Websites and blogs are exceptionally popular elements in the contemporary age of digital technology. A website is a collection of web pages that are internally linked to each other. These are often hosted from a single and identical web domain. There are various types of websites that exist across the virtual world of the internet.
- In fact, websites are mostly related to corporate organizations these days. Here is an example of a website: www.nationalitsolution.com
A blog, on the other hand, is especial variety of web portal, or a component of it, which is updated from time to time, with fresh content. The word has actually been derived by combining two words (web log) together.
- Therefore, in other words, blogs can also be defined as online journals. These are steadily gaining popularity among the infinite number of internet users covering the entire globe. Here is an example of a blog: www.nationalitsolution.com/blog
Existing similarities between blogs and websites
Blogs and web sites have lots of similarities among themselves. Some of the most crucial factors in this context include
- Both can be accessed across the virtual World Wide Web (WWW) by using a URL (Uniform Resource Locater).
- Both contain information in form of texts, graphics, media (including audio and video streams), pictures, keywords and links, etc.
- As such, both blog and website aim to target readers.
- Both require a host or a group of hosts to maintain respective information online. In fact, both the category of portals can be maintained by just anyone, including individuals to multinational corporate organizations.
However, there are distinct differences between these entities as well.
Differences between blog and website
- Information provided on a blog is usually updated pretty frequently. In fact, some bloggers keep updating their blog posts several times a day! Website content, on the other hand, is not updated in such frequency. Blogging portals, including both sites and pages usually maintain a list of all the posts that have been updated, in a chronological order. The auto generated time and date stamps indicate the sequential order in which blog posts have been posted. In other words, when a new blog is posted, existing blogs do not get deleted from the portal.
- Website contents are usually updated/altered when an entire page is modified. Existing content gets automatically deleted, as and when new content gets updated on a website.
- Interestingly, both blogs and websites aim to target online visitors. However, blogs focus on initiating healthy dialogues among the readers. In fact, blogs are ideally created to facilitate communication. Most blogging portals include room for the readers to leave their valuable comments and opinions.
- Blog portals, thus, facilitate communication between like-minded individuals and share their thoughts and interests. Even business outfits communicate with each other through their respective blog sites
- As such, blog portals offer guest columns, guest tracking, tracking of keywords and comment spaces, etc. for both writers and readers.
- Websites – as such – do not encourage people on the aspect of direct communication.
- From the technical aspect, blogs are easier to maintain. Almost anyone can update blogs, as it does not require any technical expertise to post and update blogs.
- Contrastingly, websites are somewhat more challenging to maintain. It requires a thorough understanding of the technology to maintain them.
In fact, blogs provide an easy way to share one’s thoughts and experiences with the global community. Especially, for individuals who enjoy writing, blogging is a great way to communicate their feelings with zillions of others and getting an instant feedback in return. In fact, blogging is equally popular to professionals and amateurs in the society. That is why doctors, professors, housewives, bankers, share brokers and store managers, etc. everybody seems to be involved with blogging these days.