Wordsmith FAQs

Question: What is the definition of a wordsmith?

Answer: Answers.com states that a wordsmith is:

"A fluent and prolific writer, especially one who writes professionally."
"An expert on words."
"A person who works with words; a skillful writer."

All of the above are true, and yet there is more to being a wordsmith, at least according to my interpretation of the word.

To me, a wordsmith is someone who cares passionately about words (a good example would be the poets Emily Dickinson and Dylan Thomas), and wishes to convey thoughts in carefully chosen written words. A true wordsmith is ever mindful of how one's words will affect others, and it is a serious responsibility.

When I started my first blog at Townhall.com on May 31, 2007, I didn't really know anything about blogging, and taught myself whatever I needed to know.

I chose the name "Conservative Wordsmith" after several hours of research, looking into archaic dictionaries for the perfect words for my Townhall.com blog name. Knowledge never ends, by the way, and if you happen to be one of those persons who thinks that it does, all I can tell you is that you're wrong.

I eventually decided to buy my own Conservative Wordsmith domain name, and began my official Conservative Wordsmith website on November 1, 2008.

Question: What about the conservative part? You don't always seem to be that conservative.

Answer: My unique take on conservatism stems from the fact that I once held liberal views. This fact enables me to understand both sides of the political spectrum. Additionally, my conservative political understanding is intricately tied up with my equally conservative religious beliefs.

Question: So the Conservative Wordsmith is human like all of us?
Answer: Yes, I am so sorry to disappoint you, but I am all too human. Do not ever permit your mind to regard any person as someone who has achieved complete perfection.

Please feel free to contact me by email at any time. You can write to me, Conservative Wordsmith Susan Baldwin, at conservativewordsmith@gmail.com.
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