Saturday again, so I'm allowed to post a little off the "effective winery Web site" topic. I'd like to point you to Robert "Microsoft Blogger" Scoble's list of what separates blogs from a vanilla Web sites:
- Ease of publishing (just type and Submit)
- Automatically notifies search engines and aggregators of new posts ("pinging")
- Trackbacks ("Hey, I posted about your post!")
- Granularity of reference (you can link to an individual post)
- RSS feed (machine-readable list of recent updates)
I kept the same order as Robert, so you can compare my explanation and nomenclature with his. I think that #1, #2, and #5 are the most significant (historically, #2 and #3 came along later).