Successful Combination of Blog and Website

In encouraging people to look at having a business blog, I find that one of the basic issues is how do you get a blog and a website to work together.

Usually I comment that, first, a blog is in fact a website, with some additional features a traditional website does not usually have.

I find that a general observation of that kind does not cut much ice with business people. They are more interested in seeing practical examples.

So I collect examples of the genre ‘blog+website’ – or, if you prefer, ‘website with blog’.

Found a good one today, courtesy of the LinkedIn Bloggers boost. It’s Dan Sweet’s Free Resume and Career Toolbox – FRACAT: access via either the website homepage or the blog site. I’m not in the recruiting game or looking for a job, but the site and blog are well integrated and they look to me to incorporate some great content, including some straight-talking advice for job seekers.

The blog uses the WordPress platform. I don’t have the technical knowledge to work out whether the rest of the site is built on WordPress or not. I’m guessing Dan would tell me if I asked nicely.

 

 

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About Des Walsh

I show business owners and other professionals how to navigate the social media maze and use LinkedIn effectively. I'm an author, speaker, business coach, social media strategist and LinkedIn specialist. Connect with me on LinkedIn, Google Plus and Twitter. And to stay in the loop, get my weekly Social Business Bites.

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Des, my blog is also a part of my web site. I would love to hear your thoughts – do you prefer a standalone blog or a blog as a part of a larger business web site?

    Biana Babinsky

  2. Anonymous says:

    Des,

    Thanks for the mention. I appreciate it!

    Only the blogs are done with WordPress. The rest of the site is just a regular ‘ol HTML site that link to the WordPress stuff.

    Dan