OMG R U READY 4 THIS POST??
I’m a grammar stickler. I used to literally tell my friends through Instagram their grammatical and spelling errors. *face palm* I hope that they’ve forgiven me????
People probably just sighed and said, “Oh, Hannah…”
At some point I realized that most people probably don’t care *gasp*.
So…does it actually matter whether we use good grammar or not on the Internet? (and no, no we aren’t going to delve into super-scientific research, polls, and all that). Here are my two cents on it.
Okay, in an article like this one, you MUST MUST MUSSSSSTTTTTTTT have (relatively) good grammar. If not, people will probably just, well…
In an online article, people are reading it to go to a place where you are speaking well. Okay, in a fangirly-book-related blog, you can just go ADFLSJK;FALSDJFADJLS;AF;ASJDLK;AJSLDFJASALF;. But, in The New Yorker‘s online articles, well, you don’t expect them to say “OMG You Like Totallyyyyyyy Won’t Believe Our New Cartoons They ROCK.” That’s more like BuzzFeed. *frowns*
I think that if you expect people to take you seriously on the Internet, grammar is an absolute must.
Using good grammar on social media doesn’t matter quite as much at all. There are captions saying “So Lit” and all that, vague and leaving me clueless as to what they ACTUALLY THINK. So really, no one seems to care at all. Personally, I think using proper grammar gives you a layer of class, though you’ll probably be the only one to notice it. Well…you and I because I pay too much attention to it anyway, and is it too much to ask for everyone to have perfect grammar all the time? Yes, precisely because the grammar stickler herself (me!) doesn’t even have amazing grammar (what a hypocrite!)
Conclusion: I suppose you should use good grammar if you want everyone to be impressed?
Gosh, oh absolutely you should use good grammar (if you want to!). Of course, it’s a personal preference, but I think that it gives you a lovely first impression when talking to someone, and they’ll take you MUCH more seriously.
Using good grammar is beneficial to better understanding what you yourself mean, and how the others perceive and understand what you are saying. Good grammar doesn’t necessary define whether you’re a good or bad person, intelligent or not, and it’s usually just because of the way we’ve grown up and learned to speak in our own personal styles. In conclusion, grammar may make sticklers like myself admire you a bit more than someone who doesn’t think about the way s/he speaks, but it in NO WAY defines you.
What are your thoughts on good grammar? Optional, recommended, necessary? Tell me below! Remember, here’s my Instagram, Facebook, and Goodreads. See you soon, and happy reading!