me.  I was recording a podcast about repurposing content.  I went to a blog post from 4 years ago to review how updating and content for timeliness could increase your traffic.

Of course, I have the Grammarly addon in Chrome.  It immediately went to work on the blog post that I was using as an example.  The number of red underlines was scary.

On the one note, it showed how much I have grown as a writer/blogger in 4 years.  On another note, I was scared to look at other older blog posts.  What will I uncover?

grammarly while editing in WordPress

If you have content that you have not used Grammarly on I would strongly encourage you to do so, especially if there is a large gap between when you started blogging and now.

Make sure you’re sitting down before you do this.  You might pass out if your blogging early on is anything like mine.ser

Grammarly Scenario Four

We all write emails  Some of us pour over email to make sure it looks professional, has the right tone, and is grammatically correct.

I am not sure if Grammarly can help with the tone but it can help with looking professional and ensuring grammar is correct.

If you use a web-based email as I do, just use the Google Chrome plugin.  Grammarly will do the work for you and alert you to mistakes the same way it does when editing a blog post.

If you use Outlook you just need to install the Microsoft Word app.  It also works in Outlook.

We tend to be a little more careless when sending an email.  A lot of the emails I send are professional email to clients or professional clients.  Imagine sending an email to a potential client about handling their content and SEO with poor grammar and misspelling common words.

If that potential client is anything like me then I will most likely not win them over as a client.

Grammarly plays a huge part in my email correspondence.

Grammarly For Life

I love Grammarly.  It saves me from looking like a dummy all the time.  I can do that enough without grammatical errors.  Grammarly has a free plan as well as subscription plans.

The subscription plans start at just under $12/month if paid annually.  With a subscription, you get the plagiarism checker, twice as many corrections and customization based on document type.

Grammarly is a very powerful tool for business communications, blogging and content creation, and scholastic submissions.

I have been using it for several years now.  It has helped me fix poor grammar, typos, and misspellings.  It has improved my word choice and my tendency to sometimes over exaggerate a point.

Did I mention they have an app for iOS and Android?

Try Grammarly yourself and I am sure you will agree too!  If you use Grammarly already share your experience in the comments!!

Correct all grammar errors with Grammarly!

Want to be Humbled_ Use Grammarly! [Fix Grammar Before Publishing]



64 replies
  1. Evelyne
    Evelyne says:

    I have been using it for a good year now as a Chrome add on, LOVE IT, and yes it tells you right away your mistakes. I have also gone through old posts and saw all the mistakes. A must tool.

  2. Heather
    Heather says:

    Grammarly is such a great tool! There are typos that slip by, especially when you’re reading your own writing. I haven’t been using it for email, but I need to try that.

  3. Dominique Brooks
    Dominique Brooks says:

    I don’t have the courage to write posts strictly in WordPress! That statement caught my eye! LOL

    I have added Grammarly to Microsoft Word –let’s see how that goes! Thanks for the post!

  4. kimberly c
    kimberly c says:

    I used to use grammarly a lot in the past. This so motivated me to start using it again because it fixes errors that you never even knew where there. Thanks for the reminder

  5. Olga Zak
    Olga Zak says:

    I love Grammarly. I always use it for spell and grammer check. Its a must need for blog writers.

  6. Trina
    Trina says:

    I just found out about Grammarly a few months ago and I have been going through all my old posts with it! I am amazed at how great this program is!

  7. Terri Beavers
    Terri Beavers says:

    I didn’t realize how many grammar mistakes I was making until I started using Grammarly. I have been recommending it to everyone that blogs or has to write up anything.

  8. Ann Snook-Moreau
    Ann Snook-Moreau says:

    Yes! I use Grammarly for all of my posts. It’s definitely a good refresher for things I’ve forgotten since I was in school.

  9. Brittany Vantrease
    Brittany Vantrease says:

    1: I don’t think schools do spelling tests anymore… or at least, my third grade has never had a spelling test. 2. Some blogs are very hard to read and I wonder if they EVER do a spell check! 3. Grammarly would probably despise me because of the tone of my writing. 4. I probably have many mistakes on my blog, too. So maybe, I should look into Grammarly, too. (I mean, as well) Have a great day!

    • sgombar
      sgombar says:

      This might win the response of the week award! My son is entering 3rd grade and I don’t recall any spelling tests either (or cursive) but I practice spelling with him all the time.

  10. Charmain Lee
    Charmain Lee says:

    Thanks, I’ve never thought of using this app and have grown to rely on the Windows spellchecker, but this looks like it could be quite handy, especially when it comes to preventing overuse of words. I am revamping my blog soon, so maybe this is a good time to go through old posts too. Luckily, I’m still fairly new to this so there won’t be that many to check! 😀

  11. Jennifer
    Jennifer says:

    I started using Grammarly last year and I LOVE IT! It has really helped me with my professional writing. I’d be lost without it! My husband started college over the summer and he uses it for writing his essays. He loves it, too!

  12. Courtney
    Courtney says:

    I love gramarly! I am the worst when it comes to spelling, so the program is a must for people like me

  13. eliza
    eliza says:

    I’d been using Grammarly, the mere fact up to this point. And I would say that this is totally awesome and helpful. 5-star recommendation!

  14. Casey
    Casey says:

    I’m totally sold on Grammarly a few months ago already. I used it on my blog and other work stuff. The price is damn cheap for what it can do. Nice article!

  15. Sayanti
    Sayanti says:

    I have been using Grammarly since last year and I never get disappointed with it. It helps me in publishing content that is free from any spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors.

  16. Frank
    Frank says:

    I started using Grammarly about a month ago and also fell in love with it! I was already meticulous about my writing and grammar, but I found Grammarly catching some of those accidental typos we don’t realize we make like writing “two” instead of “too”, or “write” instead of “right”. (Sometimes my hands write faster than I can think, lol) Using Grammarly has been refreshing and I can be even better with my grammar now!

  17. Christa
    Christa says:

    As a reader and as a writer, I always appreciate proper grammar. Any tool that allows easier communication is a good one!

  18. Preet
    Preet says:

    Grammarly is such a big help for me in so many ways. I have been using this since I started working as a freelancer.

  19. Catherine Santiago Jose
    Catherine Santiago Jose says:

    I do love using Grammarly most of the time for spelling and grammar checking. It will also help in choosing the right word or words when it most of your writing activities.

  20. Catherine Santiago Jose
    Catherine Santiago Jose says:

    Grammarly is very useful most especially if you are making your article for your new blog.

  21. Elizabeth O
    Elizabeth O says:

    Grammarly is such a great resource. It is one I would definitely recommend to anyone. Having good grammar, spelling and punctuation is really important if you are writing!

  22. Waren Jean Go
    Waren Jean Go says:

    As a blogger, this will surely help me coz when I look at my draft I don’t see anything wrong until I reread it few days later. This is good!

  23. Kiwi
    Kiwi says:

    I pinned this for future references. I definitely want to use Grammarly more often for helping me edit my blogs!

  24. Adriana Lopez
    Adriana Lopez says:

    I honestly think is is a wonderful tool, we all should use grammarly. As bloggers and writers we ought to write correctly and having a tool that helps like grammarly is a good thing. Definitely signing up!

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