So, you’ve decided to become a content writer but are a bit confused between ‘blogs’ and ‘articles’. Worry not, we are here to solve your doubt and make it easy to choose between the two. The confusion between blog and article is not only limited to new writers, even professional writers use those words interchangeably sometimes.
To become a good writer who can attract large traffic to your content, you need to understand the common difference between those two. We’ve differentiated between blog and article based on the following parameters.
Personal opinions are freely used in a blog, in fact, a blog is your views and thoughts on any topic. Whereas, in an article, you have to curb your opinions and have to make assumptions based on the statistics and information gathered by doing a thorough research.
For example, whenever the government announces a new policy, you will get the information regarding the policy, the stakeholders for the same, consult some expert for reviews on the policy. After that, you’ll format an article based on all this research, whereas, while writing a blog, you don’t need to do that much research and write what you feel about the policy rather than summarising all the facts and statistics.
Keywords are one of the best tools for Search Engine Optimization and attracting organic traffic, know more about keywords here. While writing a blog, keywords are the main thing to focus on. You need to do proper research on the keywords you’re including in the blog, they should match the context of your blog and attract huge traffic.
On the other hand, keywords are not necessary for writing an article. Articles are usually published on sites with subscribed users, so there is not much emphasis on keywords for SEO.
A blog can roughly range anywhere from 400 to 1200 words and the style of writing for blogs is very casual. The readers should feel like you are there explaining any topic in the most casual way possible. Usually, blogs are written to express your views and feelings to the general public through personal blogging sites or social media.
Whereas, an article is much lengthier than a blog, ranging between 1000 to 5000 words. An article is written in the most professional way, using the best vocabulary that expresses your expertise in literature and journalism. Articles are usually written for large publications or news organisations that tend to provide the best and fact-approved content to their readers.
We hope the difference between blogs and articles is clear to you. It will help you a lot if you are aiming to become a freelance writer or work for a publication house.
Also, check out out our blog on ‘Blogging vs Vlogging’.
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