What's the difference between a blogger and a writer?

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  1. sweetpikez profile image70
    sweetpikezposted 8 years ago

    These two words make me confused. I checked for some resources but fail to satisfy or give me a clear comparison between the two.

    1. PinoyMom profile image74
      PinoyMomposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A blogger could write anything while a writer can't - there are rules and guidelines that must be followed.

    2. NateB11 profile image89
      NateB11posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think blogging is a new style of writing, tailored specifically for readers who use the Internet. It tends to be casual and concise. If you look around on the Internet, that's the kind of writing you see: For people who are casually browsing or for those who need a specific question answered in a fairly simple and non-tortuous way.

      For this reason, I'd differentiate blogging from writing that is meant to be more of a magazine-style of writing. On one of my sites, my intent is for it to be more of a magazine than a blog. Therefore, I don't consider that site a blog, though I regularly publish on it. Strangely, I like to call it a blogazine. Yep.

    3. CuAllaidh profile image82
      CuAllaidhposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A blogger is a specific type of writer, that is a writer writes for blogs.

      Much like a newspaper reporter is a specific type of writer that writes articles for newspapers, and a novelist is a specific type of writer that writes novels.

  2. Marisa Wright profile image90
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago


    A writer can be a blogger.  A blogger can be a writer.  But they are two different things.

    A writer can write anything:  they could be writing novels, articles, blog posts, poetry, plays. 

    A blogger writes posts on a blog.  A blog is a website, usually on one topic, which is regularly updated with new material. 

    Hubbers are writers, but some of us are also bloggers (just not on HP, because HP is not a blog).

    1. Millionaire Tips profile image92
      Millionaire Tipsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Marissa's definition is the one I go by.  Sometimes being called a blogger can have negative connotations, because bloggers can write about whatever they want, sometimes they tend to ramble or talk about boring, mundane things for their mother to read.  Writers who write on sites like HubPages have guidelines to follow so they can't do that.

      There are bloggers who produce quality work, and popular work, of course, so it isn't always a bad thing to be a blogger.  I am a blogger myself. I'm afraid I am one of those who perpetuate the stereotype.

      1. sweetpikez profile image70
        sweetpikezposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the reply.

        Have a good day.

    2. colorfulone profile image82
      colorfuloneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I need to get back to my blogs to freshen them up a bit to satisfy the big G. They get neglected mostly.

  3. sweetpikez profile image70
    sweetpikezposted 8 years ago

    Dear Marisa,

    Thanks for clearing out my confusion.

    Have a good day.

  4. TaraT profile image71
    TaraTposted 8 years ago

    blogger is what a person is called on the computer when they type. A writer is someone that write's the words by hand with a pencil..

  5. InnerPiece profile image61
    InnerPieceposted 8 years ago

    Mostly the difference lies in where they get visibility and their work.

  6. sachin001 profile image32
    sachin001posted 8 years ago

    I think blogger is a person who writes for his blogs or for other blogs. He/she can write on some specific topics that he is more interested and is capable of writing. They may have some limitations as they tend to write only on what they know best about.

    On the other hand writer is a person who writes for living and may involve in writing about mostly all the topics. This is his business and he never wants to miss a chance of getting paid as a writer.

    I completely agree with Marisa about, A writer can be a blogger and a blogger can also be a writer in some cases.

  7. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 8 years ago

    A blogger puts their writing on a blog.

    A writer makes writing, where they put it is not being specified.

    1. Kylyssa profile image89
      Kylyssaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      These two answers put together define the differences perfectly for me.

    2. sweetpikez profile image70
      sweetpikezposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it.

  8. sweetpikez profile image70
    sweetpikezposted 8 years ago

    I would like to thank you for the replies you have posted for my inquiry. I highly appreciate and note your answers.

    Have a good day.

  9. chateaudumer profile image83
    chateaudumerposted 8 years ago

    I like Marissa answer to the question. I have nine blogs that I maintain almost daily and also writes for Hubpages. So I must also be a writer.

  10. C.V.Rajan profile image58
    C.V.Rajanposted 8 years ago

    (Established) Writers make money.
    (Established) Bloggers perennially hope they will make money one day!

    That's the difference!


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