Want to start your own personal blog?
You might have wondered:
“Can I create a free blog?”
“What is the best blogging platform?”
“Are there free blog sites to start a free blog/ website?”
If you have ever come across these questions, this post will be definitely helpful to you.
And, yes you can create a personal blog/ website completely free of cost using one of the free blog sites/ platforms. There are many blogging platforms yet this post tells you about only the 3 most popular free blog sites.
Precisely, it’s the comparative review of the 3 best free blogging platforms which are used by millions of bloggers around the world. You will learn how to start a blog on each platform, pros, and cons which will help you to choose the most appropriate blogging platform for yourself.
First of all, choosing free blog platform is an easy but a bold decision.
You don’t need to worry about setup and hosting which will be readily done for you. That’s not all you get a domain name too – all of them free of cost.
Actually, there are some limitations with free blog sites which restrict you from certain types of freedom. In actual terms, you have less control over your website, fewer customization options and you cannot monetize a blog created on free platforms.
Despite all, some of the free blogging platforms allow you to upgrade your website for professional use. You can create a custom domain name and also earn money from your blog if you are creating consistent content.
Therefore, you must choose a blogging platform according to the type of content you create now and in the future. If you think that you may want changes on your site or make it more professional, it’s good to choose a platform that allows you upgrading options.
You can have a quick look at the overall summary of the 3 free blog sites on the table below. However, it’d be better to choose one after reading the complete overview on each of them.
|Ease of use||8/10||9/10||7/10|
|Hosting||FREE (WordPress.com subdomain)||FREE (BlogSpot.com subdomain)||FREE (Wix.com subdomain)|
|Custom domain option||Yes, On Premium Plans by WordPress||Yes, Buy a Custom domain from third party domain providers||Yes, On Premium Plans by Wix|
|Updates and New features||Frequently||Rarely||Frequently|
|Social media integration||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Visit||Visit and start a blog||Visit and start a blog||Visit and start a blog|
I’m pretty sure that you have heard enough about WordPress. It is doubtlessly the most popular blogging platform which has evolved as the most popular content management system and a powerful platform for all types of websites.
That’s not all…. WordPress is considered as the most simple and beginner-friendly platform. Anyone without coding knowledge can easily start a blog on WordPress platform.
Yet, you might get confused with two flavors of WordPress: WordPress.com and WordPress.org. In general terms, WordPress.com is fully hosted while WordPress.org is the self-hosted version which requires you to setup and host on your own. To learn more about the two forms of WordPress, read this article.
Focused on the normal users, I will discuss only WordPress.com platform here.
If you have any confusion customizing the theme, go the themes, find the theme you have used, open the description page where you’ll find how to customize the theme.
You can create a simple and basic blog with WordPress.com’s free plan. And, it’s fine as you can upgrade your website to its premium plans anytime as your blog grows more popular.
Blogger is yet another most user-friendly free blog sites to start a blog. Blogger is super-easy as it is a Google-owned platform which was formerly known as BlogSpot. With a quick and easy integration with your Google profile, you can instantly start a new website within minutes.
If you want a basic, easy and simple blog without bigger future plans, it’s a perfect platform to start your personal blog.
Wix is yet another amazing blogging platform for creating stunning websites. With plenty of easy drag and drop templates and free site hosting, Wix is one of the best free blog sites to start a new blog. It is user-friendly yet it may take a while for the beginners to come through multiple features.
Wix is a good platform for the medium-level users who have time and patience to create a website. There are a sheer number of designs available to choose from so that beginners may remain perplexed anytime. Besides, upgrading options make it ideal for business owners.
And yes, all these three blog sites are cool enough to start a new blog.
If you are already using any of the platforms, feel free to leave a comment below.
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Sunita is a WordPress lover, digital marketing, SEO, and blogging enthusiast. She has appeared on ThemeGrill blog, WPAll, and multiple websites. She loves doing research, writing, travel, music and exploring life. She is a passionate learner and dreamer. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.
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Hi, thanks for your post. It is very informative and very easy to understand.
I am not a developer or whatever it is called, and has only used Wix. I just want to ask how can you create a news site. like huffpost or similar? Thanks in advance
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Wow! What a greatly detailed view! The fact that the blogging sites have been compared in such an in-depth manner here simply goes on to make it an absolutely reliable platform for bloggers to decide about the best pick.Reply
Cannot comment on WordPress since I’ve not used them in many years. However, I just tried Wix for the first time & I was not impressed. They limit your bandwidth to 500MB a month. For most people this is not a problem, but if your blog becomes even “somewhat” popular you will be forced to pay. Though they have more creative options than Blogger, I find their page designer rather slow & cumbersome. I’ll stick with Blogger which I find faster & easier to use.Reply
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I use the free version and have no problem inserting iframe. It converts it to their own code, but the video plays fine.Reply
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I started off with Simplesite then switched to Blogger. I don’t think it deserves a 9/10 as I have a lot of problems with their functions mainly the link not working at all and I can’t upload more then 1 photo at a time. These features worked well when I first started 4 years ago but I am finding it getting very chunky to use now. It also is crashing a lot . Great for beginner to intermediate bloggers and very simple formats eg diary form. Quite easy to use. Analytics improving. Very few upgrades.Reply
Thank you so much for sharing this article. I am currently doing some research on social media on how to drive traffic to my website on Wix. I just wasn’t sure what constituted a blog platform. You have given me the confidence that my choice to go with Wix was the best one for me.Now I can continue my research with confidence as I build up my business. Thank you!Reply
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Awesome. I have been using wix since 2014. I think they are awesome. They maybe a bit pricey in terms of upgrading to a premium class but nevertheless, it is worth the cost. Thanks for a detailed insight.Reply
For free hosting, I would prefer Blogger. By the way, thanks for the information.Reply
Nice article, best wishes for your continued success. Keep motivating and giving others without expecting in return – something rare and needed to make a better place to live.Wish I could find my way as you did.Reply
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Thanks for sharing this information with us, I really found this helpful. I also believe that Blogger don’t require any setup, and provides free hosting and it’s Easy to use, beginner can easily assess that. I’m looking forward to see such kind of post.Reply
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After creating wix as a blogger,I find it very interesting and willing as it makes my job easier and more efficientReply
I have used blogger for a while, had many views on blogger, I am deciding which is better though, blogger or wordpress, of whcih i used too, I’m not sure which i want to use ido wan to install videos! I have no verifiable site at this pointReply
Both the free blogging platforms, Blogger as well as WordPress are quite good enough. You can also install the videos in both of them. So, you can use either of them. But, since you have been using blogger, we would suggest you stick with it. However, you can switch to WordPress if you want more templates.
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Thank you for the useful information. I’ve chosen WordPress from this list as the cost-free option. It can be really a universal platform for bloggers, freelancers etc.Reply
Thank you so much for such a beautiful comparison between WordPress, Blogger & Wix. Well I must say that it helped me in choosing a platform for my site so cheers i am now using wordPress for my site.
Keep up the good work!!!Reply
I just have one comment. I have created sites on wix before and you can in fact change your template. It’s not the most beginner friendly but if you really want your blog to look a certain way, this is the easiest site to do it on if you have no coding knowledge (like myself haha).Reply
Yes, you can change the template in Wix but you’ll have to create a new website or rebuild the entire one completely as it allows users to create as many free websites as wanted.
Although, everyone have their own opinion. But, it’s great to know that you found Wix the easiest free blogging platform. 🙂
This information is very useful. I am looking for the differences between these three platform for a long day, Now I know the about it. As I work on Wix I need to know this information. Thanks again Sunita Rai.Reply
This is a full blog post on this topic. Thank you for sharing this information with us all.Reply
Good post. I test WP and Blogger. I choose Blogger, which is more intuitive and doesn´t have so many restrictions like WP. And, even with limitations in templates, we can find good and modern third part themes for Blogger, all we have to do is looking around. 🙂Reply
Great Tips! Very easy to understand! Thanks for sharing!Reply
For Blogger you also have another option to upload template themes. So there is a big pool to customize your blog.Reply
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