Not sure how helpful this article really is in drawing a distinction between blogs and websites. Many blogs can also be websites (Wordpress being a case in point), while websites ought to be updated with regular content.
Furthermore, there are lots of options today for building a website without needing to know about code (I use Wix for instance), so it doesn't have to be an expensive venture involving someone else.
Do both. More blogs could do with a decent contact/about page. More websites could do with a blog giving readers an insight into the writer's world.
When to Build a Website (with a blog in it) I recommend an author with multiple books, and the means to pay someone to keep it up, invest in a website…with a blog. Now don’t get me wrong, I know a lot of writers who’ve built their own websites. Some of them like to tinker with code (not many) others just want to save money. Personally, my passion is writing, NOT website building. Here are the reasons to build a website: When is it time to build a website with a blog? You are more than one person, commercially speaking. For example, my friend and critique partner Vonda Skelton, is an author, a motivational speaker, an actress, and a womens ministry leader. She needs a website to have multiple pages under each of the four categories.