Is It a Blog Post Or an Article – You Decide
Many wonder, you may have wondered, and I’ve wondered what differentiates a blog post from an article. Is it a blog post or an article seems to be a common question among blogging newbies?[break][/break]
What Others Are Saying
I found interesting information on the subject that might shed some light on the difference between the two. Symantec posted the difference. Articles are usually 1500 words with explanations. Blog posts provide readers with tips and general information and are usually 100 to 500 words in length.
Time Finders Magazine feels that the average article is 500 words in length and makes note that “some article directories … require a minimum of 500 words.” They point out that you can let your personality shine through your business blog.
Success Network Recipes puts a different spin on the subject, but I like it. They point out that articles are lengthy, show off your expertise, and are designed for “taking your time” reading. Blogs are best read immediately.[break][/break]
Are They More Informative[break][/break]
Is it an article or a blog post? Many feel that articles are more informative than a blog post. This is an arguable fact, as I’ve seen some pretty informative blog posts condensed to fewer than 400 words. Others feel that naming your web copy as an article can result in it being taken more seriously.
Another school of thought is that a blog post focuses on a single thought, while an article might focus on more than one thought. Some are very verbal in their opinion is what differentiates a blog post from an article and some feel that there is no difference. Some feel that articles can be blog posts, but not all blog posts can be considered articles.
As for myself? I kind of agree with sundowneradmin.com. They posted that there really isn’t much of a difference between an article and a blog post. At the same time, I feel that the lengthier the writing, the more it will be perceived as an article.