Steve Spalding has published a post on what he believes are the five different types of bloggers and the roles they play. They are as follows:
- Tabloid Writers
- Forum Moderators
Steve goes on to say that he’s mainly talking about semi-professional and professional bloggers within these 5 points. I can attest to the fact that you don’t need to be professional in order to perform these roles. As a blogger, I’ve discovered on my own that bloggers are like small business owners, they wear many different hats. At the end of the article, Steve asks “What Do You Think A Blogger Is?”
I think a blogger, no matter how you look at it, is part of something larger. A collection of people that as a whole, have a very loud voice. You may know this as the blogosphere. Each person in this blogosphere contributes a little or a lot of information, usually within a defined niche. Bloggers are generally more in touch with reality than your bigger news sites.
When you stop to think about just what exactly a blogger is, it’s too difficult to come to a single conclusion. Thankfully, the word Blogger pretty much sums everything up into one word.