In one of our previous blog posts titled- ‘Blogging – Is it Really Necessary for my Business?’- it was clarified that blogging is beneficial for businesses and is a great way to connect with the world. This is true whether you blog to express your passion for your hobbies, blog to connect on a personal level with your audience or blog to help promote a business venture.
In this post we have compiled our own list of the top 4 free blogging platforms that will let you create your own blog at no cost. These blogs have been selected based on their popularity and functionality.
As we all know, blogging is much more than writing or posting photos. Thus, finding the best platform for your blogging needs is very important. You will desire to have a platform that is easy to use and provides you with the customization tools that best suits your audience to read and interact with your blog.
Here’s our own guide to the best blog sites for getting your blog set up for the first time.
WordPress is one of the default choices for many bloggers because it is not only a blogging platform but a rich Content Management System. It can power sites from simple blogs to giant e-commerce websites. They also have a big community where you can ask questions from other bloggers around the world and your questions are answered almost immediately by other experienced users. WordPress comes in two forms. WordPress.com and WordPress.org. WordPress.com offers a free hosted service that provides free sub-domains and limited customization to users. WordPress.org version of WordPress provides many of the same features as its .com counterpart, but it also provides added customization features for any blogger.
Blogger is one of the easiest blogging platform for beginners to use. It is a free blogging platform that is simple to use for anyone just starting to blog. A user can just type their content, add photos and publish. Blogger also lets users add widgets to blog and edit HTML, which many blogging platforms for beginners do not offer. Blogger is a Google service, thus users will have to have a Google account and may find the Google-related add-ons redundant for their blog. Blogger however do not have any upgrade options.
Tumblr is a blogging platform that is simple to use and is very popular with younger audiences. Tumblr is a mix of blogging platform as well as social networking (i.e. a mix of WordPress and Twitter). One of the best features of Tumblr is that it is focused on the community of bloggers, so it provides a variety of options for sharing and re-blogging content. It is also considered a micro-blogging platform as you can blog just a sentence or a full dissertation.
Medium was founded by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams in August 2012. It is a blog publishing platform which mixes the idea of blogging with social journalism. Medium is not only a nice place to get your content quickly to a large set of audience but is also valuable in finding new and relevant articles that others are publishing on various topics. Medium is loved for its clutter-free content. Medium is a good platform to start if you are going to be writing content rich posts and want it to be quickly discovered by other bloggers who share common interests as you do.
If you know any other Free Blogging Platforms great for beginners that we have not stated above, please share it in the comment section below. You may also share this post.
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