• NevOn
    NevOn is the archive weblog of Neville Hobson, a British business communicator based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, a record of commentary and conversations from December 2002 until 22 February 2006. This site is no longer updated - please visit www.nevillehobson.com.
  • About Neville Hobson
  • Gmail email


  • For Immediate Release
    For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report - A bi-weekly podcast for professional communicators from Neville Hobson, ABC, and Shel Holtz, ABC.

    Subscribe to podcast RSS feed

    Subscribe via iTunes

    Subscribe via Yahoo! Podcasts

    Enter your email address* and click "Vote" to cast your vote for FIR at Podcast Alley:

    *email used for vote verification.

2006 Public Speaking

  • Delivering The New PR – How Blogs, Podcasts and RSS Can Work For You - Manchester, UK, February 15, 2006

    New Communications Forum 2006 - Palo Alto, USA, March 1-3, 2006

    Blogging for Business - London, April 4, 2006

    Summit for the Future on Risk 2006 - Amsterdam, May 3-5, 2006

    IABC International Conference 2006 - Vancouver, Canada, June 4-7, 2006

2005 Public Speaking

  • Les Blogs 2.0 - Paris, December 5-6, 2005

    IABC EuroComm 2005 - Paris, Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2005

    Melcrum workshop on New Media - London, November 29, 2005

    Making the News: Blogging, Really Simple Syndication and The New PR - Sunderland, UK, November 18, 2005

    Emerce E-Day - Amsterdam, October 12, 2005

    Global PR Blog Week 2.0 - September 19-23, 2005

    PodcastCon UK - September 17, 2005

    The Communication Directors' Forum

    New Communications Forum 2005 - Napa, USA, January 26-27, 2005

Corporate Blogs

  • Comprehensive list of corporate blogs on The New PR Wiki. Also there: list of CEO blogs, product blogs, podcasts and more.



  • Listed on BlogShares
  • Blogarama - The Blog Directory
  • The British Bloggers Directory.
  • FeedDemon RSS & Atom Reader
  • Kinja, the weblog guide
  • Get Firefox!
  • Powered by TypePad
  • We're Not Afraid
  • Download iPodder, the cross-platform podcast receiver

« Finding influential blogs as easy as 1-2-3 | Main | Coming Soon: Blog conference for PR/Marcom professionals - New Communications Forum 2005 »

21 October 2004


Stephen Powell

I wouldn't disagree with much of what you have written as a technical description of the difference between Blogs and forums.

However I believe that the key difference are connected to social participation. Essentially, forums/online communities require a degree of agreement between participants around their purpose if they are to be successful. Blogs on the other had are generally an individuals expression of views although there are of course exceptions. So a Blog can be likened to someone standing on a soap box spouting about what ever they chose to with the occasional person stopping to listen and perhaps make a comment. Forums on the other hand are more akin to individuals choosing to attend a meeting with an advertised purpose or agenda. This I believe is the key difference and the technical explanations that you give are only part of the story, but thanks for the explanation as it is helpful.


Basically, the only difference that I can see is that you do not need to log into a Blog to post comments. Blogs seem to be a lot of hype, buzz, and marketing. Just my $.02


It was really good discussion that is done over here. But Please specify neat and clear idea about both (blogs and forums).
One point is there that is fine. In blogs, no need to login or register as a valid user but posting in forums, you need to be a valid or exist user or member of that site. We shold focus on technical specification regarding this. What else except these things ?

The comments to this entry are closed.

New Blog

  • Go to www.nevillehobson.com

Google Search Nevon

Corante Network

Content Syndication


  • Verified Member of the AttentionTrust



Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 07/2004