Top (Free) Blogging Platforms for Starting Your Blog

Blogging has dominated the Internet world and successful bloggers at top blogs are true rock stars of the online community. It is being estimated that the number of blogs added to the World Wide Web each day is greater than that of new borns. From this, we can imagine that how blogging has gotten popular now a days.
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If you are new to the concept of blogging and don't know where to start, here is a list of 3 top blogging platforms which provide you powerful features for publishing your content online. These three blogging platforms have made content management extremely easy. Here is the list.

WordPress, the Best Blogging Platform
WordPress is the most popular and most powerful blogging platform of present time. The CMS is developed by dedicated and helping coders from all over the world. Studies show that out of every three bloggers, 2 prefer WordPress as their blogging platform.

WordPress supports different plugins which empower it to do almost anything with blog publishing. Security plugins help you in protecting your blog from hackers, SEO plugins provide you easy and powerful SEO, social bookmarking plugins share your content on social networks automatically each time you publish and so on.

Along with the free blogging service, WordPress allows you to setup a blog on your own hosting also. If you don't afford to purchase a self hosting, then you can signup and create a blog at WordPress for free.

When you choose to go with the free blog hosting of WordPress, you get a storage space of 3GB along with unlimited bandwidth. This space is more than enough for text posts with less media.

Blogger, Google's Gift for Bloggers
Although giant Google's Blogger is somehow behind from WordPress in providing blogging features, still a very large number of low budget bloggers (including me till the time of publish) prefer to go with Blogger rather than WordPress. Blogger provides free blog hosting which allow you to use your custom domain also. Additionally, a 10GB storage space is allocated for each blog which can be considered as unlimited for blog posts. You can purchase additional space for a low price also when the space is consumed up in long run.

Blogger is better than a self hosted WordPress blog in several ways. The hosting of Google is reliable. More importantly, Blogger allows you to monetize your blog but you can't monetize a free WordPress blog. These features make Blogger the second most popular blogging platform of the online world.

Tumblr, the True Micro Blogging Platform
Tumblr is the third most famous and most loved blogging platform among bloggers. The service was initiated in 2007 and it touched the heights of success in a comparatively short time. Tumblr hosts more than 100 million blogs and number is growing rapidly.

On Sunday May 19, 2013, Yahoo bought Tumblr from its founder David Carp for a huge sum of 1 billion US dollars. Now the service is owned by Yahoo Inc.

The clean interface and easy customization as well as the publishing support through several apps on mobile phones and other devices make Tumblr a loveable blogging platform. These are the features and ease of use of Tumblr which have brought such a large number of consumers to it in a short period of time.

So if you have decided to start your blog, then these three services must be your top choices. On these services, your blog will grow effectively with your minimum effort. Good luck for your blogging career.

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