When Blogging, many people often proof-read there posts so that the spelling has no errors and it makes the blog appear to have good, quality content. Many big-time bloggers stress the importance of spelling correctly when creating posts for your readers, Problogger for instance.But I will counteract with this one question: Does Spelling Really Matter?
Although it does show that you care about what your readers read off of your blog, this exercise will show you that in the large scheme of english.. It does not.
fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too
Cna yuo raed tihs? Olny 55 plepoe can.
i cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
Yes that was from a chain letter but still proves my point.
So what do you think? Does spelling mistakes really destroy what your trying to convey to your audience?