New to blogging? These are the best blogging platforms for you.
This is a decent list. I think there are a couple of really important things you need to find out before you sign up for one of these platforms:
- Can you export your content (your posts and pages) to another platform? Preferably export to WordPress or something WordPress can convert. If not pass, because you will probably move a couple of times to different platforms.
- Use your own domain. It makes moving so much easier down the road. Yes it costs some money but not a fortune. And frankly, you are more likely to stick to blogging if you are paying for it. It’s too easy to walk away from a free blog.
Two additional blogging platforms worth mentioning:
Micro.blog – you can get a basic blog and even use your own domain for US$5 per mo. Limited customization right now but that can help keep you and your readers focused on the words you write rather than do-dads. It is a very good deal.
Vivaldi.net – IF you are really strapped for money and need a free blog, without advertising, try Vivaldi.net. You will get a subdomain (ie. yoursite.vivaldi.net) address, limited features but it all works has no ads.