Are you new to blogging or are you fed up of your previous blogging platform? In this post, you will find the best blog sites that allow you to create a blog for free.Ask any question in the comments below this post.
WordPress.com is probably the best platform for opening a new blog, espcially for newbies. Its free, it’s fast and it’s quite easy, within minutes you will be writing your article on your own blog.
Few Things about WordPress:
- Started: November 21, 2005
- Blogs till now: 70 million+
- Pros: Easy, Fast and No technical knowledge is required.
- Cons: Customizable to a certain extent (in comparison Self hosted Blog)
- Pricing: Free, if you need your own domain name then they also have a premium plan, otherwise totally free with “yourname.wordpress.com“.
- After you get comfortable and need to upgrade, then shifting to a self hosted blog on WordPress.org is easy and recommended.
Blogger blog platform allows private and multi-user blogs. It was started by Pyra Labs, which was acquired by Google in 2003.
Google hosts the blogs at subdomains of blogspot (“yourname.blogspot.com”)
It allows you to add advertising to your blog (with Google Adsense) and earn money blogging.
3. Tumblr is a microblogging platform that allows users to post text, images, videos, links, quotes and audio to their tumblelog, a short-form blog. Users can follow other users, or choose to make their tumblelog private. The service emphasizes ease of use.
Also see: Best Free Tumblr Themes.
If you want to open a blog for fun, then Tumblr should be ideal for you, as less professional blogs are found on Tumblr in comparison to Blogger and WordPress.
Sometime back, Yahoo bought tumblr and it’s now under their ownership.
4. Medium – Medium founded by Twitter startup guy Ev Williams & Biz Stone, this blogging platform has an extra feature to annotate work of other people, this makes this new blogging platform unique in a way.
Just log in from Twitter authentication system and you are ready to comment and blog. If you are new to blogging and looking out for readers, then you might want to try Medium, as it has a large audience attached to it.
5. Livejournal – LiveJournal (LJ) is a virtual community where Internet users can keep a blog, journal or diary. LiveJournal is also the name of the free and open source server software that was designed to run the LiveJournal virtual community.
LiveJournal’s blogging features include those found in similar blogging sites (multiple authors, commenting, calendars, and polls).
However, LiveJournal differentiates itself from other blogging sites by its features of a self-contained community and some social networking features similar to other social networking sites.
Best of the Rest Blogging Sites
6. Quora – Quora is a question answer guide, where people like you and me ask question about any topic, and you will answered by the community. It is much like Yahoo and StackOverflow, but they have added blog functionality that is great. The best blog sites for questions answer type community.
7. Weebly – Weebly started in 2006 has been providing very extensive well-managed solutions for newbie’s. To create a blog website in Weebly, you can simply log on with your FaceBook account as well. With 100’s of professionally designed templates and superb website building experience, we have kept this great site in our list.
8. Edublogs – The World’s most popular education blogging service… Edublogs lets you easily create & manage student & teacher blogs, quickly customize designs and include videos, photos & podcasts – it is safe, easy and secure, probably the best blog sites on educational information and students from all around the world.
9. Blog – Blog.com provides a fully-featured publishing platform for free. Blog by yourself or establish a writing community, all under an address that looks like – you.blog.com . It also offers free blog hosting with unlimited bandwidth for their free package, more benefits for paid members.
10. Tinypress – It is built upon GitHub and as we know GitHub provides free website hosting.
It has a simple looking interface, customizable themes and almost all the features that an HTML editor can provide. You also get an Android app to use Tinypress.
Tinypress was not free a while back but; now it is free for everyone. Any person with coding knowledge would find this useful, but it does not mean you cannot open a blog on it.
11. Wix – Wix has been doing great in the recent past, and another addition to this list was needed due to our site visitors, who pushed us in reviewing and adding Wix to this list. Recently Wix has integrated Etsy shop via Wix’s App Market, where people can add apps according to requirements. Wix has great looking templates, and a many best blog sites have been created on it, that have made this platform another favorite.
12. HubPages – HubPages is bundle of blogging and social networking, it has all kind of content and started as an article network. It can be an advantage for newbie and first timers as it has well-maintained services that are mostly free, and you get to socialize with users that may also be looking for networking. With Hubpages, our list of best blog sites has got another boost up for new blogging enthusiast.
Yahoo Pulse – now closed
Now Yahoo has Tumblr, which is quite good and have large number of active users.
I am sure there are many more platforms that can be in his list but for now I have chosen these over some others.
Let us know if you have a replacement or any new best blog sites that are creating blogs as a free service.
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