I have been judging TechNet Guru articles for quite a while now and I have seen many Wiki articles that has more Blog Post feel on it. For instance, there were articles which uses personal branded software applications for demonstrations and it is not appropriate for Wikis.
Thought of writing this post giving a brief compare and contrast to Wikis and Blog Posts.
Let me start off with Blog Posts.
Blog posts are usually authored by a single author and there can be couple of contributors. Basically author writes the content and it’s his/her view or opinion about something. Others can’t modify the content; they can only put comments under comments area (sometimes comments needs moderation by author). Most of the times, author is putting his/her signature at the end of the post.
In the other hand, wikis have multiple authors. One author starts writing the Wiki and the others starts adding/updating the content. Because of this nature, unlike blog posts, wikis are getting updated multiple times within a day. Since wikis are getting modified by several people, they do not contain one person’s view or opinion. Wiki’s cannot contain a signature at the end of the article as it is not owning by an individual or a group.
For more information, please read following wikis.
- Wiki Governance: Types of Articles Not Appropriate for TechNet Wiki
- User Experience Guidelines-> Signatures, Credit, and Personalization