Blogging, as an online activity is seen to rise in the past few years and is still a bright outlook for the future. Blogging has given the power into the hands of online users to publish their thoughts, views, skills and expertise on the web and share it with the world. The input of social media has made blogging a bit out of fashion yet it remains an essential part of online communication.
Though online blogging demands technical work, it doesn’t require technical skills as much. This is due to the presence of multiple online blogging platforms found in abundance on the web. A user will only require the basic operating skills and little to no cash to get started with blogging.
Below is a list of the best used blogging platforms that are intended to increase your publicity, the details will help you chose the best.
It is free software that requires no coding knowledge; it’s the hosting and domain name you have to pay for. It provides you the best website and also teaches you of other websites too. For bloggers who do it for living WordPress.org is the best place to blog, it thus continues to be the largest blogging community on the web.
WordPress.com is a free hosting site with half the features of .org. the central idea is less maintenance for you but less control of the blog. Get a wordpress.com domain name or pay to get the one you wish for. To find a suitable niche for yourself, WordPress.com has 100,000 posts published each day so it’ll be easy for you to find the likewise people. It proves to be a loyal companion. Write posts, try free themes, you can set up social media buttons and learn blogging too.
This is a Goggle’s free blog hosting site, turned out to be more popular. Blogger offers a great service but designs are elementary. You just login and publish your first post for free with only having a Gmail account.
A time when WordPress and Blogger came neck-and-neck for new users, Tumblr showed up as the 3rd person. It received lots of signups from the users to start fresh with blogging, and have continued to grow ever since. Yahoo has then bought yahoo, and have plans to add more to blogging.
Advertising beautifully with encouraging ads, SquareSpace offers a good solution to the business users who are in need for web presence. All they have to do is to get online with a free trial, set a cool designs and it starts attracting clients.
Providing fun features like the badge Google+ makes following easier. It brings you instant community + audience (dream of a blogger). Share your stuff publically if you require following.
It is an advances CMS, that is used by developers to publish some of the websites we visit every day. It is written in PHP, it uses the structures as WordPress site. Developers have now diverted elsewhers but Joomla remains one of the savviest places to run a blog or a site.
List of other blogging platforms is given below;
- Live Journal
- Facebook Notes
Hope this information turns out to be helpful for all you new bloggers, also the old ones. Share your thoughts and experiences.