I’ve started writing an e-book about blogging and I stopped at this chapter – “Why blog and not website?”. There are pros and cons regarding this subject. Blogs are the last trend, that’s for sure, but are they better than websites, pointing their usability, interface, user-friendly?
The first thing that comes in my mind is that blogs are pretty cheap, the script is free and a .com domain is not more than 10$. About websites, it may be a little hard to make a great one. Some months ago I started a project called PcPedia.net. It’s a news website that runs on the cms called Joomla and it was very difficult to modify it the way I wanted.
Many people would tend to say that a website is more professional than a blog, but I think that they are wrong. Take a look at TechCrunch – a very successful blog and professional too.
Another great plus for the blogs is that they look more user-friendly and are not so hard to be a little personalized. You know what a typical blog is, one or two sidebars and the content in the middle. By clicking on a post’s title you are able to write a comment. Nothing hard here, but an website can sometimes be tricky.
But what do you think? It’s better to have a blog or a website?