When everybody typed on a typewriter, it was necessary to have two spaces between sentences to properly separate them. That same rule does not apply to posting on the web. Today, modern word processing programs make it visually appealing to have just one space between sentences.

We are currently living in a transitional phase where those old ‘2 space’ habits are hard to break so even if a person tries writing with just 1 space, it is not uncommon to see a blog or web posting that has various spacings between sentences.

When finished posting your article or blog, you should take a few minutes to check the article for style, substance, grammar, and spacing. You will be surprised at how many additional spaces appear.

As an extra tip, writers using WordPress may feel the need to add an extra space between sentences when the sentences are short. They can appear bunched together in WordPress. Avoid that temptation.

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