Just like with squares and rectangles, blogs and websites are very similar. To the untrained eye, it can be difficult to determine which is which. The short answer is that all blogs are websites, but not all websites are blogs.
These days, everyone knows what a website is – it’s a series of connected pages that you can access from any computer with an Internet connection. The type of content on these pages is up to you. There are not many functions that a website cannot fulfill. Some websites are as simple as text on a white background while more complicated sites can include millions upon millions of lines of code, beautiful images and graphics, animation, video and more. Websites can also have very different purposes, whether they are just for fun or a business tool.
So how is a blog different? The word “blog” comes from the phrase “web log”. Essentially, it’s a piece of a website that features regular updates and fresh content. Think of other logs, like ship’s logs or diaries. Each entry has a timestamp, so you know when it was published. Many blogs allow their readers to leave comments on each entry, which adds the element of interaction. In addition, the topics of the articles in the blog can vary from post to post, so you don’t always have to build upon what you’ve already written. If you take a look at the other entries in this blog, you’ll notice that our collection of posts include promotional product quotes, monthly reports about browser statistics, and holiday hour announcements as well as expository articles like this one.
Everyone expects companies to have websites in today’s world. The internet is the first place that most people check when they are in need of products or services. Did you know that companies who have websites with blogs actually end up attracting more business than companies whose websites do not have blogs? If that sounds like a great idea to you, call us today to get started.