What is a blog or a forum?
A blog is an online log (also called weblog) containing publication of content sorted in chronological order, with the most recent entry (newest post) at the top of the page. A forum displays similar characteristics as a blog, but is organized based on category groups, with multiple threads within, as opposed to a single source of information (as a blog owner). Forums traditionally are information and business related, whereas a blog usually is personal communication.
Types of Blogs/Forums
There are approximately over 60 million blogs according to BlogHerald.
Why blogs/forums are different from a website?
Static vs dynamic web pages
Blogs are dynamic in nature. They are updated periodically while websites webpages are static - almost never updated once written. There is always something new to read. Thus blogs are current.
Date and Time-Stamped
Individual weblog entries are almost always dated and time-stamped, with the newest post at the top of the page. A website does not do this.
Blogs are frequently updated which means a constant flow of traffic from regular readers and those visitors that visit a site from other blogs, forums, blog comments, reviews etc. as a result of this, blogs help entrepreneurs as a cheap, easy and fast way to begin building an online audience. Blogs can offer personal views, comments, discussions and debates on a given topic.
Interaction with Visitors
Unlike websites, blogs are open to comment and discussion on the topic subject on hand by all or a specific group of people. Blogs allow the owner or owners to interact with their readers and visitors thus cultivating a social community environment.
Blogs can take a personal or professional approach. Blogs can represent the personality of the author; their personal experiences, views and hobbies. It also allow businesses to communicate with their clients and potential ones.
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