Hey, are you thinking of starting a blog?
I know if you are a beginner into blogging there is a lot more confusion on which platform to choose which one is good and which one is not. So today in this blog I will give you the top 5 best free blogging platform for beginners.
After you complete reading this guide, You will have no confusion which one too chose over others and why to choose that.
“ Let’s get started, buddy “
Here are the lists of the top 5 blogging platform in ascending order:
1. WordPress.org: Best Platform in the World to Start a Self-hosted Blog
So before we jump into how wordpress.org can help you to start a blog let’s learn what is a self-hosted blog
As you already know what is a blog so let me explain
What is a self-hosted WordPress blog means?
“A self-hosted WordPress blog means a blog which you have full control over, and you have a domain name of your own with any extension you want and your content management system will be a WordPress”
Follow this guide on how to start a WordPress blog ( this guide will teach you everything on how to get started and by the time you complete reading this blog post you will also have a first blog post written and published too. )
So let me tell you why I choose wordpress.org in the first place?
Following are the reason why wordpress.org is the best blogging platform
- There are unlimited themes developed for WordPress that makes easy to start any kind of blog
- There are a countless number of plugins that helps you to do anything you want even if you don’t have programming knowledge
- Easy customization feature
- No need to worry about back-end setup everything will be handled by wp
Do you know? Several big sites are developed in WordPress
I know you use Facebook
The news feed of Facebook is developed in wordpress.org
I think now I don’t have to tell you anything more about why starting to go with wordpress.org is the best option.
Just choose it blindly (you won’t regrate it)
Even if you didn’t read further it’s okay
The purpose of this article is to make you choose one platform and start your own blog
Of course, choosing to go with wordpress.org take little money but that is just pocket money and your one month’s pocket money will be enough for you to run a blog for 1 year isn’t it cool thing?
Now read this article on starting a WordPress blog and start blogging career
Now if you decided that you want to just learn for a certain time and be familiar with how to get started and don’t have money in the first place let me give you another option.
2. WordPress.com: Another Free Blogging Platform for Beginners
Another free alternative to worpress.org is wordpress.com
You might now want to know
What is the difference between WordPress.com and wordpress.org?
The main difference between wordpress.com and wordpress.org is, starting a blog on wordpress.com is free but you don’t have full control over your content, your site features, your domain name but with wordpress.org you can manage everything and its all your property.
But starting with .com gives you an idea on first glance with free of cost.
But I never recommend you to start with wordpress.com if you have a bit of money. But if you want to just get the test of blogging you can start with wordpress.com also.
The setup process is little different when it comes to wordpress.com and wordpress.org
You might be interested to read about other difference between wordpress.com and .org then read from here
3. Blogger: Free Blogging Platform Provided by Google
Blogger.com is another free blogging platform that is provided by Google.
Here you can host your blog or start your blog for free without any problem
Now probably you might want to know blogger.com is also free wordpress.com is also free, so what to choose over which and why?
Look at to the infographics below I have made the difference between wordpress.com and blogger.com for you
Have a look at the comparison table from here :
Conclusion: If I was the one to select between WordPress or blogger I would go to blogger.com rather than wordpress.com
4. Medium: Best Content Syndication Platform
Medium is another great way to syndicate your content you can repurpose your content here and also you can start writing blog of your own within no minutes
All you need to do is set up your account on medium.com
Once you go to medium.com you will find it so easy to set up your account there and click on your profile then start writing on it… it’s that easy
The easiest way to start writing is a medium. But if you are serious about writing and making money out of it I don’t recommend medium. It is a place to demonstrate your expertise rather than earning.
Wix.com: a Free Way to Start Your Website or a Blog
Wix is not just a platform for starting your blog but you can also use it to start your portfolio website.
Again nothing beats wordpress.org but still if you have never built a website then starting off with wordprPress.org is little tough ( but guide given above will be sufficient )
whereas starting to develop a blog or a website with Wix is just so easy with drag and drop functionality and just make changes with an already made template.
If you want some good looking website with blog feature free of cost I would recommend you to go with Wix.com rather than medium.com
Conclusion: I hope you liked this post where I tried to give you an idea to choose the best blogging platform for you.