NaBloPoMo Daily prompt: Do I consider myself a “professional” blogger?

06 Nov

My day is busy and my inspiration wanes, so the Daily Prompt it is.

This seems like a no-brainer. Do I receive compensation for my blogging or even my writing for that matter? No. Therefore, I am not a professional blogger. Professional typically means having achieved paid status for your work.

However, I do see another definition in Webster’s where it just indicates mastery or skill:

3.a thoroughly professional performanceexpertaccomplishedskillfulmasterly,masterfulfinepolishedskilledproficientcompetentableexperienced,practicedtrainedseasonedbusinesslikedeftinformal acecracktop-notch.ANTONYMS amateurish.

Using this definition of professional, I would have to say….No…still, no. Not a professional.

I have one page, very few widgets, not quite sure how the categories work, and sometimes my pictures don’t even show up right. I see other blogs with fancy banners, and side boxes, and multiple pages organized by topic. I aspire to these things, but am not there yet.

The purpose of my blog is to write and practice writing. If anyone reads it, or I eventually get paid for it, that is just bonus.


Posted by on November 6, 2014 in Uncategorized


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2 responses to “NaBloPoMo Daily prompt: Do I consider myself a “professional” blogger?

  1. Cindi Labadie

    November 14, 2014 at 7:13 am

    I started blogging July 1st of this year to “write and practice writing” as well. Along the way I have tried to learn photoshop, come up with great categories and promote my blog without promoting my blog-if that makes sense. YIKES!
    I’m proud of both of us! Keep up the great writing. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. kathryndean2013

    November 14, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Thanks for the encouragement! I look forward to checking out your blog to see what I can learn 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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