Let’s find out what is the difference between a website and a blog. First of all, let me put it this way: all blogs are websites but not all websites are blogs.
The differences become apparent when you look at the format.
A website has a format and content that:
- is static
- is professional
- is formal
- includes a Frequently Asked Question area
- includes contact information
- has only one-way communication
- advertises and sells a business’s products
- is owned by a business or company
- provides explanation or descriptions of available products
- usually, involves e-commerce capabilities
- gives information about business location and hours of operation
- does not bolster relationships
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A website is where people go online if they are looking into purchasing a product. Whether it be clothing at gap.com, or makeup at sephora.com, or food items at walmart.com.
Whereas a Blog, on the other hand, has a format and content that:
- is updated on a regular basis
- is relaxed
- is casual
- encourages relationships between the blogger and the reader
- can encourage relationships between readers
- encourages the reader to subscribe to the blog
- is interesting
- is educational
- is useful
- encourages discussions
- allows the blogger to be viewed as an expert in their chosen niche
- works well with social media
- creates trust
A blog is where you would go online to learn about someone’s opinion like at perezhilton.com or to read about their family life at dooce.com, or to get some advice on mental health issues with a side of humour at theblogess.com. Blog’s are very popular and reach thousands of people a day.
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