Here is a list of 8 best free online blogging sites for you to try out. All of these sites are extremely easy to use and you can create your own blog in just a matter of time. Even if you are a newbie, you will still find all of these websites really easy and simple to use. All of them let you create a blog on any topic or niche of your choice. The good thing is that all of them provide free sub-domain and hosting but if you want to have a custom domain with self-hosting, then you can also go for that.
So let’s jump onto each of these blogging sites one by one to see what each of them has to offer.
WordPress is the most popular and one easy to use free online blogging sites. You can get started with WordPress by choosing a name for your blog which means URL of your blog will be like http://www.yourblogname.wordpress.com/. You can choose to post any type of content like text, videos, images, etc. Apart from this, there are various plugins available for WordPress as well, which make blogging a pleasurable experience for you. You can also choose from various free and premium themes to make your blog look professional and stand out from the crowd.
The best thing about WordPress is its large community of users and developers. It means you will never feel alone and alien especially when you are stuck at something. You can get solutions for all types of problems instantly by searching on the Internet. As I said, WordPress provides you with its sub-domain but you can also choose to go for custom domain with self-hosting.
Blogger is another widely popular blogging site which is owned by the Internet giant Google. It provides you its own sub-domain http://www.yourblogname.blogspot.com/ but you can also opt for custom domain. It is also very easy to create and publish blog posts on Blogger. The good thing about Blogger is that you can sign-up with Google AdSense service to show ads on your blog and earn money. It means apart from blogging, you can also explore it for generating some side income by writing posts. You can also choose from various free themes to make your blog look awesome. You can create up to 100 blogs with one valid account.
Tumblr is a very simply and famous blogging platform owned by Yahoo. You can create new posts from your dashboard and choose from the options: Text, Photo, Quote, Link, Chat, Audio, and Video. While registering, Tumblr provides you with a random username and blog address but you can choose to change both of them whenever you want. It also provides you with lots of options to customize the theme and make it more personal, the way you want. You can also choose to follow other Tumblr users and their blogs to stay connected.
We all know Quora as a platform to ask questions and get answers to them. Similarly, you can answer questions asked by others. But do you know that Quora also lets you create blogs? Well if you don’t, then answer is Yes. You can use your existing Quora account to create the blog and the URL for your blog will be like http://www.yourblogname.quora.com/. The good thing is that you don’t have to keep your Quora username and blog name same. You can give it any name of your choice.
When you have created the blog, you can start posting straight away. Although since Quora is mainly focused over sharing knowledge and helping others, so your blog is also expected to contribute to main vision of Quora.
Medium is a blogging platform founded by the co-founders of Twitter and is not that old. It was launched in 2012 and its popularity has been rising steadily since then. It lets you login via Twitter or Facebook. This blogging website doesn’t provide you with unique URL similar like the other ones out there. Instead, its URL is like https://medium.com/@yourusername. You can choose to change your username whenever you want.
All the posts written on Medium are known as Stories. You can also choose to keep your stories in draft unless you are ready to publish it. The unique thing about Medium is that it shows the average time that would be consumed for reading a particular post.
Thoughts is a pretty straight forward online blogging platform which lets you create posts, follow users and follow blogs. You can choose to add the content as text, photo, video, link or even as a question. You can also create multiple blogs on Thoughts from a single account and manage each of them individually. You can choose to follow blogs on the basis of topics like Animals, Art, Books, Family, Foodie, etc. The unique URL of your blog post will be http://yourusername.thoughts.com/ which you can share with anybody.
LiveJournal is the seventh website in this list which lets you create a diary, journal, and a blog. It provides you an unique feature of marking your favorite blog posts and save them as Memories. You can choose the privacy settings of each memory individually as Public, Friends Only, or Private. LiveJournal also maintains a list of Top 10 Journals of All Time and Current Today. Another good feature of LiveJournal is Scrapbook. This feature lets you upload, manage, and share your photos with friends. The Scrapbook feature offers you 1 GB of free storage to store all your photos at one place.
Weebly is the last free online blogging site in this website which provides you with unique URL: http://www.yoursitename.weebly.com/. You can also opt for adding a custom domain to your Weebly blog. You can choose to add text, image, gallery, slideshow, maps, etc. It also lets you add Flickr badge, LinkedIn button, Blog Archives, Blog Feed, etc. As for the appearance for the blog, you can choose to Weebly’s themes and even import from external sources. Weebly also has a few options for managing the SEO of your blog.
With this, it’s time to wrap up this list of 8 free online blogging sites. Check them out to see which one suits your needs the best and start blogging now.
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