Top 10 Best Free Blog Sites
Most popular Content Management System(CMS) platform. WordPress is super flexible for anyone whether you are a blogger or a photographer who wants to show their portfolio. WordPress is a free blog-hosting site. You can create free blog here with .wordpress.com domain name like ‘yourblogName.wordpress.com‘. You can also create your own website or blog using this your own domain name.
- You can use it for blogging or website
- founded in May 27, 2003
- Customize using Plugin
- use free Template
- more than 60 million websites
Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was developed by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com. A user can have up to 100 blogs per account.
- Blogger is powered by Google
- Reliable and trustworthy
- Simple to start using blogger
- You can customize you blog and can purchase premium template
- You can monetize your blog using Adsense
Tumblr is a microblogging platform and social networking website founded by David Karp and and recently owned by Yahoo! Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Users can follow other users’ blogs, as well as make their blogs private. Much of the website’s features are accessed from the “dashboard” interface, where the option to post content and posts of followed blogs appear.
- Founded in February 2007
- Total user approx 153 million
- Less customization
- videos, music- it’s all really easy to display on you tubmler profile
Squarespace is a SaaS-based content management system (CMS) which is composed of a website builder, blogging platform and hosting service. The service allows individuals and businesses to create and maintain websites and blogs.
- launched in 2004
- millions of users have created websites on the Squarespace platform
- amazing for photographers, store owners, bloggers, musicians and business owners
Google+ is a social network and social layer for google services that is owned and operated by Google Inc.
Google+ launched in June 2011 as a social network. Features included the ability to post photos and status updates to the stream or interest based communities, group different types of relationships into Circles, a multi-person instant messaging, text and video chat called Hangouts, events, location tagging, and the ability to edit and upload photos to private cloud-based albums.
Approximately 540 million monthly active users make use of the social layer by interacting with Google+’s enhanced properties, like Gmail, +1 button, and YouTube comments. Some 300 million monthly active users participate in the social network, interacting with the Google+ social networking stream.
Wix.com is a cloud-based web development platform that allows users to create HTML5 websites and mobile sites, through the use of their online drag and drop tools. Users can add functionalities such as social plug-ins, eCommerce, contact forms, email marketing, and community forums to their websites using a variety of Wix-developed and third-party applications.
Wix is built on a freemium business model, earning its revenues through premium upgrades. Users must purchase premium packages in order to connect their sites to their own domains, remove Wix ads, add e-commerce capabilities, buy extra data storage and bandwidth and more.
HubPages is a user generated content, revenue-sharing website. On December 7, 2013, the website published data that showed that the website consisted of 910,106 “Hubs”, 73,969 published users, and 2,498,967 forum posts.
The site launched on August 6, 2006, funded by a US$2 million investment from Hummer Winblad. The three founders, Paul Edmonson, Paul Deeds, and Jay Reitz, are former employees of Microsoft and were part of the startup MongoMusic.
According to Quantcast, HubPages has become one of the 50 most-visited U.S. sites on the Internet. In a November 2013 Quantcast monthly report, the website received around 16.1 million unique U.S. visits and over 30.9 million unique global visits, with more users accessing the site from computer browsers than with mobile devices.
Joomla is a free and open-source content management system (CMS) for publishing web content. It is built on a model–view–controller web application framework that can be used independently of the CMS.
Joomla is written in PHP, uses object-oriented programming (OOP) techniques (since version 1.5 and software design patterns, stores data in a MySQL, MS SQL (since version 2.5), or PostgreSQL (since version 3.0) database, and includes features such as page caching, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, search, and support for language internationalization.
As of February 2014, Joomla has been downloaded over 50 million times. Over 7,700 free and commercial extensions are available from the official Joomla! Extension Directory, and more are available from other sources. It is estimated to be the second most used content management system on the Internet after WordPress.
Quora is a question-and-answer website where questions are created, answered, edited and organized by its community of users. The company was founded in June 2009, and the website was made available to the public on June 21, 2010. Quora aggregates questions and answers to topics. Users can collaborate by editing questions and suggesting edits to other users’ answers.
Quora was co-founded by two former Facebook employees, Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever. D’Angelo resigned from his position at Facebook in January 2010 to create Quora. He said that he and Cheever were inspired to create Quora because “we thought that Q & A is one of those areas on the internet where there are a lot of sites, but no one had come along and built something that was really good yet.” Quora’s base of users grew quickly in December 2010.
Quora had an estimated 500,000 registered users, as of January 2011. In June 2011, Quora redesigned its website, in order to make information discovery and navigation easier. Some noted that the redesigned site had definite similarities to Wikipedia. Quora released an official iPhone app on September 29, 2011 and an official Android app on September 5, 2012.
Weebly is a web-hosting service featuring a drag-and-drop website builder. As of August 2012, Weebly hosts over 20 million sites with a monthly rate of over 1 million unique visitors. The company is headquartered in San Francisco. The company was originally founded by chief executive officer (CEO) David Rusenko, chief technology officer (CTO) Chris Fanini, and chief operating officer (COO) Dan Veltri. The startup competes with Wix.com, Webs, WordPress.com, WordPress.org, Squarespace.com, Jimdo, Yola, SnapPages, and other web-hosting and creation websites.
David Rusenko, Chris Fanini, and Dan Veltri, co-founded Weebly in 2006. Rusenko and Fanini both attended the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) while Veltri attended the university’s Smeal College of Business. The three founders were all 22-year-old students at Penn State when they founded the company. At the time, Penn State required all students to maintain an Internet portfolio, so they built upon this idea and created software that made it easy for anyone to build a personal website. the official private-beta launched in September 2006