In today’s content packed web, we often see the words “blog” and “article” used interchangeably; so much that the line between the two terms seems to increasingly become blurry. Today we’ll answer the very common question: Blogging Vs Article Writing – Is There A Difference? … And most importantly, how does it impact your web platform strategy?First, let’s cover blog vs. blog post. If you are interested in becoming a reputable blogger, the first step is to know that a blog is a web-site where bl
This is an excellent article I found on LinkedIn that explains the difference between blogging and article writing. There is a difference! I agree with the Mr. Bare’s explanation here. In my mind, blogging is part of a conversation with another person, rather than merely projecting out facts, figures and other information. Granted, the conversation in blogging can be one-sided if no one responds, but there is no question that it’s much more personal and H2H–human-to-human. Only disagreement I have is that blog posts are short. Heck, dude, have you read my blog? 😉 Great guidelines to understand the differences, if you ask me, outlined here.
Do you agree with the article? Put your comments below.
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2 thoughts on “Blogging Vs Article Writing – Is There A Difference?”
By and large, I think that Taylor has begged the question — in the traditional sense of “beg the question.” Why isn’t an article the same as a blog post? Because I define an article as this thing, this thing, and this thing — and I define a blog post as the opposite.
Who says that articles are carefully structured and blog posts are not? Who says that articles are always well-researched and objective? Who says that articles are meticulously edited and never focus on “unfinished, evolving ideas”? Taylor says so. But I don’t.
At best I see a continuum. At one extreme are written pieces that are polished and factual; at the other, pieces that are casual and personal. I might be willing to categorize the extremes as articles and blog posts, respectively. But between the extremes, there’s a whole bunch of overlap.
When you visit my blog you’ll see a lot of articles and a lot of blog posts — usually at the same time.
You’re right. The lines between blog posts as articles, or articles being blog posts is blurring. I think what struck me in the article was the idea of the slightly more casual tone that takes place in blog posts over articles. I think that usually used to be reserved more from columnists like Dave Barry and the like in my head, but I could be wrong, and that’s where the confusion lies. I definitely have a mix of articles and blog posts here on TechCommGeekMom at the same time–as if you didn’t notice!