I didn’t know such a thing as a “blogsite” existed until I went to my friend, web designer Theresa Stanton, with my idea for creating a writers’ advice website and said, “Can I do this?” I’d been trying to envision the soon-to-be-named DearEditor.com but I didn’t think a static website could do what I wanted the site to do—namely, have pages and the look of a website but allow interactive user comments. I was stumped. I figured Theresa would have the answer. After all, it was she who emailed me one day a few years back with this message: “You’re an author, you need a blog. I made one for you. Go use it.” Yes’m! I’ve been blogging ever since. This time, she said, “You need a blogsite. Gimme a few minutes.” It didn’t take her much longer than that to whip out DearEditor.com as it exists now.
So when a DearEditor.com visitor asked me the difference between a “blogsite” and a “website” and wanted to know which one an author should have, I turned to Theresa. Her Guest Editor post today on DearEditor.com is informative, insightful, and just plain awesome. Thanks, T!
Theresa Stanton is a web designer and photographer with a background in architecture. Her blogsite www.blogsforphotogs.com is geared toward building blogs for photographers but she has also built blogsites for a wide range of businesses. Her portraiture work can be found at her photography blogsite www.designfocusstudio.com.