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Is it Possible for non-native English speakers to 'Blog' in American Engish?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by CityCowboy, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. CityCowboy

    CityCowboy Newbie

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    I would like to use 'BLOGGING' to get Traffic, and build a List and then make money later on with that list.

    But, my only concern is that I'm not a native English-speaker[​IMG] so I'm NOT sure how my audience will perceive my non-perfect grammar and expressions, I'm also worried about the so-called 'Grammar Nazis' Lol [​IMG]

    What would you do if you were me?
     
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    damn tootin any English man could Noodle it out.
     
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    Please avoid writing blog OP
     
  4. sexyonion

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    I'm pretty sure that there are free Grammarly accounts to be found on BHW. I reckon if you team that with some help from Google Translate, your blog shouldn't be too bad. Don't take my word for it though as I'm a native English speaker so take it all for granted.
     
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    What would I do if I were you? I can think of 2 options off the top of my head, although only 1 is serious.
    1. I could start a blog that serves as a journey to "improve my English". This would give you the opportunity to build a website while you learn English at the same time.
    2. Rather than broadly targeting American English speakers, I would choose a more specific target audience. For example, if you want to avoid English-language pedants, then there are three types of people you want to appeal to: paupers, Ebonics users, and Southern California community college students. Bonus points if your readers are all 3. These groups generally don't care if you're misspelling everything or have poor grammar because they don't write any better.
     
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    Why not blog in your native language ? Everyone focuses on English but any niche blog developed outside of English will have a good chance of doing well as there is likely less competition.

    It depends on your subject of course but you will be able to convey more authentically by starting in your native tongue.

    Be a small fish in a big pond or a big fish in a small pond. Become the authority in your native language and you will be better set to expand to other languages properly so you don't end up another blog lost in the desolate wasteland of generic spun content.
     
  7. Suprabhat

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    It will doesn't matter much, if you are providing quality in your blog.

    I am also an non native english speaker and I do blogging and have target audience of US & some other counrties. You will not believe that my readers doesn't even focus on my grammar, they just want there problem solved.
    If you want you can check my blog too.

    You will see that they do interact, leave comment, share post, likes etc.
     
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    Even a dog can do it (which I'm not).
     
  9. randyman

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    Why are you doubting yourself? Just do it. What you have to lose? If it doesn't work out, you're practicing your english/writing skills.
     
  10. blackwhite678

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    I ever read about not all native english can write in a good grammar english. I read a lot of translations to english and the translator is not native english, but the readers don't complain.

    As long as the article is usefull, nobody complain the english is not american