Everyone will agree that when it comes to expressing yourself to the world Blogging is the best way because it is fast and affordable. If you have an idea or want to share something in which you are good at, write it down make a good article and share it with the world. That’s how easy it is. Even starting your own blogging site is fast and easy. With so much, technology and platform around you don’t need to be a computer geek to make a good website.
But sometimes for some, taking that first step becomes difficult if they are not familiar with the whole internet and web world. So we are here to ease that out and provide you with the best blogging platforms that will make your article and blogs up and running for the whole world to see in no time.
So here is the List of Blogging Platforms that you want to consider –
Released on May 27, 2003, WordPress is one of the best platforms to start with if you are planning to start blogging. It is open-source software. WordPress is used by more than 60 million websites.
WordPress.org is a free and open-source platform for blogging or creating media websites or e-commerce websites. Though it is free, it comes with a small cost because you’ll have to buy a domain and hosting for your site. YouTube has so many resources on how to start with WordPress. We will share some of the links below. It has so many free themes and also paid themes to start with and to make it easy to use, you can also install plugins for different problems. It is also SEO friendly and almost all themes are mobile responsive also. So you don’t have to be a computer programmer to change or customize anything, WordPress makes it so much easy. Don’t get confused between wordpress.org and wordpress.com. wordpress.com is a lite version of wordpress.org. We will discuss it in our later list.
Started in 2006 Wix is a cloud-based web development platform that allows anyone to build a website with Html 5 technology. Don’t get confused by these big words. Wix is a Drag and drops website building platform. There are over 500+ designer-made website template that you can use.
All templates are mobile-friendly so it will look best on desktop and mobile also, it has stock images that you can use in your websites, Social buttons, Contact manager and many more. Some of the basic features are –
- Easy to use
- Drag and drop technology
- Free reliable hosting
- App market.
Blogger.com is google’s blog servicing platform, where you can publish your article and blogs for free of cost and it is very easy to use. To start with blogger.com you will be needing only your Gmail account and you are ready to start.
It is hosted by Google itself and generally accessed from a subdomain which is blogspot.com. Example – https://xyz.blogspot.com/. Unlike WordPress, blogger.com has fewer themes or templates to work with. After getting the traffic you can monetize your blog to earn money, but in some locations like India, China there are some rules and regulations made by Google. The publisher’s blog site must be 6 months to apply for monetization, it is to ensure the quality of the advertising network and protect the interests of advertisers and existing publishers.
Tumblr is a microblogging platform founded in 2007 by David Karp, which headquarter is in New York, USA and currently owned by Automatic Company. Users after creating an account can post short blogs and multimedia like videos or photos.
Users can also set his/her post public or private mode according to his/her liking. Users can also follow other user’s blogs, categories like movies, music, humor, foot-related. If you get traffic to your blog, you can monetize your blog.
It’s a unique internet platform where a user gets paid after publishing his/her post. This unique platform founded by Evan Williams launched in August 2012. Medium is a free platform for reading other posts or publishing his/her own posts.
The posts that you published may be distributed to various followers according to the relevant topic that your blog or post based on. The key feature of the medium is the “clap” button. Readers can “clap” many times if they enjoyed the post you have published. Based on the clap you get paid.
WordPress.com is a blogging platform that owned and hosted online by Automatic. It is a lite version of wordpress.org. You cannot use plugins like in wordpress.org.
The free version of wordpress.com displays their ads on the site. That’s the price you pay for using the platform for free. Paid plans only remove their ads on the site. If you want to monetize your site then you have to upgrade to higher plans. WordPress.com is best suited for personal blogs and if you are not planning to customize much.