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Difference between Forum and Blog-source""

Forum Blog
Forum is User Generated Content. Blog is an Author Generated Content.
Members participate in the discussion to share views and ideas. Author share views and ideas on the blog topic.
The discussions are more real-time provided member content doesn’t need to pass the moderation queue. Apart from comments, interaction with the blogger can have a lag depending on the availability of the blogger.
Can take the form of question and answers. For questions, one has to ask the blogger, and he may answer readers’ questions.
Any user can ask a question and other experts in the area can answer the question, Only the author (or in case of a multi-author blog – authors) responds to readers’ questions.
The responses in the forum may not be from an expert in the field and often is the case. As a blog author, one tends to reply to questions with thorough research.
Forum answers aren’t from an authority in the domain. Blog authors who get a lot of questions from readers are considered an authority in the subject matter.
One can’t trust the worthiness of the forum replies. Bloggers tend to build the trust of the readers and share views and ideas that are trustworthy.
Forums are a many-to-many discussion platform. Any member can create a discussion, and others can reply. Blogs are one-to-many discussion platforms, even if you consider guest article contribution. Readers express views on the article in comments only.
Forums are tough to manage. One may need to monitor for spam, content, reply to topics to make it look active, etc. Blogs, on the other hand, are much easier to manage.
Forums are much easier to generate content. Blogs need a lot of time on research before an author can write about the topic.
Forums are tough to get rolling. Members will be interested in creating discussions only when they see an active community. In short, members will create content when they see the others getting their reply or having fruitful discussions. Blogs, on the other hand, are much easier to start rolling. Even if you don’t have an active reader-base, all one needs is a motivation to keep blogging.
Forums contain user-generated queries, which means there are chances others will have the same questions. Archives will serve the purpose of SEO traffic. Blog authors need to answer readers’ queries and generate the blog archives to be able to rank well in Google.
Google doesn’t make forum discussion as authoritative content. The trustworthiness of the content is also questionable. Blog authors have an edge when it comes to the authoritativeness and trustworthiness of the content.
Forums support social media features like membership, private messages, visitor messages, friends and followers, social groups, member birthdays, etc Blog lack social media features.
You always need to monitor the forum for moderation. You don’t always need to be blogging.
In forums, members are all equal. Anyone can start a discussion on a topic. For a blog, it is the blogger who starts the topic, and discussion may continue in comments.

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