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The Differences Between Blogging and Writing

Which Path Is Right for You?

By Andrew PretzelPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
The Differences Between Blogging and Writing
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Are you curious about the distinction between blogging and writing?

Writing definition:

Writing is the process of expressing thoughts, ideas, or information by inscribing them on a medium such as paper, digital documents, or any other writable surface. It is a form of communication and a means of recording and conveying language using a system of symbols, characters, or letters, such as an alphabet.

Blogging definition:

Blogging is a type of online content creation and publishing where individuals, known as bloggers, or entities regularly post written articles or multimedia content on a specific website or blog platform.

Well, they’re as different as apples and oranges.

Or cats and dogs.

Okay, maybe not that different, but you get my drift.

Writing is the real deal.

It’s the big leagues, the majors, the show. People actually pay attention to what you’re saying.

Blogging, on the other hand, is like the minor leagues. It’s the little kid trying to play with the big kids but keeps getting picked last for teams.

Sorry, blogging, but it’s true.

When was the last time you read a blog post and thought:

“Wow, this is amazing!”

Yeah, that never happens. But when was the last time you read a novel or short story and thought:

“Whoa, this is the best thing since sliced bread”?

Yeah, that happens all the time.

But blogging has its perks too.

You can totally write whatever you want. You can be totally yourself. You can curse and stuff. Yeah, that’s cool.

And short-form content?

That’s the bomb.com.

Who doesn’t love a good listicle or a quick, snappy article that gets straight to the point? Yeah, that’s the best.

So, if you’re into writing, then you’re probably into, well, writing. But if you’re into blogging, then you’re probably into, well, blogging. Yeah, it’s that simple.

But don’t be too hard on yourself.

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Being a blogger doesn't mean it's the end of everything.

You can still totally write.

You can still totally be creative.

You can still totally be awesome.

And if you’re a writer, don’t be too snooty.

Don’t be like:

“Oh, I’m a writer. I’m totes better than you.”

Yeah, that’s not cool. Just be grateful that you have the ability to write.

So, writing and blogging are different. But that’s okay.

Just be yourself.

Be creative.

Be awesome.

And don’t be too hard on yourself.

That’s the most important thing.

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Deadline Discipline:

Blogging: Deadlines are often self-imposed and as flexible as a yoga instructor, sometimes leading to the "I'll do it tomorrow" dance, where tomorrow is the ultimate procrastinator's paradise.

Writing: Traditional publishing deadlines are like that strict teacher from high school – they don't care about your creative block or that your dog ate your draft. The clock is ticking, and your editor's side-eye is the real MVP keeping you on track.

Audience Encounters:

Blogging: Bloggers can receive immediate feedback in the form of comments like "Great post!" or "Have you considered living as a hermit?" which can either boost your ego or make you question your life choices.

Writing: Traditional writers often have to wait months for feedback, during which time they can write a sequel, learn a new language, or knit a novel-sized blanket of despair while they anticipate reader reactions.

Editing Escapades:

Blogging: The edit button is a blogger's best friend; it's the magic wand that turns "I can't believe I published that typo" into "I've always been a champion of the Oxford comma."

Writing: For the traditional writer, a typo is an immortalized testament to human fallibility, a reminder in every printed copy that haunts you at book signings and in your 3 AM thoughts.

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Andrew Pretzel

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  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Informative and fun article!!! Love this!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Yes, there's no superiority when it comes to this. People should be able to do what they want without being judged.

  • Lightbringer 2 months ago

    I learnt a lot from this, Thank You

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