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Is “Blogger” a Good Enough Job Title?

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What you call yourself is a big part of personal branding. Pick a broad job title and people might be concerned you are not an expert; choose something too refined and the depth of your knowledge can be doubted.

Plumbers have it easy; the world understands what a plumber does. Maybe not every detail, but enough to get the gist.

These days most people know what a blogger is, but do they really understand what a blogger does? Not every writer can be a blogger and vice versa.

Many people think job titles are all B.S., and in the corporate world, I would not argue with you. But when you are a freelancer, and you have more control where the next pay day is coming from, it’s important to label yourself correctly.

So let’s gather ’round fellow bloggers and chat about what title makes the most sense. I’m talking about the several words that describe what you do on your business card. The title that you use on your email signatures, and so on.

How do you label yourself?

Blogger
Freelance Writer
Community Manager
Website Editor
Digital Media Pro
Written Word Technician
Editorial Producer

Add the other alternatives in the comments section below and let us know what you think is the best way to get across what you do to the masses.

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  1. Seth J. says: 8/17/2010

    Interactive Coordinator. just depends on the site.

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  2. Marco Fiori ) says: 8/17/2010

    I’m a writer. It doesn’t matter in what form or for who, that’s what I do. The rest are either pretentious or too precise.

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  3. Wallace ) says: 8/17/2010

    Freelance Writer is a good alternative if you don’t like use “blogger” as job title.

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  4. Samuel ) says: 8/17/2010

    Lol nice post! Well, for me i dnt use any of the above names, i just use my main names lol. Thanks.

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  5. Hippy Hop says: 8/18/2010

    That really depends on what you do online. For me, it is beyond SEO but basically a freelancer. The more defined your work, the easier the job title is. But I prefer to be called BPO Contractor.

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  6. David ) says: 8/18/2010

    I prefer writer, because it is broad enough to encompass many areas of writing – blogging, freelance writer, and author.

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