This is a guest post by Nathan Brown of BuyATT.com, a site that offers savings and current information on AT&T.

Who said everything has a price tag attached? With blogging you can share your thoughts, spread a word and upload anything from pictures to recipes for free! It is one of the quickest and most effective platforms to reach people and you can do so without shelling out a single penny from your pocket. If you want to start blogging for free, this post will enlighten you on some of the best services that host blogs.

WordPress

LiveJournal

LiveJournal hosts blogs and is more of an online community where users can maintain their blogs, journals, or an online diary. The common features available in this community are commenting, multiple authoring, polls and calendars. Being an independent community with social networking features is what makes LiveJournal stand apart from other blogging service providers.

Tumblr

I’m sure many of you have come across Tumblr. It is an excellent platform for micro blogging. You can post videos, pictures, links, quotes and audio on the website, popularly known as tumblelog. You can allow other users to follow you or even make your tumblelog private. The advantage with the blog is the flexibility it offers to its users.

Blogger

Google acquired Blogger from Pyra Labs in the year 2003. It is a blog service that permits single or multiple user blogs with time-stamped posts. The dashboard on Blogger is simple and easy to learn. You can sign in to Blogger directly if you have a Google account.

WordPress

WordPress-hosted blogs started in the year 2005 and are powered by the open source software WordPress. It is one of the most reliable blog services with attractive features like easy importing, typographical niceties, comprehensive text formatting, multiple authoring, tools for cross-blog communications, etc. WordPress is committed in offering the latest blogging technology to its users.

TypePad

TypePad is an excellent place to share your interests. It is a flexible platform and you are in control of your posts when you sign up. It too supports features like multiple authoring, photo albums, etc. and you can personalise your page or choose from the thousands of themes that are readily available. TypePad is user friendly and you don’t have to bother about technical issues.

These are some of the blog hosting services that are available without a price tag. Go ahead, give it a try.

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4 Responses to Top Websites For Creating Free Blogs

  • On this blog, I use WordPress.org which is free software, but it requires a domain name and web hosting to run. I prefer the self-hosted version of WordPress because I have unlimited customization and I can do whatever I want with my website. If you are looking for a free alternative, I would suggest checking out WordPress.com… It’s the best one on this list.

  • I agree with the view that WordPress is the best free blogging platform. I have had major issues with free platforms so I only use a free platform for fun or for links to my other sites. If you put a lot of work into a blog on a free platform and then that platform goes away your work is wasted. Hundreds of free platforms have disappeared in the last few years.

    • Yeah, because technically if WordPress stopped supporting their software, your blog would still remain on the Internet and functional. However if Blogger went away, Google would most likely remove all of the blogs from their servers.

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