I believe in using good, if not excellent grammar. I will not read things if they do not contain impeccable spellings.
This can often be a problem for me. For example, I like to read fanfiction. But if that story is not spelt perfectly, then my attention just wanders. I understand that the author may have spent a lot of time and effort on their story, and it may be an excellent story, but I just can’t take you seriously if you don’t know how to spell.
I underlined that bit for emphasis. I hope that shows.
Yes, this is now a bit of a rant, but I feel that this is a problem. Many people can’t distinguish between their, there and they’re or your and you’re. Nowadays, all you need is a spell checker and an internet thesaurus and you sound like a bloody genius.
In my writing, I naturally use long, or ‘fancy’ sounding words, often prompting my teachers to ask if I use a thesaurus. It all comes from my brain. I think that people should spend more time learning their English, and less time posting inane nonsense on the Facebook.
(I just read this over, and it gets more ranty as it goes on. Strange)