U Knever No What A Spellchecker Won't Catch
In one of my many previous lives, I was a copy editor for daily newspapers. Small ones, but still a credible force in their community.
We were often overworked, and there were a couple of occasions where I had to actually edit, design and lay out all the pages of the paper for the next day that had editorial content.
On days like that, spell-check was my friend. But on all days, it was my friend. But NOT my crutch.
What do I mean? Glad you asked!
I used it for the most basic of things: to find typos in words. Nothing can replace an understanding of which witch to use, or the ability to use a word properly.
With the advent of technology -- when misspellings turn red as you type them, it is inexcusable to let misspelled words get into your blog post.
But you still need to reread what you wrote to make sure you used your words correctly.
Your professionalism is at steak ... I mean, stake.