A blog and website are different. You can have a website without a blog. A blog is basically an online journal where you can digitally pen down your thoughts, ideas, opinions and practically anything that you want people to read. Blogs come in different styles, formats, and settings, depending on the preference of the user. A typical set of a WordPress website is several pages with one blog area for articles.
The most popular blog software is WordPress. It has an easy interface that allows you to edit without a web developer. Many writers can’t afford to hire a developer to create a website from scratch. Being a former HTML website developer, I even prefer WordPress compared to the older ones. There are two different types of WordPress websites, WordPress.com is owned by WordPress and is very limited. Plus it looks unprofessional with the name of your website with “WordPress.com” at the end of it. It’s best to spend a little bit of money to get a self-published WordPress.
One of the advantages of blogging is that it is made of only a few templates. This makes it easier for blog users to create new pages, because it already has a fix setting that include: slots for title, body of the post, category, etc.
This is especially useful for first time users, since they can start blogging right away. They can choose from a number of themes that blogging websites provide.
WordPress is a great way for authors advertise their books on their blogs. Websites are essential for authors for potential readers to get to know the author.
Nowadays in education, blogs also play an important part. Professors use blogging to document the lessons that they have discussed and taught. This way, students who who have missed classes, can easily catch up with their assignments.
Just search any blogging directory and you’d get a listing of a lot of blogging sites that are available on the net. It’s easy to search a blogging directory, because it is organized according to category. This way you would get exactly what you are after. Blogging is really for everyone.