My answer: "both, at the same time, but you need more than just SBI and Rss/Blog It! you need Easy Blogs too. Use Easy Blogs to build and blog your websites and Rss/Blog It! to 'site blog' or syndicate your new content." Use Site Build It! for all your website/blogs.
In todays world a blog is no longer a 'personal web log' or journal. Today blogging is a variety of tools that feed the world wide web via real simple syndication, rss for short. Rss feeds syndicate what is called an .xml file (transmission markup language). The .xml file is typically composed of very little information. Usually just a title, URl and a short description for a pre-determined number of posts.
A good blog post does more than that, it functions as an avenue for your visitors move deeper into your website. With the right tools you can blog and build a website at the same time, create stunning posts and widely syndicate your content.
What a full blown blog can do for you is light-years ahead of a simple site blog. With true blogging software like Easy Blogs you have much better control of your content. You can blog and build your website at the same time. One truly spectacular feature of Easy Blogs is the built in content management system.
This is an example of a full blown blog and build with Easy Blogs. Complete with archives, articles and static pages. All the pages are automatically linked together through the Easy Blogs content management system. Check out this example...
As you can see the above blog and build is well laid out and has a real nice look to it. Now compare that with this site blog (Rss/Blog It!). Which is limited to only 50 posts max. Here is an example of an SBI Rss/Blog It! blog called:
As you can see the site blog is real simple compared to the full blown blog and build. The big difference between a site blog and a full blown blog is, a full blown Easy blog builds archives, categories, static, article pages and has it's own content management system. The example blog/website Herbal Nutrition Solutions is one huge website/blog built in Easy Blogs.
SBI Rss/Blog It! does have one really nice feature that sets it apart from others. When you upload new content it automatically pings your rss feed to the major blog aggregators. You can also add a 'FeedBurner' feed to alert the other major blog aggregtors.
With SBI RSS/Blog It! you could add your own blog posts called bloglets. But you can NOT blog and build with Rss/Blog It! at the same time. A site blog's most useful feature is publishing snippets of information about the web pages you make.
With Rss/Blog It! you could write lengthy articles if you choose but this is not recommended. You could write a couple of sentences and display an image with a link on it, or even just a link. Better yet you should use a combination of these techniques.
Writing anything substantial in a 'bloglet!' is totally impractical. Rss/Blog It! just doesn't give you the functionality you need to be creative. If you know HTML you can get quite a lot of milage by writing your own code. But you better be prepared to spend a lot of time at it because this is only a little text editor window.
Bloglets don't last forever, eventually they disappear. However, you can keep your bloglets on SBI and re-post them over and over again. Keep in mind that your posts will rotate off the bottom eventually.
With Easy Blogs you can blog and build a full blown blog/website. Or is that a full blown website/blog. Complete with template editor, content editor and content management system. Easy Blogs creates and updates the all important .xml file.
In conclusion if you use both Easy Blogs and SBI Rss/Blog It! together you really get the maximum effect of blogging with SBI. SBI's Rss/Blog It! will not archive or categorize your posts for you. When you reach the limit of your posts the old ones just rotate off the bottom and disappear forever. With East Blogs you can keep you posts forever, archive and categorize them as well as blog and build at the same time.
If you want to graduate to full blown blogging I highly recommend Easy Blogs. This is a nice website builder with blogging capabilities.
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