Top Five Sites for Free Blogging


Blogging and digital marketing work side by side. You may be familiar with the phrase "Content Is King" which is usually in reference to business blog posts. If you are having an online business to run, you will be completely aware of the fact that blogging is the best source to attract clients to your website through Google and other search engines. Apart from that, if you have some ideas to share with the people around the world, blogging is usually the most universal and convenient way to do so. The question that arises here is whether you can start it without investing money. Investing money is not always possible specially for those who are taking it as a hobby and not expecting to earn any money from it. Even if someone in planning to use it for marketing, he will not seem to be willing to take a start from investing so the solution is to take a start from famous blogging platforms. It is therefore suggested to move to a paid domain and when you start getting traffic to your blog. For now, here is the list of top 5 free blogging platforms: 

1) WORDPRESS 

WordPress is considered as the most popular blogging platform which is used by new bloggers as their first choice around the globe. There are two different ways you can work with WordPress and that is a completely free and another partially payed service. If you have ever used WordPress, you might know that there are two different websites; WordPress.com and WordPress.org. through both of these platforms are free, but you have to purchase hosting if you will start working at WordPress.org. If you go for WordPress.com, you can register for your account and start blogging for free. 

There is a huge range of themes you can choose from to make your website just as you like and rest, WordPress takes care of upgrading, security, backups and spam filters. Just go to WordPress.com and choose a unique name for your domain. Keep one thing in your mind that choosing a domain name does not mean that you have to pick a word which is not relevant to what you are going to present. It must be relevant to your brand name. start blogging and use SEO and social media tools to drive traffic to your website. WordPress totally allows you to track your page views, visitors, ad clicks, likes and comments. Also you can see how and from where visitors are being driven to your content

2) BLOGGER

The long-time free blogging platform from Google known as Blogger or Blogspot is available with compatible mobile versions and google app integration is currently the second most popular one around the world. Though it is not as powerful as WordPress, its ease of use and convenience with other Google platforms attracts new bloggers towards its unique setup. Its templates are designed in a way that it works amazingly perfect for those who are reaching the blog through mobile devices. One of its best feature is that it is integrated with Google apps and that makes it more convenient to be worked at from anywhere. Even if you are not having your data with you, it picks pictures and other material from Google drive. Google drive offers you an additional 15 GB if you have setup for Blogger. It also has auto filter for spam comments so you don’t need to worry about it. People love to use Blogger for its simple user interface, flexibility, and ease to access. 

While it doesn't seem as versatile and customizable as WordPress on the surface, you can customize the html and CSS to a very significant extent to create some good looking and optimized sites that nobody will ever peg as being Blogspot.

And recently they also transitioned all Blogspot blogs without custom domain names to a free HTTPS secure status, which is great for public image and SEO. 

In terms of SEO, Blogger is a Google product. While that should have no bearing on search engine results, we all know that in the past Google has been known to give the search results edge to their own products over the competition. Either way, you know that your Blogspot blog will not be overlooked by Google's crawlers.

3) WEEBLY 

Weebly is might be the most convenient blogging platform for those who do not find themselves able to play with all those blogging tools which other blogging setups offer. It can be called a smart- looking blog because you can just put whatever you want to wherever you want by just dragging and dropping from menu. Just pick a template and start adding thing how you like it including pictures, text, social media links, maps, diagrams and other content. Though it is made to be looked same as you like but still there are some specified areas reserved for some specific content to make sure the blog doesn’t feel like a mess and things be under control. There is nothing to do with menus so all process is quite simple and refreshing. Posts which you want to share are also added in the same way. Just drag a text box and drop where you like. Click on it to edit it and put a frame, button and page breaks right away. You can also review your post by checking the ‘secret draft link’ provided. Weebly is the best platform to take a start when you are totally new to blogging and you just want to do something as simple as a game. 

4) TUMBLR

Tumblr is the blogging site for Generation Z (teens), Millennials, and some niche markets. Another mobile-friendly setup for those who want to start their blog in less than five minutes! Tumblr has nothing to do with those full length, professional looking posts, you can post info graphs, media, videos, pictures and links with a short description. It is longer than tweets but not that descriptive. Tumblr is for those who have no experience to write huge blog posts but still they want to setup their own blog and share whatever they like. It has a beautiful set of themes as well so you can make your blog attractive for your visitors. After setting up your account, you just have to pick an image, write your thought and click ‘publish’, isn’t it simplest? 

There are some negative points of Tumblr as well. It is not designed for texting so forget about detailed written content, you can just make visual posts. Secondly, it lacks anti-virus plugins and good caching so the sites can be hacked easily and also you will sometimes encounter slow loading. 

5) WIX

Wix comes with two quick editors and a plus of free stock photos to add to your posts. It is a general- purpose website builder which is free to use but the major drawback is its storage. It allows only 500mb per month so if you want unlimited posting, you have to upgrade to a premium plan with a fee. There are two editors, one of them is Wix ADI which creates your site automatically based on the answers you give for a particular set of questions. It is a totally unique concept of creating a site and much appreciated by the users who cannot easily select things and create according to their choice, or those who want everything to be done automatically. Wix editor is not difficult as well and is much simpler than WordPress and blogger. Another plus point of Wix is that it lets you choose images from alternate sources including your hard drive, free stock images from Wix, social media, and Bigstock to name a few. 

You can select any of these sites to start your blogging according to your choices and content type. Still, we need to remind you one thing again that never choose a free site if you want to use blogging to earn some money. Suppose if you want to launch your own clothing brand or star essay writing services, you will purchase a domain for that purpose and set up a blog. And most importantly, you can work on them freely. 

Nowadays you could actually also make the case that Reddit, Quora, Medium, LinkedIn, and other platforms could be used as blogging as well. Also explore those free options!

Author Bio: Jenny Campata has been working with writing challenged clients for over three years. She provides ghostwriting and ghost editing service as well in addition to other freelance services. Currently, she is providing custom essay writing help via Getcustomessayhelp.com for college and university students across the globe. 





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