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QOTD – October 23 – What Makes it NOT a Blog?

I will not question the fact that The Poetry Question is a blog. We keep trying to convince ourselves otherwise, but the fact is, we are writing words on a WordPress page, and we are hoping that a lot of people read it so that we can continue to maintain the wonderful readership we’ve gained over the last 8 months.

The original plan was to create a webspace where people could gather, write about poetry, fiction, or whatever else crept into their minds, respond to daily prompts and questions, and get inspired. We hope that we have done that for you, and if you’re a returning reader, we must have done something to get you to come back. We appreciate it. Please, pass us along to your friends.

All that being said, where is the line in the sand between “blog” and “online magazine.” Is there a difference? What makes Deadspin an online magazine, and The Poetry Question simply a blog?

Question of the Day:

What is the difference between a blog and an online magazine?

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

9 comments on “QOTD – October 23 – What Makes it NOT a Blog?

  1. Robert Long
    October 23, 2013

    A blog, is a collection of a person’s thoughts and is basically a public journal about one particular thing or idea. An online magazine will post about many different things in short-modded strong long articles.

  2. Troy
    October 23, 2013

    What makes something a blog, is when people can sign up or not sign up and be apart of a conversation. If its not a blog, think of it more like a news paper(Tablet, IPad ect..)

  3. Thane Poole
    October 23, 2013

    A blog is where multiple people can talk and share opinions.
    An online magazine is a thing that Jay states facts and or opinions.

  4. Anthony
    October 23, 2013

    Blogs are non fictional and blogs are about people life’s and true story’s . Magazine can be fictional and are not always about someone’s story or life

  5. blake bedlion
    October 23, 2013

    blogs are for one person online magzine is for tons of storys

  6. Arianna Burleson
    October 23, 2013

    a blog is a live diary or journal. this is more like a article.

  7. Jaxon Skeen (@JaxonSkeen)
    October 23, 2013

    An online magazine has a release date and has a formal pages and articles, where as a blog is just your thoughts written online when you want to write them how you want to write them.

  8. SavinaAnna16
    October 23, 2013

    A blog is where someone shares his or her thought
    An online magazine is something that happened or i going to happen. Not necessiraly your thoughts
    Anna Savina
    Pd.1

  9. Kristen
    October 26, 2013

    A blog is a place for a person to express themselves without being judged.

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