A show of support for blogging’s annual marathon

Something A to Z Challenge-related, but not exactly an A to Z post…Okay, I confused you. But do read on 🙂

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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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7 thoughts on “A show of support for blogging’s annual marathon

    • Yeah, I saw that, Actually, I think there were two. Were you the other one? I was kind of late reblogging but I was going through my email inbox and “cleaning” it when I saw the topic.

      What I really just hate about following non-WP blogs is I am not directly informed via Reader of new posts, so I most times miss them.

      My degree then, which was under an institute, had subjects related to Development Journalism, one of the offered majors. Years after I graduated, the institute is now considered a college. I think (not sure), the majors are now offered as degrees. Anyway, I took up another major during my time, but I was able to do journalism through the school paper. I still learned more from my peers. 🙂

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      • It was “Me in the Middle” (on WordPress.com) who reblogged it. I’m using self-hosted WordPress.org and that doesn’t have a ‘reblog’ function. I think learning by doing is the best way.

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        • I learn easier that way, too. That was why in college, I usually got higher grades in my laboratory classes rather than the lecture ones (not that any of my science-related courses gave me high marks) 😉

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  1. While I do feel blogging challenges and marathons help bring bloggers together and establish a sense of community, they are not for me. I do like the idea of getting creative and thinking out of the box for these challenges, though. But I am pretty much a free spirit and would probably drop of out halfway of such challenges. It’s one reason why I’ve never participated in Nanowrimo even though many people encourage me too, lol.

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    • I am like you. But I really do want to do this even though I am late at times. The first two times I tried, I failed, so I don’t want to fail this time. Meanwhile, NaNoWriMo is also something that won’t work for me.

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