I’d like to take a break from finding blog examples to complain about WordPress. I know what you’re thinking – Sheesh! WordPress is free! Where do you come off complaining? While that’s a valid point, this is a blog about blogs, and I deem it relevant.
I’ve finally found that there’s a spell check option, but there is no way to check grammar. As I edit my posts, I end up rephrasing things and changing up the order. This results in all kinds of mistakes that you’ve probably already noticed, like when I said “Advocacy blogs keeps readers updated..” in a previous post. Why isn’t there an option to check grammar, and more importantly, why doesn’t WordPress automatically check your spelling? I shouldn’t have to remember to click a button! And I certainly shouldn’t feel the need to write my posts in Microsoft Word, then copy and paste them into WordPress.
My frustrations with this aside, I actually find WordPress to be very user-friendly and a great blogging site. I especially like the ability to choose from a variety of designs for your blog. I think my choice is quite attractive; however, I am disappointed that I can’t change the posting font size to be larger. (I keep envisioning my dad holding up his super cool, credit card size magnifying glass to read my post on the screen – sorry Dad! I know I shouldn’t be poking fun at my only loyal reader.)
What I like best about WordPress is that you don’t need any knowledge of web sites, HTML and all that stuff that I can’t put in the time to master. Blogging is truly unique because it gives ANYONE the ability to publish content. With blogging tools like WordPress, as long as you have an Internet connection, really anyone can start a blog. No need to design a layout in FrontPage or Dreamweaver – WordPress has ones for you! No need to type “<b>” and “</b>” around your text, there’s a little bold button here for you!
Does anyone use an alternative host site that allows for automatic spelling and grammar check? Not that I’m going to switch… just for future reference.