Wheather you’re a professional blogger or a beginner just starting a blog or have a well-established blog, choosing a blogging platform or CMS is a very important decision that everyone needs to make. There are hundreds of blogging platforms having their own pros and cons. And choosing a blogging platform who can be best and suitable for you is really a tricky task.
As you and your blog grow your priorities and requirements change. So after reaching a certain stage, everyone migrates to other CMS as per their requirements. So whether you have an established blog or just starting, finding that correct platform can make you’re life sweet!
In this article, we are sharing our own views and analysis regarding our overall experience with the blogging platforms. Especially from the past few years, we are seeing the shift in trend, accessibility, and design. Also, there are a number of new platforms launched in these years.
You probably know a lot about WordPress. It is the most popular and used cms in the world with a reach of 60% of the market. The customization features, thousands of plugins, custom theme options and a really large and active community make’s it the most popular blogging platform.
It is one of the only cms which work’s on all kind of hostings – from shared to the cloud. From large corporates, media houses to small personal bloggers, millions of people use WordPress.
But handing a WordPress website needs a bit of a learning curve. And we feel it is a bit difficult to understand and handle for an absolute beginner.
If you want a clean, text content and writer-specific blog with the simple and easy user interface then the Ghost blogging platform is just meant for you. Ghost is an open source blogging platform, also considered as the new substitute for WordPress with more customization features.
It has a few drawbacks like it is a bit hard to install if you are doing the installation yourself and it has a few themes.
Blogger is a beginner friendly, free, easy to use and manage blogging platform from Google. It has a clean but limited interface.
Blogger is powerful but has very limited tools and options. It is not suitable for a growing blog or commercial website as it has very limited integration options. Moreover, you can’t modify the interface as per your needs.
Medium comes out as a quality content-driven community of writers, bloggers, journalists and experts. Medium has grown as a place to share your thoughts with the wide audience.
It has a built-in audience, which makes it often debatable whether it’s a publisher or a platform. It is an easy to use blogging platform with limited social networking features. Also, it doesn’t provide blog customization or editing features, custom tools and integration options (limited).
Tumblr is a bit different as compared to other blogging platforms. It is a microblogging platform and considered to be the best platform for visual bloggers. It has some of the amazing social networking features including reblogging, built-in sharing tools and others.
Tumblr comes with a limited set of tools which you can’t customize or edit your growing blog. Also, it has very limited integration options.
In the recent trends, many of the users considering Instagram over Tumblr.
We believe that for a professional blogger with a growing blog, WordPress is a great choice. It is powerful, easy to use, customizable and the most flexible of all mainstream blogging platforms listed in this list.
We hope this article will help you to choose the best blogging platform for your blog. If you are new to blogging and looking for a resource to make your blogging life simple. , then head over to our tutorials, guide and stuff on BlogLiteracy.
If you liked this article, then please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Also if you want us to ask anything then you can contact us on here. We will contact you back with a relevant answer, plus this is absolutely free of charge.