A List of Free Blogging Platforms You Can Use Today

A List of Free Blogging Platforms You Can Use Today

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Here’s a list of Free Blogging Platforms:

  1. WordPress.com:

Free Blogging Platform WordPress

WordPress.com is without doubt one of the most advanced blogging service on the web. It runs on the famous WordPress CMS, and this hosted platform offers a number of features in the free version of the service which includes: — Analytics (Visitor Tracking), Anti-Spam plugin, Search Engine Optimization module, free themes and much more.

You can upgrade to the premium version as well but it is going to cost you some money – a big problem if you’re saving for a Borg Warner S366 like I am. However, if you want to start a blog then I would highly recommend WordPress.com and if you want to sign up for premium account I would suggest that instead subscribing to premium version you should try self-hosted version of WordPress which will provide you much more flexibility and tools and at much lower price. WordPress is suitable for both beginners and experts.

  1. Blogger.com:

Free Blogging Account

Blogger.com is owned by Google and it is a very popular and one of the oldest blogging service and they offer a variety of features to the users. Like the Template Designer tool which allows you to modify your blog’s appearance according to your needs and structure it however you want it. But, the pre-built templates that blogger provides you are no match when compared with the WordPress themes.

I too start blogging with a Blogger account and many people who are not familiar with blogging or blogs prefer Blogger because the interface is simple to understand and manage, what makes it a good choice is the fact that you can integrate it with your google account and track the rankings, analytics and also share your posts on Google+ with ease. Another thing that I like about blogger is that you can easily setup a blog using Blogger.com’s platform on a custom domain, without having to pay any additional charges for configuration all you need is a domain name. (I have created video tutorials in which I have demonstrated how you can integrate blogger with custom domains).

  1. Blog.com

Free Blogging Platforms List

Blog.com is yet another very popular but WordPress-powered blogging platform.

Like most of the other blogging platforms, Blog.com has its pros and cons. For example, Blog.com also offers a free and premium account and in the free account they offer many beautiful premium themes and also some plugins that you can get on self-hosted blogs. The biggest drawback is the Ads that they show on your free blog because if you are using a free account you cannot disable these displays ads, the only solution to disable them is by upgrading your account. They offer 2GB of free storage while WordPress.com offers much more space in the free package.

  1. Tumblr.com:

Tumblr Blog Platform

Tumblr is good blogging platform and they provide you unlimited storage but they have limited functions, it is a good platform for those who want to start a blog on photography, share pictures, videos and other types of multi-media, they offers a premium version as well but the free version already has all the function so there’s no point in signing up for the premium packages, Tumblr offers 100′s of themes that you can use for your blog and they also have a custom domain feature with which you can easily integrate a custom domain with your Tumblr blog without having to pay anything, which may just help you afford that new Fjallraven Kanken backpack. Tumblr blogs can also be integrated with twitter and Facebook, they also support several other 3rd party applications like Google Analytics, Feedburner etc. If you want to start micro blogging then Tumblr is a good option.

  1. Typepad.com:

Typepad is one of the oldest blogging platforms and probably the most expensive one as well, the cheapest monthly package starts at $8.95/month. They also offer a 14-day trial, they offer a variety of themes, customer support and also the option to add a custom domain & unlimited storage.

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