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11 Free Blog Site Platforms for 2017

2017 has arrived, and if you’ve been thinking about creating a blog on a budget We’re giving you a leg up by pointing you in the direction of some of the best free blog sites out there.

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Blog.com

It’s free to start a blog here, and you’ll be able to choose from several gorgeous themes. You can also upgrade to their premium package and receive your own domain name.

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Blogger.com

Perhaps one of the most well-known platforms, Blogger is backed by Google, so it’s trustworthy and reliable. It’s incredibly simple to start using Blogger as the site takes you step-by-step through creating your site. There are a lot of customization options and you can purchase templates through outside website as well.

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Medium.com

Founded in 2012 by Evan Williams (Twitter, Blogger) and Biz Stone (Twitter), this platform offers a distinct story-telling feel.

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Penzu.com

Penzu is loved because of it’s versatility: There are three different types of journals you can start when you sign up for the site: Daily Diary (public), Expressive Journal (private), and Travel Journal (great if you’re going on a trip). You can also try the site out before you sign up for it as well.

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Squarespace.com

Defintiely the most creative, modern and professional of the 10 platforms, SquareSpace is the only pricey option but will surely deliver the best results. Amazing for photographers, store owners, bloggers, musicians and business owners, this platform features tons of templates that will keep your blog looking polished and professional.

Price: 14-day free trial, then $8-$24/month based on your preference

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Svbtle.com

A super-slick and modern platform, Svbtle feels more like a doodle pad.

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Tumblr.com

Tumblr is easily the best of the 10 platforms when it comes to visuals. Images, videos, music—it’s all really easy to display on your tumblr profile. And, there are tons of creative ways that you can showcase them. People can also “reblog” your posts leaving you with more followers and a larger fanbase.

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Webs.com

This is a great platform to use if you’re looking to create more of a professional environment for your readers. You can drag and drop elements around your site for the ultimate customized page. The site also featured an ecommerce feature—great if you’re trying to sell a product.

Price: Free

Weebly

Weebly.com

Weebly features tons of unique and modern themes to start you blog off looking fresh. It also offers ecommerce, an iPhone app for posting on the go, and easy linking to your social media. This site is surely dummy-free and makes it as easy as possible for you to dive right into the blogging scene.

Wix

Wix.com

Wix features hundreds of unique and very professional-looking templates that can easily be customized to keep your blog unique and different from everyone else’s. You can also add apps onto your site as well as an online store and your links to your social media accounts.

Wordpress

WordPress.com

Another hugely popular platform, WordPress is super-flexible for anyone whether you’re a blogger who writes or a photographer who wants to show their portfolio. You can also upgrade and get your own domain name. Like Tumblr, other WordPress users can like, see, and reblog your posts leaving you with the potential for more followers and readers.

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Get Set Up Now

Our free WordPress set-up service is available to anyone who purchases hosting via one of our affiliate links. Whether you require a personal blog or a business website, we can set it up for you. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please complete the form linked to below, designed to help us create your website with just the right features and functionality to meet your individual requirements, and we will get right back to you with further instructions to get your new WordPress website or blog set-up as quickly as possible – normally within 1 – 3 days of receiving your request.

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Paid -v- FREE Website Builders

Do a Google search for “free website builder” and you’ll find you’ve plenty of choice. All these free blog / web building platforms offer a completely free entry point. But what they all have in common, is that you’re limited with what you can do with a free blog or website – unless you pay to upgrade. However, if all you need is a simple blog, then a free website builder may be all that’s required to get the job done. Here’s a few of the best known free online web builders:

  • Web.com
  • Weebly.com
  • Wix.com
  • Jimdo.com
  • WordPress.com

Why upgrade from a free website builder to a paid plan?

Everyone’s in business to make money, and it’s true what they say, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch website”. Most free web builder providers also offer premium features – e.g. more pages, more space, customisation and your own domain – for a price. While you can still build a functional site for free, if you want to project a professional image, the cost of a paid plan may be money well spent. However, if you’re running a business, your needs may still not be easily, or economically met by a paid plan. Enter WordPress.org!

WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org

WordPress.org is world’s most popular self-hosted website platform and content management system (CMS). Depending on your requirements, a self-hosted WordPress website from WordPress.org will be considerably cheaper than continually shelling out for WordPress.com premium features and therefore may be a better choice in the long run. With all the self-hosted WordPress resources you’ll find here, you can easily set up WordPress yourself, or with a little extra help from the WordPress community.

FREE WordPress installation and set-up service

We offer a free and professional WordPress installation / setup service for customers who either don’t know how to setup a WordPress website or who would simply prefer to have a professional do it for them. All we ask is that you purchase your hosting though our affiliate links. The commission we receive for the introduction covers your set-up cost. You’ll need hosting anyway, so it’s a win-win situation! Read more about our FREE WP set up service HERE.

Bespoke websites

At the more expensive end of the scale you could of course always hire an agency to either help you with your WordPress website or even create a bespoke website for you and our parent company 1LG.com has been providing these services to a select group of clients since Year 2000.