Blogging Insights – Who am I?

Tanya is the host of Blogging insights


How do you see yourself primarily, as a writer or a blogger, and is there a difference?

There is a definite difference between a writer and a blogger if we go by the common perspective.

A writer is commonly considered to be the one who has a few publications under their belt, while a blogger writes on a blog. A blogger can be a writer in the traditional sense, and there are many writers in our corner of the blogosphere! Those who have multiple books/ publications to their name.

So going by this criterion, I consider myself a blogger. I write poems, informative posts, and short stories on my blog. I never aspired to be a writer in the traditional sense because I never had the urge or ambition to write a longer story or a book.

So if one day, I do get the urge to write something longer, and get it published, I’ll gladly join the ranks of writers.

Till then, I will be a blogger.

This is my view on blogging. I don’t mean any disrespect to anyone else.

Thanks Tanya for another thought provoking question.



32 thoughts on “Blogging Insights – Who am I?

  1. You are a writer who blogs! Anyone who writes something on their blog, no matter how long or short, is a published writer. When you hit that publish button, your words can be seen and read by untold numbers of people, the same if you’d gone through one of the big deal publishing companies who make a paper copy of your poems or stories. It counts. 🙂

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  2. I love what ghostmmnc had to say and I have to agree with her summation. I understand where you’re coming from but I don’t think you need to be a famous author to consider yourself a writer . You do write therefore you are a writer. 🙂

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  3. Love the comments here. Fantastic. Personally, I like to think about all of the aforementioned as creation or creativity. Everyone in the blogosphere is so creative, creating posts, blogs, essays, poems, writings, articles…fun!

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  4. I’ve never considered myself a writer either. Not because of publishing, but because I don’t really create anything with my words. It’s more of a journal than anything else.🤷🏼‍♀️
    I’ve gotten the same response that some of your other commentors have given you.🤔😁💕

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  5. My blog is a journal, of sorts. It didn’t start out that way but seems to be what it has become. I have no aspirations of becoming a writer of any import, I just like scribbling.

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  6. I consider myself a little of both. When I am writing poems or stories I am a writer. When I do my Mumbles or any kind of stream of conciseness it is my own “voice” as a blogger.

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