10 Of The Best Free Blogging Platforms of 2012

There are a lot of different free blogging platforms out there and with blogging being such a popular past time for a lot of people, it is easy to see why. However, if you are in the stages of starting out your blog, you will be in a bit of a difficult position as you won’t know which one to choose. Well, we’re going to narrow down your choice (slightly) as we’ve found 10 of the best blogging platforms currently on the web for you to consider.

 

1. WordPress

In my opinion, this is a clear choice for any blogger as WordPress allows you to do so much. It is great for SEO and you can customise it a lot too. There are also a lot of great plug-ins out there that will take your blog to the next level.

 

2. Blogger

Again, this is another popular choice and it is actually the blogging platform owned by Google. This is probably better for the beginner blogger as it has a template designer and many other ways to customise your blog.

 

3. Blog.com

This is actually a blogging platform that is powered by WordPress and therefore, has a number of great premium themes and options. However, the free version of the blog actually contains quite a lot of ads.

 

4. TypePad

This is a great free blogging service that has a really easy to use interface and even allows you to import/export content from different blogging platforms. The free version however is pretty limited in terms of features and the paid plan is quite expensive.

 

5. Tumblr

Of course, this is the big one in the blogging one at the moment and it is easy to see why. It has a great design, is easy to use and can even be used on mobile devices too. You can also connect with Facebook and Twitter.

 

6. Posterous Spaces

This is a blogging platform that is actually pretty similar to Tumblr although it has been designed to allow bloggers to post their content quickly and easily. It is free, has mobile apps and is used by millions.

 

7. Jux

This is a little bit different from a lot of the other blogging sites that we have mentioned as Jux actually allows you to create your own micro site in which you can share content. We recommend you take a look at this site.

 

8. Blogetery

Once again, this is a blogging platform that is powered by WordPress. Free accounts will have access to around 140 themes and 40 plug-ins. There are ads on this free version, but upgrading is pretty cheap.

 

9. LiveJournal

This blogging platform has a lot of social interaction incorporated within it including poll participation and more. There are a decent amount of templates and plug-ins too, making this a really good choice for any blogger.

 

10. Thoughts.com

This one you might not have heard of, but it is still a great option for blogging. Currently in beta testing, this website allows you to get started with your social media accounts and is an all round great blogging service.

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