Grammar in Social Media


Writers are having a heyday these days. The Internet has made it child’s play to write and be read, with the world for an audience. Blogs and websites abound. With an overload of content, one has to proceed with caution. SheilaViesca, TalkShop CEO notes, “Besides content, one can note the poor grammar that prevails among blogs.  This may be because of the conversational tone of Social Media. Still, it is not an excuse. Writers ought to respect their readers by coming up with pieces that are well written, mindful of both form and substance.”

She shares these tips   to polish each and every piece before uploading:

  1. Work on your weaknesses. Writing, like any craft, requires continuous learning and targeted practice.
  2. Have reliable references handy.  Chicago Manual of Style and the dictionary provide reliable answers at your fingertips.
  3. Look it up now. Don’t tarry when you face a grammar problem.
  4. Read good books. Do not limit your reading to Social Media references. Study proper grammar as you expose yourself to good reading materials.
  5. Always edit your work. It will also be helpful to have a reliable friend or mentor go through your work before you post it.

Writers should respect their audience by writing at their best. There is no room for carelessness for a writer who is dedicated to his craft, whatever the medium.

“A blog is only as interesting as the interest shown in others.” ― Lee Odden

TalkShop,an ISO-certified training facility accredited with the Civil Service Commission helps you write with the polish that hooks and captivates your readers.

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication, took up Bachelor of Arts in Literature, pursued Master's degrees in Entrepreneurship and Economics, and completed her Doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN


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