The question of which is best, a website or a blog has a different answer today than it might have a few years ago. As the saying goes “the more things change the more they stay the same”. This holds true when discussing the differences between websites and blogs.
Start reading some blogs. Do a search in Google for blogs. If you are a chiropractor, search on chiropractic blogs. If you are a graphic designer, search on graphic design blogs. You get the idea. Read what others are doing and writing about. Email them and build your network with these people. Chances are they aren’t your competitors and they might be very willing to help you and perhaps even collaborate with you.
But of course, only advanced users can say WordPress is easy to install and use. For common users of WordPress like me, and probably you, the complexity of installing, setting up and managing WordPress can be very frustrating.
Blogs have become embedded in the collective psyche of the modern world as an acceptable medium of communication. It would be uncommon to find someone these days who do not know what a blog is all about?
This is the section that most blog gers don’t want to talk about. Most Like my project and join the fun think they will live and die with their blog but in reality, it’s not possible. You must relinquish control of your blog someday; whether you like it or not. So instead of leaving your blog to fate, why not plan for it in advance? A good plan must include a part that lays out the yardstick with which you will use to decide when to call it quits. Even if you don’t intend selling your blog, just prepare an exit strategy. An exit strategy is a sign of financial intelligence; it is also a contingency plan just in case things don’t go as planned.
Bottom line? Blogs are link bait. They’re useful in building a site community – a collection of fans that comes back daily. Blogs are easy to update so you can announce sales or specials without having to call in your programmer. And, blog posts create good- will because you’re providing solid, unbiased information, not a steaming pile of hype.
“Blogs tend to cause social trouble at times, but over all they’re mostly just to communicate and to just learn about one another. I’d say that blogs either business related or not, are a lot of fun”.