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Best Blogging Sites- What are the top 20 Blogging Platforms for creating a free blog site? 

List of the most used free blog making sites based on open source CMS (Content management System) 

Create your own blog site for free!

Blogging sites here include: CMS based blog sites , Micro Blogging sites, Web 2.0 Sites

Last updated- Dec 2014

Best Blogging Platforms-Best blogging sites- Most popular blogs-Here is this new and fresh list of the 20 best blogging platforms and popular free blog websites to create your free blog. All the listed blogging sites here are free and you can instantly start blogging on any of these CMS blogging platforms without paying anything to create your blogs! Blogging sites are for all- whether you are a beginner or expert,  kid or young, painter or photographer! 

Free blog sites mentioned here are reviewed for 2014-2015. Blogging platforms included in the updated list could be divided into many categories as per their capabilities, scope and usages. Initially, we have only talked about webs that offered blog creation services in tradition sense. But, now, the things have changed a lot over the past few years. Now, Twitter is also called as a micro blogging site.
 

Almost every beginner or novice blogger needs free blog writing platform where she/he can get free blog hosting,free (sub) domain name and blog designing platform based on WYSIWYG blog designing platform. 


The free and paid blogging platforms list includes the 20 blogging platforms for 2014. some blogging platforms such as WordPress and Blogger are very common and popular names among all the top blogging websites. 


All the blogging platforms mentioned in this top 20 list are world's best blogging platforms for free blogging and some of them are exclusively available only for paid members (like, typepad ). Even if you are a novice blogger, you can kick start your blog writing after free registering with any of these free blogging platforms. 

Most of the new bloggers start blogging using such free platforms for creating their blog posts. Later on when their blog writing skills start evolving and when they have got good enough blogging techniques-they prefer blogging with a blog that offers them self hosted, self owned blog domain names, and with a professional looking premium blog templates (external).

And all this can be achieved with any of the below mentioned blogging platforms. Though,roughly speaking,  world's more than 60% of all the blog posts get created using these free blogging platforms websites !

All the best free blogging platforms listed here are very popular among most of the novice and intermediate level bloggers , in terms of user base mainly in the following countries : - US, UK, India, Germany, Japan, France,Canada, Brazil,Australia, South Africa and some Asian Countries !

These blogging platforms are popularly versatile and writing blog posts using them could provide your blogs high foundability (through search engines). Blogs written using these best free blogging platform get really good search engines rankings since these blogging platforms are high with their Alexa rank, rich in backlinks, and have loads of  organic search engine traffic.


So, read through the below given list of top 20 free blog sites and start writing your own blog today, if you haven't started yet!




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Wordpress is the grand master of all the free blogging websites. It offers free as well as paid blogging services to millions of bloggers around the world. Wordpress.org is a world renowned free CMS provider (content management system).

Free Wordpress blogs are also popular due to their SEO and user friendliness. Free WordPress is truly a pioneer free blogging platform and has the biggest online community of bloggers! 


WordPress is mostly used by webmasters, developers, programmers, SEO experts, technical bloggers. If someone has some knowledge of HTML,CMS, PHP language, Javascript, CSS, and web designing, then WordPress could be a best blogging platform to create fcustomized and free blog. 

Though, Wordpress is equally popular among technical and non technical bloggers.There is no such technical knowledge is required for creating blogs.  

WordPress Resources-   






#2 Blogger Blogspot






Blogger is a free, cool, and versatile free blogging platform and its owned by none other than search engine giant Google itself! Blogger.com has got all the features a blogger may desire. Above all, your Blogger blog posts get lots of SERP love from Google.
As most of you may know, this Weblog is also made on Blogspot

Though it offers you free sub-domain and blog hosting, but you can opt for your own custom domain which could be for as low as $10 per year. 

Blogger has become a hub place for the bloggers who blog for making money.Blog creating at Blogger is so easy that you can create a blog in just 1minute and can start blogging instantly after that! 

Blogspot Resources- 





#3 Tumblr




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Tumblr is The most simple and is an easiest micro blogging platform.Takes only 1 minute for free signup and you can instantly start blogging on Tumblr. Tumblr is meant for smart,cool,easy, and ' images are more appealing than the texts' styled blogging. Its different from other classic blogging platforms in many aspects. 

Tumblr is mainly a micro-blogging website similar to Tweeter and Facebook. Tumblr is hosting 58 Million Blogs and 24 billion blog posts!

Tumblr is a great blogging site for beginners  and it could be lot of fun writing small micro blogs at Tumblr.Tumblr has blog writers with different purposes in their mind. Some write for fun, some for business, and others are the professional bloggers promoting their other blogs, websites, products, or online campaigns .


Interestingly, you can see some really cool photographs all over the Tumblr blogs. Photographers love to blog at Tumblr and the latter has made a mark in having most of the awesome photographs filled blogs entries.

Typepad is also known for their photographically stunning blog posts.

  

#4 Movable Type





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Movable Type is an open source as well as commercial CMS provider on an individual as well as industrial basis.Owned by renowned company Six Apart, Movable Type offers free blogging services, but mainly its popular for its commercial use by big industries on multiple scale.

Movable Type can handle multiple blogs in a single account and provides effective ways to make combined changes on multiple blogs. Movable Type is popular mostly among expert,professional bloggers.



#5 Express Engine




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Like Wordpress(WP), Joomla, and Drupal, Express Engine(EE) is also a CMS. Express Engine is also available in free version, but mostly its a commercial blogging platform used by developers and expert bloggers.

EE is used to operate multiple blog sites through a single account and its widely used by companies and organisations. Expression Engine is not recommended for novice bloggers.Whatsoever, EE is among the best 5 blogging platforms.    





#6 Joomla !


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Joomla is an open source content management system for online content creation and publishing. Joomla is an award winning free CMS which is vastly used by developers and expert bloggers for sophisticated online content publication. 

Joomla is one of the best options to start a free blog site.




#7 Posterous

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Posterous is similar to tumblr and is very popular among micro bloggers. Posterous is owned by micro blogging leader Tweeter! Posterous is famous for online sharing and mobile blogging. Posterous is a free and cool blogging platform to start your own blog site for free.

Update- Posterous is No longer available for blogging





#8 Drupal




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Drupal was started in 2001 and since then has been very popular among bloggers and developers due to its impressively strong CMS features. Drupal is an open source CMS using PHP language and is absolutely free to use and develop its CMS. 

Drupal has made its own stand and bloggers base who loyally use Drupal CMS to create a free blog site.





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Life Type is also an open source CMS backed by PHP and MySQL. Life Type offers multi-user and multiple blogs support through its CMS. Life Type is mainly used to handle multiple blogs on a single account. 

LifeType is used to create blog sites by a specific group of blog writers, webmasters, and content developers.



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Friendster is a social blogging,networking,and gaming site. Friendster has around 110 million users and its mainly popular in Asian countries. Its a community based blogging platform and your blogposts are shared among its own community.


 



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Penzu is not a blogging platform in tradition sense as we find in Wordpress,Blogger,etc. Penzu is used more like a online personal blog diary. Penzu is very simple and sober blog creation platform.   


#12 Blog.Com


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Blog.com offers a free,paid, and really nice blogging services to its bloggers. You can create advanced and sophisticated looking professional blogs easily on Blog.com blogging platform.



Below are some more free blogging platforms which are commonly used by bloggers as free online blog creation tools.       

#13 GetSimple



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#14 Xanga



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#15 Multiply



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#16 Textpattern



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#17 SquareSpace



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#18 Symphony-Cms



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#19 WolfCms



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#20 Zotonic



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What is the best free blog site?


The best free blog site would be that offers:-
  1. Best content creating features.
  2. Ease of use along with full availability of Help/tutorials.
  3. vast online forum/community to help an user blogger regarding any technical issue. 
  4. Good SEO tools,techniques,tips.

" Dear bloggers/readers, please input your own tips , experiences, suggestions regarding these top 20 Best Blogging Platforms so that this blog post could be more useful for other users who are desperately seeking a nice peace of real advice on the topic. Thank you." 

PS-


There are many other good and better blogging sites, but i haven't mentioned them here since they are paid blogging platforms, such as TypePad. 


TypePad is the best of them all, if you don't have any HTML or coding knowledge. You don't need to worry about anything. You can completely concentrate on your blog writing.
Don't need to worry about hosting, templates, coding etc :)

It's a paid blogging service that is worth your money and time both! 



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