What is the difference between a Writer and a Blogger?

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  1. Lady_E profile image65
    Lady_Eposted 6 years ago

    What is the difference between a Writer and a Blogger?

  2. Nellieanna profile image80
    Nellieannaposted 6 years ago

    Technically, they could almost be interchangeable.  But in a sense of being a "Writer" vs, a "Blogger",-  the difference it mammoth.  Blogging is an interactive narrative back and forth between folks in either a social web setting or an informational one.  Style is not particularly an element in blogging, which in "Writing", is among the most critical  elements.  Writing doesn't necessarily require feedback as it's being written and presented, but blogging is meaningless without timely feedback, like talking to oneself, because blogging is basically 'talking' by writing it out, expecting a reply by another blogger in the setting presented. 

    What a fascinating question!  Very thinking!  :-)

  3. terrektwo profile image83
    terrektwoposted 6 years ago

    not too much they both write really although you can be a writer without blogging, people have been writers for ever without online blogging

  4. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 6 years ago

    I believe the term "blogger" came about for writers who primarily placed their work online in the form of opinions for the most part. A "writer" today is still seen as someone who is published traditionally in book form, scripts, newspapers, and magazines...etc
    With the advent of eBooks and respected online sources like The Huffington Post among others eventually (internet writers) will garner more respect. However I doubt that it will ever be on par with a "traditional writer" who has an agent, publisher, and work which appears on the NY Times Best Selling List. There won't be any (Pulitzer Prizes) handed out to bloggers. Sad but true anyone can wake up one morning and post a blog that might generate a million views but very few people would call him or her a "writer". I supose the same is true of those posting video clips on YouTube. Very few of them are seen as real artists.

  5. nicregi profile image75
    nicregiposted 6 years ago

    For me, a writer is a person who wirtes more serious stuffs and could even do freelancing. The job description of both are actually same as both writes articles.

    This is what I think:

    Blogger - more towards leisure writing, mostly not tied to any company or freelancings, focus more on traffic than earning

    Writer - more towards writing for business, focus more on earning than traffic, could work for organization and even freelance, at times having self hosted websites.

    There you go smile

  6. profile image0
    ChuckGposted 6 years ago

    Writer is someone who writes articles, books, e-books, etc.

    Blogger writes opinions or articles in a blog format.

    There is a difference, not so much as being published, but if you are paid. There are lots of bloggers who write on their own blogs. Their writing however may not qualify them to write for companies who need freelance writers and bloggers.

    Writers however can both write for money and for fun. The standard of writing held higher. Word usage, sentence structure, grammar at a different level than the casual blogger.

    Now ask me what Copy is and that will start a whole different discussion.

  7. Dave Mathews profile image59
    Dave Mathewsposted 6 years ago

    In part I disagree with Nellieanna: I feel that the writer and the blogger perform basically the same function, "Writing" the fact that one is interactive and the other isn't makes no difference. Writing is still writing.

  8. whatarethenews profile image57
    whatarethenewsposted 6 years ago

    According to my view point; Writer only writes the creative things or articles etc. Whether a blogger uses all the tips and tricks to promote his/her stuff to the world to earn money. Whether writers sometimes or mostly write for others. Blogger do proper SEO, SEM etc. to earn revenue. That's all the difference i feel in a blogger and a writer as well.


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