Last updated on August 3rd, 2018 at 06:00 am
This Grammarly review is going to walk you through step-by-step on how to use it and why you might want to consider using it.
What Is Grammarly?
As bloggers, we know the importance of checking our grammar. Most of us just don’t make the time to do it. I know I don’t.
I know that everyone says you should blog like you’re talking to a friend. While I do think it is important to have a conversational tone in your blog posts.
I also think that it’s important to pay attention to the grammar in your writing.
Personally, I suck at grammar. I am not sure if I just lost my touch after school? Or maybe it’s all the texting that I do?
Either way, I want to make sure that my content sounds good. But I don’t have a lot of extra time to devote to fixing grammar errors.
I’m sure that you feel the same way.
That’s why I wanted to write this review.
My goal is to show you how easy it is to make sure that your content sounds good without spending too much time on it.
As bloggers, it’s important to make sure that our content sounds good. Not to mention that we need a lot of content.
If you’re like me, you don’t want to spend a lot of time on your Grammar.
However, you want to make sure that you’re writing content that is easy to read, and helps people.
In this Grammarly review, I am going to run you through all the features on the free plan.
I’ve just started using it, so I may have to come back later and update this post as I continue to learn about all the different features.
As bloggers one of the last thing we want to do is pay a fortune for our blogging tools. I totally understand that you don’t want to pay a fortune on your blog, especially if it isn’t paying for itself yet.
This is exactly how I felt when I first started using the grammar and spelling app. However, after using it for awhile and making it so much easier for me to write my content a lot faster, I use it every time I write content.
Is It Right For You?
Are you the type of person who struggles with writing content for your blog? Does it take you hours and hours of writing and proofreading your content?
If so then you might love what this tool does, it will help you:
- check your writing for grammar punctuation style
- improve writing skills
- grammar checking
- grammatical mistakes
Just by using the tool, you will notice how much easier it is to improve your writing skills. If you’re not ready to invest in the Grammarly premium account, you may want to check out the free version.
Other Free Tools
If for some reason you don’t find Grammarly to be the right tool to help you improve your blog. Then here are a few other free writing tools for bloggers.
I’ve personally never used any of them, but you can test them out to see if they can help you with your vocabulary enhancement so you can write faster and better.
Free Grammarly Account
Yes, you can easily sign up for a free Grammarly account. In fact, that’s what I’ve done.
Here’s how the dashboard looks like when you log in.
With the free account, you’ll get the option to download the free extension for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.
When the extension is installed, you’ll notice how it continuously scans my content. It’ll show the number of errors on the bottom of your blog post.
When you hover over the errors, you’ll have two options. The first one will require you to upgrade to the pro-Grammarly account to make advanced changes.
The next option will be to log and personalize your Grammarly.
I am still playing around with this to see how to make the most use of it.
After all, I’m all about making my life easier with both free and paid tools.
Do you ever struggle with commas or have trouble deciding when you need to use apostrophes?
For instance, were means something different than we’re.
Many bloggers tend to get those confused.
I am pretty good with using apostrophes, I tend to struggle with where to put my commas.
I’ve read that Grammarly helps you find out if you’re writing in passive voice.
One of the things that I tend to struggle with is getting the readability score on Yoast SEO to turn green.
Since using Grammarly, I’ve been able to turn all my readability lights to green. Yah for me.
Web Version of Grammarly
Grammarly allows you to download the browser extension, yes even the free account can use this feature. While I haven’t used this feature, here’s what I know about using it.
Create your free Grammarly account. It will prompt you to install a web browser extension.
Log into your dashboard, and you’ll see this when you first sign up.
Upload your document by clicking on the upload button or clicking on the new button to copy and paste the content.
Once you have uploaded or copied the content, you’ll be able to check the content for any errors using the grammar checker tool.
Now all you have to do is go through and click on the correct words. The grammar tool will replace the errors with the correct words.
By using these five steps, you will be able to write error-free content that your audience will love.
One of the best things about using Grammarly is all the different extensions available. It doesn’t matter which web browser you prefer using. You can easily download extensions for any of the popular web browsers you use.
Here are some of the extensions you’ll get once you start using Grammarly.
Is Grammarly Right for You?
Like I said, I’ve just started using Grammarly and so far, I love it. It has definitely helped me write content without worrying about errors.
I can definitely say that it has helped me focus more on writing and less on my errors.
Maybe, you’re the type of person who doesn’t struggle with punctuation or error problems.
If not then you won’t find this helpful. However, if you’re using WordPress then I suggest trying the free version and installing one of the extensions.
You’ll be amazed at how many errors you might be making.
Grammarly Makes Me More Productive
As I’ve mentioned above, this tool has definitely helped me get more content written this week.
I’ve been using it for my blog posts, guest posts, and even my email newsletters.
You can bet that I’ve been making the most of my Grammarly account.
Unfortunately, you’ll still have to spend the time writing the content.
However, you won’t have to worry about copying and pasting your content into a Word document to see if you have any errors.
Of course, it’ll take some time to learn how to use it effectively. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to find and correct your errors.
At least that’s what I’ve found from using it.
Final Take Away
If you’re trying to grow your blog, you’ll need a ton of content. This means that you’ll spend a good portion of your time writing.
This tool can help you get more content written, without having to worry about errors. I definitely recommend it.
Of course, the paid version provides more features than the free version. I am currently using the free version.
If you do happen to start using it, let me know if you love it. I’d definitely love to know what you think about it.
Do you currently use any tools to help you out with your grammar? Let me know in the comments below.
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