Why blog and not website

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 betterman-thinking.jpg 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?

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5 Responses to “Why blog and not website”


  1. Bamboo Forest

    I think it really depends on what kind of information is being shared. But certainly, if it’s just say, on person who is writing individual pieces. Blog is king.


  2. Graham

    But supposing you need to sell widgets, or want a photogallery, or set up a directory, or have an event diary. Blogs are fine a social networking tool but not so good for the day to day needs of internet users. You couldn’t book a holiday or set up a forum using a blog. A supposing you were a web designer, would a blog be the best way to showcase your talents?

    I would suggest that there are more reasons to build a website than there are to start up a blog.


  3. Cobden

    they need to make a twittter train like they had with myspace lol


  4. Gan

    Hi there! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established
    blog. Is it very hard to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about making my own but I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Appreciate it


  5. Alex

    @Gan

    It’s not very complicated. Basically you will need to go with a blogging platform that basically is fully developed. I recommend you wordpress. I can help you in this way, just use the contact page on my website.

    Alex

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