Blog is a personal website through which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis and a blog always need not to be personal. With the rise of dot-com era each and every company is having a blog which acts as media to interact with its customers.
Forget about the definitions, coming into the real picture who don’t want to have a blog when it comes for free, sounds great right? Yeah, certainly there are a few (i know there are hundreds) platforms which are committed to offer a blog for free and in this post I am trying to make an honest attempt to bring you the Top 5 Free Blogging platforms with the complete Pros and Cons of the respective platforms (Please be aware that I am not talking about features of the respective platforms, more information about the platforms is discussed in Pros & Cons of the respective blogging platforms).
Top 5 Free Hosted Blogging Platforms
Offered by Google, do you want more information other than this? Alright Blogger is a free blogging platform which is initially started by Pyra Labs and later acquired by Google which offers you a blog as a sub domain in .blogspot.com extension (e.g infogenra.blogspot.com).
In this context I am talking about the free WordPress blogging platform which is a service powered by WordPress blogging software and is offered by Automattic (the creators of WordPress). WordPress.Com allows you to create a blog as a sub domain in .wordpress.com extension (e.g infogenra.wordpress.com)
Tumblr is the most popular micro blogging service offered by Tumblr, Inc and along with this it offers you many ways to socialize your blog. It is most trusted and recommended solution for personal blogs. Tumblr allows you to create a blog as a sub domain in .tumblr.com extension (e.g infogenra.tumblr.com).
Posterous which is now called as Posterous Space is actually a blogging platform and is now importing the features of social networks in order to feature as a social networking service. It is a popular blogging service offered by Posterous, Inc and is funded by YCombinator. It is the platform which introduced the email by post and have many other innovative features.
Posterous allows you to create a blog as a sub domain in .posterous.com extension (e.g infogenra.posterous.com).
LiveJournal, the most used blogging platform of yesteryears is known well for its unique features, but can say that it lags in the race but still has some cool features in its nest. LievJournal is supported by Open Source Volunteers who love the platform. LiveJournal allows you to create a blog as a sub domain in .LiveJournal.com extension (e.g infogenra.LiveJournal.com)By the way, what is your favorite blogging platform, vote up for your blogging platform. Let us know about the other blogging platforms which are worth mentioning here.