Common Question ~ Do I Need a Website or a Blog?

6 Jun 2014

In the old days -- meaning, just a couple years ago -- blogs used to be separate entities from websites. A handful of hosting sites specialized in offering blogging architecture -- Blogger, TypePad, WordPress, Tumblr -- and the idea spread that a blog is different from a website.

 

In reality, especially these days, most webhosts offer the blogging technology as a special kind of page type.  You have the option of clicking an Add Blog link and adding a blog, or not having one at all if you are using Wix.  

 

For all practical purposes, here's the easy way to keep the terms straight:

 

  • a blog has continually new content 

  • a website rarely changes or adds content

  • a blogsite is a hybrid of the two

 

While it's possible to maintain a website on one host and a blog on another -- which many people have done, especially when starting with a blog that has no additional static pages, ideally now you want a blogsite.  This is because Google wants to see continually fresh content, so having a blog separate from a website doesn't help you site gain traffic.

 

Which is kind of the point, if you're writing once a week or more.

 

So, the answer to the question is to stop thinking of this as an either / or question, and start thinking about simply using a webhost like Wix that provides the both / and.solution.

 

 

 

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