Replacing your web site with a blog is a great solution for anyone who wants to build quality content effectively. I been sucessfuly launching entire websites with weblog software for a couple of years now using “WordPress”:http://www.wordpress.com exculsivly and have no regrets doing so.
In the beginning I spent a little over 3 months tinkering with the idea and testing. Before I knew it I was on my way to converting my existing websites into a weblog completly powered by WordPress.
*So what’s a Blog anyways?*
Blogs are sort of like “living websites” which are created and activly maintained with weblog software. A blog is typically filled with daily, weekly or monthly entries. In some cases blogs can be interactive with the visitors who read them. This is done with a user comment dialog immediatelty following a article orshort blurb about something.
A blog can look like any other website and can easily be customized using templates and stylesheets (CSS). “About.com”:http://www.about.com is a good example of a Movable Type blog written for an entire site. Each blog author maintains his own subject or speciality about a given topic.
Here are some of the other top blogging sites to check out:
“Movable Type”:http://www.movabletype.org/ (originally RankbyDesign was built using MT)
WordPress is Database-driven but dont let this scare you … as all runs trasparently in the background.. WordPress acts as a web-based interface between you and your database which includes all of the pages from your website, your links and your images as well.
When you write a new article, it is added to the database and posted to your website. Changes can happen automatically (using Php) and there is no need to rebuild or update your site.
More to come …