There is controversy on whether or not bloggers are good writers. However, very little exists out there about whether writers make good bloggers. What is interesting is what others define as ‘good’ is different between the blogger and writer factions.
For writers, who better to take advice from than Stephen King.
This is all about the joy of writing for oneself not for others. Artistic and fluid.
For bloggers, one cannot pass up the search engines’ choice by a Chief Content Officer.
Here paying attention to the process and your readers matters. Drills and discipline.
Common ground is happening, although the stigmatism continues. If noted writers also blog they are many times looked down upon. Ironically, for writers aspiring to be published, the mark of what many consider to be a key indicator of a good writer, one of the first questions a would-be publisher asks is, “Do you have a blog? How many followers?” Ah, and now we cross over into the land of authors.
Writers, bloggers, and authors delineation is fading into the ever expanding mammoth of content.
- 800 books published daily … readers wait patiently years for a writer to publish
- 412,000 blog posts per day … followers share frustrations if bloggers miss a week
- Now to calculate how often anyone is writing any one thing, would be something else. Calling all statisticians.
The point here is try not being married to any particular judgement around this topic. Either way this is an excellent opportunity for all camps to learn from one another. Given that writers, bloggers, and authors all love writing, it is a place to start. Let the sharing begin.
Good article! I believe everyone has the capability to write and you don’t need to be an author, writer or teacher. If you pay attention to your readers, form a connection, and provide insight, then doesn’t that make you a writer?
Elna, I like your perspective. My challenge would be if someone writes yet never shares aren’t they still a writer? Think of the proverbial tree falling in the forest.