It happens innocently. Maybe you were in a rush and hastily updated Facebook with your latest news; or perhaps you were distracted, trying to juggle a conversation with a friend while tweeting. Whatever the reason, the mistake was made.
4 Reasons to Avoid Spelling Mistakes
1. Employers check social media
Whether you’re looking for a job, or already employed, your online behaviour can do you more harm than good.
Employers believe that your online behaviour will reflect your behaviour at work. So if you have many spelling mistakes, they
may think you are careless, and lacking in attention to detail, which will affect your work.
2. You won’t be taken seriously
Spelling mistakes can ruin your credibility. One or two spelling mistakes here and there are acceptable, but if your posts are
constantly littered with spelling and grammatical errors, people are less likely to take you seriously.
3. It makes you look lazy
One of the ways spelling mistakes can ruin your credibility is that they make you look lazy, or possibly even uneducated.
4. Posts with spelling mistakes are difficult to read
We post online to share what’s happening in our lives. We want to be heard.
However, a post with many errors is difficult to read and understand. Many people will give up reading something difficult after a
Spelling mistakes and grammatical errors happen for a variety of reasons, but they can be avoided.
How to Avoid Spelling Mistakes
Re-read your posts
Sometimes it’s just a matter of re-reading your posts. Don’t hit that send button before reading through what you've written
Watch out for autocorrect
We all love to laugh at autocorrect mistakes, but we don’t want to be the one making them in the first place. Before
updating your status, make sure your phone hasn’t autocorrected your post.
The Social Check Team