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In this Net connected world of today, everyone now thinks of an online presence. This has become almost mandatory if you think of projecting yourself, your skills, your business or even your feelings and expressions. Here’s a prompt from you and everyone goes online to look for you there. Unless you don’t want to be a private island in yourself, you need to have an online identity today! So, what are the best means for making one?
Website vs. Blog
Websites –personal or business websites- are the best means to let the world know about you and your interests. There are blogs too and they have become quite popular, thanks to the free blog hosting platforms like blogger and wordpress. Blogs look like websites only. What is the difference between website and blogs then? The difference is just like the one which is between a rented house and your ownership house. Blogs are like rented addresses where you always write C/O with your landlord’s name below your own name. If you pay attention to the URL, you will see blogspot, wordpress, typepad or such other extensions there before dot com. Websites are like your own home- totally yours!
Disadvantages of Blogs
It’s true that blogs are free but they come with their own costs. Just like your landlord can dictate you terms, the free blog hosting services let you make blogs on their own terms. They can prevent you from making your blog commercial like wordpress does. They can prevent you from advertising products or services other than their own like blogspot blogs do. You can’t even promote yourself on your own blog and what you mean by promoting yourself is also decided by the free hosting services through a process which is not transparent at all. If you, intentionally or unintentionally, do anything that your blog service considers a spam, it will block your blog without a second thought. With this, all your efforts go wasted.
Further, you can never be innovative or creative more than the limits set by these free hosting service providers. You will remain dependent upon gadgets and widgets. Although widgets are very helpful as far as it is concerned with making your blogs useful and user friendly, they cannot provide you with the unlimited freedom that your own website can give you to operate your own site.
Why Build Your Own Website?
If you want to create ‘your’ place online, it can be through a website only. If you create your own website, it will give you more freedom to do what you want to do online. When you build your own website, you know you are there as long as you want to be and are not dependent upon the will of some blog hosting provider. No one can block your site and no one can block your rights to earn profits through commercial activities on your site. As far as you don’t do anything anti-social or anti-nation, you can do whatever you want to do on your website. You can express your feelings, post photographs, include videos, display any advertisement and promote yourself or your business to any limit that’s set by none other than you.
Is there Any Drawback in Making Your Own Website?
It’s not free and you don’t have the technical knowledge to build your own website. However, quality and freedom both don’t come free. If you think about the money part, there are many web hosting companies that provide hosting services along with domain names at prices that are not such that can be said unreasonably high. Many of these web hosting service providers also have their own website building tool which they let you use when you buy hosting services from them. Through these website builders you can select templates and design your own website just as you do with free blog hosting services. If you spend a little more money to hire a designer or web developer, you can let your imagination fly and make your website unique which you cannot do through blogs.
Now when you make your own website, use it as your business promoting platform, ecommerce site, your personal experience sharing medium or your online resume- no one is going to question you or block your website!
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