I wanted to know is, is it violate any rules if I wrote a blog post for a given question and post it as a answer for that question.

There might be many reasons that answer is more suited as a blog post, like answer can be too long, have strong links to previous set of posts, etc.

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The answer that you post should be able to stand alone if all outgoing links were to die.

So if you really wanted to write a blog post, put a self-contained summary in the answer and then link to the blog post.

Also be aware that any question needs a blog post as an answer may hint at being too broad.


Answers should be self-contained. That is, everything the reader needs to know should be in the answer post. If the answer won't stand on its own without the link, it's not a good answer.

That said, it's okay to link to a resource for further information. Don't make it a habit, though, or you'll be flagged for spamming.

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