There are so many blogs out there. A bazillion mommy blogs. A kagillion other types of blogs…but those don’t matter, right? 😉 I mean, even my kids have little blogs, which they NEVER update. But they decided because I have one, they should have one too. Too cute. But if I catch any child stalker types on my kids blogs, I’ll sic my dog on ya.
So there is this new Tweeter? Twitterer? @motherhoodfilm Who twatted? Tweeted? Twitted? This morning. It was a two part question. One was something about what is your greatest accomplishment as a mother. The other part, though. She asked if there was a difference between writers and bloggers. And, by the way, if you don’t follow her on Twitter, you should. Plus,the movie comes out on Oct. 23 and it stars Uma Thurman, Minnie Driver and Anthony Edwards. It looks great and I’m looking forward to having a GNO and seeing it!
I said yes. There is a difference.
Anyone can blog. Let’s be honest. All you need is to sign up for a free blogger or wordpress account, come up with a name that hasn’t already been taken and start writing about your life. It’s that easy.
The catch is. Being able to write in a way that engages your audience. Am I right? I mean, if you are talking, on a daily basis, about the consistency of the baby food you made and what color it turned your kids poop, chances are you’ll find some other bloggers who can relate. But will they keep coming back? Perhaps if you write about it in an entertaining way that is catchy and keeps the readers drawn.
You don’t have to be a great writer to have a popular blog. Have you read some of the super popular ones? But they suck you in. They write posts in a way that speak to us. That makes us talk to the screen. Or call our moms and cry to them. They make us hug our children a little tighter. And appreciate our husbands that much more.
Well written blogs aren’t necessarily written by writers. They are merely people who decided to start blogs because they felt that they had something to say.
So, is there a difference between writers and bloggers. Yes. There is.
Sometimes, you come across a blog that is both. A blog that is written so beautifully. That you spend an hour reading all the posts you can, soaking in the delicious words of that writers life.
Other times, you can’t get off that blog fast enough because the words stink like the dirty diapers they are writing about.
What do you think? Are bloggers and writers different, as Motherhood so interestingly asked. What is it about certain blogs that keep them in your reader?
Inquiring minds want to know 🙂
Oh, and leave a link to your blog and maybe one awesome blog that you read daily (besides mine, of course 😉 ). Thank you!!