Top 3 Services to Build a Free Blog
Now for the nitty gritty, as I said there are a few platforms that standout, these platforms are
What are the advantages and disadvantages of using WordPress? As I said before the free version is limited over a paid version so, these disadvantages will be included.
Disadvantages are pretty few and any big disadvantages that WordPress has had have been remedied over the years. Some of the main disadvantages in this list come from the simple fact that you are using a free service. This means that the really cool things WordPress can do are limited in the free version.
All in all, the advantages of WordPress definitely out way the disadvantages and I talked about WordPress first because you should use it to build a free blog, or to build a website. Free blogging platforms are great, but like I said you can own your website for less than a penny a day, so if you want all the features you can find WordPress hosting for very cheap. If you are interested in owning your blog, we have a great Wordpress tutorial at our main website.
I am not going to go to much into Blogger, because there is little I can say. There are again advantages and disadvantages of using Blogger, but instead of going into those, I am going to simply explain what Blogger can do.
Blogger is a blogging platform period and is a good one at that. With Blogger you get all of the basics and added ability to build, customize and personalize your blog. Posting is easy and integration with all of Google's awesome webmaster tools is done for you.
Simplicity and integration is the aim of Blogger and I think is done very well. Blogger is a great choice to build a blog for free and will get your posts online in no time.
Weebly is last, but not least. Weebly holds true on its promise that it is the easiest way to create a website or blog. Blogging with Weebly is as simple as the website builder and features a drag and drop interface. Of course this ease of use comes with a lack of features and can leave some wanting more, but Weebly's ability to build a blog and rank in search makes it stand out.
If you are not a technical builder you can build a great blog with Weebly. There are many features and templates available with the free version. All of the elements needed to create a web page or blog are easily accessible and ready to drag and drop onto the screen.
The main disadvantages of Weebly to build a free blog are, the lack of extra features and add-on's that are easily accessible through other blogging platforms. I think these disadvantages are all off set if you are looking for the easiest way to build your online presence.
Build a Free Blog Conclusion
Some might say that I ended this post a little weak, but I want people to use WordPress for blogging. This is why I dove more deeply into the subject for WordPress and really there is more to talk about for WordPress.
This doesn't mean that Blogger and Weebly are bad blogging platforms, but it does mean that they are not my first choice. Every blogging platform and website builder have there place and it is important to find the right fit for yourself, your clients, or your business. A great way to do this is try different services, most let you get started for free and can show you what they have to offer.