43 thoughts on “Blogging Tips: Writing and Blogging Are Very Different Things

  1. Reblogged this on Pearls Before Swine and commented:
    I’ll be honest, when I saw this blog headline, I thought I was going to disagree with everything Danny said Lol. BUT, I don’t. This is good info for writers who also blog. Between Danny and Jason I’ve learned a lot. “If you want people to see your writing, you have to learn how to be a blogger….Interact with people. That’s the art of blogging.”

      1. I had a lady email me telling me that you and I are so far off on this. For some reason she was upset. When we spoke the other day, my mind became clear. Writing and blogging are as different as apples and pizza. lol

  2. I don’t think that they are all that different, not in my view anyway. They are both forms of literary self expressions. However blogs are a form of democratic journalism that makes them much better and more reliable than professional journalism as this latter one is often influenced by business, commercial, political, religious or whatever interest, while blogs usually aren’t. Blogs are also a form of personal diary though also books can be. Some of my books started as blogs or blogs ideas or are written like blogs ex:. The Cat That Became a Footballer https://www.amazon.co.uk/BECAME-FOOTBALLER-Astralia-Wisdom-Works-ebook/dp/B00A3UHN8E
    So are others that I didn’t publish after I found out last month that e-books are often pirated by being offered for free PDF downloads by rogue sites in order to obtain personal info. While these sites often don’t have the books or have bad copies and try to infect computers this alone stopped me from wanting to publish books for the time being. Therefore I will focus more on journalism instead.

      1. I think that it’s like learning how to play two different instruments. The instruments are different but the knowledge, theory and feel of music is the same. Once one learns an instrument one can easily adapt to another. As a teacher of creativity I always points out that there is no real difference in learning different arts, although one may be more suited to an art or may prefer an art than another the learning and creative process is the same. This is why a person like Leonardo Da Vinci was good at many things.

    1. I disagree with your second statement. Blogging and writing are two very different things. If they weren’t different all “good writers” would be “good bloggers” and all “good bloggers” would be “good writers.” We ALL know that isn’t so. That’s how you know a difference.

      1. True but all good bloggers can potentially be good writers and all good writers can be good bloggers. There are also bad writers and bad bloggers that no matter where they migrate they will always be bad. While if one is good and has passion for what one does she/he can be good at anything.

  3. Reblogged this on TizzyMatic and commented:
    If you struggle with blogging even though you’re a great writer, check this video out. I’ve been receiving praise for years for my writing, but I learned early that what was said by Danny from Jason, is crucial to learning the difference between just writing and writing to blog. Please take a listen.

  4. Thank you for the video! I watch my stats (those that I know how to check) and sometimes it’s incredibly frustrating. I’m going to find your blogging advice and I’ll also check Jason’s (he’s great, too!). I love blogging but I just can’t seem to get the hang of it. I’m sure the two of you will be a great help.

  5. Thanks for that! I think you are very correct, and I think I understood that on a subconscious level but never verbalized it before. I’ve tried a couple little blogs over the last few years and they never go anywhere. And I think it’s because I’ve thought, “If I write it, then they will come.” And now I am realizing that it just isn’t the case. I think I am a decent writer. But I KNOW that I am a sucky blogger 😉 I enjoy the process of writing and getting quality content that people will enjoy down on paper. But, if no one reads what I write, then I am just banging my head against the wall and I lose the desire to continue writing.
    This is the only post I’ve read (watched I guess) of yours and I plan on going into your blog and poking around more.

    1. Caleb, a lot of writers like yourself have reached out to me after watching this video and I am glad it made sense to you. They really are two different activities and it is a fascinating phenomena to listen to writers realize that they have neglected the blogging aspect of blogging. lol Hopefully now you have a slightly different mindset that will help you combine successful blogging and talented writing!

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