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