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Top 5 Blogging Platforms You Can Start Blogging With Right Now

Whether you want to share your passion for entrepreneurship, curate some delicious homemade recipes or start a fashion blog for your fashion brand, finding the best blogging platform to kick-start your blogging journey is a very important process, especially if you are a beginner in the blogging world. Currently, the market is full of blogging platforms and tools which will help you in creating blogs as well as growing them into a decent revenue stream. But the real challenge is to filter through those various options and find a platform or tool that can cater to all your blogging needs.

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That's why in this post, we will talk about some of the best blogging platforms out there in the market at the moment. Before putting out our list of top 5 blogging platforms, let's talk a little bit about how to choose a blogging platform for your blog.


How To Choose A Blogging Platform?


The most important thing before choosing a blogging platform is to think about what type of content you want to publish and what you want your blog to look like. How comfortable are you with using technologies? Do you want to have full control over the design of your blog or just want to work with some customization of the already available templates?. These are a few things that you should keep in mind while evaluating blogging platforms.


We hope that after going through this post, you will have some idea about the blogging platform that will be perfect for your blog from the stated list of the blogging platform.


1. WordPress.org (powered by Bluehost)


WordPress.org is free and open-source software that is used by millions of bloggers to launch blogs. WordPress.org power about 23.80% of all websites, which is evidence of its popularity among the users, plus it is open-source which means that you can play around with the code and have full control over your website. WordPress.org is known to perform well for SEO, which helps you in ranking high on google search results. Another good thing about WordPress.org is that hosting solution Bluehost provides one like integration with it, which makes it much easier to start your blog on WordPress.org


One main downside to WordPress is that if you are not tech-savvy then you will find a steep learning curve for launching a blog when compared with other options like Wix, Squarespace, etc.


PROS


1. It is a very powerful blogging tool with thousands of plugins to choose from which includes designing tools, search engine optimization, and newsletter systems.


2. It is open-source, so you can customize and control the blog as per your wish.


CONS


1. It has a steep learning curve, therefore not very user friendly especially for beginner and not so tech-savvy users.


2. Hosting, plugins, and domain need to be managed by the user.


2. Squarespace


Squarespace is considered one of the best blogging platforms for artists and designers because of its elegant and beautiful looking templates. Squarespace takes great care of how your content is laid out on its templates. The designs provided by it are top-notch and features like 3D scrolling can give your blog a unique and elegant feel. But when it comes to customization, Squarespace seems a little complicated, when compared to Wix or Weebly, plus it doesn't offer any kind of free plan to create a blog.


When it comes to SEO, Squarespace is not considered beginner-friendly, but if you have a little bit of understanding of SEO, you will be able to pick it up easily.


Squarespace's pricing plan starts with a $12/month Personal plan and to use further features and monetization, you will need to upgrade your plan to a Business plan.


PROS


1. It provides high-quality design features and templates which is perfect for designers and artists.


2. It has features that allow you to have a lot of creative freedom.


CONS


1. It is more difficult to use than other website builders like Weebly, Wix, etc.


2. The use of even some basic features is limited by the pricing plans.


3. Wix


Wix is a popular intuitive website builder that lets you start a blog with the click of a button. Wix is one of the top blog website builders available in the market with over 100 million users all over the world. You can start a blog with Wix without paying anything. But to connect your domain name, get rid of Wix ads, and access advanced features you will need to upgrade to a paid plan which is not much considering the fact that it will make your blog look professional and appealing to the audience. When it comes to design, Wix has a great collection of elegant and sharp templates to choose from, plus it has a rich editor that provides some great functionalities for creating a blog with great customizations. Wix also supports mobile devices, thus helps you in updating your blog on mobile. Wix also provides great support over emails and phone which make it a good option for beginners.


Although Wix has many great features, still it lacks a few key features like you can't add an RSS feed, you can't create an archive which makes it more difficult to update content.


PROS


1. It is great for beginners, quick, and provides features that make the building of the website very easy.

2. It is considered good for long-term growth and integrating with the website.


CONS


1. It lacks storage space, especially on lower plans.


2. It has less blogging features when compared to other blogging platforms like Weebly or WordPress.com.


4. Weebly


Weebly is an intuitive drag-and-drop website builder. It is one of the best blog website builders because of how simple it is to use. In Weebly, if you want to add a blog to your website and populate it with content, all you need to do is click a button. You can start a blog with Weebly without paying anything. But to use advanced features like connecting your own custom domain, getting rid of Weebly adverts you will need to upgrade to a paid plan. Weebly also provides free Weebly themes to get you started but they come with very limited customization options. Weebly has some impressive blogging features which make it a good option to select for blogging. For example, through analytics on the blog's performance, social bookmarking, and many more.


When it comes to SEO, Weebly does Ok as it will help you in taking care of the SEO basic activities.


PROS


1. It is great for beginners, quick, and provides features that make the building of the website very easy.


2. It has a great range of blogging features such as comment management, scheduling, social bookmarking, etc.


CONS


1. It doesn't support many customization options when compared to other platforms like Wix, WordPress.org, etc.


2. It is not considered as a good option if you are looking for longterm growth.


5. WordPress (blog hosting service)

WordPress.com is a blog hosting service that works in the same way as drag-and-drop website builders. You can build your blog by selecting and moving elements around your computer screen. You can launch a blog on WordPress.com for free but in order to access extra features like connecting your own domain, getting rid of WordPress.com logo, and storage you will need to upgrade to a paid plan. When it comes to SEO, WordPress.com scores big because of its fast loading speed.


When you compare WordPress.com with WordPress.org, there are some downsides to it. You don't have full control over your blog and can't customize the code of the blog. But in comparison to Wix or Weebly, it emerges as a winner due to its more extensive customization options.


PROS


1. It is easier to use than WordPress.org and has a more advanced builder when compared with Wix or Weebly.


2. It is a very powerful blogging platform with some great features like social bookmarking. RSS feeds etc.


CONS


1. It is not very beginner-friendly when compared with Wix Or Weebly and requires some knowledge of coding.


2. It supports less customization and tool compared to WordPress.org.


We provided you with the top 5 blogging platforms on the market, still, there are a lot of other options you can experiment with for example Tumblr, Blogger, etc. So, are you ready to choose your blogging platform?.


Thank you so much for reading this article, please feel free to leave your feedback.





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