This approach tends to work better for articles that are jam packed with information and/or those that take a broad, aerial view of the topic, but it can also work with articles that are a close up view of one specific topic. For example, I've written many articles on how to create an effective resource box, and from that one very laser beamed topic I have branched off articles on extremely specific elements of that already specific topic. I assure you, no matter what your article is about, you can write about it more in depth in a new article.
If you understand the principles behind website templates you will immediately see the huge benefits to WordPress template systems. Basically it is designed to hookup automated template ideas to a system via which a client who knows nothing about anything can access your site (behind password protection obviously) and update and manage the website that you leave him.