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    Quote Originally Posted by ponybarn5 View Post
    Earlier in this thread someone recommended creating a blog within a website.

    Can anyone elaborate on this idea? Namely, how is this done?

    I'm thinking make a link on the website to your blog. Or is there a better way?

    Thanks!
    You need to create a sub folder ( may be names as bolg ) or sub domain for your main domain like 'blog.yourdomain.com' where you can install wordpress. Then give a link to it on your website.

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    If it's only informational, I would recommend a blog.

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    If it's only informational, I would recommend a blog, as they are simpler to work with for the newbie.

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    I see a slew of recommendations, but no one has really defined what a website is. I'm sure we all intuitively know what they are, but to get a better answer, shouldn't we clearly define both terms?

    For "things we use in browsers", I think there are more categories then website and blog.

    When I think of a blog, I think of a collection of articles/stories.

    When I think of websites, there's:

    e-commerce
    forums
    newspaper
    applications - for example the web version of Photoshop
    huge corporate site - for example, microsoft
    combinations of the above.

    Then there's grey areas. Some websites are blogs, containing one or a large collection of blogs.

    What is DailyKos - a blog or a website? It's both a blog and forums and news and polls.

    Gmail, Photoshop for the web, Google docs - those are applications, though limited in functionality.

    And what about Flash? Look, in the sky! It's a multimedia presentation, it's an app, it's a slick video.

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    The websites its hard to find a good free website. I would Suggest freewebs, Or For Both I Good One Would be Fourmation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post
    I see a slew of recommendations, but no one has really defined what a website is.
    web site (or website) = A set of interconnected webpages, usually including a homepage, generally located on the same server, and prepared and maintained as a collection of information by a person, group, or organization.

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    i think defining a website is like trying to drink coffee with a fork

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    When I get bored, I look between the tines of a fork and pretend I'm in jail.

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    a website...harder but better

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    lots of good insights in this post, i think. a magazine article for someone, perhaps

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    Many people who read blogs also write them, and many of them have hundreds or thousands of subscribers.

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    somebody should have a blog on website or blog. look how many posts there are to this thread!

    p.s. what might be the dollar worth a blog that has thousands of subscribers? say 10,000.

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    Blogspot. Highly customizable (looks wise), and very easy to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post
    When I get bored, I look between the tines of a fork and pretend I'm in jail.
    Didn't anyone tell you that you are weird?

    Quote Originally Posted by poneybarn5
    somebody should have a blog on website or blog. look how many posts there are to this thread!

    p.s. what might be the dollar worth a blog that has thousands of subscribers? say 10,000.
    A blog is a specific type of websites. The kind of site you need comes with the functionality you want to add and this is related with what your potential market will ask from you and the extra mile you want to go.

    As I said, my customers tend to sell products or services, so they have regular commercial websites. I do suggest them to add a new item in their menu and have a blog, for both SEO and informational purposes. Some agree, some don't. After all, a blog needs to be updated regularly to be successful.

    A blog that has a high number of subscribers is one that has excellent content and updates very frequently (no less than once a week, and probably update daily). It is informational and helpful, clear in its concepts and interesting to read. And, of course, it talks about what it should talk, it doesn't mislead the public. It may even have some interactive feature or some multimedia stuff to help explain the concepts. It covers the needs of its niche.

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    I have been using wordpress for many years and i've noticed there are a lot of wordpress templates that enables you to develop professional looking websites that does not even look like a blog. Search in Google for "wordpress magazine themes" to find out what i mean.

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    I HAVE MY OWN BLOG and i have my separate blog of my website

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    thanks molona and mobibu!

    good info! much appreciated!

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    I know i am bit late on this thread but i would definetely recommend a blog over a website and wordpress as well..

    Timon

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    I have been told that most people find blogging easier when they are first starting out. However I know a lot underestimate the amount of work it takes to run a blog and continuously post. With websites, you dont need to update as frequently

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    I suppose that you mean CMS vs Blog. Well you can transform a Wordpress Blog into CMS with Plugins. That's the way I would go.

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    A blog will be easier to manage, but maybe not look as professional?

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    Thanks as I new to site building also, these replies help to me also.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ponybarn5 View Post
    I'm a soon-to-be first time website creator or blogger, whichever is the better course.

    Right now, I'm just looking to get my domain up and on the net. Doesn't have to be anything fancy. The site will be informational only--no ecommerce or ads or anything to generate money.

    I'm wondering what people think as far as whether I should do a website or a blog.

    Also, is there any problem if you develop a blog then decide to make it into a website (same general information content) at some point later on?

    Thank you!

    If your purpose is for informational only--no ecommerce or ads or anything to generate money, I suggest you create a blog. But if you want to monetize your site, I suggest you create a website.

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    If its just a blog and you dont intend expanding it to anything else then install wordpress and some plugins.


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