So do you want a website or a blog?

A lot of blogs are online diarys, some blogs are newsites. Blogs are used in different ways, so think about the whole process of setting up a site, by thinking, how often will you want to update?

A blog can be just a way of managing your information in an easy way.

If you haven’t made a blog post, its very easy, you type in your post in a little built in wordprocesser on a page of the blog only you, the owner of the blog, sees.

Then your words and pictures appear on the internet. If you want to be able to update your site easily yourself, a blog is a cheap way to go.

If you don’t want to pay hosting costs for your Club/Society or Community site, the blog is the best current option. Get your own design (a template) made for your site and then update yourself from then on.

If you just want a site and don’t really ever plan on updating it (lets say 1 update a year)  a website is a good choice. Plan what you want to say on your site, pass onto the developer what pictures you want to use and let the developer do the rest.

I would usually talk to a client about how the words will be changed to suit the internet and how pictures might be used, so you will have a good idea of whats happening.

However be warned, regular updates are needed for a site to appear on the first couple of pages you see in google (or other search engines).  

If you want a site for your business and plan on updating it regulary and have a bit of money to spend on setting it up, a website with a CMS is a good choice. A CMS or content management system will do a lot of the work of making pages for you. The developer will set it all up so when you want to make a page the software will do a lot of the work, which is the nice thing about CMS’s. 

I will also help you make your first page, in order for you to see how you do that. You could also ask for basic written instructions about how to post if you still find it tricky. 


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