If you are thinking to start blogging in this year, then the main and first thing you should choose to start blogging is the platform that you want to use while blogging.If you want to gain success in blogging then you must choose the best blogging platform.Today in this post I am sharing such top 5 blogging platform that you can use while starting your blog. The list are ranked according to my experience and knowledge. Rest the choice is yours. So lets start.
WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and a content management system (CMS) based on PHP and MySQL. It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is currently the most popular blogging system in use on the Web. It is available in both free and paid version.Many professional blogger, companies etc are using WordPress. If you want to be a professional blogger then you can use WordPress as your blogging platform.
Blogger is a blog-publishing service that allows private or multi-user blogs with time-stamped entries. It was created by Pyra Labs, which was bought by Google in 2003. Generally, the blogs are hosted by Google at a subdomain of blogspot.com. Up until May 1, 2010 Blogger allowed users to publish blogs on other hosts, via FTP.After wordpress it is the most used blogging platform.For beginers users it is most recommend blogging platform.Besides this you can find lots of professional blogger templates.
Posterous is a simple blogging platform started in May 2008, funded by Y Combinator. It is based in San Francisco and was acquired by Twitter on March 12, 2012. Updating to Posterous is similar to other blogging platforms. Posting can be done by logging in to the website's rich text editor, but it is particularly designed for mobile blogging. Mobile methods include sending an email, with attachments of photos, MP3s, documents, and video (both links and files). Many social media pundits consider Posterous to be the leading free application for lifestreaming.
Tumblr, stylized as tumblr., is a microblogging platform and social networking website, owned and operated by Tumblr, Inc. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Users can follow other users' blogs, as well as make their blogs private.Much of the website's features are accessed from the "dashboard" interface, where the option to post content and posts of followed blogs appear.
5. Live Journal
LiveJournal (LJ) is a social network owned by SUP Media where Internet users can keep a blog, journal or diary a wide variety of political pundits also use the service for political commentary, particularly in Russia,where it partners with the politically independent online newspaper Gazeta.ru (also owned by parent company SUP Media). As with many other social networks, a wide variety of public figures use the network. However, LiveJournal is also the name of the free and open source server software that was designed to run the LiveJournal virtual community.