How hard is it to call yourself a writer , a poet , or an author ? Or are we just all bloggers ?
Definition of an author is one who has originated/created written work. I create articles, prose, poetry, creative stories. Therefore, I am an author/writer/poet and proud of it.
HubPages is not a blog. The word blogger derived from the word weblog - which was a way to log posts into a journal-like site on the web, sort of like a public diary. I am a blogger only when I post things on my blog.
I have always called myself a writer, since I was a child. I don't consider myself anything else. For me, blogging is just a method I use to publish what I write.
If you mean for writing on hub pages that is not a blog, I would call it content writing. I am also an author but not many situations arise where I feel the need to proclaim that to anyone.
...until you are published you are not an author. Thats all I know.
If you have been published, I would certainly brag about it. Why not?
"blog |bläg| noun
a personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis." D
In conventional use that is often the line, per dictionary definition not so much. But yes I have 5 paperback published books and about 20 ebooks. Still how often would I need to say "I am an author"? I can't remember an occasion where that came up. If I am telling someone about my book what I am describing is normally the book. And it is normally because they have some potential interest in it rather than because I want to boast about it--pretty much like any other professional activity.
And hubpages itself says they are not a blog specifically because the content should not be personal ruminations and reflections but magazine style articles--also it lacks the chronologically sequential organization..
You should brag about it. I remember last year someone disrespecting you about your writing and that angered me. You are a writer and an author, you need to let the world know about it.
But you see, I just don't feel the need or desire to. And living a fairly unencumbered and satisfyingly arranged life as I do, I rarely do things I don't want to do. Other, I suppose, than mentioning it in the first place given that this is my "content writing" name.
I don't know how to define myself, I know I am a father and husband and work in the Sciences but probably not a scientist and I cannot stop writing. I love poetry and write an awful lot of it, am I a poet, maybe. Who knows, either way I will keep writing.
Cardisa is right ! I have not published a book although the desire is there , I love to write poetry and short stories , yet publically introducing real self is kind of scary . Yet , are we not "writers "if we have almost a thousand "Hubs"?
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