The 4 grammar rules you can break in blogging

Sentence fragments and contractions get the green light from this blogger. Would your English teacher agree?

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What these new bloggers fail to realize is that blogging is not about being formal. It’s about being conversational.

When you blog, you should speak directly to the reader. And that means writing like you’d speak. Sure you don’t want to sound like an uneducated fool, but you also don’t want to sound like each blog entry is a research paper.

With that in mind, here are a few grammar rules that it’s okay to break when you’re blogging.

1. Start sentences with conjunctions. As you likely recall, beginning a sentence with “and” or “but” was always a huge no-no. But that was then and this is now. When we speak, we use conjunctions at the beginning of sentences to help transition. So it’s okay for blogging, too—as long as you don’t get too repetitive with it.

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