Honestly I can say I am a blogger and I proudly consider myself a blogger but a writer?
What does it mean to be a writer?
Is a blogger considered a writer?
Does it mean that if I write blog posts, I am a writer?
Me: I am a writer.
You: What do you write?
Me: Blog posts.
Can I say that? Can I sell myself as a writer? A freelance writer? Can I get paid to write if I’m a blogger?
When can you consider yourself a writer?
I know and read lots of bloggers that are great writers and published their books. But what about me? I am a blogger. Am I a writer?
Definition of writer
According Oxford Advanced American Dictionary a writer is a person whose job is writing books, stories, articles, etc.; a person who has written a particular thing; a person who forms letters in a particular way when they are writing.
So maybe yes, according to the definition of a writer, it is not my job to write books, stories, articles but I am a person that has written a particular thing like blog posts.
For me, to be a writer means to have the ability to express your thoughts regardless of the subject.
In my head some ideas sound so great but when I want to write them down it is so difficult, the words are simply so messy, nothing compared with how are in my head.
I feel like in my head the words are flowing so beautifully and coherent but when I start writing them down are just a bunch of simple words put together to form a sentence.
I think my brain should be connected to a computer that can write down my thoughts in real time.
I am a blogger. Am I a writer? Well, yes. I am a good writer? Can I express my thoughts? Maybe not as I would like to, but I enjoy writing blog posts and I’m sure consistency in writing my posts will help me express myself and become a better writer.
If you want to become a writer, blogging is a great step in this path, where you can exercise and get better day by day.
As a blogger, do you consider yourself a writer?
Would like to know.