blog post vs. article

What is the difference between a blog post and an article? They both have distinct features that make them unique from one another.

1 A blog post is mostly your own opinion, whereas in an article stating your opinion isn’t allowed unless it’s an editorial or opinion piece

2 While a blog post generally has no interviews with sources, an article contains interviews and research from reputable sources.

3 Word count: blog posts range from 300-600 words, whereas an article can contain over 1200 words.

4 Blog post are centered around SEO keywords. Keywords aren’t as relevant for long-form articles, unless it’s for an online publication.

5 The spelling and grammar in an article needs to be impeccable; there is less emphasis on writing mechanics in blog posts since they are more personal in nature (although spelling still counts).

6 The writing style ranges from casual in a blog post to more sophisticated for an article.

7 A blog is self-published, but an article requires an editor’s keen eye to clean it up for you and be published by either an online magazine or a physical publication.

8 Pay rates vary. A freelance blog post writer may be paid at a lower per-word rate than one who writes articles for online and physical publications. Such rates can be up to $1.00 per word.

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