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Old 03-18-2011, 10:08 PM
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HOW TO: Capitalize When Writing for the Web

This blog post relates to me 100%. lol

Take a look at the blog post before responding.

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The Internet has radically changed global communication. Writing (and typing) has become more casual, information exchange has become faster, and grammar errors have become more acceptable.

Whether the Internet is going to change the long-term grammar is not the issue. The issue is how we treat the grammar errors now. And we really treat them differently now: we don’t even notice them most of the time.

However grammar is important, especially when it comes to the corporate blog and the brand image. I am not going to try to list all common grammar mistakes we see online now (that would make an insanely huge post). Instead, I am going to tackle one of the most interesting grammar aspects: capitalization and how it is being misused.
Continued at: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/h...lessons/28626/

Anyone have anything to say about what Ann has talked about in this blog post? For all the expert writers and freelance writers, you pretty much don't have to worry about grammar problems when writing. Folks like me just like to write and not always make the article/blog post 100% perfect with grammar stuff. You get brownie points if you can understand it.
 
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Old 03-25-2011, 05:23 AM
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Hi

It’s odd that Ann would write a post on a topic for which no consensus exists. I guess the best she can advise is best practice. : )

I think writing for the net is pretty simple: simple structures and short sentences are best. In fact I’ve almost removed the comma from my writing since starting SEO. It’s useful to insert clauses and begin new phrases - but net sentences oughtn’t be long enough for those to be needed.

Incidentally I don’t think this means net writing means being dumbed down. Long sentences after all are not a prerequisite for expressing complex ideas. : )

Thanks!

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Agreed with Peetr. To a certain extent, web writing lends itself to prioritizing flow over strict adherence to rules. That said, it's irritating how many so-called writers out there ignore the absolute basics of the language.
 
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Agreed with Peetr. To a certain extent, web writing lends itself to prioritizing flow over strict adherence to rules. That said, it's irritating how many so-called writers out there ignore the absolute basics of the language.
times is changing, i did learnt a lot from the article. it is not the matter of making grammar error but the mindset we treat it.
 
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Are you suggesting having grammar mistakes all over a website doesn't lower its sales effectiveness? You're quite right, but fortunately the mindset of most people is, "I"m not going to buy online from someone who can't write a coherent sentence."
 
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