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While some people use a website for business reasons, others use it for personal. And, though a blog can often look like a website, they are fundamentally different.
Here are some of the main differences between blog and website:
Blog: Regularly updated, content added frequently
Website: Static content, rarely updated.
Blog: Informal, relaxed.
Website: Professional, formal tone.
Blog: Interactive; communication between blogger and reader.
Website: No interaction between site owner and visitor. All communication is one way.
Blog: Informative, social, educational.
Blog: Interactive, often focused on site developments, customer issues
Website: Mostly about the products or services.
Blog: Not every business has a blog.
Website: Owning a website is almost a requirement for any smart business owner
Share your thoughts. Are there any more differences?
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This is very a very interesting point. I Never thought of it this way, and every business should have a blog. Thank you for this share, i also wanted to share that Blogging can be quite lucrative if done correctly. The top bloggers in the world obviously earn quite a bit, but even a part-time blogger can expect to make a nice profit if things are done correctly. So with this said a blog can also be a website, and a business.
I like blogging as it lets you talk directly with rather than talking at your reader, which is a big deal for most people online. Though, it's a rare person who has such a casual and easy-going writing style for blogging. Most people still try to maintain the stiff and formal style of writing you expect from a website or wiki, very impartial and detached, devoid of feeling and empathy. You can't really get away with that in blogging, you have to take a stand and dig in your heels and let your readers know what you are passionate about. Only then will they become passionate about it too.
All blogs are websites, and not all websites are blogs. I personally love blogs too because they are dynamic and more interactive, while static websites are borring if you wisit them few times and see same old text and images
To me a web server is a computer that allows HTTP/HTTPS traffic to access a local space. This space is used to host web pages which together make up a website. A blog is a type of CSM (Content Management System) inspired by journals/diaries, though aimed at being public. However blog usage has grown beyond this now adays. A CSM is a web application that organizes content, and allows for easy auto-generation of webpages. Blogs can be used as websites, or merely as part of a website.
Hi reyubskrelcoes thanks for your reply and you pointed another different between web and blog.It is reality both has some differences but most of the person think both are same. If we can understand main differences of both sites, it may helpful to do work for each site very specifically.
Thanks for this great description, I have 3 blogs each in a different niche. It is lovely to hear the difference between a website and a blog in such an easy to understand way.
This year I took my online store out of my website so I could just focus on the blogging side of that website. It has been a big (and welcome) change for me. I can certainly say that yes it is a lot less formal which I enjoy. It is so much more fun to run that website now that it is just a blog.
That was a very simple and effective way to elucidate the differences between websites and blogs. I think that most people prefer the informal, simple and interactive writing style that is used in blogs. There is also the advantage that blog content gets updated much more regularly than a website's content, and so readers are more willing to check out anything new. For this reason a blog is more interactive and fresh than a website, so to speak. I believe that websites should include a blog as it can benefit them greatly to make the most of these advantages of blogs.
Blog is also a website. When people began publishing online, they used the word "blog" to refer a website that was more like a personal journal and the people who published on blogs were referred as a blogger. These days bloggers are more focused on informative content rather than informal writing. The blogs have become more informative and resource sites.
For me, a blog is also a website although they have different contents. A blog is specific that it will contain only blogs while a website can be anything, from an e-magazine, forum, or even a showroom of your business products. But I believe that all websites should also have updates because static websites are deemed to fail If your website is about your business then you have to post updates about your products and prices plus some news of sales or testimonies. So I guess static websites are a thing of the past.