Blogging offers individuals, and groups, an avenue to create and share content online. Be it for financial gain or passion, blogging offers unlimited opportunities.

Here are free platforms on which you can start your own blog and start sharing content.

WordPress.com
Wordpess is most popular blogging platform on the Internet. This is mostly because it is easy to set up and run. WordPress is free but users have an option for a paid upgrade if they want to access additional features like additional storage, and a custom domain name.

Blogger

Blogger offers basic tools that newbie bloggers will find easy to use and manages. Blogger is hosted by google so users get easy integration with other Google products. The major disadvantage with Blooger is that it has very limited design items.

Tumblr

Tumbr is more of a micro-blogging platform. It is best for those looking to blog images, GIFs, audio and videos.

The main advantage of Tumblr is its extensive social networking features such as following other blogs, reblogging and sharing to other social media platforms.

Medium

Medium is a fairly recent blogging platform that brings together writers, journalists and bloggers. Newbies will find it easy to get started because no technical skills are required.

Like most free platforms, it has limited features and those who wish to create a customized blog may have to opt for paid services.

Joomla

Joomla is a self-hosted content management system. It offers a wide range of options to customize your website’s appearance.

Joomla is free but you will need a domain (from $14.99 a year) and hosting (from $7.99 a month).

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