I agree with you and in my free photography book I go over that, there is a difference between "pictures" and photographs. I have a nice quote on my facebook page
about that too, that reads, "When I take a photograph, it's not just about the subject being captured in time, it's about the intended audience with the interjection of my soul; when I take pictures, it's just plain fun!"
Not to steal away from your blog, as I for one love your blog and recommend everyone follow jimmyd's link first! Thanks, and have a Happy New Year and an even better decade! rg sends!