I am pretty sure that I know the answer to this already, but as a British member who really enjoys the concept of this place and is considering writing his own blog here - are British members also expected to stick to the rule of not using British spelling? I fully understand it if you are a predominantly American community (as it seems to be). I shall try my best in this case but I have to admit that my American spelling is pretty appalling!
Dave, please don't worry too much about it. If you write a post that's awesome, we might have to do a little editorial magic to get it promoted to the GeekDad blog (e.g., Americanize your British spelling), but the important thing is writing an awesome post. :)
Glad to have you aboard! Welcome.
As the 'official' Brit here on the community, I'll say this: if you want to have the best chance of getting your posts promoted all the way up to the main blog, then it's probably best to try and go with the American spellings. It's a pain I know, I'm always missing some in my posts, much to the annoyance of the editors!
Having said that, I seriously doubt we wouldn't feature a post purely because it contains the odd neighbour or favourite! They'll always be an editor looking over any posts that are promoted anyway.
As Michael says, writing the post is the important part, looking forward to hearing what you have to say!
Thanks for the responses. To be honest, the biggest problem I envisage in writing a post is that since becoming a Dad I dont seem to have as much time or money to be the geek I want to be!
This x 4!
I was OK with the three kids. I managed to blog for years and then four weeks after the fourth one came along I had to stop writing for Geekdad despite only having been submitting stuff for a few months. There just wasn't enough hours in the day to sleep never mind write!
I have to say though that as Nathan says it doesn't matter how hard you try you'll always miss something when it comes to the spelling side of things.
As an Australia contributor...and therefore developed my language skills in British English....the thing that gets me most is the "u". The "humor vs humour" issue. In fact, you know, I'm waiting for when this internet thing finally standardises some of these spelling things...