[tweetmeme source=”LessonsInBiz” only_single=false] I read an interesting article lately regarding what language should a blogger use if he/she is not a native English speaker. There are a lot of people worldwide who use blogs. Some maintain it for business purposes while others do so for personal use.

While it is true that the English language is universal, we cannot deny the fact that many people have their own dialects that they prefer using for their blogs. This is great if your target market speaks the same language that you do or if you’re blogging just so you can share your personal experiences to select readers.

But if you’re blogging for business, you have to put yourself in your reader’s shoes: would they be able to understand what you’ll say if you use a different language? If the intention of your blog is to reach business leaders and individuals who have their own businesses or who wants to put up their own businesses, the best language to use is still English.

You might think, “it’s just a blog. Who cares if I misspell a few words or if there are a lot of blatant grammatical errors? My readers wouldn’t mind.” Think again! A badly written article or blog would never gain the traffic that you are driving at. Your readers should get value out of your post and if you cannot get your point across, they would get out of your site faster than you can say stop.

Blogging is a great way to make yourself heard, an excellent way to express your opinions on topics that matter to you and to your readers. Your grammar does not need to be perfect but it does need to be legible. That way, your readers would be on the watch for more of your posts rather than dismissing it as spam.