Just recently, it has been brought to my attention that there is no difference between a blog and a website. Let me say there are huge differences and I will attempt to point them out here. The following paragraph is from Wikipedia,
A blog (a truncation of the expression “weblog”) is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries (“posts”). Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page. Until 2009, blogs were usually the work of a single individual, occasionally of a small group, and often covered a single subject or topic.
In the 2010s, “multi-author blogs” (MABs) have developed, with posts written by large numbers of authors and sometimes professionally edited. MABs from newspapers, other media outlets, universities, think tanks, advocacy groups, and similar institutions account for an increasing quantity of blog traffic. The rise of Twitter and other “microblogging” systems helps integrate MABs and single-author blogs into the news media. Blog can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
The emergence and growth of blogs in the late 1990s coincided with the advent of web publishing tools that facilitated the posting of content by non-technical users who did not have much experience with HTML or computer programming. Previously, a knowledge of such technologies as HTML and File Transfer Protocol had been required to publish content on the Web, and as such, early Web users tended to be hackers and computer enthusiasts.
In the 2010s, the majority are interactive Web 2.0 websites, allowing visitors to leave online comments, and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites. In that sense, blogging can be seen as a form of social networking service. Indeed, bloggers do not only produce content to post on their blogs, but also often build social relations with their readers and other bloggers.
However, there are high-readership blogs which do not allow comments.
Now having stated all of the above let me explain in ordinary language. A blog is like having a diary, you write note of your feelings and experiences everyday. A blog is an online diary, an account online of a topic. Blogging can be about any topic you choose on a daily basis.
The video below is talking about naming a fish! This could be an interesting topic for some.
A website on the other hand is a compound of specific pages, put together about a certain purpose. Now usually a website is created yes to get a point across to the audience it is targeting but it is much more than that. In fact it is a tool to generate income through various ways or streams of income. For example this website you are on is a website created to generate an income through Affiliate Marketing.
Now, on this content page we are not going to discuss Affiliate Marketing but we will in other pages or posts which opens up a further discussion. What is the difference between a page on a website and a post? Do you know the answer? Please feel free to comment. So back to our website. A website especially for Affiliate Marketing has a structure, rules and regulations.
To be named a website it must contain at least 4 pages of content, a privacy page, a terms and conditions page, a contact page and a disclaimer page. This is pretty standard, but what people do not understand is that all content on an Affiliate website is directed to a specific targeted audience, who will purchase from that website due to the nature or type of content AND the relationship the content develops with the customer.
Yes we generate an income through our affiliate websites, but only because of the types of content and the connection with the targeted audience. In today’s technical age we live in it is a great thing to be able to earn a living, whilst being at home and using the knowledge you have to use the internet and a computer as tools to generate that income.
So, I put together this infographic, and infographic is basically a different type of content. In this infographic you can see at a glance a typical glimpse of a day can look like for a blogger. I am a morning person, so I tackle my most difficult tasks first thing in the mornings.
I love what I do so therefore to me, this is not really work at all. I have no alarm clocks, even though I have written up times on the infographic I do not live by the clock. I eat when I am hungry and take a break when I need to. I have been doing this now for over 7 years, loving every minute as a new way to assist me generating help for others. “I Love My Life”! Can you say that about your life right at this minute?
Judi Jaques: Author