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Boost Your Blog in 100 Days – Importance of Proofreading #BB100

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It’s Part 3 in the #BB100 Grammar Challenge. Yesterday’s post provided a super simple way to distinguish between WHO and WHOM and also gave the assignment for the Grammar Challenge – finding pictures of grammar errors when you’re out and about – please no pictures from blogs. Let’s keep this nice! You can email them to me {[email protected]} or blog about them, in a recap post of what you learned during the grammar series.

Today, we’re going to change it up a bit and I’ll share with you a few of the pictures I’ve collected with grammar mistakes. It’s often a lot easier to spot other people’s mistakes than it is to find our own. See if you can find the errors and leave a comment with what you find!

Importance of Proofreading


it's or its #bb100


principles list #bb100


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Some of these errors are explained on my first post – Top 10 Grammar Mistakes Bloggers Make, but not all of them! Let me know what you see. And please, if you have a particular grammar question you’d like me to address, please let me know! I’ll see what I can do to help.

By the way – it’s important to me that no one feel attacked during this series! I sometimes have a dry writing style, and tend to be blunt, so my students say, but I really do want this information to be helpful, and do not in any way, shape or form intend for anyone to feel attacked or belittled. As I said several times in my first post, I find mistakes in my posts ALL. THE. TIME. It’s embarrassing when people point out my typos, but I want to know! Having a good foundation is helpful for avoiding typos, but they still happen. 😀

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Michelle Marine is green living enthusiast and rural Iowa mom of four. An avid traveler, Michelle has lived on three different continents and has driven all four kids across the entire USA (by herself!). She loves sharing farm-to-table recipes, their family travel adventures, and gardening and homesteading tips on her popular lifestyle blog, SimplifyLiveLove.com.


  1. blankJulie says

    Ok, let’s see if I learned anything.
    #1-I wonder what part of the banana got lost. Also, someone forgot to spell check.
    #2-It’s a principal thing.
    #3-Never possessive times two.
    #4-How bright is the wrong tense?
    #5-Someone forgot to double.

    I want to ask did I do good, but I’m not sure if I did well. {cringe} Maybe I’ll learn in the next lesson.

  2. blankMachelle says

    #1 Every word is capitalized instead of just the first word in the sentences.
    bananas not Banana’s
    inconvenience is misspelled
    #2 Principal’s not Principles
    #3 its and Its instead of it’s and It’s. It’s=It is
    #4 shone instead of shown
    #5 preferred instead of prefered
    I know I make grammatical mistakes all the time. It is so much easier to spot mistakes other people make : ) Proofreading your own writing is harder. You don’t see your own mistakes because your brain sees what you intended to write instead of what is actually on the “paper”.

  3. blankYuliya says

    I love this series 🙂 I live in the Netherlands now, and English is used a lot here. My Dutch husband is constantly correcting my English, but it’s not too bad I suppose as neither one of us are native speakers. Hm. Anyway, there’s a lot of billboards, commercials, and signs in English here, sometimes with awkward wording. My in-laws have a container for cereal that is labeled ‘Cereals’, which sounds weird. I don’t have any horror stories of English being butchered here though.

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