Blake Snow

I write sentences for a living: writer-for-hire, bestselling author, content creator

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A Blogger is just a Writer with a Cooler Name

Ad Age looks into the true meaning of the word blogger. From the article: “There is no such thing as a blogger. Blogging is just writing — writing using a particularly efficient type of publishing technology. Even though I tend to first use Microsoft Word on the way to being published, I am not, say, a Worder or Wordder.”

I too have asked myself if I’m a blogger or a writer. For some reason I esteem the term writer with a higher regard, mostly because I think a writer reverts to more research, thesis checking, etc. Over the past year I have written over 1,100 articles or posts for a variety of sites. Some are full length editorials while others are more straight news aggregation with a quick comment on the side.

In a way I do consider the terms blogger and writer to be different. When I’m writing an editorial piece, I’d hope to consider myself a writer, at lest an amateur one. When I’m posting an news topic while throwing my two cents in, I would consider that an act of blogging. As for this post, you be the judge…