Minor Rant: A Blog is a Blog and a Post is a Post

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How to tell someone who has doesn’t know a thing about blogging: They don’t get the difference between a blog and a blog post.

Here’s a clue people.

A blog is well, the whole blog. Some people call them websites except they’re not. They’re blogs. Each entry, called a blog POST, is dated and posted in chronological order. Each post allows comments and reader interaction.

Once again:

Blog = The whole site

Blog post= A single entry.

See the difference?

Saying you pay $10 per blog is akin to saying you’re paying $10 for the whole job. Now, $10 per blog post makes a lot more sense.

I realize blogs are so trendy now and everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. I’m thinking though, if you don’t even know the difference between a blog and a blog post, you might be in the wrong business.

That is all.

Comments

  1. Erika says

    Oh, I saw an ad for that yesterday. They wanted a blog, but the pay was “per blog”. That sounded so ridiculous. How many times do people need to say this???

    You would think that blogging is mainstream enough now that people would be catching on to the difference. I mean, I understand that my parents probably wouldn’t know. But if they were somehow in the market for having one, you bet they’d have figured out the terminology for it. At the very least, to not sound like an idiot.

  2. says

    Your comment of a blog not being a web site — I have to disagree. They are all sites. We choose what content we want on our ‘site’, and I haven’t seen the guidebook to what belongs on a ‘site’ vs a ‘blog’ — so in my book, a blog is just as good as a site. Who hosts it doesn’t matter. Content is content, regardless of length or frequency.

    Just my opinion.

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