Yesterday, I was trying to use the Blog Post Macro and I realised that some posts in confluence are considered as Pages and some are considered as Blogs.
Also, I heard that Pages should be used when it could act as source of information for something for a long time while Blogs are for one time dissemination of information.
However, I still don't get the difference between these two. Moreover, why is there such a difference?
Blogs are not shown inside the page hierarchy, but instead use a published date based sorting. Indeed, blogs should be used for content that is relevant for a certain time span: Announcements, outages, etc.
When our company introduced Confluence we (IT) totally underestimated the blog usage. The users started using it on their own & blogging quickly became the main announcement channel in our company. There is one important point: A user can subscribe to be notified for every blog post by mail. But he will only receive a single mail on the blog post & can then decide to watch the blog post. We also use an app/addon Lively Blog Posts & added the macro to our intranet startpage. This allows for a label controlled publishing of blog posts on important pages (only certain users are allowed to set these labels). Also blog post are formatted & displayed with images in a timeline based column.
There are several tools out now, which allow switch a page to a blog post & vice versa (Script Runner, Lively Blogs, Space Admin...)
Our company would really miss the blogging function of Confluence.
I'd suggest having a look at https://www.atlassian.com/company/events/summit-europe/watch-sessions/2018/teams-culture-workspaces/how-to-win-friends-and-confluence-people , there's a great bit about blogs that would give you more insights.
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