Blogger vs. Writer

By S.L
@Xiasses (319)
August 16, 2017 7:24pm CST
Some say that someone can be a blogger if he is a writer. But others say that someone can`t be a blogger if he is not a writer. Is it true? Writers are made, not born. If you dream to blog, be a writer first. If you dream to be a writer, be a lover of words first. If you want to be a lover of words, make your thoughts and emotions healthy. One word starts to grow from the mind. Then, it blooms to the heart. In the end, it will become a part of our reality. The answer to the first question being asked varies from one person to another. I want to ask you. If you will be given two opportunities at the same time - to write a book or to blog, which one is your choice? And why?
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@dodo19 (47040)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
17 Aug 17
I am currently writing my first book. It's not easy but it's something that I've always wanted to do. Now, I'm also thinking that I might write a blog. So, I'm researching ideas and such. What can I say? I've always enjoyed writing.
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@Xiasses (319)
17 Aug 17
There is nothing wrong when you write and blog at the same time. If it is really your passion to jot down your thoughts, it will be easy for you to do. You are on the right track to go for blogging while writing your first book. Blogging is the stem of your book. While your blogging, you learn something valuable to write/include in your book. Thumbs up!
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@Oshobu (661)
• Nigeria
17 Aug 17
I think I would prefer to be a blogger, cause it's kind of easier than writing a book...
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@Oshobu (661)
• Nigeria
17 Aug 17
@Xiasses I created one early this year just to know how it feels to be a blogger... I'm not so serious with it... I've abandoned it already cause I don't think its useful...
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@Xiasses (319)
17 Aug 17
@Oshobu Don`t give up if ever you build a blog site again, okay? We got a similar feeling when we think that our blog posts are just trashes. But actually, it is really not. We just have been too judgemental and too affected by the thought that readers will criticize us sooner if not later. We only have to push more extra effort to polish our content. Don`t be so hard on yourself. Just write, read, edit and go, publish it. Be proud of your pieces. They are products of your soul.
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@Xiasses (319)
17 Aug 17
Whoaaahh! You are truly a blogger! Do you have a blog site? I hope you can invite to read some of your blogs.
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@toniganzon (72285)
• Philippines
17 Aug 17
A blog because I'm not very good at technical writing and besides, I'm a person who likes to interact. With blogs, I allow my readers to interact with me directly.
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@Xiasses (319)
17 Aug 17
You hit good sides of blogging! It is true that blogging provides interaction between you and the readers. You got to share your ideas here. Thank you for dropping your thoughts!
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@toniganzon (72285)
• Philippines
17 Aug 17
@Xiasses You're welcome. I always roam around here and drop my thoughts everywhere!
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@sishy7 (27169)
• Australia
17 Aug 17
I know I'm not a writer - words come by very hard for me...
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@sishy7 (27169)
• Australia
17 Aug 17
@Xiasses Thank you for your encouragement. All the best with your writing career!
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@Xiasses (319)
17 Aug 17
It is true to me at first. Words are my worst enemy when I was a child. Every time our teacher gave us a writing task, I am the very last one to pass my paper. I did not imagine or dream that I will be writing pieces online. Now, it is my career. I am still striving but I know that there is nothing impossible if I will exert more effort, patience and time in writing. You are a writer of your soul. You can surpass the difficult phase of writing. At first, it is really hard but never gives up. Achievements are earned, not given.
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• Dallas, Texas
17 Aug 17
I think it is a matter of convenience and a willingness to commit to one or the other or both. Writing articles for a blog is quicker. If you want to write a novel or a novella, you can do it if you spend enough time at it. Try just writing a story and start with the names of the characters, the first paragraph of the story as an introduction, then add more to it every day until you have at least a few hundred pages. It's like writing a diary, but to commit to it, you must be willing to put aside other things you might do. You could try both and see which is right for you.
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• Dallas, Texas
17 Aug 17
@Xiasses You do the same, enjoy your time on planet earth.
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@Xiasses (319)
17 Aug 17
How amazing you are Anthony! I think your comment is based on experience. Hmmm, you just gave me tips on writing novels. I sincerely thanks you for that. I haven`t written novels, but maybe someday. I visited your account. You can imagine how I dropped my jaw after reading some of your posts. They make sense. I will comment some of those post, one of these days. Right now, I am truly in my moment of enjoyment reading it so I forgot to provide comments. Hehe. Let me read your thousand discussions. Until then, have a good day!
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@AkoPinay (11544)
• Philippines
17 Aug 17
A blog is easier. Anyone can write a blog long or short any subject.
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@Xiasses (319)
17 Aug 17
Yeah, I agree. Thumbs up!
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@m_audrey6788 (58485)
• Germany
17 Aug 17
How I wish to be but I am not a good writer but I really do admires good writers..It is so amazing how they make my mind floating and imagining things they wanted me to see and understand
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• Germany
18 Aug 17
@Xiasses ..Oh..Thank you so much..
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@Xiasses (319)
17 Aug 17
Right now, you are a writer. Your comment defines you as a unique writer. Don`t be so hard on yourself.
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• United States
17 Aug 17
The way i read your first sentence it says the same thing positive then negative. However I think anyone can write a blog and most anyone can be a writer, it depends on how you define the two terms. A blogger does not necessarily have to tell a story only relate happenings, desires or hopes. A writer on the other hand needs to create characters and plots and story lines.
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@Xiasses (319)
17 Aug 17
You are truly an experienced writer! You cite one difference of blogging and writing. Thank you for dropping your ideas!
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@thelme55 (76433)
• Germany
17 Aug 17
I became a writer first at Hubpages before I became a blogger. Anyone can be both it depends on what anyone wants.
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@Xiasses (319)
17 Aug 17
Definitely! Thank you for dropping your thoughts!
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@Hannihar (129287)
• Israel
20 Aug 17
I am not a writer. I do blogging and really like to share my life and journey with others. I prefer blogging.
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@mohit459 (12568)
• Haldwani, India
17 Aug 17
I think writing a blog!!
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@mohit459 (12568)
• Haldwani, India
18 Aug 17
@Xiasses yep!! Your correct!!
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@Xiasses (319)
17 Aug 17
It is good to blog in today`s era because many people rely on online for information. Blogging helps you to find and make online opportunities for yourself and for others. Also, it aids you to become a productive youth of our society. So cheers for you!
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18 Aug 17
Maybe I want to write a blog first. It is easier than write a book.Anyone can write a long blog as if he/she wants.But it is not so easier to publish a book.Whatever, get start to write is the most important thing.
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@jaideemai (351)
• Thailand
17 Aug 17
I write a lot but it mostly flash fiction. I do have a book in the works but in order to finish it, I must kill of the main character who I have become too attached to, so I guess it will never be finished.
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@Xiasses (319)
17 Aug 17
Every writer writes in different styles, pace, and angles. The writers are the ones who make the so-called "stories" exist in this world. Whether you write fiction or non-fiction, it is your freedom to do so. Whether you end the story dramatic or not, it is up to you and readers cannot do anything about it. Only an author can decide what to do on his own pieces. Goodluck to your writing career, brother!
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