When you’re ready to start a blog, finding the right blogging platform can be challenging. If you start with free blogging, I suggest that you decide your blog name before selecting a blogging platform.
Then when you find your name in one of the most popular blogs, don’t take it because someone might have already registered it!
Always try to find a unique name.
If you get a name already registered on someone else’s platform, your name will conflict. So please select a unique name. Now time to select a platform.
If you decide to build your blog with a powerful content management system, then select an excellent platform like WordPress. This platform is pretty easy to understand and easy to handle.
Blogger has been around for a long time. Google bought it in 2003. Blogger has improved a lot over the years, but some people prefer WordPress to it. That doesn’t mean that Blogger is wrong, though! It might just not be the best choice for advanced users who want more features.
Blogger is a good choice if you are looking for a platform where you don’t need to do much computer work to set up and maintain your blog!
WordPress is the best blogging platform. It is easy to use and very flexible. You can also use WordPress as a content management system. One really good thing about WordPress is that there are many free and premium themes, as well as community support.
If you’re not sure if WordPress.com is too simple or if WordPress.org is too complicated, then Typepad can be the perfect compromise. Typepad blogs are hosted on their server, but you have more options to customize your blog than with WordPress.com blogs. It’s still hard to edit their code, but they offer more themes and plugins for your blog than with WordPress.com blogs
Medium is a website that makes it easier for people to write and share their thoughts and stories. With the tagline, “Everyone’s stories and ideas,” Medium aims to make it easy for anyone — with a Twitter account — to write, share and analyze their posts. Some neat features Medium has are built-in analytics (which displays view counts, “read ratios” and “recommendations”), in-line comments, and the ability to share drafts with friends.
Drupal and Joomla are actually quite similar (in terms of purpose), though Drupal seems to be more oriented towards community type sites.
Drupal is certainly one of the best blogging platforms around but it also, like other platforms here, has the flexibility to run just about any kind of site.
It has a passionate community and a huge collection of powerful modules (like plugins) that give it even more power. In regards to themes, however, it’s more so on the difficult end of the spectrum.
I’ve listed a few resources for some of the platforms above but I very well know there are tons more available.
If you have a good resource for one of the above-listed platforms, let us know in the comments and I might add it to the list.