Write articles not blog entries

Well now this article by Jakob Nielsen has stirred up a lot of interest amongst bloggers. Jakob Nielsen who is an Internet usability guru writes that people should be writing articles on Websites in preference to writing blog posts.

Lo-fi Librarian amongst other has picked up the story. My own preference is for blog posts as demonstrated by the fact I post to several blogs on a regular basis. Writing to a blog is so immediate whereas writing a journal article or paper will often mean meeting deadlines, drafting multiple versions and not seeing the finished article for a considerable amount of time. Journal articles also don't allow for feedback or comments from the readership.

I find the ability to say I enjoyed reading a post or commenting on a post invaluable and find that often the comments can be more interesting then the posts as they can contain additional resources.