So you’ve decided to start a blog, but you don’t have the funds to purchase hosting just yet. Not a problem, there are actually plenty of free blog sites to choose from that you can use to create your blog and get it off the ground.
Today I’ll offer some tips for choosing the best blogging platforms for your needs, followed by an infographic that breaks down today’s top sites and what each one offers for your blogging efforts.
Choosing the Right Blog Platform For You (Infographic)
The best way to choose a blog site is to ask yourself some basic questions about the purpose and intent of your blog. This will help you narrow down the options. Each blog site offers a different approach and works best with certain types of blogs.
Here are some questions to get you started:
● What is my blog supposed to do? Make people laugh, teach them something, or tell a story?
● Am I going to be doing text posts or mostly picture galleries?
● Do I want to make my own theme/design or choose from an existing one?
● Do I want to sell something, or focus on getting more traffic to my blog?
You’ll find that once you answer these questions, it becomes easier to see which platform is going to meet your needs the best. The infographic below breaks down some of my top platforms and showcases which ones have certain features.
This will be the final step before you decide on a free blog site.
Be sure to let us know in the comments which platform you decided on!
Guest Author: Matt Banner from www.onblastblog.com