How to Pick the Best Blogging Platform to Start Your Own Blog



If you’re looking to create a blog but can’t figure out which platform is best for you, then you’re watching the right video. It’s a tough choice with multiple factors depending on your preferences. In this video, we will give you an overview of the different blogging platforms, our preference, and a few extra tips and discounts!

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Timestamps
0:00 Intro
0:24 What to look for in a blogging platform
1:00 WordPress.org
3:11 Wix
4:04 WordPress.com
5:02 Blogger
5:55 Tumblr
6:39 Medium
7:57 Squarespace
9:10 Ghost
10:02 Weebly
10:34 How to migrate from Weebly to WordPress
11:00 Our favorite blogging platform to use

When you’re selecting the best blogging platform for you, you would want to keep in mind the ease of use, how beginner friendly the platform is, the available features, and how much room you have to grow.

Our primary recommendation is a WordPress.org site for your maximum control, breadth of features, and thousands of themes to style your site. However, with that control, you are in charge of maintenance, updates, and backups of your site.

Wix has plenty of built in functionality, is a fully hosted platform, and has dozens of templates. They do have the negatives of showing their branding on your site, their ads on your site, and making it difficult to move away from their platform should you decide to move in the future.

WordPress.com is a hosted platform of WordPress that gives you similar tools to a WordPress.org site with some limitations as they manage a large portion of the maintenance and upkeep of the site. THe drawback being you can’t run ads and you don’t own your blog so if you violate their posting guidelines then they can remove your site.

Blogger is a Google product that is free to use and blog on which means it has the security tools of Google themselves. However, it has limited features and Google has been known to stop supporting different products of theirs in the past.

Tumblr is a micro blogging service that’s free and easy to use and integrated with social media from the start. Similar to blogger there are limited features and it is difficult to migrate your content to another platform as needed.

Medium is geared for specifically writing for free and shares your articles with writers in their network. This limits the features available, limits you to Medium’s audience, and you can’t monetize the site easily.

Squarespace allows you to build a site with drag and drop features, ecommerce compatibility, and beautiful templates. They do have limited features and integrations available and limit you to 20 pages.

Ghost is the minimalist blogging platform that helps you to focus on writing with a clutter free interface. There is a lack of customizations, integrations, and themes, and it is a difficult installation if you are not using their specific hosting.

Finally, there is Weebly with a drag and drop interface that hosts everything for you with their different plans. Like some of the other platforms there are few features, third-party integrations, and migrating to a different service can be difficult.

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35 thoughts on “How to Pick the Best Blogging Platform to Start Your Own Blog”

  1. Are only blogger and tumbler completely free to start and all the other websites that you talked about do require to pay some money necessarily . Or there are some websites which are free .

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  2. I have seen differernt videos on blogging, by far, your one is set apart, alot of research has been done, since i want to create a news platform regading covid. so i was wondering which platform out of all these gives most control where they cannot ban my site. ioi believe it would be wordpres org. how can my own webite be act as an wordpress blog? so in other words, if i have a webiste which i get from daddy com and get domain? would it be wordpress site already or do i need to get wordpress org, thanks

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  3. hi this was very insightful information thank you very much. i just wanted to ask which site do you think is the safest and the best. i wanted to start a blog for my story writing and poetry and i need some help. thankyou.

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  4. I have looked at a lot of sites, but I cant figure out which one has the format options I want. I want a main page with my info, and will also feature my latest blog entry. But I want the option to have a menu on the page where people can see a list of previous entries in a list or picture form to view simply by clicking on them, not just have the option to scroll down the page to others. Any suggestions?

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