In this fast pace of technical shift, everyone wants to have his/her online presence. Around 800+ million users are on Facebook and on many other on few other platforms. People spent more time on the internet. This new shift has opened doors for blogging.
Having a blog has become very common these days and everyone is showing interest for blogging.
So finding free blogging platforms is the very first step which we do after coming into blogging.
This is the most commonly used platform for among the newbie Bloggers. Being Google's free platform, it has many features and you can easily make your articles live.
WordPress is a very famous platform to use at free of cost as well as self-hosted WordPress with any hosting. There are many big blogs which are running on WordPress, which makes it a strong and trusted platform.
Note: Recently Mashable shifted from WordPress to RubyOnRails.
WordPress gives you many freedoms like installing thousands of plugins and very stunning themes to make your blog looks awesome.
Blog is also a great platform to start a good looking blog. Here you can start multi author blog very easily. They have very beautiful themes repository, so you can select best theme according to your need and enjoy this platform.
Tumblr is a photo sharing and micro-blogging community. Here you can post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever you happen to be. You can customize everything, from colors to your theme's HTML.
Recently Yahoo has acquired this website in $1.1 billion.
Weebly is a drag and drop website builder platform. By simply dropping things on its appropriate places you can make stunning websites. Over 15 million sites are hosted on Weebly and the numbers are still increasing.
Weebly offers a free online website creator. It uses a simplistic widget-based site builder that operates in the web browser. All of Weebly’s site elements are drag-and-drop. Weebly works with Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Linux computers. Weebly automatically generates a mobile version of each website.
Yola is a good option to build good looking sites at free of cost.
Xanga itself is running on WordPress. Here you can create your account at free of cost and start doing blogging. 2 million blogs are running on Xanga and around 25 terabytes of photos have been uploaded on their server.