Friday, 14 April 2017

LIST OF BLOGGING PLATFORMS

List Of 10 Free Blogging Platforms
For Creating Blogs By Anil Agarwal| In Blogging|Last Updated : April 1, 2017 Are you looking for the list of free blogging
platforms to launch a new blog? Whether you know it or not, blogging is one of
the best ways to make money online. You don’t
have to be a marketer and you don’t need any
special skills to make money blogging. This is the
major reason most people are now starting blogs
by their own. I’m the live example of the one who makes money from online and I’ve been
successfully making money from several blogs for
the last 5 years now. So making money from blogs is not a fake or
spam stuff. Anyone who is willing to put some
hard work and consistent efforts can make money
from blogging. Generally blogs are available in two forms, one is
free and the other is self-hosted blogs where you
have to pay money. Both of them have their own
pros and cons. Free blogging sites are free to use
though you won’t have full control over your sites
whereas in self-hosted sites you have to pay money for domain and hosting to run your sites
(and you’ll have full control on your sites) . If you are just starting out your blogging journey,
you can start with free blogs. There can be lots of
reasons why you want to try your hands on free
blogging sites first. The most obvious reason could
be the cost. With free blogging sites, you won’t be
paying a single penny for your domain name and hosting space. Another reason could be, since you are just
starting your blogging career, it’s a great idea to
get used to the blogging and how to work on
blogs. Once you get used to blogging and had
working knowledge about a niche, you can move
to a self-hosted blog where you have to pay money. You have to make a small investment
when you move to a self-hosted blog on
WordPress or any other blogging software. There
you will need to buy a domain name, WordPress friendly web hosting, premium themes and plugins for your WordPress blog. If you are short of funds, you could ignore the
plugins and themes investment for some time. But
for buying a domain name and web hosting from
a top web host, you need to make a small investment of $60 to $70 every year at least. Table of Contents [hide] How Will be Your Blog Address with Free
Blogging Sites? Some Important Facts about the list of Free
Blogging Websites Top 10 Free Blogging Platforms List 1. Blogger.com (BlogSpot)
2. WordPress.com
3. LiveJournal.com
4. Tumblr.com
5. Blog.com
6. Weebly.com 7. Penzu
8. Squarespace
9. Svbtle
10. Edublogs.org How Will Be Your Blog Address With
Free Blogging Sites? Every blog needs a domain name. If you are
starting a blog, you should be giving top priority
to choosing a good name for your sites. Getting a
domain is also free when you are using free
blogging platforms. On free blogging websites, you will be getting a
sub-domain as your blog address. If I try to
registering bloggers passion as my blog URL on
WordPress.com, my ultimate blog URL in that case
will be bloggerspassion.wordpress.com (If it
happens to be available). So WordPress.com will be added with each blog which is created for free
on WordPress.com. The same thing applies when you went on to
create blogs on other free blogging platforms like
blogger.com, weebly.com and blog.com etc. So
the general blog syntax for your blog address will
be abc.blogspot.com or abc.wordpress.com
where abc is your blog name. Here are fewpros and cons of using free domain names through various free blogging platforms list. Pros: You will be getting a free domain name for
lifetime (unless you violate rules) Wide range of free domain names (you’ve to be
creative to come up with memorable domain
names) Cons: It looks odd with the .blogspot.com or
.wordpress.com Your audience might think you are not serious
about blogging You don’t know when it will disappear Free blogging platforms add cheap look to your
sites often! Some Important Facts About The List Of
Free Blogging Websites First of all, you will have no control on your
blog address. You will be at the mercy of your
free blog host. They can delete your free blog
without any prior notice if they find you are
doing anything against their TOS. So make sure
to know about this fact before finding about creating a blog using the list of free blogging
sites that you are going to explore on this page. Most of free blog hosts will allow you to add
content on your blog in the form of blog posts
and pages. You can easily add images, videos
and other kind of media elements on your blog. You cannot upload a theme or template of your
own with most of free blogging sites. But on
Blogger.com, you can upload templates of your
own and also can upload templates that are
available on other blogger template websites. These free blog hosts will give you enough
space to write your blog posts in normal. But if
you start spamming these blogs with hundreds
of automated blog posts on daily basis, you will
come to know about your monthly blog post
limit on these websites very soon. You will have no access to the plugins on most
free blogging platforms like Blogger. If you are
on the other hand using WordPress as your
blogging platform, you will have access to over
20,000 plugins ranging from SEO to increasing
your AdSense earnings. You will have very few chances of making
money with free blogs created on most of these
free web hosts. With most, you cannot do much
monetization wise. It will be your blog post area
only where you can add links for making
money. Most free blog hosts will not allow you adding any java Script or PHP code on your
blog. Blogger.com is an exception to this. There
are lots of free blogging sites even that used to
run their own monetization widgets on your
blogs and you have no control to remove them
(Paying money to them will be the only option). So enough about the importance of having free
blogging platforms to star blogs. Here is the
ultimate list of free blogging sites that you can use
for creating free blogs of your own (the following
list of blogging platforms are in no order, means,
every blogging platform has its own pros and cons). Top 10 Free Blogging Platforms List 1. Blogger.com (BlogSpot) The list of free blogging sites definitely starts with
Blogger platform. One of the most preferred and
widely used free blogging platforms is Blogger.
When it comes to free blogging sites, Blogger is
the one you can’t miss out. If you are searching
for a free and reliable blogging platform, Blogger is the perfect choice for you. Blogger.com is not only one of the most popular blogging websites
and it is owned by search engine giant Google.
You will be getting the most of the features you
can expect when hosting a domain on your own
hosting. The themes at Blogger look really beautiful, plain
and simple. And Blogger supported blogs are by
default search engine friendly so you can just
focus on creating better content for your readers
to increase your overall organic traffic. The only limitation using Blogger blogging
platform is that you will have no control over your
domain name and ultimately it’s just a sub-domain.
You can create blog posts, add images and videos
to them with ease and can even monetize your
blog with most of monetization programs available on internet like Google Adsense and Amazon etc.
You can find the list of websites for making money online from your blog here. You can customize your blog design to great
extent. There are thousands of free templates
available on Blogger platform and you can design
your blog anyway you like. You can create pages,
multi user blogs, private blogs and Blogger.com is
currently available in 41 languages. Click this link to know more in detail about Blogger.com
features. I myself started my blogging journey with
Blogger.com. Best thing about Blogger.com is that
it’s quite easy to use compared with other
blogging platform available on Internet. You can
use blogging platform from Blogger.com on your
custom domain even by mapping it. Majority of the bloggers still use Blogger platform to start their
own websites or blogs not only because its free
but it gives you great functionality. Must Read: Blogger Vs WordPress: Why Self Hosted WordPress Blog is Better Than Blogger Make good use of Blogger to get AdSense
approved fast. There’s common point among the
most bloggers that, getting AdSense approval is
really faster when you use Blogger as both
Blogger and AdSense are controlled and managed
by Google. Blogging Resources: Guest blogging sites list | Blog commenting sites | Blog submission sites | How top bloggers are making money 2. WordPress.com WordPress is also one of the most reliable and
widely used free blogging platforms. After
Blogger.com, it’s WordPress which is the most
used and most powerful content management
system for bloggers. You can use WordPress for
creating personal, professional and I would say blog of any type. You will get most of the features
that you were enjoying on Blogger.com but you
will have very few options when you think of
monetizing your free blog (sub-domain) on WordPress.com. Over 17% of the websites worldwide are hosted
on WordPress content management system. This is
indirectly telling the importance of using
WordPress.com to create free blogs. If you want
to start your blog on a self hosted CMS, you can
do that too using WordPress.org. One of the widely used CMS in the world and almost every
industry blogger uses WordPress.org to run their
websites. You can use WordPress blogging software on
your custom domain by downloading it from
WordPress.org website and uploading it on your
purchased web space. It does not take much time
in installing WordPress on WordPress friendly web
hosts. If you don’t know how to do it, you can use Bloggers Passion free WordPress Installation service. There are some limitations that should be in your
mind if you are thinking of using WordPress for
creating your first free blog: You will just get a sub-domain with them You cannot install themes or plugins that are not
in WordPress official directory. You can access
WordPress free themes and plugins directory
from here and here. You cannot use Google Adsense, Amazon or
any other monetization program that asks you
add certain java Script or PHP code into your
blog. But you can get free from these and many more
limitations if you went on to Start a Self-Hosted WordPress blog from Scratch. By using a self hosted blog, it’s not only easy to manage your
sites, but you can also make money blogging if
you put some bucks on SEO, content writing or
design. Recommended Hosting for Creating
Business Blogs – Bluehost | Hostgator | WPX Hosting | WP Engine Hosting 3. LiveJournal.com Live Journal is available in free and paid version.
You have to pay money if you want to keep your
LiveJournal blog from their free advertising. You
will be getting the features like multiple author
blogs, polls and calendars, commenting and it has
lots of social media features which differentiate it from other free blogging websites. Over 16 million people are now using LiveJournal
to create their free blogs. You can also blog in
several languages including Dutch, French,
German, English so if you are not good at English
and want to try these languages, you will feel
lucky using LiveJournal free blogging site. Here are few notable features of free blogging site
LiveJournal. Video Uploading Photo Uploading Private Message Sending Public Message Posting You can know more in details about LiveJournal
feature for free and paid account type from here. 4. Tumblr.com Tumblr is a micro blogging website like Twitter and
Facebook. Tumblr is one of the fastest glowing
websites on the internet and it looks like a mixture
of blogger, Facebook and Twitter. Use Tumblr to
create free blogs if your site is more about the
visuals. Tumblr gives you everything to make your images look visually appealing and you can
show images, videos and music in anyway you
want. They have lots of unique feature that makes
them the unique choice of too many bloggers: Hundreds of ready to use themes You can post on your blog directly from your
Email box You can add pictures of even high-resolution
here 10’s of ready to use third-party apps Track your blog readers through Google
Analytics Publish updates to your Facebook account No limit on how many people can contribute on
your blog You can schedule your blog posts You can create a theme of your own You can post almost anything on Tumblr You can keep your posts public and private You can convert your posts into audio posts You can use your own custom domain Automatic update on Twitter about your latest
posts Use this link to know more in detail about why you should choose Tumblr over other blogging
platforms. You can repost, reshare, reblog
anything that you find useful on Tumblr
community this leads to get you more Tumblr
followers without actually spending time in content
creation. Other people can also reblog your blog posts,
images and videos leaving you with more
followers and giving you much exposure to reach
wider audience. From the list of free blogging sites mentioned in
this page, Tumblr is one of the finest platforms to
create a site that is clutter free and mostly content
oriented. 5. Blog.com Blog.com is one more truly professional option for
blogging which is available in free and premium
version. You will get facilities like multi author
blogs, integration with popular social media
websites, tracking your blog stats through Google
Analytics and selection of theme from its theme gallery. If you have some funds you can use
Blog.com premium features, you can have all of its
premium features including a domain name. Here is
the list of premium features from Blog.com with
their cost: You can keep your blog free of ads for $30. Although they provide 2 GB storage space to
their users for free. But if you need more you
can get that by paying extra money. Their extra
storage space feature starts from $20 per year. You can use your own domain name for your
blog that you have created by paying $18 every
year. You can register any .com, .net, .info or
any other domain or even can map any of your
existing domain names with your blog.com blog. You can customize CSS by paying $15 every
year. You can remove limit on number of authors on
your private blogs by paying $25 every year. You can use their premium theme gallery by
paying $70/year.

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