After i relocated a few months ago, I had to fill out some paperwork for my tenancy agreement. One of the required fields was an occupation. I sat there for a while trying to decide what to fill. Simply put, I filled BLOGGER. But there is something about that title (blogger) that is not taken seriously yet. I wanted a title that accurately described what I do as a blogger. As a blogger, you wear many hats.
Here are some titles you can use on job applications, your LinkedIn profile, or for any other occasion that requires a job title.
This is a common title for “a person who keeps a weblog or blog” Short and simple. I think it is totally okay to use this title because you keep a blog.
“A person who writes a novel, essay, poem, etc.; the composer of a literary work, as distinguished from a compiler, editor, translator or copyist” You are the composer of the blog. I feel that this is more appropriate than a writer (if you are the sole writer for your blog) because it gives you ownership of the blog.
Simply put, a writer is “a person engaged in writing books, stories, articles, etc., especially as an occupation or profession; an author or journalist.” Your words are the main focus of your blog, the reason people come to your site. You write on a daily basis.
“A person who selects content for presentation” This is one of my personal favourite job titles for bloggers. It gives your title a little freedom but still accurate describes what you do. You pick out an article topic, design images to go along, etc. Feel free to add to it and be a “web curator” or a “content curator”.
“A person having managerial and sometimes policy-making responsibility for the editorial part of a publishing firm or of a newspaper, magazine, or other publication” I feel that editor sheds more light on just how much you do for your blog. You are the author, but you also manage every other aspect of the job.
“A person who founds or establishes” Go big with this job title. You did start your own online business after all! Wear it proudly.
“A person who has control or direction of an institution, business, etc.” I actually like all titles for bloggers that start with content. I like this part of the definition of content “substantive information or creative material”. This is an accurate description of your occupation.
“A writer of copy, especially for advertisements or publicity releases.” You could always copy the Copyblogger folks and use Copyblogger as your title
“An authorised messenger or representative” for brands. This one is really popular for Twitter profiles. If you write a lot of sponsored posts, a brand ambassador is a great job title.
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Do you use any of the above as your title? Or something else? Where do you use your title (social media, linked in, resume, etc?)