Blogs are online journals where bloggers (people who create and write blogs) express their opinions on various issues and write about general or personal things. Most blogs cater to a certain genre and are being run on an individual basis. The creation of blogs has resulted in the establishment of various publishing services that allow the blogger to make and manage their blogs more effectively. These services are also referred to as Blogging platforms. This course of writing will list various blogging platforms that have become famous over the years among the blogger community.
One of the most famous of all blogging platforms that are available to the blogging community is the “blogger”. One of the features that has made it the most popular blog being used is the fact that it is easy to comprehend and use. Also for most bloggers such quality blogging platforms and the fact that it is totally free, is of great importance. Blogger was acquired by Google and with the search engine’s powerful Adsense being amalgamated into the service, it has become a powerful platform for personal and business blogging. It’s major competitors are the Word Press and TypePad for they too are great platforms for business blogs.
Even though Livejournal is considered to be among the famous blogging platforms available to the bloggers but it has exhibited little change and difference in its interface and other features. It has dominantly been used for personal blogging and will continue to do so for a long time as it has made itself compatible with social networks by allowing itself to become built in if the user wants.
Barack Obama’s own website and blog is built using the Movable type blogging platform. It has in a short span of time made its presence felt and also has made sure that it can be used both by normal bloggers and also by enterprises creating their own web presence.
It is a sigh of relief for bloggers when they find a blogging platform that is designed specifically to be simple and coherent. Posterous is a blogging platform for just this reason. It was made with the intention of making blogs a simple and easy procedure. By using Posterous, bloggers can not only make blogs easily but the manner of publishing and updating their blogs is also relatively easy compared to other blogging services and platforms available on the market.
Sqaurespace is a well respected blogging platform that charges its user $12 per month. The attraction towards this blogging platform is that it allows its users to make professional and serious blogs that give the impression of a conventional website. It has a larger library of themes and templates that the users can use and also allows these themes to mix with the social networking sites of the users own choice.
Tumbler is mostly considered to be a micro blogger service or platform but it can also be counted as one of the ideal platforms to create and manage blogs. You must be aware though that setting blogs with the use of Tumblr can be a little tricky. Even though the initial settings are easy to make, but a person will have to face the intricate task of making the blog design and theme. There are many themes that come with the blog platform and are creative and innovative but they are very few and will become redundant after some time. You will have to spend a considerable amount of time and energy in tweaking your blog on Tumblr. It is nevertheless a great option for creative business ventures like photography, clothing and other businesses.
Blogs like Seth Godin’s blog and Share Some Candy are testament to the professional use of the Typepad. It is one of the premier blogging platforms that was developed and administered by SAY Media. This company was the result of the merger between Six Apart Ltd and the VideoEgg. Typepad allows its first time users a free trial and will charge a monthly charge that will be dependent on the amount of the blogs you are going to set up. It was originally made on the Movable Type platform that was designed by the Six Apart Ltd. It also has the option of making photo albums, using your mobile to make posts on your blog and also multiple author support.
WordPress is also one of the most famous blogging software and is recommended by all authorities and webmasters for its premier feature, open source. Not only the blogs are easy to use but in fact a person can easily make their own blogs. WordPress has an extensive selection of themes and widgets that allow the user to effectively manage and design their websites. For more themes a blogger can use Thesis and Headway to find them as they have WordPress compatible themes.