What Is The Difference Between A Blog And A Website And What Do You Need?
Yes they are both online items and have pages and images, some even have audio and video, but there are practical differences and when you realise this you can focus on each of them in the right way for you and your needs.
Simply put a blog is content set out in what are called “posts”. These posts are designed around a subject and should, in my opinion, present information in a more relaxed fashion and also be easy to read, helping the reader in some way, not necessarily just selling to them.
Also with a blog, things tend to be structured by date as well as subject, so a bit like a journal and always evolving.
A website, on the other hand, to me is a more “static” thing and is often more heavily designed as a result, with pages of information that rarely change and if they do, the old information is no longer there to be accessed, unlike with most blogs. I like to think of a website as a digital catalogue or brochure, not something you update all the time and certainly not an “organic” thing.
So which should you have and what do you need – well I think both, that way you can have a good looking website and within it, a blog that you can update as you wish and by doing so you get SEO benefits too, not to mention being able to share your thoughts and ideas quickly and efficiently.
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We always have people ask us what do we use on this site, so here are a few of the most relevant service providers:
- To manage our audience and email communication we use: Infusionsoft
- For most of our images, we use: Shutterstock
- Our web hosting and domain registration is done by: 123-reg and Realhosts.
- To automated and centralise our social media we use: HootSuite
- To help with SEO and lead generation we use: Webfire
- Video on this website is hosted on: Wistia
If you would like to find out more about any of the providers listed above, we review them honestly, provide details of alternatives (as they may be more suitable for you) and also other services we use in our resources section.