Blogging is popular these days and every day new blogs are created on different blogging platforms. Not so many people know other blogging platforms except Blogger, Tumblr and WordPress. Today i want to introduce you to more blogging platforms so you can find one that will best suit your type of content and audience.
Different blogging platforms allow different levels of control and content. The best blogging platform is one that will suit your need in creating and distributing contents while connecting with your audience easily. Do you want to start a blog but not sure which blogging platform will be best for your blog? Let’s see the different blogging platforms and find out which you should use and why.
Top Blogging Platforms
Tumblr: Tumblelogs or simply Tumblr is relatively a new blogging platform that is easy and simple. With over 150 million blogs and almost 70 billion blog posts, Tumblr has become one of the biggest blogging platforms to share contents you find and create.
So if you want to create contents easily and fast or discover contents created or shared by other people, then Tumblr is the perfect blogging platform for you. Tumblr also has a flavor of social media integrated in it as you can follow other blogs and reblog posts by other bloggers easily.
Penzu: If you simply want to take notes and keep them to yourself just like you will normally do with your diary, then Penzu should be your choice. Penzu is a free online diary and personal journal with a focus on privacy.
See Penzu as your free personal and online diary where you can write down your thoughts or write a journal of notes privately and secure. Penzu can be used by teachers, educators, coaches, therapists and a lot more different type of professionals to take notes easily online. So if you are looking to write down your super thoughts, Penzu will serve you best and it’s free too.
Blogger: Blogger is a blogging platform owned by Google and it is a very awesome blogging platform for anyone who wants to create a professional blog without having to spend a dime. Blogger is one of the most popular blogging platforms that will give you the flexibility to create and customize your own website as you want.
You can upload and customize your own template, design and make your site look anyhow you desire and publish contents as you wish. Whether it is videos, photos or texts, Blogger allows all types of contents. With a great backend, you can moderate your site and you don’t even have to pay for webhosting because it is hosted on Google server for you.
You can even purchase a custom domain and redirect your blog to a .com instead of the normal .blogspot.com as it allows. I can offer you such service if you will like to remove the .blogspot.com at the end of your domain name.
WordPress: WordPress seems to be the most advanced blogging platform today. It allows you to create and distribute contents with the whole internet. With a lot of customization options, WordPress is the most flexible blogging platform to work on.
My blog – Netmediablog is running on a WordPress platform, I have a couple of other blogs that run on WordPress as well. I love WordPress and will always recommend it. There are two types of WordPress services though, the free hosted WordPress with limited control called WordPress.com and the self hosted WordPress with full control and flexibility known as WordPress.org.
Running a self hosted WordPress blog involves obtaining a domain name and a web hosting package, installing and customizing your theme and Plugins to suit your need. Then you can start creating your contents and sharing on the web just like I do with this blog.
I also design and customize WordPress sites for clients, if you are interested in owning a WordPress blog, contact me via the contact page for more discussions on this.
LiveJournal: LiveJournal is an awesome blogging platform. It’s simply an online journal service with an emphasis on user interactions. It has both free and premium options, the premium option allows access to premium features of course.
LiveJournal can be used as a private journal, a weblog (blog), a social network or even used as a discussion forum.
TypePad: TypePad though a premier blogging platform for professionals is an excellent blogging platform. With fully customizable blog design option, analytics integration and easy publishing features, you can build a very powerful blog with TypePad easily.
If you want to run a professional blog without having to worry about the hassles of web hosting, blog designing as TypePad has a lot of awesome templates to choose from, then TypePad should be your best blogging platform choice.
Weebly: Weebly is an excellent tool for creating blogs. With its drag and drop interface you can easily design a website. It’s a breeze to include beautiful photo galleries, videos, audio clips, and other widgets to your site with Weebly.
Ipernity: Are you looking for a blogging platform to publish videos, photos, audios etc? Then Ipernity is the best platform for you. Ipernity lets you create your photo blog or video blog and share your content with the whole world easily.
I hope I have been able to cover the best blogging platforms and given you reasons to choose which blogging platform will best suit your type of content and audience. Now let me hear from you, what blogging platform do you find exciting on my list and why? Have you used any of the above listed blogging platforms? What was your experience? Which will you recommend to anyone out there looking to become a blogger? Are there other blogging platforms I may have omitted on my list?
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