A budding blogger often gets perplexed on being introduced with the differences between a blog and an article. Even though it is not that obvious but a blog differs tremendously from an article. Sometimes it becomes completely impossible to distinguish one from the other. While trying to differentiating between a blog and an article remembering the basics will help.
An article is said to be a more elaborate form of writing while a blog will stick to a word limit not exceeding 300. Structurally too both of these mediums of writing are remarkably different. Another difference between the two is that while articles are pure content a blog can comprise of a mix of audios, visuals as well as content or focus on one of them completely. Another possible difference between the two could come from the element of interaction. Where blogs tend to be infused with interactive elements, articles are elaborate, descriptive and often explanatory.
Another difference that shows blogs in a brighter light than articles is that the former have a larger access to social networks and more sharing rate than the later. The impact of blogs is much more profound than an article; however, more than a differentiation this is an opinion; and, the statement is not always true.
The nature of the two writing mediums also is a differentiating factor. The work of a blog writer tends to be much more elaborate than that of an article writer. Moreover blog posts are simple to write since there is not any limit on the content. Articles on the other hand have defined set of guidelines to be followed. Hence it is said that article writing is more of restricted creativity.