I’m back to comment on Dr Tanya’s quote of the week about blogging. As usual I am not familiar with the author of the quote. I rarely am.
Sometimes I think of blogging as finger exercises for a violinist; sometimes I think of it as mulching a garden. It is incredibly useful and helpful to my “real” writing.~Kate Christensen
I don’t feel that this quote is relevant to me because as I am a blogger not an author, this is my “real” writing.
I suppose that a person who writes professionally for a living might look on blogging as practice, maybe it’s a place to try out some ideas before fleshing them out into a story or article. I don’t disagree with that idea but I feel that it belittles blogging a little to compare it to practice for “real” writing.
Sometimes I feel that some people who blog for money or to advertise their “brand” look down on those of us who just do it because we like to. I get a bit fed up with that. I get a lot of emails suggesting ways that I could grow my brand. I’m not a brand and I don’t want to be.