My native tongue is Norwegian, so writing English still is a challenge at times, even after years of practice. Apart from the pure typo part, it is a question about reasonably good grammar. The Its vs the It’s. The a/an conundrum, and the handling of plurals and time-related issues, as well as general sentence structure.
I am testing the free Grammarly edition for Chrome, and it is … well, a bit weird, but also better than no checking at all.
However – unless you write for a living, the available price plans for the premium version are rather stiff.
Post one in a series on migrating away from Google+.
So, here we are, at the crossroads.
Google+ is being sunsetted. Aww, bollocks! Let’s use the appropriate terms: terminated, decapitated, shat upon, no fucks given about, or to refer to it in classic Google style: ABANDONED. You can quote me on that. All of it. Why, Google, WHY!?
I don’t know about you, but I am really going to miss Google+, as it has been the only place that I’ve felt at home in social media. No ads, good moderation tools, and easy to find people and topics to follow.
What to do?
The G+ shutdown is inevitable, so let’s get on with figuring out what to do next. I’ve spent some time looking around, and exploring my options. There are a number of considerations: Do you want to host it yourself? What level of functionality do you need? Do you need it to be readable on mobile? Do you need it to be able to import old content? How does it integrate with others? How is the visibility? Can it be searched?
FYI – I am currently in the process of migrating my Blogger and Google+ content to WordPress.com, and so far, it is going well. The biggest challenge is landing posts in the right categories – but a little tweaking of the category names, or editing of the export files before the import, goes a long way.