by Becky Scott
I do a lot of blogging for a living. While I also do other writing, blogging is one of my mainstays at this point. I like it. I love the research, the short articles, the interaction with readers. Really, the comments are my favorite part. I get excited when I see that someone wants to talk about what I said.
But some people would tell me I’m not a “real” writer. I beg to differ. I write for reputable companies. I cite my sources. I’m professional, meeting deadlines, some of which are daily.
No, I’m not working on a novel and probably won’t for quite a few years. Maybe not until my son is older.
Does that make me less of a writer because I’m not working on a novel? I would hope not, because that would kick a lot of us out of the writers’ club.
I know we’ve had this debate before about whether bloggers are really writers. And it will probably continue for a long time to come.
I am a freelance writer. I’m also a blogger. I am proud to claim both.
Some people say that blogging isn’t the same as freelance writing. What’s your take on that? Do you blog? Do you consider it a legitimate freelance writing gig?
Becky is a freelance writer and editor in San Diego, Ca. She writes about a variety of topics including business organization and productivity, automotive info for women, personal blogging and celebrity real estate gossip. Visit her online at www.beckyscorner.com