Thank you to a reader Dianne for giving us a reminder of the difference between blogs and websites.
We have a lot of information posted on Frugal Fairhope and some of that content can expire in a month, week, or even an hour. We update Frugal Fairhope daily with new content, so to get the latest up to date information checking the site daily would be a “good thing”.
Here is our take on the difference between a blog and a website.
Frugal Fairhope is in a blog form and not “website” form, posts like this one dated July 24th are a blog post. Most bloggers will not go back and update previous posts even as far back as a month (unless there was a obvious mistake). Our understanding is that is the entire point to blogging. Getting your thoughts and ideas in a post and keep going.
If Frugal Fairhope was a “website”, we would constantly be updating and removing content in our posts. For example we would remove the drug store and grocery deals from last week that no longer apply.
The world is constantly changing and so is the internet, blogs are now a part of websites and websites have now added blogs. It truly is a great world we live in that changes are made to traditional ways of doing things. This is the reason we have added fixed posts listed on the right hand side of Frugal Fairhope.
We have found that some of the blogs that we frequent post new information every day sometimes twice a day. We have found that if we miss a day, we miss information. To avoid this situation, we have put a few pages that are fixed. These fixed pages are updated without the standard blog post and are just a simple one page list of information. We have placed these fixed pages on the top right to make it easier to find. These fixed pages are updated and will include the date of the update so that you can tell in one glance if there have been any changes.
Imagine if you were trying to find the Lever printable coupon link from two weeks ago, you would have to either search for Lever (which is sometimes painful), scroll through dozens of posts, or click on Master Coupon page and go right to the fixed page of coupons. The fixed page is a lot easier in our opinion.
Click here for How We Do Things Differently and check out more details of the fixed posts and the fun debate in our family.