Blogs Vs. Websites: What’s The Big Difference?

By Edwardo Mascasas

Online journals, better known as blogs, are becoming more and more popular. When the Internet was first getting started, users rushed to build personal web sites. Web sites are still very popular among web users, but many are now turning to blogs. What’s the difference? This article will examine the main similarities and differences between a Weblog and a website.

While blogs and website are intended to be different, there are a couple of similarities in blogs and sites. Mainly, they are both found on the Internet using a URL or a web address. Both also must have some sort of host to keep the information online. Another similarity of the two is that they both can be maintained by virtually anyone from individuals to companies. Both Weblog and websites can also contain information, pictures, link and keywords, as well. These two types of sites will target readers.

With a blog, information that is entered on the site is generally updated very frequently depending on the writer. Sometimes blog writers even update several times a day. Usually with a website, information is not updated regularly. Websites generally contain information about something that does not change often. When a website is updated, usually the entire page is altered. With a blog, just one entry at a time is updated. After a website has been changed, that information is gone and cannot be seen again by the reader. On a blog, new entries are added, but the old ones are not deleted from the site. Instead, they are stamped with the date and time that they were created, given a title and indexed on that blog page. It makes it easy for a blog reader to go to a certain blog page and read past entries without having to search.

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Another main difference between and blog and a website is that a website is generally a little harder to maintain and oftentimes requires a solid understanding of the way the Internet works. With a blog, almost anyone can easily and quickly update a blog. It does not require any special working knowledge of the Internet. In addition, there are many sites that offer blog features and most of the time these can be used for free.

Blogs also encourage people to communicate with each other much more so than with a website. A websites primary function is to provide some sort of information to a reader. While there may be a place to leave a comment or an email address for writing that is not why that site was created. Blogs are used for communication. Writers may choose to make their site private, but most choose to publish their blogs making them public to any one who wishes to read. Most blog hosting sites offer options to add to the site so readers and the writer can leave comments to each other on the site. In addition, there are entire web communities built just for blogs. Blogs encourage those who have similar thoughts, interests or even businesses to share their blog site so readers can find them easily. Blogs offer guest tracking, keyword tracking, hit counters, comment areas, and even tag boards for both the reader and the writer to use.

Blogging is extremely popular right now. As more people begin sharing their thoughts with others, there are more blogs created each day. Blogging gives writers, journalists, professionals, moms, dads and even teenagers an instant way to publish their thoughts on a regular basis. For those who enjoy writing, blogs give a unique opportunity to practice writing skills and experiment with what others want to read. Businesses use blogs to show off their expertise and knowledge in their fields, whereas websites do not always get this type of message out to the readers.

Blogging and websites do have some similarities. They are both found on the Internet and contain information. However, blogs give a writer the unique opportunity to communicate with their reader and update their entries on a frequent basis. Anyone who tries blogging will love the instant gratification of getting their opinions and thoughts out on the Internet right away and getting instant feedback from readers that visit their site.

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Ourmedia.org project launched to provide global repository of “grassroots media”

Tuesday, March 22, 2005  Launched yesterday with funding for bandwidth and storage donated by Internet Archive, a new website called Ourmedia aspires to serve as a global repository for free content, which donors are encouraged to license for re-use by others.

Started by Internet Archive employee J.D. Lasica and Marc Canter, who founded Macromind, which became Macromedia, Ourmedia has a team of what Lasica refers to as “moderators” that will ensure that the site does not host pornography or copyrighted or defamatory materials. Their “Site rules” note that the moderators will be the “sole arbiters” of what will be hosted on the site.

Lasica and Canter have been working on the site with a cadre of volunteers since they met at a Supernova conference 9 months ago, according to Lasica’s blog. The site was started in the summer of 2004, and announced its official launch on March 21, 2005.

While the server initially hosting Ourmedia was not able to handle the load imposed when publicised on tech news sites such as Slashdot and BoingBoing (reported by ITConversations, among others), it has now been replaced and improved. According to a post on the Ourmedia blog, “The transition to a new dedicated server has been completed, the database configuration has been given an overhaul, and some of the code has been cleaned up.”

The software running Ourmedia is an open source content management system called Bryght, described at Bryght.com as “the Drupal core set of modules plus a set of contributed Drupal modules.” Ourmedia describes their system as being “alpha” quality; they note that because all of the media files on their site are being hosted by the Internet Archive, users will need to register with both sites with the same username and password until the registration systems are unified.

Talk:Telecom Commission of Solomon Islands issues phone company US$1M fine

This is a HAND translation of the Tok Pisin language source used within this article, and I certify it to be correct to the best of my knowledge.

(Tok Pisin)

Papua New Guinea phone compnay, B-Mobile, i fesim wanpela bikpela fain moni long em i feil long provaidim ol sevis long Solomon Islands.

Jemima Garrett i ripot olsem, Solomon Islands Telecommunication Commission i putim wan milian US dola penalty igo long B-Moble longwanem em i bin feil long proviadim sevis igo long 75 pesent bilong populesan ikam na long fist of February olsem, oli laikim insait long licence bilong em.

Telecommunications Commissioner, Nicholas Williams, i tok BMobile i provaideim aninit long 50 pesent bilong ol pipal.

Dispela i namba-tu taim BMobile i fesim wanpela penalty long em i no mitim licence deadlines.

Commissioner Williams i tok, em i bin nap putim penality igo nap long 2.5 milian dolas, tasol ino mekim dispela long HOPE olsem, BMobile bai usim mo moni bilong mitim deadline bilong em long mun September dispela yar.

English version

Papua New Guinea phone company, B-Mobile, has received a huge monetary fine for failing to provide service to the Solomon Islands.

Jemima Garrett reports, that the Solomon Islands Telecommunication Commission has put a One Million US Dollar penalty on B-Mobile after it failed to provide its service to 75% of the population by February 1st, just like the license says it should.

Telecommunication Commissioner, Nicholas Williams, said that B-Mobile only barely provided to 50% of the people.

This is the second time B-Mobile received a fine for not meeting its licence deadlines.

Commissioner Williams says that he could have increased the penalty to 2.5 million Dollars, but he hopes that B-Mobile will use the extra money to try and meet its deadlines by September of this year.

BarkingFish (talk) 14:21, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

I don’t want to joggle your elbow, but wouldn’t the w:Australian Dollar be a fairly relevant currency? you might drop the USD in favour of the AUD. – Amgine | t 16:01, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

–Pi zero (talk) 00:04, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Talk:Telecom Commission of Solomon Islands issues phone company US$1M fine

This is a HAND translation of the Tok Pisin language source used within this article, and I certify it to be correct to the best of my knowledge.

(Tok Pisin)

Papua New Guinea phone compnay, B-Mobile, i fesim wanpela bikpela fain moni long em i feil long provaidim ol sevis long Solomon Islands.

Jemima Garrett i ripot olsem, Solomon Islands Telecommunication Commission i putim wan milian US dola penalty igo long B-Moble longwanem em i bin feil long proviadim sevis igo long 75 pesent bilong populesan ikam na long fist of February olsem, oli laikim insait long licence bilong em.

Telecommunications Commissioner, Nicholas Williams, i tok BMobile i provaideim aninit long 50 pesent bilong ol pipal.

Dispela i namba-tu taim BMobile i fesim wanpela penalty long em i no mitim licence deadlines.

Commissioner Williams i tok, em i bin nap putim penality igo nap long 2.5 milian dolas, tasol ino mekim dispela long HOPE olsem, BMobile bai usim mo moni bilong mitim deadline bilong em long mun September dispela yar.

English version

Papua New Guinea phone company, B-Mobile, has received a huge monetary fine for failing to provide service to the Solomon Islands.

Jemima Garrett reports, that the Solomon Islands Telecommunication Commission has put a One Million US Dollar penalty on B-Mobile after it failed to provide its service to 75% of the population by February 1st, just like the license says it should.

Telecommunication Commissioner, Nicholas Williams, said that B-Mobile only barely provided to 50% of the people.

This is the second time B-Mobile received a fine for not meeting its licence deadlines.

Commissioner Williams says that he could have increased the penalty to 2.5 million Dollars, but he hopes that B-Mobile will use the extra money to try and meet its deadlines by September of this year.

BarkingFish (talk) 14:21, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

I don’t want to joggle your elbow, but wouldn’t the w:Australian Dollar be a fairly relevant currency? you might drop the USD in favour of the AUD. – Amgine | t 16:01, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

–Pi zero (talk) 00:04, 3 March 2011 (UTC)

Raised Bed Gardening

Submitted by: Dream Team Media

Today garden enthusiasts are looking have a myriad of choices available to them. If you re a gardening buff, then you might have heard of the term, raised bed gardening . I have to confess to being quite ignorant on the subject, but upon overhearing, quite by accident I assure you, an argument by a young couple over whether they should go for the more conventional garden, or whether they should try their hand at raised bed gardening, my interest was peaked. After all what on earth was a raised bed garden ?

Being the curious minded soul that I am, I was sorely tempted to push my way through a trolley of plants and enquire in all politeness what a raised bed garden really was. Fortunately for all involved, sanity prevailed at the last minute and I found myself reluctant to push my way through.

I did the next best thing and gathering my purchases hot-footed it back home where I could turn to my computer for instant gardening help. Calling upon the services of my favorite search engine, I typed in the words raised bed gardening and stumbled upon a veritable plethora of information. Information which I shall now try my best to impart to you in manner that is understandable.

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So, to begin with, a raised bed garden is exactly what is sounds like. A garden upon a raised bed . Mostly though you re not raising the height of your entire garden so much as you re raising it in little bits and pieces. To do this people tend to utilise things like large containers, or pots. Troughs are also a favorite, as they provide a longer length for the gardener to work with.

There are generally two reasons why you would go in for raised bed gardening, with the first reason being purely to do with aesthetics. Having said that, if you find it difficult to bend down continuously when gardening, then the raised bed gardening is also ideal for you. But the second and main reason you would even consider a raised bed garden has to do with soil and drainage problems that you just can t overcome easily, in your normal, ground level garden.

Raised bed gardens are attractive, and easy to maintain, with the added benefit of being able control exactly what goes into your soil mixture, and how much water you use when watering your plants.

You also have the ability to protect your plants more easily from burrowing rodents, weeds, and unwanted feet trekking through your beds.

A more sensible method of gardening I have yet to hear of, and that wasn t the end to the long list of benefits to be found in raised bed gardening. But the one I liked the most had to do with being able to grub around in my garden in any weather, without the actual grubbing part. No mud, see? Since the plants are in raised containers, you don t actually have to get down on your hands and knees in the mud to do your gardening!

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Ourmedia.org project launched to provide global repository of “grassroots media”

Tuesday, March 22, 2005  Launched yesterday with funding for bandwidth and storage donated by Internet Archive, a new website called Ourmedia aspires to serve as a global repository for free content, which donors are encouraged to license for re-use by others.

Started by Internet Archive employee J.D. Lasica and Marc Canter, who founded Macromind, which became Macromedia, Ourmedia has a team of what Lasica refers to as “moderators” that will ensure that the site does not host pornography or copyrighted or defamatory materials. Their “Site rules” note that the moderators will be the “sole arbiters” of what will be hosted on the site.

Lasica and Canter have been working on the site with a cadre of volunteers since they met at a Supernova conference 9 months ago, according to Lasica’s blog. The site was started in the summer of 2004, and announced its official launch on March 21, 2005.

While the server initially hosting Ourmedia was not able to handle the load imposed when publicised on tech news sites such as Slashdot and BoingBoing (reported by ITConversations, among others), it has now been replaced and improved. According to a post on the Ourmedia blog, “The transition to a new dedicated server has been completed, the database configuration has been given an overhaul, and some of the code has been cleaned up.”

The software running Ourmedia is an open source content management system called Bryght, described at Bryght.com as “the Drupal core set of modules plus a set of contributed Drupal modules.” Ourmedia describes their system as being “alpha” quality; they note that because all of the media files on their site are being hosted by the Internet Archive, users will need to register with both sites with the same username and password until the registration systems are unified.

Talk:New promotional events set for Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb’s Christmas Vacation”

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Choose Correct Jewelry Making Tools For Wire Wrapped Jewelry

Choose Correct Jewelry Making Tools for Wire-Wrapped Jewelry

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Jewelry making is more and more popular, and more and more people start jewelry making as their career or hobby. Once you determine to start making jewelry, you need to buy some jewelry making tools, especially the essential ones.

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Since jewelry making can be quite fiddly and time consuming, it is important to think about comfort. You will probably be doing a lot of squeezing, which may hurt your hands and wrists. So you need to use some jewelry making tools to make jewelry making is easy. The widely used jewelry making tools are including jewelry pliers, wire cutters, tweezers, knives, scissors and many others. Jewelry pliers are used for many different tasks, just like grasping, bending, straightening, loops and securing. Well, about the jewelry pliers, there are many different types –including round nose jewelry pliers, chain nose or bent nose pliers, flat round nose pliers, side cutting pliers, crimping pliers and etc. Each plier has its special usage.

Wire wrapping jewelry is very popular. If you want to create wire wrapping jewelry, the most basic jewelry making tools you must have are round nose pliers, flat round nose pliers, bent nose pliers and wire cutters. A wire cutter is essential, as the jewelry making wires come in spools and you need to cut off specific sizes. The round nose pliers are used for making various sized loops in wire. The size of the wire loop is dependent upon where on the nose the wire is placed. Here I d like to share an idea about how to make a simple wire wrap glass pendant. I suggest you to use wire cutters, round nose pliers and flat round nose pliers. Please use strong enough wire to support the glass pendant. Determine your glass pendant and cut off enough wire for your design by wire cutters. It is always best to cut more than you think you need. Use round nose plier to make a loop and twist the two wires under the loop to fix it. Then, grabbing the end of shorter wire with your round nose plier and curl it into a closed loop. Securely grab the loop with flat nose plier and continue curling the wire around itself unit you think it is enough. Next, place the wire on the back of glass pendant, and bend the wire at the points where you want both ends to wrap around the front the pendant. Use the long wire to wrap your pendant for one or two more circles to fix it. Curl the long wire with the same method as the short one. Finish the design by wrapping the final curled ends around the frond of pendant.

Wire wrapped jewelry making is not difficult as you think as long as you choose the right jewelry making tools and practice more. Just do more practices, and create your own wire wrapped designs.

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Thief steals over €6 million worth of jewels from Paris store

Sunday, May 31, 2009 

Police reports say that €6 million (approximately US$8.4 million) worth of jewellery was stolen by a single thief on Saturday at the Chopard store in Place Vendome in Paris, France.

The crime happened in broad daylight, at about 15.00 local time (13.00 GMT), near the Ritz Hotel, an official from the Parisian police headquarters stated.

The Agence France-Presse news agency reports that there was no trace of a robbery from the outside of the building.

A saleswoman working at a nearby jeweller’s store said that she hadn’t seen or heard anything. “We were working,” she said.

Chopard jewellery store makes jewels and watches for celebrities and has stores in many of the world’s capital cities.

Last December, several thieves made a record jewel heist worth $100 million at the Harry Winston boutique in the Avenue Montaigne of the Champs-Elysees. An international gang called the Pink Panthers are suspected to have been responsible for that robbery.