The Differences Between Traditional Web Pages and Blogs
The difference between traditional web pages and blogs is beginning to be difficult to distinguish as more people are 'blogging' and more individuals wanting to promote themselves or product are using a blog platform to do just that. Traditional web pages are designed to give specific information, such as a place to purchase items (i.e., Amazon) or a place to locate specific information (i.e., Starfall.com reading site). These traditional pages are generally made up of many smaller sites that allow the large site to breakdown into more specific areas (i.e., Amazon is comprised of apparel, electronics, music, etc.). Blogs consist of a smaller, more personal set of information. Blogs, or web logs, are basically online journals used by individuals to distribute more personal information than a traditional web page. Blog topics can range from individuals posting cake recipes to mom's talking about raising a child with Autism to teachers posting information about the classroom so parents have easier access to the materials. Blogs can simply consist of one web page with time stamped entries. However, with the increase in blogging, social media, and social networking, blogs are beginning to morph into something looking more like a traditional web page. WordPress is a good example of a blogging platform that is developing into something more than just a web log.