Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Dyslexic Blogger

I have been asked so…

I’m just going to let everyone know now that I’m a dyslexic blogger.  My writing is not perfect, but I don’t let that stop me.
You will find me adding extra e’s to the ends of words, don’t ask me why.  I remember my mom asking me that while I was growing up and would always tell her because it makes it look better.  I guess that is my same reason (today).  If it doesn’t look right just add an e.  I know you are asking yourself right now just hit spell check.  Yes spell check is great, but when you have Dyslexia and words are spelled similarly I can’t distinguish the right one, and lets all face it the English language is not perfect.  So you will find me…
·         Using saw for was – I see it that way and if I’m in a hurry I won’t remember to revise it.  Spell check won’t work for those because it is spelled right.
·         Tough- should me spelled Tuff but it is not so I will spell things just how they sound to me.
·         If there are to many similar letters in a word I can not distinguish between the two.  Example (i and l), (s and z), (b and d), and (m and w).
·         I can not remember for the life of me all the rules for spelling i before e except after c or is it e before i except after c anyway it all sounds the same to me.
·         It takes me 3 days to write what it takes you a day.  So I might not have the post most of you do.
My writing is not perfect, but I’m not going to let that stop me.  I read a lot of your blogs and it inspires me to try and do the same.  I write to try and improve my skill and not lose what I have learned over the years.  So bear with me I’m dyslexic and a big part of why I’m a Preschool Teacher.  I feel that if I would have been given the chance by my early year teachers that I could learn, I could have been so much more.  Instead I heard “Don’t bother with her she can’t learn.”


  1. Hi Tami,
    We need preschool teachers like you who won't give up on children. I'm sorry that people in your childhood told you that you couldn't learn. I think anyone can learn if they are given the chance. Every blog is different and even if you don't have the same posts as everyone else, that doesn't make your blog less of one. I don't think there is such thing as a perfect blog so keep up the work that you are doing.

  2. I'm not dyslexic and it often takes me several go-overs to catch small errors like what you describe! I often find that I read in my head exactly what I meant to say...whether or not this is actually what I wrote! I think it's great that you keep working on something that is difficult for you...I am horrible at math...and tend to avoid it if at all possible! I'm sure your approach is much better than mine :)

  3. Thank you both for your kind words. This is why I enjoy the blog community so much.

  4. I'm new to blog reading and really want to start my own blog. Just read this and found it inspirational. I too am a dyslexic and love and laugh, most of the time, what it conjures up for me in my writing and reading. Too many people hide it but I, try to, embrace it as it makes me who I am. I just wanted to say thank you for your honesty and inspiration.

  5. I am glad that you stopped by. I too just have to laugh at myself when it comes to my writing, my family calls me imat since that is my name backward. I guess something just stick.



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