The Difference Between a Blog and a Website
A blog is simply a website, usually maintained by an individual, with periodic, oftentimes informal blog-style text posts tagged on them with the date, time and location they were created. Blogs are typically displayed in either reverse chronological order, or in alphabetical order, so the latest post appears at the top, above the site’s main content. There are literally hundreds of millions of blogs scattered across the Internet and are updated daily to relay current events, information of interest to the reader, as well as any trends that may be worth keeping an eye on. If you have an interest in the culinary arts, but are interested in communicating with a worldwide audience, then a blog is your ideal choice, since it will allow you to maintain a presence on the Internet and share your ideas with a far more global audience than could be found simply by maintaining a webpage on your own.
As opposed to websites, blogs are often easier to create and maintain. Unlike websites, blog posts can be stored in the individual’s computer hard drive, or they can be stored in a website repository such as Blogger, WordPress, or Livejournal. Blogs can be edited by the owner themselves, or by other people who may be interested in contributing to the blog. Unlike websites, blogs do not generally have a page rank. Because blogs are more personal, they tend to generate higher traffic than websites, although that does not mean that a blog cannot achieve a high rank on search engine results pages (SERPs).
When it comes to marketing efforts, blogs are far superior to websites. Blogs provide a means to interact with a global audience, share ideas, and provide tips and suggestions on just about every topic that you can think of. While websites still have their place, blogs are an increasingly essential tool for online business organizations.