Blogging Insights — Amateur Writers

It’s Monday and Dr. Tanya is back with her weekly Blogging Insights prompt. She provides us with a quote about blogging or writing and asks us to express our opinion about said quote.

This week’s quote is from author Richard Bach.

A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”

Based upon the definition of the word “amateur” as a person who engages in a pursuit on an unpaid, rather than a professional, basis,” I suppose it can be said that a professional in any occupation started out as an amateur who didn’t quit. Writers, actors, athletes, whatever.

I am neither a professional writer nor a professional blogger. I am a casual, hobby blogger. In other words, an amateur blogger. I do not plan to quit my pursuit of blogging anytime soon. But not quitting writing as an amateur blogger will not make me either a professional blogger or a professional writer.

I guess it’s a good thing that I don’t plan to make any money from blogging.

10 thoughts on “Blogging Insights — Amateur Writers

  1. Mister Bump UK August 1, 2022 / 12:12 pm

    It’s a totally different feeling, writing because you want to rather than writing because you have some deadline to meet. Chalk and cheese.

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    • Marilyn Armstrong August 1, 2022 / 2:19 pm

      Yup. Nothing like doing it for a paycheck where you are ALWAYS on a deadline and what you write is always up to someone else’s specs. I love writing without the deadline and without someone looking over my shoulder — other than the dog, of course.

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong August 1, 2022 / 2:18 pm

    I don’t even consider myself a professional writer now since I’m not getting paid. Really, no matter what ANYONE say, it’s the money that makes you a pro.

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  3. Sadje August 1, 2022 / 10:31 pm

    Well said Fandango. I feel like that too

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  4. Geoff Stamper August 1, 2022 / 11:00 pm

    I can’t wait to qualify as an amateur writer, so I can get on the path to professional!

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  5. leigha66 August 3, 2022 / 6:41 pm

    There has always been the smallest whisper of “some day…” but even though I have not quit, I have not become much of an amateur, not to mention a pro.

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  6. drtanya@saltedcaramel August 4, 2022 / 12:32 am

    If only I could make money with my blog…

    If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.


  7. Carol anne August 5, 2022 / 2:50 pm

    From what I know, its super hard to make an income from blogging. I couldnt be bothered to even try!

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