Joyce’s Question About The Internet

Just’In’s stepmom told us one day that she’d love more to read at work. And we promised her that we’d each send her a list of links to each of our favorite blogs. When I sent her mine a week or so ago, I realized I mistyped a link. So I sent her an addendum, and it turns out, she didn’t get the original Email. I tried it again. Nope.

It must have something to do with some spam settings on her work Email. It makes sense. Usually Email ads have lots of links on them; by blocking emails with lots of links, they eliminate those ads. Considering there are lots of businesses who have an email server, this is a smart thing to do.

But it means that Joyce doesn’t get what she asked for. So I decided that if the addendum with one link went through where an Email with a bunch of links didn’t, then I’d send one link a day. Easy.

Today is the second day of this project of mine. And when I sent her today’s link, she asked me whether a blog is a web page.

A good question. And I thought my response was particularly clear and might help some of you who read this:

Yes and no. A blog is a type of webpage or website. A blog has individual entries of writing by individual authors (or by one author, depending on the type of blog), and even though those articles have pictures and links in them, the blog has content that changes

The website, on the other hand, generally doesn’t have content that changes nearly as often. Some blogs are updated several times a day, whereas most websites, like shops or information pages, are static. Shops change their inventory maybe every season and occasionally an
information webpage is updated for content or style, but they don’t change nearly as drastically as a blog does.

So if you visit each of these blogs several times a week, you’ll most likely find something new to read. It depends on the blog, of course. Because Apartment Therapy has lots of different authors, it changes more frequently than a blog with only one author.

Did I forget anything? Does anyone else think there’re any other characteristics that distinguish a blog from a web page?

About The Original Kate

Along with artistic tendencies, Kate enjoys unusual people and is constantly striving for some sort of nonconformity. Kate offers a perspective that is thoughtful but well-written and full of images within the words. Other tidbits that might intrigue: she has very long auburn hair, and, you guessed it, her favorite color is orange.

Posted on February 17, 2009, in From Rabid-Mormon Land Known As Utah. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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