5 Best Blogging Platforms For Beginners

best beginner blogging platforms

If you want to start your own lifestyle blog but don’t know where to start, consider these five blogging platforms for beginners so that you can start putting your content out there. 

Here are the top 5 best blogging platforms for beginners.

1. Blogger 

Blogger is a free online content management system by Google that makes it fast and easy for beginners who don’t have any tech skills. It is the oldest blogging service because it’s been around since 1999. Created by Pyra Labs, it’s credited as starting the blogging movement. It was purchased in 2003 by Google, and in 2010 all blogs were redirected to a blogspot.com subdomain. 


Besides being free, there are some other advantages to using Blogger: 

● You don’t need to be tech-savvy to create your blog 
● You can have up to 100 blogs or websites per account if you want to keep your blogs separate 
● It now comes with a free SSL certificate and option to integrate a custom domain name of your choice from any registrar


Some disadvantages of Blogspot however, are: 

● You are limited on design options 
● You only have access to basic blogging tools, regardless of how big your blog will get 
● Google has a nasty reputation for suspending or canceling services without much warning. They have a long history of closing down failed or unprofitable projects.

2. WordPress 

Released in 2003, WordPress is also one of the oldest blogging platforms. This service allows you to publish a website and easily organize your posts. 


● It’s easy to get started with WordPress without a lot of tech-savvy. 

● It’s also completely free if you use a WordPress.com hosted subdomain, so your blog address would be https://yourblogname.wordpress.com. 

● WordPress.org self-hosted sites offers extra options and freedom, although usually at a higher cost 


● You can’t monetize on your blog, but WordPress will run their own ads. 

● WordPress can cancel your blog at any time if it isn't self-hosted, and you are somewhat limited on designs, themes, and plugins. 

3. Tumblr 

Known as a website for posting images, Tumblr is a microblogging platform that allows you to follow and connect with other bloggers. 


● It’s free, simple to use, mostly visual, and has social networking features. 


● It comes with an extremely limited set of content management features. 

● It's user base has decreased significantly in the last several years in favor of platforms like Instagram, Snapchat, and TikTok

4. Wix 

With Wix, you can add your blog to your personal or business website. You can sell products, for example, and write in-depth articles about them in your blog. 


● Wix makes your website extremely customizable, and there’s no need to know how to code to get started. 

● They offer a very affordable annual rate to host all of your content. 

● This blogging platform helps you with SEO, branding, and other services to get your blog noticed. 


● If you go with a free account, then Wix branding will appear across the bottom of your site. You cannot change a template once you choose one, there are limited free third-party apps, and the e-commerce features are only available to users with paid plans. 

5. Hubspot 

Developed in 2006, Hubspot allows you to do much more than publish your blog. You can also manage your visitor list, send weekly emails to your subscribers and publish a full website. It's also a comprehensive CRM and CMS SaaS solution if you want to get more advanced. 


Some of the advantages of using Hubspot to blog include: 

● Fast and easy setup 
● It’s fully optimized for SEO 
● It was developed to make building a website accessible for everyone, so you don’t need coding skills to get started. 
● Your blog comes with a free SSL certificate 


● Some of the most useful features, like email marketing and contact management, only come with paid accounts. 
● The prices jump up a lot as you move to higher tiers. HubSpot reps or email automated versions of them will also constantly try to upsell you on the next tier or software product

Runner-Ups For Top Beginner Blogging Platforms

Here are some other top blogging platforms for beginner bloggers on a budget:

- Medium
- LiveJournal 
- TypePad
- LinkedIn
- Quora
- Squarespace
- Weebly 

Try them out for yourself and get blogging big-time!

Better Beginner Blogging

If you are just getting started with blogging, these five platforms are a great place to start. Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr, Wix, and Hubspot all have their own unique features and benefits, so take a look at each one to see which might be the best fit for you and your blog.

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