Some people write very little on their blogs. Perhaps just captions above or under photos, a list of ingredients for a recipe, or a few lines of Haiku.
That’s fine. I say well done to all of them. Blogging should work for you, and be what you want it to be.
Others use their blogs to promote their published books. ‘Real writing’, by real writers.
Occasionally, a blogger will write 2,000-word posts about their predicament. That might be suffering from depression, the break-up of a relationship, or enduring a lifelong medical condition that affects them in many ways.
Good idea. Get it off your chest, connect with others in similar situations. Blogging as a form of communication.
Diary bloggers tell us about their week. What they did, where they went, who they met. That kind of thing. Travel bloggers do something similar, except that it is usually in an exotic or unusual location.
Then there are bloggers like me. Weather reports, dog-walking, nostalgia pieces. And fiction, a lot of fiction. Some of my long serials published as one story fall just short of the accepted length of a novel. But I don’t try to publish them as novels, and have little interest in doing so.
That begs the question. Am I a blogger, or a writer? Is blogging ‘Writing’, or something completely different?
Over to you.