Why You Should Always Write A Quality Blog Post

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On a regular basis I try to visit at least 5 blogs a day for 3 reasons: to read, to learn, and to enhance my own knowledge.

I also, leave some Comment Luv and finally hope to development relationships with other bloggers, i.e., build a blogging community.

With that said, I am always looking for quality blogs/posts.

I’ve visited many blogs that are just poor quality.

The lack of quality can be any one of the items below and are a sure-fire turn-off to many readers.  These include:

  • Multiple grammatical errors
  • Multiple typographical errors
  • Incorrect information or info you can’t verify
  • Lack of a conversational tone – too straightforward and boring

What Is Quality And Why A Quality Blog Post?

Quality is defined as the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something.”

A quality blog post leaves an impression on the content of your work and on you as the author.

A great quality blog post includes no typos, good to great grammar, great story lines, interesting points and pertinent facts or instructions to help a person learn something relevant to their lives or business.

If you want to be known as an expert in a specific field, you must present yourself as ‘clear,’ knowledgeable, articulate and professional.  Give me a second and I’ll explain why below.

A Commitment To Quality

I work in Quality in Information Technology (IT) (that’s my regular day job).

I’m basically an auditor/compliance manager and I look for quality in  my work.  I also look for quality in my life including the posts that I read.

Quality in your blog post shows a serious commitment to doing it the right way and providing reputable information.

In the IT world, quality means a great system or application or mobile app you can use without issues and works as you expect it to.

Imagine downloading an app to your cell phone and finding all types of typos in the information.

Imagine that the app does not work according to its specifications.  Imagine typos and grammatical errors that make it hard to read or use.

At the least you’d be annoyed.  At the most, you’d be frustrated.  Particularly if you paid for it.

Now you’ve got to contact the distributor and find out what happened and how to fix it.

It is the developer’s job to read, test and ensure the app is working and reading properly to prevent frustration and aggravation on behalf of you (the client).

I feel we should do the same in our blog posts.

Ensuring Quality in Your Blog Posts

When I write a post, I check it for grammar and spelling  because I want the presentation of my blog to be professional and my information to be accurate and usable to the reader.

It represents how I present myself to the world and what I know to be as picture perfect as possible.   No typos, no grammatical errors, no crazy blooper stuff in your writing.

There are tons of tools out there to help you.  I use Word, spell check, grammar check and sometimes one of my daughters will read it before I post it.  Another person reading it will help eliminate many issues.

Now don’t get me wrong…people do make mistakes and typos and stuff are bound to happen, however, it should not be consistent.

Consistent Quality Blog Posts

If you don’t look to provide quality blog posts on your blog in content and in appearance, it shows a lack of commitment to what you are really doing.

It shows a lack of caring about how you present yourself to your readers.

It’s like going outside with a stain on your dress or shirt after you’ve dressed up for a cocktail party.

You want to look nice and show yourself off – be impressive, but if your blog and posts are full of typos and misspellings or bad grammar, then the view others have of you is diminished in appearance and capacity.

Basically, it shows a lack of commitment that comes through and people typically will not take you seriously if you or your blog lack quality.

Soooooo with that said, what can you do and how do you improve to add quality to your posts:

Quality Checks – How To Improve These Items and Get A Great Quality Post

  1. Use Microsoft Word or whatever tool you use to write to perform grammatical checks.   Word is actually good at catching grammatical bloopers.  Check this link for some tools (Free Grammar Checkers For Bloggers and Writers) to check grammar and spelling in your blog.  There are a ton of good references here.
  2. Use a spell checker tool or plugin to check spelling.  Nothing is worse than a post full of typos.
  3. Verify your information that you are providing.  Make sure it is accurate and true.
  4. Have someone read it for you or to you.  It’s a great way of finding issues.
  5. Print it out and read it without looking at your computer.  You’ll be amazed at the things you find.  It’s sort of looking at it from another angle.

We all make mistakes.  But it really is important to have quality in your blog.  You would do nothing less for your regular job, raising your children, buying a car or whatever.

So do your due diligence for your blog and provide quality posts as your blog represents you.

Over to you?

What do you do to ensure quality in your blog posts?  Please share as some of your ideas may be able to help others reach that goal as well. Here’s a test –  Can you find a misspelled word in this post?   🙄

Stay blessed!

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  1. says

    Thanks for this great info – I know finding spelling errors drives me crazy. However, I sometimes am not sure about the grammar and so very much appreciate the link to the grammar checker. I agree that it’s very difficult to portray yourself as an expert if you can’t spell or form a sentence. Good post Barbara.

  2. says

    Hi Barbara,

    Indeed, having a high quality blog post is a must! We have to not only make sure our spelling and grammar is correct, but also make sure the content flows.

    Ever read a blog whereby you say to your self “What the heck is this about?” I have and find it one of my pet peeves because I have to re-read the whole thing! It can make one waste time and energy.

    Yes, a blog post will show how you care like your wonderful analogy I resonate with “It’s like going outside with a stain on your dress or shirt after you’ve dressed up for a cocktail party.” I love that!

    Thanks for your great view on this!

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    • says

      Hi Donna,

      I agree with you. Content flowing is a a great attribute of a quality blog. It all has to flow in a way that makes sense. Unlike you, when I come across a blog that makes no sense, I either stop reading or don’t read it again and will likely not leave a comment either. Precious time is wasted in re-reading it so this is a great aspect of quality that I didn’t mention. Thanks for mentioning that.

      Glad you liked my analogy LOL! Makes perfect sense to me. 😉

      Thanks for stopping by Donna. Hope all is well.

      Talk soon.

  3. says

    Barbara, this post reminds me to double check links I use in my posts. I’ve had errors on those in the past. I do use a free spell checker now and that has really helped. It still may miss something every once in a while.
    I love double checking mine on mobile, if there is something wrong I usually see it there.
    Thanks for sharing Barbara and reminding us to double check everything before we hit that publish button. Have a great rest of the day.
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    • says

      Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for stopping by. How are you? Good I hope. Yes, it’s always a good reminder for people to double check their posts. I like the idea of checking and reading it on mobile. As I mentioned with Shermin, looking at it from a different angle helps us ‘see’ things we might have overlooked before.

      Yes, we can never be perfect, so checking and double checking helps us present ourselves the best on our blogs.

      Have a great week-end Lisa.


  4. says

    Hey Barbara,

    You definitely want to put your best foot forward when it comes to your content. Yes, everyone is not perfect and there’s going to be mistakes, but what’s more important is that you put forth the effort and your audience will notice it.

    The one tendency I do is to go back to check for grammar and spelling errors as I’m writing. It may take a while but it’s what working for me.

    When I complete it, I read the full post to make sure everything is flowing. Once I see that it is, then I go into formating it. I tell you that it takes me over a week if not longer to complete a post. But I’m trying to improve and I want to make sure that everything is in it’s right place.

    Thanks for sharing Barbara! Have a good one!
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    • says

      Hi Sherman,

      First, thank you for the comment regarding putting my best foot forward when it comes to my content. That is great praise and highly complimentary and I thank you for that. Yes we are not perfect but it is obvious when people do not put some effort into checking for just regular things any writer should check before they post.

      I agree with all you do. Check grammar and spelling, formatting…basically…we make it as perfect as we can get it. Mistakes, yes, we’re human but there are elementary checks we can do to make it professional and add quality.

      Thanks for stopping by Sherman. Have a great week-end!

  5. says

    Good post, and thanks for reminding me to keep my blog posts to a high quality. I think I’ve been lucky, as part of my job is to make sure emails are in good, correct English, so that has helped me keep my grammar and spelling correct.

    Reading other peoples blogs are always useful, as you can always take ideas on how to not only improve your own blog, but make it more fun to read.

    • says

      Hi Julian,

      Thank you. My job also includes quality and ensuring everything is correct so I know what you mean.English and grammar to me are always important as it makes for clearer understanding.

      Have a good week-end.

  6. says

    Hi Barbara

    You are right that quality should be a watchword when we write any post.

    There are blogs that I have come across that makes me wonder whether one wrote this post in his dreams. We must strive towards looking professional in our post because we want our readers to gain value from our message.

    As for making your content engaging, I agree that it should be conversational and not full of Jargon. Great to know that you are in the I.T field. You must be into so many careers.

    Thanks for sharing.

    • says

      Absolutely Ikechi,

      You said it best. It’s about ‘looking’ professional! Professionalism provides an image and the image will help us keep our customers are not, therefore it is necessary to keep our customers and therefore we should be professional and provide quality for whatever the product. Dead on point Ikechi! Thank you for that support.

      Engaging conversation and knowledge and professionalism go hand in hand in our blogs. That should be our goal.

      Great comment. Thank you.


  7. says

    Hi Barbara,

    You are absolutely right about all that you mentioned 🙂

    There are no two ways about having quality in your posts and we must do whatever it takes to ensure the quality is maintained right through the post.

    One visits blogs that are full of typos or grammatical errors and it does put you off. Like you, I work in MSWords, and also use Grammar and Spell checkers, and later check it all up on Grammarly too – and of course, we both double check the post the next day yet again. So, we hope the errors aren’t there, but being humans we all make small ones, which are forgivable, isn’t it?

    Lol…no, your post has no errors, just the word ‘in’ from this line perhaps could be removed – “Quality in Information Technology ” – You asked so I mentioned 🙂

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂
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    • says

      Hi Harleena,

      Glad you agree with me. Appreciate that. I think most people do use a spellcheckers of some type but some things don’t get caught therefore, we have to ‘read’ our posts. The other day I wrote a post over and over again. Then got ready to hit the button to publish but decided to as a co-worker to read it. She printed it out to proof it. As I was standing by her desk I picked it up before she did and started to read and was amazed (not at spelling errors), but just grammatical stuff that could be fixed to make it clearer and better. I did not ‘hit’ the publish buttons. I re-worked it, re-vamped it and corrected it.

      That’s what good writers do. We don’t even want to hit the publish button until it’s perfect.

      Anyway, thanks for your comment. Appreciate your support. And, by the way, that Quality in Information Technology is correct. Quality is adjective for what I do and I work in the IT Department. 🙂

      Have a great week-end!

  8. says

    Hey Barbara,

    I would think that even if you’re here for personal reasons that you would want to present your content in the best way possible. I understand that not everyone who comes online is a writer but it is a learned craft. Maybe not the easiest thing to learn but it definitely can be.

    There are so many tools available today to help with grammar and spelling. Coming up with topics of course is up to each of us but if it’s not enjoyable to read then you’re not going to be able to keep the attention of your readers for long.

    We each need to be aware of our writing and as you said, double check everything before you hit that publish button. We all make mistakes and there are times when we might not notice them but when that continues to happen on every post, well that’s how you lose readers.

    Great share and important topic Barbara. Appreciate you bringing this up. Hope you’re having a wonderful week.

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    • says

      Hi Adrienne,

      Yes it really should be about how we present ourselves in general. And yes there should be no reason for grammar and spelling errors nowadays if you are a blogger because there are tons and tons of tools for writing. There is really no reason for grammar and typos. I agree that writing is a learned art. But basically catching grammar/typos comes from a professional attitude – the need to proof and make sure it’s correct with no issues.

      It leaves an impression if we present ourselves well. Just like a job interview. And just because there are typos doesn’t mean the person is a bad writer either. It’ means they didn’t check or read their work. That needs to be looked into when you’re a writer.

      Thanks Adrienne. Having a good week for sure. Not as productive in the Internet world as I want to be but working at it. 🙂

      Have a great week-end.

  9. says

    Hello, Barbara,

    I really liked your article and I couldn’t agree more with all that you shared. 🙂

    You are so right, I see so many articles where I do not feel valued as a visitor because of the blatant errors and lack of engaging, flowing content.

    You’re so right to put emphasis on high quality content. I’m like you, I check my post for grammar and spelling because I want it to be useful to my readers.

    In the last few months, I’ve enjoyed the Grammarly app which makes checking spelling and grammar so easy on my draft articles.

    Yes, we all make mistakes, agreed! But someone who continually publishes content without regard for quality loses my visit.

    Thanks for sharing, Barbara, and I hope you have a great weekend.

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    • says

      Hi Carol,

      Thanks for your visit and thank you. So happy you agreed with me. Not everyone believes in quality in a post. I like the way you put it in that you ‘do not feel valued as a vistor.’ That is so perfectly worded as that is exactly how I feel and have not been able to explain it so distinctly. Thank you for that.

      I remember you also mentioned Grammarly in a post before (or at least I think it was your post) and I have not had a chance to try it yet. I need to do that as I would imagine if you use it, it is quite a useful tool. Thanks for reminding me of the tool. I hope to look into it myself very soon.

      All in all, I’m in agreement with you. I hardly ever re-visit a blog that has multiple typos/grammar issues or the post itself may not make sense in their content. So glad you understand and thank you again.

      I hope you’ve had a wonderful week-end and have a great upcoming week.
      God bless,

  10. says


    This was a wonderful post. One of the biggest turn-offs I have when reading blogs is the typos. I can deal with grammatical errors if there are a few, but typos are clear sign of not editing. This clearly shows the writer didn’t want to put in the time to perfect there piece. Unfortunately, you do see this in a whole lot of blog posts these days. Hopefully more writers stumble upon your advice!

    • says

      Hi Martin,

      Thanks for visiting. I hear ya. I hate typos in a post. It’s very distracting and draws away from what I’m trying to learn. Sometimes it’s a rush job but other times it’s just laziness. I know I always proof but have missed typos. Do you know I’ll go into the old post and correct the issue right away? That’s how serious I am about. If writers do correct or pay more attention to their quality in their posts, they will find that others will respect them for it. My opinion only but I think a good one.


  11. says

    Hi Barbara,

    Great post here. Writing quality posts really is the best way to go. I think a lot of people try to write more for quantity rather than quality. And that’s the wrong way to go about it. I just wrote something about this recently and I think bloggers should be mindful and really try for quality content.

    Poor quality posts are not working and really not worth my time. I think more and more bloggers are realizing that.

    Great post.

    – Andrew

    • says

      Hi Andrew,

      I would agree with you. People write long posts thinking to give as much information as they can but I don’t think that is always the best way to go. Quality is always relevant, as much as quantity. But a writer can give a great quality post that doesn’t have to be pages and pages long. I agree with you completely.

      I’m hoping you are right in that more and more writers are understanding this and will write accordingly.

      Thanks for stopping by Hope you are well and I’ll see you soon.


    • says

      Hi Andrew,

      Thank you. I agree absolutely that most people go for quantity and not quality. A combination of the two would be best and makes so much sense but seems to be missed in a lot of blogs. Absolutely as you state it, the wrong way.

      I think many people feel the same as you and I. You said it best that poor quality is not quite worth our time.

      Thanks for your input.

      Have a great week-end.

  12. says

    Hello Barbara,

    Quality is something we should never put behind the curtain. Gone are the times when quantity was the thing to be in the race.

    As I am a non-native English speaker, my utmost practice is to avoid the spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and write in an interesting way if not professional to avoid adding fluffs.

    I am glad to find the post with the useful tools, will be exploring them.

    Thank you again for the post, happy to share it on my social accounts and so hopeful it reaches to as many as possible to help them correcting their writing habits.

    Oh and I spotted just one misspelled word out of the whole post which is “Soooooo”. 🙂

    ~ Adeel Sami

  13. says


    The link on “Comment Luv” is broken. You should fix it.

    A quality post is indeed required every time because when someone reads your post and if he doesn’t like it, he won’t come back even later you write well so every time you write, you should spend time researching for info, facts and then write. After writing, you should check it with some grammar tool like grammarly and then again do proofread 2-3 times after sometime.

    This makes the post better.

    Thanks for the good post.
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  14. says

    Hi Barbara,

    Couldn’t agree with you more on this. If someone’s blog post is riddled with poor grammar and spelling mistakes it detracts from what they are saying (to me, anyway) because I’m all the time mentally correcting it. I will rarely return to such blogs.

    With all the tools available it shows lack of knowledge or (worse still) lack of caring, to leave multiple mistakes.

    I work in IT too, and one of my previous jobs was testing applications before they were released to users. I also worked for a while as a freelance sub-editor. So I just seem to have one of those brains that hones in on errors – although, like most people, I do miss the odd one in my own content:-(

    I’m a bit of a perfectionist and it takes me several times reading through before I am happy to publish. I probably waste too much time tweaking, but that’s just me. If possible I leave it overnight and re-read in the morning before publishing.

    Now after ranting about other people, desperate proof-read of this comment before posting!

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