The internet is filled with many blogging platforms, with new sites popping up daily. I have taken my time to create accounts and try many of their services. Others didn’t even qualify to get listed in my post due to the quality of their service and most importantly, their customer support. I selected the top 5 where WordPress.org emerged top after my close examination.
WordPress.org is by far the most trusted content management system powering over 25% of sites on the web. I always recommend WordPress.org, without buying much into WordPress.com
It’s ideal for those looking to gain full control over their site, with massive customization.
You get access to premium themes and plugins to take your site to the next level by looking professional.
Wordpress.com is a hosted version of WordPress. Instead of going through the process of installing WordPress manually, everything is already set up for you. All you need is to sign up for a free account and start your blogging journey.
The main advantage with this is that you don’t have to worry about hosting space or bandwidth as everything is unmetered.
Blogger is a free blogging platform run by Google, Inc. In order to create a blog at blogger, you’ll be required to have a Google account first.
With Blogger, you can start a blog a minute with hosting included, and you can map your own custom domain acquired elsewhere to point to your blog on blogger.
Tumblr is a simple form blogging platform, where users can engage in each other’s work. This makes it more of a social network than a blogging platform, ideal for bloggers not interested in making any commercial gains out of their work, or willing to extend their site functionality.
Medium is a hosted blogging platform with only one site design. Medium is ideal for publishers who want to share content that is not necessarily related like targeting a particular niche. I could recommend medium to bloggers who are just starting out and want try their writing skills.
As a medium user, you don’t have to expect any commercial benefit from your blog just like blogger and WordPress.com.
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