Saturday, February 12, 2011

Articles Vs Blog Posts '" What's the Difference?

As a mentor of my writing peers, I am often asked to discern the difference between a blog post and an article. When submitting work to clients and content sites, how do you know if your writeup should have gone to your blog instead? Blogs can certainly be professional and articles can definitely be conversational. However, even though you can publish an article on your blog, it's not very wise to submit something that should have been a blog as an article. In some cases, it may even hurt your career. So what's the difference?

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  1. Thanks for this informative post.But i think both are same. articles

  2. They are most certainly not the same. You saying that shows that you didn't click through to Lyn Lomasi's article and read it.

    That's the problem with a lot of content writers, especially on a platform like Y!CN where you can publish on any topic. People think it's okay to put ANYTHING up and that they should get thousands of page views with the snap of their fingers. That's not the case. If you don't have a high standard and tight focus for your work on Y!CN, you'll never get the high paying assignments and you'll never see the high page views.

    You can always put up those "bloggy" articles, but it won't help your PayPal account.