Blogging Insights — Who are you?

Dr Tanya is our host for the Blogging Insights series. You can check her out here


How do you see yourself primarily, as a writer or a blogger, and is there a difference?

Interesting question. I have always liked to write, ask anyone who has received a letter from me either recently or in the past. They could vary from three or four sides to twenty.
I’d write to my Mum once a week, though for the last year or so it was two maybe three.
I never got a response , but I know she enjoyed getting a letter from me as she knew who sent it regardless of the cruelty of dementia.

It wasn’t my idea to start a blog, that lies at Hubby’s door, but I’m glad I did as it was a way to put my thoughts, musings and later poetry on paper.  I enjoy it and write several posts a day, though recently I have not done so many for a variety of reasons.

Is there a difference between writer and blogger? Maybe moneywise, after all, a writer pens their words in a book or newspaper article and is compensated for their trouble.
As a blogger, I write, but don’t get a cent, but what I do get is feedback, which in turn I believe improves my writing!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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10 Responses to Blogging Insights — Who are you?

  1. BrendanDunne says:

    Thank you for sharing your words. Your writing flows along like a meandering river, easy to follow, but always has a purpose.

  2. murisopsis says:

    I see no distinction between writing and blogging – both allow artistic expression. Seems the only real difference is that with blogging you have no expectations of a paper publication…

  3. I’d like to think of myself as a writer. . . although, when blogging regularly, totally enjoy the pass-time and reference it as writing. Writer or blogger, I’m a beginner. I enjoyed this post. Claudia

  4. Sadje says:

    I think you’re a good writer Di

  5. Carol anne says:

    I love getting feedback on my posts! I love comments and its fun to see them come in!

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