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Five of the Best Blog Sites and Platforms in 2017

Blogs

Whether you fancy yourself as the next Zoella or just want a dedicated space to post photos, your musings on the world or somewhere to showcase your portfolio of work, you’ll want to choose a platform that caters for your needs, is easy to use and provides your audience with everything they need to be able to read and interact with your blog. Discover some of the best blogging sites below.

Wordpress

Wordpress is an oldy but a goody. Wordpress enables you to build up your website or blog on your own, as it has an open source software platform. It is a self-hosted solution, which means you will need to sign up with a WordPress hosting provider.

Wordpress software is free so you can build your site at no cost but you’ll need to buy a domain name and then pay to host the website. Wordpress have a range of monthly plans.

Blogger

Blogger is a free blog hosting service and offers a quick and easy way to create a blog for non-tech savvy users. Blogger is a free blog hosting service. Acquired by Google in 2003, it offers a quick and easy way to create a blog for non-tech-savvy users. Blogger however has limited design options.

Tumblr.com

Tumblr is free to use and has an integrated social media component. You can use a custom domain (purchased separately) for your Tumblr blog, and there are also third party themes and apps available to purchase.

Websites

Wix

Wix is a platform that is mainly set up to build websites, but it can also be used to start a blog. The key feature of Wix is that the web pages or blogs you create with the platform are supported for portable devices, so your readers can see your work easily displayed on their smartphone or tablet. Wix currently have a range of templates and offer you web hosting and the chance to buy a domain name and incorporate it into your account.

Umbraco

Umbraco is a content editors dream as it is so easy to use and update content. If you’re starting out and have a small business and need a professional site without the high development price, we offer a range of Umbraco U-Skin sites for £150 a month all inclusive, which includes content upload, design and hosting. If you’re looking to develop your site further, you will also need to SEO your site and we have a range of seo packages too, from starter packages to get your site off the ground to more in-depth content marketing and SEO packages. Get in touch to launch your business online today.

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