Promotion: Blogging Sites

WordPress.org

  • It is the self-hosted version of WordPress.
  • Comes with a lot of features and plugins that can make the blog look professional.
  • Free software, quick install, self-hosted, beginner and advanced-friendly, constantly updated/improved, SEO friendly.
  • CON: Not free. Requires hosting.

WordPress.com

  • The version of WordPress with cheaper hosting possibilities. A good start for any blogger.
  • SEO friendly.
  • Cost: Free (to start), Personal ($4/month, for personal use), Premium ($8/month, for freelancers), Business ($25/month, for small businesses), eCommerce ($45/month, for online stores)
  • CON: Limited selection of themes/plugins.

Blogger.com

  • This is owned by Google and very popular.
  • You can login with a Gmail account and get setup easily.
  • Offers an AdSense monetization option, layout customization, and option to edit coding.
  • Ability to store thousands of posts, photos and more with Google for free.
  • Can get a free blogspot.com domain or buy a domain name.

Tumblr.com

  • Uses the idea of “micro-blogging” and allows for easy uploading of short stories, videos, and photos.
  • CON: There is no plugin compatibility and limited visual customization options.
  • It is very basic, but user-friendly so you can get content up fairly fast.

Webflow.com

  • Build a website without coding
  • Built in SEO tools
  • Cost: Basic ($15/month, simple site), CMS ($20/month, content driven site), Business ($45/month, marketing site)

Weebly.com

  • Offers a drag and drop website builder and stylish designs.
  • Free software, easy to setup, unlimited storage
  • Cost: Free (basic use), Personal ($6/month, connect to a custom domain), Professional ($12/month, professional branded website), Performance ($26/month, with eCommerce tools)
  • CON: Weak platforms for blogging, limited themes.

Wix.com

  • Good solution for businesses and professionals to quickly create a high-quality website with plenty of features.
  • Free software, drag & drop website builder, ad integration, professional themes/designs
  • Cost: Personal ($14/month, 3GB space), Unlimited entrepreneurs ($18/month, 10 GB space), Pro ($23/month, 20 GB space), VIP ($39/month, 35 GB space)

Squarespace.com

  • Offers power tools for advanced users and businesses to create a beautiful static website.
  • User friendly, professional templates.
  • Cost: Personal ($12/month), Business ($18/month), Commerce ($26/month), Advanced Commerce ($40/month)