So, the excitement is palpable. You KNOW now exactly what you want to write or share about with the whole WORLD (if you need help, get your personal copy of I Believe in You workbook), and yet there are just those little niggling questions…
Should I just have a blog or a website?
Which do I need?
Which one is better?
You would be forgiven if you are confused and unsure as to which would serve you better, a blog or a website. Many use both terms somewhat interchangeably, even though it might seem from a technical perspective to be very different.
What is the difference between a Blog and a Website
The fact is a blog is quite simply a sub-set of a website.
A blog consists of multiple posts (or news items) that are published usually by date order, all on one page. However when you decide to create a separate page with details about yourself, for example, an About page, you turn that blog into a website.
In essence, a website is just a collection of multiple web pages, whereas a blog is published almost entirely on one page, consisting of multiple entries.
Most people start off with a mini-website, consisting initially of a blog page and an About page, and then slowly expand from there as and when necessary, or required.
Which one is better?
When starting your business online, you would inevitably need an online presence. This can either be a blog or a website. Building a website is a great way to start.
However, the real way to reach out to your target audience or potential clients is to share your thoughts, ideas, news and information relating to your subject through a blog.
Offer real content to the world beyond just your standard About and Services pages and you will start to see traffic building up organically to your blog. Content Management Systems, the software that powers most website currently out there allows you the flexibility of creating pages and blog posts. So get started as soon as you can.
Start your website or blog now
Whatever you decide on, once you get over the initial thought-process and planning stage – start it immediately. Even if it may take several iterations to get it right or exactly how you would like it to be, start and then refine it as you go along.
“Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.”
– Andrew Jackson
Over to you…
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