Are you a writer or a blogger?

Writing is something that I enjoy but I’m not sure that I’m good at it – yet. I feel that I am more of a blogger, with this I mean that I enjoy writing on my own on this site and smaller pieces of content. It’s quick to read and quick to absorb, something you can pick up and doesn’t involve reading for 10 minutes or more. I’m not at the mercy of the publishers CMS or their editors, I can write what I want – how I want.

I have done freelance writing in the past but lately I am being rejected with every pitch that I make. I’m not sure if this because I don’t have good longer form ideas or I’m not that interesting. This to me makes me more of a blogger than writer I feel right now.

One thing I miss about freelancing though is working with an editor. Editors are great to work with and have really helped me improve my writing and how to get more out of WordPress i.e. using the SEO tools available to me. It helped me understand how to format a post for the web and use the correct images, which after a while you get completely used to it becomes second habit. After a while though I found that I couldn’t make changes to their process or suggest improvements and that’s where I have fell back to blogging and being on my own again.

What do you think? Do you want to be better at longer form writing or are you happy writing for yourself on your own terms?