Blogging

Top Sites

1

Wix

Blog builder and editor for non-techies

2

WordPress.org

Free for those with limited tech experience as well as more tech-savvy folks. The open-source project approach leverages their community

3

Medium

Best traditional blogging site

4

Weebly

Great for non-technical bloggers. Owned by Square Inc

  Advice  

When choosing a blogging platform, consider how much it costs, its range of features and extendibility, and its ease of use. If you're aiming to earn money from your blog, you should also look into monetization options and select a platform that aligns with your needs. There are several types of websites you can use to start your blog. You can build it on a blogging platform, which is easy but less customizable. WordPress.org and website builders allow you to have more control over your content and the look of your blog. Launching a blog involves picking a domain name, buying the domain and setting up the hosting platform, configuring the theme and design, and selecting customizable add-ons and plugins. Once these steps are done, you can start writing your first blog post.

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More Websites
(Listed alphabetically)

Blogger.com

Free hosting service with mobile-friendly features. Owned by Google

Bluehost

Hosting and blogging packages based upon Wordpress and an open-source community. Owned by Endurance International Group

Facebook

Blog platform alternative with a huge audience (see footnote)

Ghost.org

Nonprofit open-source project developed by the community. Simple platform for experimental bloggers

Instagram

Blog platform alternative based on photography. Visually creatively focused with a huge audience. Owned by Facebook (see footnote)

Jimdo

Front-end site editing

Joomla

Free, nonprofit, and open-source community developed for technically advanced bloggers

LinkedIn

Blog platform alternative with a huge professional business-focused audience. Owned by Microsoft

Penzu

Emphasis on privacy and security

Squarespace

eCommerce features for business owners

Tumblr

Short-form content. Owned by Automattic

WordPress.com

Beginner-friendly blog platform. Not to be confused with Wordpress.org. Owned by Automattic

* Footnote:

Facebook
• Fosters info bubbles, political division, polarization, dis/misinformation & conspiracy theories in the US & worldwide. Despite pressure to address these issues, they have repeatedly insisted they have little capability to address the problem.
• Facebook is being investigated on antitrust, users privacy & content moderation by the Federal Trade Commission, State Attorneys General, House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Senate Judiciary Committee & Federal Communications Commission.