Hey, newbie bloggers and soon-to-be bloggers!
If you are here, it’s likely that you have been pondering some of these questions:’
- “What is a blog?”
- “How does it work?”
- “What’s the difference between a blog and a website?”
I feel you.
Almost two years ago, I was in the same place as you. I honestly didn’t know the difference between a blog and a website. It was all new and kind of confusing to me.
Despite our confusion, I was eager to get started because I saw that there is so much opportunity online and I don’t want to work for someone else.
I don’t know when that happened, but I do feel like I can give a very solid and tangible definition of what is a blog and explain to you how it works!
What is a Blog?
An easier way to understand it? fashionenzymes.com is a blog. The blog itself is what holds the content in the blog post.
So, your next question related to what is a blog will probably be…
What is the difference between a blog and a website?
It’s important to understand that all blogs are websites, but not all websites are blogs.
I’m more of a visual learner myself so let’s show you some examples.
The following are three types of websites and how they function with blogs:
- The website is a blog.
- The website has a blog.
- The website is just a website.
Let’s dive into a little more detail on each one and explain what the differences are.
The Website is a Blog
The best example we can give is the website you are on right now, fashionenzymes.com. Pretty much our entire website is a blog.
Other examples of websites in which the primary content is blog posts are Huffington Post and Buzzfeed. While these are much bigger websites publishing lots of content and may refer to themselves as a website or publisher, they are still technically a blog since blog posts remain their primary content.
The Website has a Blog
I think this is why so many people get confused.
In this example, the website has a blog it uses, but the primary content is not blog posts. This is the case for most websites as a blog is a good way to drive traffic and potential customers to a website.
An example would be Times of India
The Website is Just a Website
In this case, the website exists without a blog as a standalone site.
An example would be Facebook.com.
What content do you “blog” about?
Anything you want.
Contrary to popular belief, blogs are not just an online diary about your thoughts.
And that’s part of the coolness of blogging. You can blog about whatever your heart desires. Blog posts can be about these twelve categories which are classified by Forbes.
- Tech & business
What are you waiting for? Choose your subject and start thinking what you want to write about. I next post, I will explain how to set up a blog.