Blogging may be an easy thing to do for those who are interested to get involved, but the real power behind blogging is the blog platform that you choose to write and publish your posts. Believe me, you would not want a platform that does not conform to your expectations or does not deliver the “goods”, so to speak. When you decide to start your own blog, there are many choices to be made. The very first choice is which platform to use. You’ll need to determine whether you would prefer a hosted or non-hosted blog platform.
Below I am listing the top five blogging platforms with a little of their details. Choose the one you think is right for you and be part of the huge blogging network today.
WordPress: WordPress is the blogging platform that you can compare with Blogger in multiple ways. Let’s say that if Blogger was to be the most popular blogging platform right now, then WordPress would surely be the runner-up. Just like Blogger, WordPress is free as well and it is very simple to use. However, WordPress can be slightly difficult in technical terms therefore beginners can have a little complications when they start. However, when you have a WordPress blog, many user-friendly features and options can be used to make yourself a great blog; you can even take help from the tutorials available.
Blogger: The blogging platform from Google, known as BlogSpot or more commonly as Blogger. This blogging platform is highly user friendly as you expect Google to be. The popularity of Blogger is at the peak right now; many claim Blogger to be the best platform for blogging out of all. You can make your blog on this platform for free. Since Blogger was the very first platform made for blogging, it is the simplest of all to use.
Squidoo: If you have heard about HubPages, Squidoo is pretty similar to it; you will find it working as if you are on a social networking website. Lenses can be created that are pages for various topics; these can be linked to other lenses or linked together with each other. After a little while of using it, this platform becomes user friendly and the user can easily understand each and every feature of it. Blog over this platform can be made for free as well. Squidoo is preferred a lot in case you want to make money from your blog.
HubPages: As I mentioned before, HubPages is similar to a social networking website like Squidoo and not just a blogging platform. It is nothing like WordPress or Blogger, different. Being free to use, HubPages is considered to be the best platform for making money with blogging giving many additional options that come handy in this case.
TypePad: If you are looking for a traditional blogging platform, TypePad is the one. It will cost you a little unlike many other platforms. Features available will depend on what package you get. It is easy to use and even beginners can use this with confidence.