This comes under the “I wish I’d wrote that” heading. LGR Webmaster Blog featured “Bloggers Are Not Webmasters”, a simple look at the difference between a webmaster and a blogger, which goes to show that there is a lot to managing both a website and blog.
In general, it is a good look at the issues of bloggers not being designers, not to say that some aren’t but most do stick with designed WordPress Themes and really don’t know how to do much more than tweak a little here and there. Bloggers understand the basics of networking, but few really understand the complexities of web development and marketing.
This is followed up by Webmasters are not Bloggers, a balanced perspective on how bloggers are bloggers, understanding fully what we do, and needing to know that there are some things we can’t or don’t do that webmasters do.
Webmasters do a lot of things, in fact webmasters are jacks of all trades, programmers, designers, customer service representatives, they are not bloggers. Who can blame them really, they are so busy dealing with all the other stuff they simply don’t have time to sit and write content for a weblog. When webmasters do sit down and write content for a blog, it is often in the form of a tutorial on their favourite script, html or css.
I applaud all of you bloggers out there. To consistently be able to write good content for a blog takes a lot of hard work, time and creativity.
This is a sweeping generalization, but also a reminder that as bloggers, we have a responsibility to our blogs that outweighs just feeding our readers. There is a lot to consider when choosing a blog design, structure, marketing, identity, and maintenance. A good webmaster, web designer, web consultant or adviser can help you set up the maintenance program and design you need to keep your blog in tip top, excellent shape.
If you work with webmasters on our blogs, like multi-blogger blogs, stop once in a while to say thanks for keeping the blog up and running. And if you are a webmaster but not a blogger, say thank you to a blogger once in a while for keeping the content flowing and the readers returning.
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- Validate an Entire Website
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- CSS and Web Page Design List of Resources
- When The Blog Breaks: Site Monitoring
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Copyright Lorelle VanFossen, member of the 9Rules Network, and author of Blogging Tips, What Bloggers Won't Tell You About Blogging.