Many people think that a blog and website are the same things.
But, it’s not true! Both are different from each other and serve different purposes.
Let me help you in this.
Today, I’ll be sharing with you some points that will explain the difference between blog and website.
Why a blog is called a website?
It is right to say that every blog is a website but wrong to say that every website is a blog.
A blog follows reverse chronological order in which the information is updated regularly and the latest content always placed on the top. Moreover, it presents data in a more conversational style.
Whereas website’s content is more formal and mostly used for commercial purposes.
You just need a domain and hosting to start with.
Let me give you more clarity with a few simple points.
A Website’s Content is:
- Written with an intent to share information and not to involve in conversation.
- Written for business purposes.
- Mainly written to promote product or services.
A Blog Content is:
- Written in conversation style, to attract readers and engage them in a discussion.
Written to share ideas, knowledge or any kind of stories that one wants to share.
A website is usually used to sell products and services to the customers. The layout of website is more formal that is easy to navigate. And the content is written in a way that only provides necessary information to the users without creating a chance for further discussion.
On the other hand, blog’s content is intentionally created in a way that encourages conversation between the blogger and readers.
Blog’s prime focus is on how to engage readers with the content. This is why bloggers always write in an informal way and always reply back to the readers and solve their queries. They just want to make sure that their audience is enjoying reading their content or not.
A Thin Line between a Blog and a Website:
There is merely a narrow gap between a blog and a website that makes them different from each other.
Let’s have a look at the things that set them apart from each other.
Blogs are Interactive
The presentation of content in blogs is what makes them unique. If you’ve ever read blog, you might have seen that the content in blog that is interactive.
It is written in the way that feels like someone is talking to us, you can see a lot of expressions in the language. It makes the content more interesting to read.
Moreover, almost all the blogs have commenting section below the article. This is for the users who want to put questions or express their ideas.
Comment section encourages the discussion between the readers and bloggers.
Whereas, websites doesn’t allow any comments that is why it don’t show any commenting box. Its only purpose is to share information in a formal style.
However, people use emails, live chats or contact forms to communicate on the website.
Blogs Generate More Content than Websites
Since the only purpose of the blog is to engage audience through its content. It regularly updates new posts to sustain the relationship with the readers.
On the other hand, the website focuses on promoting its services so they keep the content less.
You can see almost all the business websites don’t have much content and lay emphasis on the other important information regarding products or services they offer.
Blogs are Easy to Handle
Anyone can create and run a blog. All the work can be managed by single person unlike websites that require a team to handle various activities on it.
Blog’s main aim is to write content for the readers.
A single person can easily run a blog if he/she knows how to communicate well with the audience.
Whereas, websites are difficult to manage by a single person. So, it requires a team to handle its commercial activities.
Face Behind Blog Is Not Anonymous
A Blog usually gives the introduction of the person who is running it. You can easily get to know about the person, his personal stories and different chapters of life.
Whereas websites are opposite to it, as you will not always know who will be handling your queries. So, it is difficult to familiarize yourself with the person who is running the website.
Why you need a blog?
A Blog helps you present information in a more effective manner. You might be passionate about something that you think you can do better than others. You can convert that passion into your profession by starting a blog. There are many types of blogs that make huge money. All you need is to have patience and constant efforts, but trust me once you cross all the hurdles, there is always a reward for that.
Blogs help you to express yourself, moreover, you can find like-minded people that can introduce you the new opportunities in life.
You can fill your bucket of creativity using blogs. When you know your audience is expecting good from you, you will always work hard to deliver great stories in a creative style.
Moreover, many business companies have created a separate blog section on their websites. Because they know blogging not only facilitates communication with their customers but also engage them effectively.
Nowadays blogs and websites work together. The combination of both gives more benefits to the owner that is why many websites have blogs on it. It helps to effectively communicate with the audience.
Companies now start using blogs on their websites. It helps them to spread their message in a powerful way and build recognition.
Moreover, many bloggers also sell online courses and products from their blogs.
Here the question arises, what we call a blog that sells product or courses?
Well, there is no apt answer to it. To understand it, you need to know the purpose of the owner.
However, the convergence of both is more helpful and produces constructive results.
Blog or website? Choice is yours.
As I have discussed the definitions and purposes of both. I can’t tell you which one is best for you. It is only you who can choose the best for yourself, by seeing your goals and intentions.
Do you want a space on the internet for business purposes or just to express your stories, ideas or opinions?
Remember, a website is used to represent information about products or services and content is more formal.
Whereas a blog shares information of any kind, whether it’s your personal story or about others, or about any products and services. But, the content here is interesting and more engaging.
Why I’ve talked about the convergence of both is because even business websites nowadays can’t expect great results without having a blog.
If you need a page on internet, where you can share your personal stories and ideas to influence your audience. I recommend you to start a blog. You can also earn money by selling products and online courses.
I hope now you can measure the difference between a blog and a website. Now you must be aware of why blogs are powerful and highly useful these days.
Both are equally important and when they merge together, the results they produce are amazing.