Blog and website are effective media to spread information on the internet. By those media, we can present text, pictures, and other visual media to many people so they can access our content wherever and whenever they want.
However, many people still confused about what are differences between blog and website considering one of those main function likely same.
Many blog posts on the internet I found has discussed the differences between blog and website in technical aspect only such as by user, function, price, easiness and template design which I think not explain clearly about the differentiator.
Here, I would like to try discuss the differencess of blog and website that maybe not yet discussed by other people.
The Meaning of Blog and Website
Well, we will start from literal meaning from blog and website. I have checked the meaning of blog and website in Oxford Dictionary of those.
Blog is (noun) a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style.
When it comes to the term of web or website.
Website is (noun) a set of related web pages located under a single domain name.
Only from its literal meaning, actually, we can easily get information about blog and website. “Web” or “website” has a broader meaning than “blog”. A website is anything consists of web pages under a single domain, while “blog” has narrow meaning that is a web page that updated regularly.
I have looked the meaning of blog and website in Indonesian Official Dictionary issued by Language Agency, Ministry of Education and Culture. There, the meaning also almost same. “Web” has a broader meaning than “blog”. And “blog” probably included to “Web”.
Kinds of Website, One of Them is Blog
If we try to type in Google, “kinds of a website”, we will find many articles that discussed this topic. Kinds of website usually categorized by its function or purpose.
Here, some kinds of website categorized by its function or purpose :
- Search Engine (example: Google, Bing, and Yahoo)
- Social Media (example: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram)
- Forum (example: Kaskus, Ads.id and Skyscrapercity)
- News Portal (example: CNN.com, BBC.com, Detik.com, Kompas.com and Okezone.com
- Information System in an Institution (website) such as Payroll System dan Student Admission (SBMPTN).
- E-Commerce (example: eBay, Alibaba, Tokopedia, Bukalapak and Lazada
- Company Profile
- And many more.
Here, shown clearly if many people actually categorized Blog as one kind of website or part of it. So comparing between blog and website I think was incorrect.
It’s like comparing “BMW” and “Car”.
The Differences Between Blog and Website
Okay, I’ll not compare those guys anymore.
From the explanation above, we can know if “blog” is one kind of a website.
So that, we ever hear the term a “web blog”.
The correct comparison maybe blog vs company profile.
Note : More complete discussion about this topic has been published in Indonesian on webhostingterbaik.id