It’s not just for blogs (a web journal) … it’s great content management software, that is, once it’s set up and looks good, you can log into the backend and update it yourself with new articles, pages , etc. Wordrpress can be a complete website, but with the added advantage that you can update your own content.
WordPress provides interactivity. Built into the software is the ability to comment on all the articles you post or pages on the site. If you are concerned about spam attacks or people who make comments that you don’t like, there is also the possibility to approve the comment before it is published.
You can customize a wordpress blog to look like a website … (with a little help from a web designer like me!)
Original streaming content is a great way to get more traffic and a blog is a good way to easily post your ideas, articles, and images without knowing how to design a website. It works like an email editor and is just as easy.
With a free service like Feedburner, you can have people subscribe to your blog for updates. Every time you publish a new article, an email is sent to the people who subscribed and that it is available.
On the backend part of the software, you can do all sorts of cool things like look at your stats and see who clicked which link to get to your blog / site, what phrase they used in search engines … add plug-ins like some of these.
All in all, wordpress is a good way to add interactivity and manage your own content. As a web designer, I am more than happy to update their website, but there are people who want to do it themselves, and this platform makes sense!