Blogs versus Websites: What’s the Difference?

A blog isn’t just a two-column private journal anymore. People are noticing. They ask questions like:

  • Just what can be done with a blog?
  • What’s a blog, a website and a combo site?
  • Can I have a static home page and a back-end blog?

You can do just about anything you want using WordPress. Blogs aren’t really blogs anymore – they’ve become full-blown content management systems, replacing early or traditional HTML sites.

In fact, the world hasn’t really figured out yet just how much blogs can do and all the various ways we can use them. The world is still learning. Blog technology is still new.

We’re the early adopters, the people shaping how blogs are used for generations to come.

Website versus Blog: The Difference

There’s a misconception surrounding blogs and websites. Many people still believe these two types of Internet presence are different. Well, they are different, but only in how you use them and not how you build them.

Three years ago, we built traditional websites in HTML. HTML was nice, but the sites just sat there, doing… well, nothing, really. Now, we use WordPress for every project, from traditional two-column blogs to static sites to combo sites offering both static potential and back-end blogging, because we want sites to do more for people, not just sit there looking pretty.

Building a blog uses much of the same HTML code as building a traditional static website. Toss in some PhP that gives dynamic features and functionality, and the sky’s the limit. Of course, WordPress sites can be fully static with no blogging happening at all. Strip away the visible blog posting features and you have a very pretty site – but with all the power in your hands.

Take Back the Power

In the past, people who owned traditional static sites often had to call up their web designer or techie for the most minor of changes, like changing a phone number, adding a product or rewording a sentence.

These people had to ask someone each and every time they wanted a change. They had to pay that person for his or her time as well. They couldn’t make changes themselves – well, not unless they had site access, coding knowledge, certain skills, and some software.

WordPress empowers people, giving them full control to make changes. It puts the keys in the hands of users.

With WordPress, anyone can move elements around, switch out features, add cool tools, change theme designs and manipulate content all on their own with no special knowledge, no fancy software and no out-of-pocket expense.

Just log in, make the changes, and voila. It doesn’t get any better than that.

Your turn: What questions do you have about WordPress? Are there any areas you’re unsure about? Curious whether a blog can do this or that? Just ask. We’re here to give you the answers you need.

…and if you’re stuck with a static site, tired of asking for help and fed up of paying people do to simple things, we can help.

We’ll build you a new home, help you move and hand you all the keys to your castle so you can take back your power. Get in touch with us today.

Post by James Chartrand

James Chartrand is an expert copywriter and the owner of Men with Pens and Damn Fine Words, the game-changing writing course for business owners. She loves the color blue, her kids, Nike sneakers and ice skating.