Thursday, February 2, 2012

Blog vs. Article: Am I a travel writer? I think I am!

I recently was informed that I wasn't invited to cover an event since I was a blogger. I looked over the Internet articles I had written on the subject of the event and found that they were not first person, personal comments. So I felt they were articles and not blog entries. And, they were not from this Blog, Travel Writer Rants and Raves.

I had a look at what Wikipedia had to say on blogs and found their definition:

A blog (a portmanteau of the term web log)[1] is a personal journal published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete entries ("posts") typically displayed in reverse chronological order so the most recent post appears first. Blogs are usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often are themed on a single subject. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.

Travel Writer Rants and Raves is my personal journal of things I have thoughts or feelings about. I use it when I want to rant about a bad experience or rave about a good one. It is truly a blog.

I also write for Internet publications and, although I allow myself some first person comments, they serve mainly to represent my "voice" and indicate my recommendations. These articles is published to provide information to the reader and not to serve as my personal journal:

Current Work

Contributing Writer, Wander With Wonder

Contributor, Bindu Itineraries, covering San Juan Islands, Olympic Peninsula, Long Beach Peninsula, Kitsap Peninsula and the Columbia Gorge.

 Contributing Writer,  Real Food Traveler

 Contributing Writer, Northwest Travel and Life Magazine

 Contributing Writer: Gallup Journey Magazine  

Please have a look and let me know if you see a difference between a blogger and a writer when it comes to Internet writing. And, am I right in assuming my articles are articles and not blog entries?