We live in an amazing time where anyone who wants their thoughts to be heard or wishes to share their knowledge can start a blog. Even if they don’t have any money for hosting, there are plenty of free blog sites out there which allow them to get a website up and running fast.
Today I’ll help you narrow down the choices with some helpful tips for choosing a blog platform, followed by an infographic that includes a comparison chart showing today’s biggest options.
How to choose your blogging platform.
There are hundreds of reasons why you should start a blog, and many of the free platforms offer you the opportunity to make it happen, but how do you choose? You should start by looking at each platform’s strengths and what types of sites work best with them.
Here are some examples:
WordPress is a great option for any kind of website, plus it’s very user-friendly.
Blogger allows you to create simple but extremely easy-to-use blogs.
Tumblr is designed with “micro-blogging” in mind. It’s for shorter more concentrated posts.
Squarespace offers a website builder that makes designing attractive websites simple and easy.
Drupal is ideal for those who want to build their website by hand and customize everything with code.
Joomla is extremely popular for ecommerce sites and offers a lot of tools to create one.
Ultimately, many of these platforms perform similar tasks, but as you can see, some of them are more specialized than others. It’s all about examining your needs and then choosing the platform that offers the features and capability that you need.
Check out the infographic below for a look at today’s top platforms and which features they offer. It’s all the information you need to make a decision in one place! Let us know how it helped you in the comments!