It feels like ages since we last posted something on our blog. Apologies have been very busy in the past few months. Here is a little article about the 8 most popular blogging platforms in use today. These 8 websites deserver to be in this list. They have huge popularity in all fields of business.
WordPress is the most popular blogging platform, the grand-daddy of them all. Well tested by an avid community of developers, with traffic stats, spam filters, free designed themes to slot in fast and many plug-ins to add yet more features when you need them. You really cannot go wrong with WordPress, however, it does have a bit of a steeper learning curve than other blogging platforms, but the climb is well worth it.
Blogger is nicely constructed, with a Template Designer that makes it a simple matter to customize things how you would like them. All Blogger sites tend to have a similar look to them, up to a point, so you are always fairly sure that you’re on the Blogger network. This may be a positive or a negative depending on your perspective. However, you are able to add a custom domain, which is very unusual for a free blog network.
Tumblr was recently bought by Yahoo! scrambling to catch up on the growing blogging trend. Tumblr has grown and grown since it’s early days by offering a micro-blogging platform, rather than competing directly with other blog networks. Tumblr also has a myriad of blogging themes and other cool features which help to encourage the younger generation to create Tumblr pages.
Weebly isn’t just a blog network, but it allows people to get stuck in and create their own website. The easy-to-use drag-and-drop design feature, with image galleries, slide-shows, audio/visual content, maps and much more, make Weebly quite popular. There is also a Designer Platform that opens up website building for others, at which point Weebly becomes so much more.
LiveJournal is blogging and social networking melted together; you don’t get one without the other. You can get social by sharing polls, create networks of people and communicate in real-time with visitors to your journal.
Blog.com also uses WordPress as a basis for its own blogging network. This platform comes with many gorgeous themes to use which are of higher quality than found on other free offerings, and also some powerful plug-ins are included, yet it lacks a lot of storage and displays quite a few ads. Users will have to weigh the good and the bad with that before deciding whether this blogging network suits their purpose or not.
The SquareSpace unique selling point is their LayoutEngine feature which allows the dragging & dropping of parts of a blog until you have it the way you want it. The pages are all grid-based, so any element can be moved to somewhere else on the grid. Sites are hosted in the SquareSpace cloud, which removes downtime risk too.
Typepad is a closed source blogging platform and it is one of the eldest blogging platforms. Typepad members can publish their posts from desktops or from mobile devices. When a post is published,Typepad promotes it on its own network which means it is a great advantage for bloggers.