What defines a blogger? What defines a writer? What is the difference between them and how important it is?
Ok, to get to the bottom of this, we need to go through the hard-core definitions first, so let’s check Wikipedia first:
“A blog (a truncation of “weblog”) is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries (posts). Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page.” (Source)
“A writer is a person who uses written words in different styles and techniques to communicate ideas. Writers produce different forms of literary art and creative writing such as novels, short stories, books, poetry, plays, screenplays, teleplays, songs, and essays as well as other reports and news articles that may be of interest to the public. Writers’ texts are published across a range of media.” (Source)
Therefore, a blogger is someone that writes such posts which are published on a blog. A writer is someone that creates a text and that are published across a range of media. There are some small differences regarding the style of the end text, but I see that bloggers and writers are kind of similar. Yes, maybe one of the biggest differences is that bloggers publish smaller pieces and more often, but aren’t these two very similar?
And besides this, aren’t both bloggers and writers expressing their feelings and experiences, but in slightly different forms? Aren’t they both exposing themselves to the world?
Honestly, I don’t think the difference is that important because in these days most of the writers have websites (with blog section) and most of the bloggers aspire to write and publish books, which they do.
So I guess we all are wrigers or bloters, which I define to be a person that consistently writes and shares personal thoughts, feelings and experiences with the world in different ways.
What do you think? How do you see the difference?