Something A to Z Challenge-related, but not exactly an A to Z post…Okay, I confused you. But do read on 🙂
I’ll let you in on a little secret: A lot of professional journalists feel pretty snooty about bloggers. I know because I used to be one. In fact, I probably would have created a blog much sooner if not for the fact that for the longest time, I didn’t want to be associated with “amateurs.”
With a bit of understanding, journalists (and retired journalists) might be excused for the hostility.
- Most journalists went to school to learn to do what they do, while many bloggers went to school and learned to do something different … something that probably pays better.
- Journalists view writing as their career, their milk and bread, while most bloggers view writing as a hobby.
- Journalists wrongly view bloggers’ hobby as something that helped put them out of a job. The truth is a lot more complicated than that.
While I am disgusted by some of the…
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