The people who are interested in blogging, its some time difficult to choose which platform or software to choose with. An active blogger needs a blogging platform which provide most of the features and flexibility to edit the site as per the requirement. There is a huge list of blogging platform available for a newbee bloggers. However, choosing a blogging platform depends on personal choice.
So, basically if you are looking for free blogging platform to host your first or professional blog, you need to take care few parameter before you choose an platform. Such as whether you would be using adsense? Would you require it for maintaining just updates about your product? and many more.
The top 5 blog platform is topped by wordpress, no doubt, however, its not the only platform to host your blog. Here are few more blogging platform that meets your requirement of blogging.
1. Blogger: A Google owned platform is a very widely used blogging platform. It is easy to use and is free. Adsense can be easily integrated with the Blogger as it’s an Google product. It provides a wide variety of templates and even a beginner blogger can easily use this feature.There are many flexibility with the code and you can change the font, add php code and other codes to the template. It has a ‘Help’ section and the customer service is very responsive. Blogger is a free service and hence there are no upgrades. However, it lets you use third party application for enhancing the features of your blog.
2. WordPress: So far, the best blogging platform and ruling the blogging industry so far. It is the best option for blogging and has a huge database of users as compared to any other blogging platform. It provides 3GB space for storage even for free blogs. The blog has integrated stats for visitors and referrals and hence do not require any third party software to analyze the traffic to the blog. It has mobile blogging facility. However, it doesn’t allow to add adsense and most of the third party code in the free version of blog. Also, it does not allow to blog via email.
3. Typepad: The best part of Typepad I like is that it helps you generate traffic. It has both free and paid version of blog. Obviously, the paid version has many features as compared to the free. However, it offers mobile blogging, which means you can blog even when are on move. The free version of blog are ad-free. It also have an internal building blog stats which will help you see recent visitors and their referrals. However, the only problem for the newbie is that its not free throughout. You can just get it on trial for 14 days and you need to give your cc details upfront. If you don’t link the service you can cancel the account and your money will be refunded.
4. Tumblr: Tumblr is also known as short-form of micro blogging. Tumblr is a fusion of full fledgge blog and Twitter feed. If you are not commit to blogging and want some sort of blogging platform to blog just some updates, then Tumblr is the best choice. It normally focused on short and frequent post which are longer than twitter updates but not as a normal blog post. Hence, best solution for people which have little time to give to their blog.
5. Posterous: Posterous aims to be an absolutely no fuss and zero stress way to blog. You don’t need to sign up, you don’t need to know any code, you don’t need to know how to do anything to setup the blog. All you need to do is send an email to Posterous to set up your own Posterous blog and start sharing your ideas and media. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org from any email account and Posterous will create a yourname.Posterous.com blog for you. They’re quick to point out that they aren’t a short-form or micro blogging service because there isn’t anything short or micro about the Posterous blog. You can write blog posts as long as you want, attaching photos and media files. You can also use the site’s rich text editor to create or edit posts, but its by-email updating is what its best known for.) The only micro part about Posterous is the amount of time you’ll spend setting it up. While email-based blogging might not be for everyone, it’s impressive how much you can do through the Posterous system with a single email.
So I guess you are clear by the end of this article, which blogging platform you might want to use. So, why wait. Start your blog right away.