The article is intended to be informational purposes, and not with the intent of taking a stab at the noobs of the internet. I believe everyone is a noob at anything, as there is always something more to learn than what you knew before. So, the first thing you notice after you wander around the internet for a few hours is that you notice tons of websites and blogs sprawling petabytes of bandwidth.
The first question that arises to many of them is what exactly a website is and what is a blog? Many of them tend to confuse one with the other and interpret an answer of their own will. So, let’s just clear the air and reveal the difference between a blog and a website.
The basic difference between a blog and a website is theoretically the difference in how data is being presented – the format. Apart from that, in practicality there is a fine line between a blog and a website, not much to ponder about however. There is some key differences between them and this should clarify as to what you should go with for creating and publishing your content.
NOTE: Please don’t ask which is the easiest way to make money. Because there is none. It takes a lot of patience, persistence and hard work to make money on the internet.
What is a Blog?
A blog is basically a web log that a blogger makes use for chronological listing of blog posts. A blog has the most recent content shown first followed by the previously updated content. A blog can be easily started with services like WordPress, Blogger, etc. and do not need you to start something from the scratch, providing you with the entire system including design templates.
A blog thrives on new content and more updated it is, the more attention it will get. That doesn’t mean tons of scraps will equal gold mine. Quality and regularly updated content are examples of a good blog.
Basic identification of Blogs:
- A chronological listing of blog posts.
- A commenting system that invites readers to participate in the communication and leave behind comments.
- Blog posts are archived by date, category, author, tags and sub-categories.
- RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds for posts and/or comments for feed-readers like Feedly, etc.
What is a Website?
A blog can be a part of a website, in the form of a separate page and linked to the homepage. A website is a bigger aspect and its limitations are little to none. A website could be anything from a single page to a 1 Billion-users social network (Say, Facebook).
Basic identification of a website:
- A homepage that displays content from several sections of internal website pages.
- A design portfolio of work.
- A blog might be a part of a website, but not the only thing.
- A Frequently asked questions page that readers can browse to get more information.
- A page of client testimonials and feedback.
- Company’s terms and privacy statements pages.
- A Contact form that allows visitors to get in touch.
- A services/products page that displays what they have to offer for the visitors.
What you exactly want is what you need. Firstly, decide what do you exactly intend to do? If you are more concerned with creating content on a regular basis for others to read, you should go with a blog.
If you want a full featured online portal with many abilities and infinitesimal possibilities, you should go with a website. If you have a company, then too you must have a website combined with a blog. But make sure you know a good deal of coding before you jump in for making a website or shell out a little money and outsource the coding work. One thing which you should know that most popular blogging platform ‘WordPress’ can always be use as a Website, and you will get advantage of SEO and easy management.
Find it Familiar?
All Apples are Fruits, But all Fruits are not apples.
All Blogs are Websites, But all Websites are not Blogs.
I hope this clear your doubts about differences between blogs and Websites. I would love to know what do you feel about Blog Vs. Website, how would you differentiate between these two?