What’s the difference between a blog and a website?
Practically speaking, nothing.
What’s a Blog?
But theoretically there is a difference. A Blog is a ‘web log,’ an internet based journal. So that makes it a type of website. For example, this entry is a ‘post’ in the blog section of Blog Frog.
In practice though a blog can also function just like a fully-blown website with a section devoted to journaling. If you go to my front page you’ll see a link to the blog but also static pages: About and Services.
Today’s blogs also include static pages which makes them websites in their own right, although most people refer to the whole site (eg: Blog Frog) as a blog. So Blog Frog is a website with a blog. But lo, I created this site using web-based blogging software! How nifty is that?
You want a website with a blog. Yes you do, trust me. Without costing extra, what a blog will do is
- show your customers/audience that you really know your stuff
- demonstrate your passion – a valuable asset otherwise hard to flaunt
- keep yourself interested and proactively occupied
- build your brand, whether it be your business’ or your own.
I guess I’ll need to expand on these and add other points in another post. Stay tuned!