What's the difference between a blog post & an article ?
The difference between articles and blog posts is not as clear cut as it used to be. Blog posts used to be short written pieces, often based on the writer’s opinion. Articles were longer pieces, based on research and interviews. These days, many sites publish long form blog posts, based on research and interviews, that are very similar to articles. The label is less important than creating and publishing a valuable and trustworthy piece of content, whatever the length.
What kind of articles are most common ?
There’s a variety of common article types. Both online and offline publications publish feature articles, which focus on or profile a particular person, company, product, or service. In addition, how-to articles, which explain the steps needed to carry out a task, are very popular. Online, list type articles are also very popular. In the last few years, articles based on original research and data have also become common. Many readers also enjoy long-form articles and opinion pieces.