An invitation from SAP to attend the imminent SAPPHIRE event in Vienna as a “Blogger” got me a bit confused.
I would quite naturally describe myself as an industry analyst, consultant, small business owner, dad, husband, etc, as these describe what I am from one perspective or another. I would never dream of calling myself a Blogger (with a capital B), however, in the same way as I wouldn’t call myself an Article Writer, Report Writer, Presenter, etc. These are just things I do to communicate rather than descriptions of what I am.
I think it is bizarre that people have latched onto the term Blogger as if it somehow defines a role. People who blog come from all walks of life and use blogging as a way to communicate their views and opinions on all kinds of things from all kinds of different perspectives. While I know lots of people who blog, I am not sure any of them use this as a way to define themselves or what they do.
So, from a personal perspective, I am definitely a blogger in that I blog my views and opinions here, here, here and here, but that doesn't make me a Blogger!