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Whats Is The Difference Between A Blog And A Website

Whats Is The Difference Between A Blog And A Website

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 the=is should clarify as to what you should go with for creating and publishing your content.

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What is a Blog?

What is 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.

Examples

Techcrunch, Mashable, Cnet, ShoutMeLoud, LifeHacker, Gizmodo, Kotaku, etc. and the list goes on.

What is a Website?

Website vs Blog

A website in return can be anything. Anything on the internet presented in HTML/CSS or Java/Javascript/Python/Php, etc. comprises of a website. A webiste may be complimented with a blog, but the home page would be more for browsing other pages and not just posts. Fully functional and eye-catchy websites are usually cost consuming tasks as you would have to build from the base up. However with platforms and services like Adobe Dreamweaver, you could build your own 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.

Examples

Box, Evernote, Wikipedia, Facebook, Odesk, etc, and the list goes on.

Do you need a blog or a Website?

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 blog and Website. I would love to know what do you feel about Blog Vs. Website, how would you differentiate between these two?

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  • Anirban Pathak

    Nice article. A blog is a website, but it follows a loose format. Usually, the content is posted by a single user (or a group of users). It’s kind of like an online diary. You can set one up for free at WordPress.com. You can enter your favorite links and write updates or upload photos. Your entries are arranged by date. A website is a more general term. A website can be anything that you would see on the web. YouTube is a website, Google is a website, YahooAnswers is a website, etc…

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  • Nancy Badillo

    Thank you for sharing such informative information. Understanding the difference between a blog and website is the first step when deciding which one you want to start. This will help you determine which format is best for you.

    Will be sharing on my blog community. :-)

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  • Diksha Sharma

    The major difference between the two types, blog and a static website is about the content refreshment. The major content of website remains the same. Though the webmaster could add additional pages to the website to increase the content, but the order by which the information is presented could not be later changed.

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  • Harmeet singh

    Hello Now I got the difference between a Blog and Website but if we compare the website and blog so which is better___?????

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    • Harsh Agrawal

      @Harmeet
      It depends upon the end user need…. Now a days, everyone prefer to use WordPress for creating website. Coz with business themes, it becomes more cost-effective, and more over for the end user, it become easier to manage the content on pages…..

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  • DeePak_Singh

    Thanks for sharing your info Srikanth. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.

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  • Massjo

    Harsh,

    Thank you for great sharing. But I am little opposite here on some aspects. In my sense, Blog is more flexible than web site. Now, there is many platform like blogger, wp, Typepad, squid etc. that are offering easy manageable features.
    Thank you

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  • Gautam

    hi,
    really interseting post. which you prefer more a blog or website?

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  • Naveen

    Today, I got the exact meaning a blog and website. Thanks for sharing it.

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  • Rajeesh Nair

    Nice topic Srikanth,

    Though I would like to add that Blog is nothing but a subset of a Website. Website has more descriptions and can be used to represent your business online, display your store online or it can also be an online service such as Google, Facebook or Twitter and there are many more..

    Blogging is so widely spread as a money making tool today that nobody wants to understand the technicalities of it, they just purchase a domain, select a platform either wordpress or blogger or any other and set up a blog, write spun articles hoping to first get approved by Adsense and then wait for some miracle..

    Nobody wants to know or learn the basics… Even today many bloggers are not aware what exactly blogging is or how a website should be?

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  • Deepak Patel

    hello bro, I want to create a site like wikihow, How can I do it, can i make it with help of wordpress or joomla will be better.

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