Blogging is a stupid word.
When the term 'blogging' came around I couldn't understand why a new word had to be created to describe what is essentially, in every respect, writing. The reason why I find that unfortunate is because writing and writers already have long established tenets that are directly applicable to what blogggers do.
As a result, bloggers like to think they are blazing trails when in actuality they are learning things writers have long established. Things like 'Do not write stupid, nonsensical things because you will be perceived as stupid and nonsensical', 'Do not pretend you are writing without bias because if you have any it will always show in the end.', 'The best content is always well - written, and that means grammar, spelling and sentence construction.', and the often abused, 'Do not assume you know more than you do because the harder you try the more your ignorance will show.'
The last of which can be said to be true of bloggers per se because the more these try to differentiate themselves from 'old school writers', the more they are faced with the fact that the problems they face are things their elders have learned back in Kindergarten. Sentence construction for example, is generally perceived to be trivial and old fashioned. Slowly but surely however, bloggers will come to realize that the harder they try to get people to go to their blogs, the more they realize how important it is to make good content. Good content often means deeper, more complex messages, and the best way to convey these is by writing well.
There is still no high - tech alternative to that. No amount of spell or grammar check can anticipate the inability of a person to arrange his thoughts in such a way that would make them appreciable to a reader. The act of writing is art in every sense. Like all art it requires your fullest faculties and the more one does so the more one can hope to produce worthwhile results.