Begin (or continue) your blogging career today!
Over the years, the art of blogging has not only become immensely popular but also quite profitable.
Many writers are flocking to blogging sites to create content and get their voices out in the public domain. In kind, an overwhelming number of bloggers have decided to set up their own webpages for this purpose. Choosing a website for your work may seem like a daunting task at first. However, there are several options that will walk you through the process, allowing you to build your blog for free. The following is a list of 10 of the best free blogging sites to try. From well-known blogging sites to unexpected social media platforms, there are several options for you.
10 Best Free Blogging Sites
Perhaps the most well-known blogging website on the list is WordPress. WordPress has been assisting bloggers all over the world since its inception in 2003. Often referred to as a “webpage factory,” WordPress has many attributes, making it wonderful for building your blogging career. There are templates provided, so you can create and design your blogging site with ease. WordPress’s database keeps track of content, and you can publish that content or save it for later editing.
The permalinks used on WordPress enable the user to go directly to the desired pages. This means that the permalinks on the website are more straight-forward instead of containing lots of code. The permalinks add a personal touch, as you can customize them. Make sure to add your own personal touch by using the Google Fonts function. This function will not only improve the overall appearance of your webpage, but will also add a professional appearance.
Another important function is disabling the “Continue Reading” feature, which allows the viewer to maintain a certain flow while reading. There is also a method of detecting whether or not the reader is viewing your blog from a mobile device. All aspects of WordPress allow for hosting security, which is vital. The site is scanned for malware often, so your viewers can view your blog safely. A lot of bloggers love WordPress because of its simplicity and its promotion of online safety.
When it comes to overall usability, Blogger is top-notch. The simple process is easier for new bloggers to navigate without having to compromise quality. With the monetization feature, you can enable ads to monetize your blog right away. If there are no templates that match your needs, you can customize and create your blog from the ground up. There is also a search engine option if you choose to make your blog more visible. Despite its simplicity, Blogger will make your blog look and feel as professional as possible.
Wix is a blogging website that I have tried myself in the past. The process is simple and very easy-to-follow, so bloggers of all skill levels can publish content with ease. Creating a blog before using Wix appeared to be complicated and tedious. However, it became easier to understand given the simple instructions. There are numerous templates to choose from, so Wix is certain to have exactly what you need for your blog.
Weebly is a web host and blog-building tool. The templates provided by Weebly are expansive and great for anything from small business ventures to online stores. Blogging to promote a business is a wonderful option on the site. Perhaps one of the best features that Weebly has is the drag-and-drop feature. This feature allows users to create a visually-appealing blog that can be put together quickly.
Medium displays your blog as part of an e-zine (or online magazine) rather than displaying them as posts. The setup for Medium is ideal for any skill level or professional level – and on this site, YOU are the host. The process is self-lead and laid out in a way that is easy to understand. Medium is another blogging site that lets bloggers monetize their page right away. This feature especially comes in handy for writers who are ready to make a small amount of money from blogging.
No matter your skills when it comes to creating a blogging webpage, Strikingly will guide you through the process. The site is very mobile-friendly, making it easy for you to blog from wherever you are. The focus on mobile layouts gives Strikingly a convenience that desktop blogs cannot offer. However, the portability makes the site easy to access anytime and anywhere, on most devices. Strikingly will make sure that you know what you are doing even if you are new to the process.
7.) Site 123
Site 123 is perfect for small business bloggers because it gives your blog a professional appearance. The site tailors your blog to suit your specific needs by asking questions. These questions are immediately used to generate the proper layout for you. It may sound a bit complicated, but Site 123 is quick and easy to use. It is not recommended for advanced bloggers or larger businesses. However, Site 123 will get you set up with the perfect blog for you.
Tumblr is possibly an unexpected addition to our list. However, Tumblr can be a powerful tool for bloggers who are trying to improve their overall skills. It is easy to navigate and perfect for receiving feedback from readers in real time. Although the site has seen a slight decrease in popularity, Tumblr is still a highly sought-after platform.
Tumblr operates in short-form, meaning that the blogs are quick and straight to the point. Your account will center around the dashboard, which is the focal point of your blogging experience on the site. It will have everything you need to create a short blog that will attract the attention of readers everywhere. Bloggers have the option of using tags to draw in a broader audience. The queue allows users to post on a certain schedule, preferably when the greater number of your followers are online.
Ghost is a no-frills site that will get down to the basics without the need for added flair. Get your writing out there to your audience in an understated fashion.
This may be a website that you did not expect to see on the list. LinkedIn is a professional hub that usually serves as a place to search for employment. The site also connects you electronically with like-minded individuals in your desired field. There are search engines where you can look for a new career, and you can post updates and share other user’s updates as well. It is similar to what you might do on Facebook – add and share posts. However, that is likely where the similarities end.
Once you have created an account, the site gives you the option to write an article. This option is located on your homepage. By clicking the “Write an Article” link, you will be redirected to the blogging portion of the site. You will be guided through the process of creating an article (blog) on the site and publishing it for increased viewership. You can add photos and videos that will emphasis and add flair to your piece. The ultimate goal for writing an article on LinkedIn is to draw in readers using 300 to 1200 words.
As I stated previously, LinkedIn is all about being professional. That means that writing about something you have experienced on a personal level is important for your blog’s success. Make sure to avoid writing about industries with which you are not familiar. As is customary for any writing assignment, proofreading is essential. Simply put, grammar and spelling mistakes will not successfully draw in readers. LinkedIn then gives you the option to share your article/blog across multiple social media platforms, increasing overall visibility. After you have published the blog, you are able to check for comments from your audience. Make sure to acknowledge each comment if possible – your audience is valuable and should be treated as such.
Now it’s time to get started!
As you can see, there are multiple opportunities to boost your blogging career without heavy spending. Each blogging website listed above serves as a wonderful platform for new and seasoned bloggers alike. Because each site is free to use, you can try more than one and find the one that suits you. Due to the wide variety of sites to choose from, there is something for everyone. Customize your reader’s overall blogging experience by making your writing visually appealing. These blogging sites will allow you to provide your readers with a leisurely, enjoyable experience.