Six Pixels of Separation - The Blog
July 20, 2009 7:30 PM

The Difference Between A Blog And A Website

What really made a Blog a "Blog" when the platform was first introduced was not the diary-like flow of content or what you posted.

It was the RSS (the delivery mechanism of the content). The ability to syndicate and subscribe to content. That's also why it's called "Podcasting" and not "streaming audio" (they are two different things).

What you're looking at right now is the latest version of Six Pixels of Separation.

As the team at Twist Image was walking me through the new designs and as we were discussing the functionality that we needed (areas for public speaking, the business book, etc...) it became glaringly obvious that this was no longer a Blog. It wasn't really a website either. Nobody liked calling it a "space" or "place" and then we all (sort of) agreed that Six Pixels of Separation is - ultimately - still a Blog.

It's a Blog that houses more than just text-based words. It links you to other areas of interest (both our own and to others). It houses the Podcast, Six Pixels of Separation, and it also has areas that let you know more about how we think (but it's not our corporate website). Forgetting all of the Social Media and Web 2.0 jargon, Six Pixels of Separation is a personal brain dump for me. I spend a lot of time with clients, speaking in front of audiences, and writing for many different media and platforms. That content comes out in text, audio, some video and even images. This Blog is where it all comes together and that's why we've adapted it, updated it and (hopefully) made it that much more usable.

If you have any comments, advice, feedback or impressions, please do let me know.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled content.

By Mitch Joel


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