A blog is a type of website that can also be called a blog website and blog site.
A blog used to be called a personal weblog, diary, and journal.
Dictionary defines a Blog:
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.
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Where Did the Blog Come From?
In 1994, the first person to have a blog was a college student but it wasn’t a blog, it was more of a personal homepage.
In 1997, weblog came along to describe “logging the web” and then in 1999, it was shortened by a programmer to “blog” after using the term “we blog” in his sidebar.
Now this is what experts say, and this is what you’ll mostly find on the internet, but there is a guy that says he most likely started the very first online journal in 1993 for a company, six months before the college student.
And I’m still wondering why that can’t be verified.
And in 1998, Open Diary become the first blog to add comments.
What is a Website?
A website is interlinked web pages that share a single domain.
The first website was created in 1991.
A website is pages that are more static, which means it doesn’t change as frequently as blogs, like a restaurant menu or hotel website but websites can have a blog connected to them.
For example, a hotel website will have a booking page with what you can expect from their hotels but then they may have a blog connected to them with posts about getaways, things to do, where to go, where to eat, what to pack, and so on.
What is the difference between a blog and a website?
A blog is updated regularly with new content and blogs are dynamic which means they change often.
And a website is static, which means it doesn’t change as frequently.
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