I just have to say it.
I hate the word blog. I hate the title “blogger”. I am especially resentful of the mantle of “mommy blogger”.
Can we just go back the word “writer”? If you write online, you’re an online writer. Or an e-writer. I like that.
And when people ask you what you write about, you can tell them.
I write about my kids and my parenting struggles.
I write about food.
I write about books and music and sometimes TV.
I write about stuff I remember.
I write about my still baby.
I am a professional writer, and I get paid for writing copy.
I am an unpaid e-writer. That I do purely for the satisfaction of writing.
I am an unpublished book writer. That I hope to change some day. (The unpublished part, in case you’re wondering.)
I’m a writer.
Nice to meet you.
7 thoughts on “Down with Blog”
Amen, sister. Amen. Now if only my “writer’s site” service would change its name to “Writer.”
I know. I’m up against it when it comes to things like BlogHer and NaBloPoMo, too, and I understand it.
Agreed! Sometimes it’s like “blog” is a dirty word or something!
I don’t mean to imply that “blogging” isn’t “real” writing or anything like that. There are some unbelievably talented people who write online, and many of them are making it their living. I’m just tired of the word. 🙂
It’s especially bad when people don’t really understand what blogging is all about. It’s like by saying, “Oh, it was just written by a blogger,” it is meant to undermine the credibility of a piece. Like it’s a slur…
High five! I, too, am a writer. I make my living writing things for other people with their names on said things. I make essentially no money writing a blog, but I enjoy it. It’s a creative outlet — and, I get to put my own name on it. Bonus!