Anybody who picks up a pen, pencil, crayon or places their hands on a keyboard is a writer. I keep telling myself that. It doesn't hurt though when somebody else is willing to publish the stuff that you write. That feels really good. I have had a number of short short stories (also known as flash fiction and nonfiction) published. I've won a contest and I've had a story performed in a podcast. Those kinds of things are quite validating! I love telling a good story :-)
That said, I think it's sort of an ego indulgence to have a website and I would say I'm indulging my ego except I'm feeling very awkward. There are times when an Internet presence is helpful. This is mine.
To be honest, my stories are more interesting than me! ;-)