Different and yet the same! Sounds like a bit of a conundrum doesn’t it? We’re talking now about a CMS (Content Management System) system as opposed to just a simple Blog content system.
Software that operates as a way of maintaining a website is called a CMS. Now while many blogging software programs are considered a specific style of CMS (ie providing the features required to create and maintain a blog, enabling you to publish on the Net simply) few are sophisticated enough to go further than supplying the basic blogging tools required for you to go further.
They are not intended to go as far as setting up and independently operating your own sophisticated blog or web site – WordPress does and does it very well.
The WordPress.org software enables you to go to great lengths to ensure that with a little work on your part your blog posts look good, text stands out and any html code confirms strictly to the appropriate web standards. And any theme you choose portrays the image that you want.
You need to have an interactive website/blog if you wish your readers to feel like they are involved or at the very least listened to. Your readers ability to post comments to your blog (and get your feedback) is probably the feature that will bring you the best results.
People will be greatly encouraged to pass on the good word about you and the value you give to the blogging community generally.
So take the time to learn and develop the basics and to access sites such as this one. And don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions and remember to access those WordPress community blogs too.
You don’t need, by any means, to be a sophisticated (or semi-sophisticated) programmer to set up, operate and further develop your own blog or website with WordPress. But in addition to understanding the specific WordPress blogging software itself you do need to be up to scratch on specific terms and concepts involved in the blogging world – if you want a good result that is.