Blogging is considered the best way to stay connected with the entire world. To create a blog you need the best blogging platform. Different people have different purposes behind creating a blog. Some create blogs to share their hobbies, daily routine, and some build them to promote a product. Some want to share their experiences and knowledge. In short, blogs can be used in any way a person want to use it. You can share photos , write posts, give reviews or whatever you want to do.
Before creating a blog, It is very important that you understand which blogging platform meet your needs and offer best tools to customize your blog. Based on my experience in this article, I am going to review some best blogging platforms available these days.
“It is Important That You Choose Best Blogging Platform”
There are different stages of blogging or a blogger. So for example, if you are new to blogging you might not want to get into coding HTML or CSS but if you are doing it for a while then these features might be important for you.
Before we move forward and review these platforms you need to understand that the more you will blog the more you will learn and develop skills. There are a lot of blogging platforms which you can use but in this article, I am going to show you the best ones. So now lets come to the main point and look at which one is the best blogging platform.
I am ranking this platform as #1 because I love its features and the tools they gave to customize your blog. According to my experience, 90 out of 100 bloggers use this platform for their blogs. WordPress provides the best experience for the blog owners. I personally love this platform because it meets all my needs. Some of the features are:
- The backend is very smooth and easy to understand.
- You can easily customize your blog the way you want to
- Vast variety of plugins can be used to add more features into your blogs
- Themes can easily be installed and customized even if you are newbie
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These are some of the features the WordPress provides. To get more information about this platform Wait for more upcoming posts about WordPress.
Blogger is the 2nd best blogging platform on my list because I also contain some good features in it, even I created my first blog using this platform. I believe 70/100 people use this platform for their blogs. Since it is owned by Google, you can easily attach Adsense to your blog to earn income. Some features blogger.com offer are as follows:
- Its backend is very easy and smooth to understand.
- You can easily customize your blog by moving the objects.
- You can easily attach Adsense account with your blog
- It is easy to see the traffic (users visiting your blog) coming towards your blog.
- Best for Newbies
These were some of the pros of using blogger.com but it also have some cons and that is why I rank it to #2. But I would recommend newbies to use this blogging platform for your first blog. You can read more about the Blogger.com on Why I Recommend Blogger To Newbies.
I rank it on number 3 because it is mainly used for businesses but you can also use it for blogging. Most of the lead generation sites are created using this platform. The best features of Weebly are:
- Easy to use interface
- Drag and Drop options are available if you don’t want to learn to code
- You can easily customize your blog using this platform
But the downside of Weebly is that it is mostly used for lead generation sites or businesses.You might find it a little difficult to create new posts as compared to the above two blogging platforms. I would never recommend this to any blogger. Learn More about Why Weebly Is Best For Lead Generation Websites?
I will rate this blogging platform at number 4 because it is mostly used for microblogging. Tumblr is very popular among the younger audience. The best features of Tumblr are:
- It is simple platform
- It targets the blogging community
- Its reblogging and sharing content makes it different from the other blogging platforms.
- Best for visual bloggers
As I said above it is used for microblogging so it is not recommended to those who are blogging materials.
#5 Type Pad
Type Pad is another blogging platform which is used widely. It can be used as beginners as well as experienced bloggers. The key features are:
- Built-in themes can be used to give your blog a personalized look.
- You can use wide variety of plugins to add new features
The major drawback of this platform is that it can only be used by their blog host. That means you can’t use it on your own blog host. So I can’t recommend this blogging platform to bloggers.
#6 Square Space
Square Space stands at number 6 in our Best Blogging Platform list just because its theme and plugin support is not so great. It can be better than now. You can use this feature only if you know how to code. But still it also has some great features which are as follows:
- Provides wide variety of Customization options
- Easy to use interface
- You can Customize your blog without knowing the code
So Square Space is basically popular because of its customization features.
There are a lot more blogging platforms like Ghost, Medium, Joomla, Drupal and I will write about them in my upcoming posts but the Blogging platform giving above are the best one I would recommend. To conclude this article I would recommend blogger.com for newbies who want to create their first blog because it is easy to understand and use. However, WordPress is always the best option to be used for blogging no matter you are an advanced blogger or a newbie, WordPress meets all your needs and it is widely used by millions of people.