Blogger or Writer?

Writing isn’t a piece of cake for everyone! Blogging however gives you that freedom to sense that pleasure of what it feels to eat that piece of cake and maybe try to bake yourself one with limited resources.

I am a blogger right? But then I write my blog posts.. so that makes me a writer? (if you look at it literally) or better still, I type my blog posts.. that makes me a type writer? [I know silly thought that! duh]

I BLOG hence I am a blogger BUT then isn’t writing and blogging physically the same thing? So maybe I’m a writer too then? Okay, I do not write professionally and stuff.. so that puts me more in the casual club of “Bloggers” where bloggers are casual people who basically express their opinions and thoughts on different topics on the contrary to “writers” who write from a more professional perspective..bah! Big Deal!

Potato, potahto – Tomato, tomahto .. whatever!!

That said..writers are boring (not all, most of them are..) bloggers on the other hand are so much cooler. One can associate with what bloggers write..their posts would always include a little something of themselves, maybe in the form of an emotion or a personal experience and that makes people connect to a blogger better than to a writer.

I’ve tried my hand at ‘writing’ or if I could call it that.. an article here and there (during my college days) on the local newspaper but I always knew if I was to write about something, it’s got to come from the Heart..and that’s why I enjoy blogging so much, there aren’t expectations, there isn’t pressure to deliver posts everyday and you get a chance to enjoy what you write, however silly it may be or sound to the reader. The odd grammar or writing mistake can be found..but that’s still okay.

At the rate blogs are being opened today, one thing is clear – everyone’s got an opinion about something or the other and under the shelter of a blogging platform, they can have their say, not worrying of too much of it catching the public eye. For everything written or said on main stream media is either judged, condemned or mis-understood.. and not everyone is up for that.

At least with blogging, you keep the ‘fun’ aspect of writing alive.. and you aren’t restricted to what topics you can write about..any topic under the sun is good enough to write about. You see something and you’re like….


3 Replies to “Blogger or Writer?”

  1. Mr. Typewriter, I couldn’t agree more wiht you on this point. I think there is more of a noob-ish distinction between a writer and a blogger, especially between those who write literary stuff. For example, Chetan Bhagat deserves to be a blogger not a writer, and people like you and me (wink, wink) should be writers not bloggers. Ha ha… But seriously, all that matters is you should love writing. Great post!

    1. theextraaamile says: Reply

      “Chetan Bhagat deserves to be a blogger not a writer, and people like you and me (wink, wink) should be writers not bloggers” Well said Pradita! Well said dear. You always say the right things, that’s why you’re my favorite girl πŸ™‚

      1. πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚. Thank you so much. Hi5 πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

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