Website or Blog: What Is The Difference?

Website or blog?

The primary difference between a website or blog is the way the content is presented to the reader.  A blog (web log) is really just a type of website (site on web).  A website is made up of static content, meaning the information on the pages doesn't change very often.  Whereas, a blog is made up of frequent "posts" or updates of information posted in chronological order.

What is the difference between a website or blog? Which do I need? The primary difference between a website and blog is the way the content is presented to the reader.  A blog (web log) is really just a type of website (site on web). Learn more: Jennifer-Franklin.com

Which do I need?

The answer: It depends upon how you want to display your information and how often you want to share new information.

The basic differences between a website and blog are the following:

Website

  • Content does not change
  • Information is more formal
  • Readers don't interact
  • Make purchases
  • Businesses use to inform about products and services

Blog

  • A blog is a form of website
  • Content is updated regularly as a post
  • Information is more informal
  • Readers can add comments
  • Businesses keep readers up-to-date

I heart WordPress

Thanks to the WordPress CMS (content management system) many people can now have both a website and blog in one. In my opinion, that is the best of both worlds. A blog allows you to add fresh content to your website which keeps your visitors engaged.

In 2005, my very first e-commerce website was hosted separate from my blog.

*gasp!

I know, right?

For me, WordPress has been a lifesaver! I can easily customize the website design and there is a HUGE community of people providing help, themes, plug-ins, widgets and more along the way.

I'll save my WordPress love for another day. 🙂

Customers are looking for you online

Often times, before someone calls or emails a business, he / she will look for more information online.  Your website or blog is often your only chance to make a first impression. Much like your business' physical address, your site's visitors will learn more about you, form an opinion of you, and will hopefully make a purchase.

Website or Blog?

What do you think?

I would love to hear your thoughts or suggestions on this topic.

Leave a comment below.

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10 thoughts on “Website or Blog: What Is The Difference?

  1. I wasn’t sure whether or not I needed a website or blog for my design business. I can’t wait to launch my website and a blog to engage my readers. Thank you for posting!

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