WordPress: Start Your Blogging Journey with Confidence
Before I proceed, let's just sit back, relax and giggle a bit about one of the world's most wide-spread platforms, the one and only... "WordPress!" I'm sure many of you might be rolling your eyes right now, with that "Brayden, we've heard about WordPress already, thank you very much!" expression, haven't you?
For those new to the game, WordPress is a widely renowned blogging platform that launched in 2003. It powers a colossal 39.5% of all websites on the internet. Let that sink in for a moment. Yes, almost 40% of all websites are yelling "Hello World!" through WordPress. So, if you're stepping into the blogging world, WordPress is pretty much like your home tutor, priming you for the big journey ahead.
Why WordPress, you might wonder? It provides a robust blogging framework that can be extended with a vast selection of themes and plugins. From changing the look and feel of your blog to making high-grade business websites and online stores, it's all plausible, thanks to the versatile nature of WordPress. And of course, a comprehensive and interactive community is always there to back you up whenever you feel lost or puzzled in the WordPress realm.
WIX: Transform Blogging into a Beautiful Experience
Yes, I've said it. Let's paraphrase: "Let's Wix it up!" When everyone else is busy showcasing their classical charm, Wix takes an unparalleled approach. Wix is literally your personal designer and planner. Wondering how?
Wix is an online platform that provides a simplified, drag-and-drop website building experience. Imagine having your hands on all the tools to craft your blog, your way. WIX gives you that liberty, with a visually stunning interface to boot. It's like painting, only instead of a blank canvas, you have a blank website page and instead of a brush, you have a suite of customizable tools.
Ask yourself, have you ever seen a kid at a candy store? Eyes sparkling with delight, filled with endless possibilities? That's what it feels like for me, and probably for you too, when you navigate through the extensive catalog of themes, apps, and features that Wix offers. It's not just about building a blog; it's about building a dream. And while we're on the journey, why not make it a beautiful one?
Blogger: The Classic Play
I remember, so vividly, my early blogging days launched on Blogger. Its simplicity, stability, and above all, the classic style, is like old wine - gets better with time!
Blogger is an absolutely free blogging space provided by Google. And when I say free, it is not just about the cost. It's also about the freedom of expression and the ease with which you can start a blog. Shout out to all the beginners reading this, if you're planning to teeter-totter in the blogging field, Blogger is a reliable place to start.
One of the first-felt advantages of Blogger is how swiftly you can set it up. You just need a Google account, follow the intuitive setup process, and voila! You're all set to pen down your thoughts and publish them to the world. Add the shareability with Google's other services and the trust of Google’s robust security - you have got yourself a no-fuss, classic blogging platform.
Medium: Dive into a Sea of Expertise
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be surrounded by experts from all walks of life? People who have dared to dream, been through thick and thin, and now have countless stories to share, tips to give, and experiences to unfold. Sounds awesome, right? Well, then allow me to welcome you to "Medium".
Medium is a platform where writers, thinkers, and story-tellers gather to share their valuable insights and diverse perspectives. Think of Medium as an intellectual symposium, where you polish your knowledge and wisdom with brilliant ideas and expert advice. What I love the most about Medium is that it engages readers and writers together in a conversation, not just a monologue.
The beauty of Medium lies in it being more about the quality of content than the reach. So, if you're someone who is passionate about writing thoughtful, detailed, and meaningful content, Medium might just be the perfect platform for you. I started sharing my pieces on Medium a while ago, and let me tell you, the kind of exposure and feedback I received was beyond imagination. So, I would recommend that you give Medium a shot and see where it takes you!
So there you have it, the four best blogging platforms of 2021. The course of your blogging journey can be decided by the platform you choose. So, start exploring, start writing, and most importantly, start sharing. Because every journey begins with a single step. Let's take that step forward, shall we?