I’m dyslexic. Some people know it and others don’t. It’s one of the reasons why I’m tough on people who choose blogging or writing as a career, or a means to elevate themselves to a leadership position. I don’t expect perfection, but I do expect some care in writing.
There are so many people out there with the same issue, or maybe another, like being legally blind in one or both eyes, or having some other eye issue. I appreciate fair to excellent writing, specifically spelling. Grammar is usually something that is not as emphasized, but it’s also much appreciated.
Bloggers- please have some type of care when you go to other blogs, forums ,or to social network sites, and write out comments. If I can hit the edit, you can too, especially if you’re asking a support question.
While I’m dyslexic, it doesn’t mean I’m dumb. I’m not even perfect, and my first degree was in English. (lol) I went through a lot to learn to get past most of my issue (even learned another language, and studying 2 others), but in those moments of being tired, it’s hard to piece together a sentence that looks like a word find.
It’s also hard to believe that the person communicating so poorly is a blogger. Imagine if it was you who wrote something that people had to ask you to clarify because they couldn’t understand a 7- word question. It might be frustrating, or it might be embarrassing. Imagine what other people are thinking. They probably will answer your question, but they won’t be interested in reading your blog unless it is to verify if you write the same way on your website.
Hey, it doesn’t matter what language you originally write in. The same rules apply in forums, blogs, or social networks using your language. It’s no different in other languages as people are going to ask you to repeat yourself carefully. People like myself aren’t being rude or tough on you to be mean or racist. We’re doing this to help you improve.
The same advice can be said of blogging, so please have a heart and be a little more careful.