So, do you run a blog or website? If yes, what would you like to identify as: a Blogger or a webmaster.
One can’t be both at any given time, though you can change roles at different times. Webmaster, as I would define isÃ‚Â a person who master his website, while a blogger is one who keeps in the constant flow of blog content and updating.
Even though both: webmaster and blogger are different we all stillÃ‚Â tend/try to be both. However, in most cases one ends up as a Blogger rather than a Webmaster. So, what differentiate a blogger from a webmaster, here goes…
1. Look and Design of a siteÃ‚Â -Ã‚Â A Blogger would put all his content on a blog with pre-designed template. Rarely one would see a person designing his own template. In some case, you will see Bloggers paying up to get custom made templates, but that is it.
Using a standard template is easy and typical characteristics of you being a blogger and not a webmaster. This is evident from number of blogs using similar- standard templates.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
I am also included, as I use predesigned Pro-blogger template. Though, I did manage to tweak it a bit, it seems I am becoming a webmaster now…hahahaha
2. Blog Features and enhancements -Ã‚Â Being a blogger you are only interested in putting some interesting stuff. One hardly pays attention to introduce new functionalities in a site, with use of newer plug-ins.
The only otherÃ‚Â place, where blogger would sweat: other than writing a post will be Google Adsense or other AD block placement, because it money…honey!
Ã‚Â 3. Blog Promotion -Ã‚Â Blogger do little to promote their blogs. At best we will exchange links and post stories in bookmarking sites like Digg. Whereas a webmaster will carefully assign a budget forÃ‚Â promotion and get more eye balls.
As desibaba of desinotes pointed out, wish he had paid more attention in promotion, his blog would be among the top shots!
I was really impressed by LGR Webmaster Blog post Blogger are not webmastersÃ‚Â and prompted me to pen my view on the topic. Frankly, they are no different from LGR, I would still call myself a blogger rather than a webmaster.
At the end of the day its content that matter and not the look. Though having a easy design and look does add to your advantage.
So, after this reading this, did you change your mind? Are you a blogger or webmaster?