10 Best Free Online Blogging Platforms

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What is a Blog?

A blog is a personal diary and it can be whatever you want it to be. In simple terms, a blog is a website, where you write stuff on an ongoing basis. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what's new. Then they comment on it or link to it or email you.

If you’re planning to create a blog, but don’t wish to get into the hassles of hosting, developing and deploying it yourself, consider creating a blog at any of the free blogging platforms mentioned below.

The following is a list of top 10 free hosted online blogging platforms to publish your blogs or related contents. This list includes many platforms like Blogger, WordPress, Tumblr etc.

1. Weebly

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Weebly offers more than just blogging-it's a fully featured website builder! Weebly's blog manager features a drag-and-drop interface, support for image galleries, slideshows, video/audio, maps, etc.

2. Blogetery

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Blogetery is a WordPress-powered online blogging service that offers a modest set of features. The ads are displayed on all free blogs, but if you wish to upgrade, you can opt for the paid plan.

3. Jux

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Jux is an innovative service that lets you easily share content online. By default, Jux templates don't have the native sidebars and other widgets that are common to most blogs. Instead, Jux provides a clean (and beautiful) approach to blogging. Simply create an account, and then start sharing your content.

4. Posterous Spaces

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Posterous Spaces is an excellent online blog-publishing service that is similar to Tumblr and has excellent privacy and viewing features so that you can easily control who can see what on your Posterous Spaces site. It's designed to allow its users to post content quickly and as hassle-free as possible.

5. Tumblr

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Tumblr is a popular and feature-packed microblogging platform. It comes with many outstanding and interesting features such as audio blogging (for sharing your music, for example), free custom domains, hundreds of amazing blogging themes and more.

6. WordPress.Com

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WordPress.com is perhaps the most feature-rich blogging service out there. It uses the popular open source web software WordPress, and offers many features in its free version-traffic stats, anti-spam filters, SEO, gorgeous themes and more.

7. Blogger

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Google Blogger is a well-known blogging service that offers many features to its users. For example, Blogger comes with a Template Designer user interface that lets you tweak your blog's appearance as much as you want. Another great thing about Blogger is that it offers certain great features for free that you normally need to pay for in other blog-publishing services, most noteworthy being the ability to set up custom domains without paying a cent.

8. LiveJournal

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LiveJournal (LJ) offers blogging with a touch of social networking to it. You can participate in polls, create networks and interact with other LJ users alongside your blog.

9. Blog.Com

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Blog.com is another popular blogging platform and has its own share of pros and cons. For a start, it offers many beautiful premium themes in its free accounts, as well as advanced plugins that one can expect only on a self-hosted blog.

10. TypePad Micro

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TypePad Micro is another free blog-publishing service. The interface is easy to use, and you can import/export content from many other blogging platforms.

You are most welcome to suggest any additions to this list. You can use the comments box below to make any suggestions.

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