Top-10 Blogging Platforms of 2012

Top-10 Blogging Platforms

Anyone who knows the word blog, most probably also knows WordPress and Blogger Platforms, as these two are most popular blogging platforms. But there are many other blogging platforms available online, each have its own pros and cons. Choosing one out of several blogging services is matter of personnel taste and requirements. Some platforms are good for some type of blogs while others have different features.

Blogging has done more to spread knowledge and ideas than any other publishing innovation since the printing press.

Here are Top-10 Online Blog Publishing Services, so you can make your decision a little more easily.

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1. WordPress

WordPress is the most popular CMS blogging platform. WordPress is perfect for both novice and professional Bloggers. You can customize your blog with unlimited themes, widgets, tools and plugins.

There are two different types of WordPress.

WordPress.org is an open source free blog publishing service. WordPress is a web software to create websites and blogs. Code is free but you must have your own domain name and website hosting space.

WordPress.com uses the popular open source web software WordPress, and offers many features in its free version, free sub-domain,  traffic stats, anti-spam filters, SEO, gorgeous themes etc. If you need more than what the free version offers, you can opt for their premium features that include custom domains, upgraded web hosting resources and more.

2. Blogger

Blogger/ Blogspot is a also a very popular blogging service by Google. In fact, many bloggers prefer this platform than all others including WordPress. It offers many features to its users e.g. Unlimited Free Hosting, Free Sub-Domain, Easy to Understand and Use Dashboard, Create and Manage Many Blogs from a Single Account, Easy AdSense Ads Integration and much more.

Blogger offers many great features for free that you normally need to pay for in other blog-publishing services, e.g. to set up custom domains without paying a cent.

3. Movable Type

It offers many plugins to customize the experience of bloggers and visitors. It also includes Twitter and Facebook, and photo galleries.

It has many fantastic features such as standalone pages, trackback links, tags, templates and much more. Movable Type is free software re-licensed under GNU public license.

Movable Type let its users to create Content Management System based blogs and website. Users can also create social networks with it.

4. LiveJournal

LiveJournal offers blogging with a touch of social networking to it. Template Collection is decent and also supports plugins and widget. It is a open source service supported by volunteers. It has millions of users.

5. TypePad

TypePad is another blog publishing service. Its interface is easy to use. You can also import and export content from other blogging services. It is a paid blogging service with three plans of USD 8.95, 14.95 and 29.95. All packages come with 14 days free trial.

6. Tumblr

Tumblr is a popular and feature-packed microblogging platform.  Users can post to their free Tumblr accounts via apps on their mobile devices, the Web and PC. It comes with many exciting features; audio blogging, free custom domains, hundreds of amazing blogging themes and much more. You can also sync your Tumblr account with Facebook and Twitter so that you can update your social media feeds in a single location. Tumblr also supports for many third-party apps such as Google Analytics and Feedburner.

Tumblr has powered about 60 million blogs and about 25 billion blog posts.

7. Drupal

Drupal is an open source CMS platform. It powered millions of Websites, Blogs and Application. You can create everything with Drupal from personal blog to enterprise level applications. It is also one of the most popular publishing platforms of now a days.

8. Blog.com

This has many features similar to WordPress. You can create a search engine friendly blog with this publishing service. It offers free sub domain, multi author blogs, beautiful themes, widgets and multimedia support. You can also earn money from your blogs.

9. Blogetery

Blogetery is a WordPress powered blogging service. Blogetery account offer free accounts with custom domain mapping, about 140 themes, about 50 plugins and much more. You can also earn money from your blogs. Blogetery display ads on all free blogs. But you can upgrade your blog for USD3.50 per month which offers additional features and ads free blogs.

10. Weebly

Weebly is more than just a blogging service. It’s a fully featured website builder. Weebly has professionally designed themes, a drag-and-drop interface, galleries, slideshows, multimedia support, maps, etc.

Weebly don’t force advertising on your free blogs but you can integrate your own advertising including Google AdSense on your blogs.






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