What is the difference between Blog and Website?

When anyone started blogging often one question arises in every beginners mind that what is the difference between a blog and website ? So, let’s just clear the air and reveal the difference between a blog and a website.

The main difference between a blog and a website is the difference in how data is being presented on it. But Apart from that, in practicality there is a fine line between a blog and a website, which makes blog differ from a website.

There are some basic differences between them. So, let’s just clear out the air and reveal the difference between a blog and a website.

What is a Blog?

A blog is a web log that a blogger makes for chronological listing of that blog posts. A blog has its most recent content shown at the top followed by the later updated content.

A blog can be easily started with the online services available like WordPress, Blogger, etc.

Blogger provides you free service and is good to start blogging. WordPress costs you to setup a blog. The advantage on wordpress is that it provides you more number of plugins , themes , customizable templates.

Some basic identification of Blog:

  • A chronological listing of blog posts.
  • Blog posts are archived by date, time, author, category, tags and.
  • A commenting system that invites readers to comments and to participate in a communication.
  • In short we can say blog is a personal website, where you can share your knowledge to the readers.
  • RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds for posts and/or comments for feed-readers like Feedburner , feedly etc.

What is a Website?

The website is different from blog in some manner. A website can be anything, anything on the internet shown with HTML/CSS /javascript/php/asp can be said as a website. The home page of the website is used to brows other pages on the website and not just a post. Building a eye caching website is a time consuming task but there are some software available in market to build websites like adobe dreamweaver.A website can be anything ranging from one page to billion user website like facebook, gmail.

Some basic identification of a website:

  • A homepage that displays content often loads as a first page of a website.
  • A design portfolio of work.
  • Pages are link to each another. You can submit data and website process over it.
  • A Frequently asked questions page that readers can browse to get more information.
  • A Contact form that allows visitors to complaint or to get in touch.

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