How to decide on writing a page or post for your own blog or website
As of lately, I’ve witnessed a fairly common theme within the online community, involving relevantly new wordpress and website designers, and not having a good understanding of the main key differences between writing a page versus a post. I think this is a very important topic that isn’t covered enough, and more important, for new website designers to know before tackling a new online business.
Hence, this is one of the very basics that should be understood, and tends to become largerly misconceived.
Utilizes evergreen content, and tends to lean more towards the similarity of a landing page, or information-filled post.
What is evergreen content?
Evergreen content is a highly underutilized term and method of teaching within the affiliate community especially, as a result of the long-lasting value it produce versus your regular everyday blogpost. Hence, it can be very comparable to say, information along the lines that could be written on Wikipedia.
More specifically, evergreen content can be defined (at its very finest) information that tends to include non-expirable type content. Evergreen content is always best used for content within a page, when creating a website, because everytime a visitor views that content, it will always be relevant, irrespectable to the time and date of when it’s being viewed.
Thus, there is a significant, large difference between what can and should be written in an everyday post versus the time, value, and thoughts expressed in a website’s page (e.g. home-page), as that, depending on the settings and layout of your website will usually turn out to be the first impression your visitor gets of your website.
Writing post-type content nevertheless, has more of a “blog-type” feel to it. They are usually not as well-edited, as an evergreen page, specifically as a result of the mere fact that there is a good chance in one week, month, or year, the information will turn up to become outdated in a sense.
While this is not always the case, it is more often than not, when making the initial separation of figuring out what information belongs in your pages versus the information in your day-to-day posts. Hence, is exactly why it is also referred to as a blog-roll, as when a daily visitor shows up, he or she will always most-usually see the very last post that was written, with the given likelihood, that is the most time-relevant.
I hope this has proved as helpful as possible, when trying to figure out the difference between the two, and which one to use, with the latest information that you plan on writing about.
In addition, I’ve found that, even having the mere knowledge of understanding the difference sometimes gives me a better perspective on different options and ideas while brainstorming the foundation of my content, of the next blog post, or page, I plan on writing.
Please leave a comment or question for discussion below, and I’ll be sure to lend an extra hand!