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Alternatives to Blogger

Tumblr, WordPress, Wix, Medium, and Google Sites are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Blogger.
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What is Blogger and what are its top alternatives?

Blogger is a popular blogging platform owned by Google. It allows users to create and customize their own blog for free, with features like drag-and-drop editing, templates, and integration with Google services like AdSense. However, Blogger has limitations such as limited design customization and outdated interface compared to newer platforms in the market.

  1. WordPress: WordPress is a popular open-source blogging platform with a vast array of themes and plugins for customization. It offers more flexibility and control over design compared to Blogger, but may have a steeper learning curve for beginners.
  2. Medium: Medium is a clean and minimalist blogging platform focused on high-quality content. It has a built-in audience and social networking features, but limited customization options compared to Blogger.
  3. Wix: Wix is a website builder that also offers blogging functionality. It has a drag-and-drop editor for easy customization, but may come with higher costs for advanced features compared to Blogger.
  4. Ghost: Ghost is a modern open-source blogging platform designed for professional publishers. It offers a simple and clean interface, but may require technical knowledge to set up compared to Blogger.
  5. Squarespace: Squarespace is a website builder with blogging capabilities that focuses on design and aesthetics. It offers beautiful templates and e-commerce integration, but can be more expensive than Blogger.
  6. Joomla: Joomla is a powerful content management system that can be used for blogging. It provides flexibility and customization options, but may be more complex to use than Blogger.
  7. Weebly: Weebly is another website builder with blogging features that emphasizes ease of use. It offers a simple drag-and-drop editor, but may have limitations in terms of customization compared to Blogger.
  8. Tumblr: Tumblr is a microblogging platform that focuses on quick and easy sharing of content. It has a strong social aspect with reblogs and likes, but may lack advanced blogging features compared to Blogger.
  9. Blogging.org: Blogging.org is a platform that offers tools and resources for bloggers to improve their content and traffic. It provides educational resources and networking opportunities, but may not have a built-in blogging interface like Blogger.
  10. Jekyll: Jekyll is a static site generator that can be used for blogging. It offers speed and security benefits, but may require technical knowledge for setup and customization compared to Blogger.

Top Alternatives to Blogger

  • Tumblr
    Tumblr

    Tumblr is a feature rich and free blog hosting platform offering professional and fully customizable templates, bookmarklets, photos, mobile apps, and social network. The site now ranks as the 11th-largest in terms of traffic, according to Quantcast, with 170 million monthly visitors globally. ...

  • WordPress
    WordPress

    The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family. ...

  • Wix
    Wix

    Creating your stunning website for free is easier than ever. No tech skills needed. Just pick a template, change anything you want, add your images, videos, text and more to get online instantly. ...

  • Medium
    Medium

    Medium is a different kind of place on the internet. A place where the measure of success isn’t views, but viewpoints. Where the quality of the idea matters, not the author’s qualifications. A place where conversation pushes ideas forward. ...

  • Google Sites
    Google Sites

    It is a free and easy way to create and share webpages. Its goal is for anyone to be able to create simple web sites that support collaboration between different editors. ...

  • Weebly
    Weebly

    Weebly is an AJAX website creator that allows you to create pages with template skins and content widgets. Users can easily drag-and-drop content widgets like pictures, text, video and Google Maps in WYSIWYG-fashion. ...

  • Squarespace
    Squarespace

    Whether you need simple pages, sophisticated galleries, a professional blog, or want to sell online, it all comes standard with your Squarespace website. Squarespace starts you with beautiful designs right out of the box — each handcrafted by our award-winning design team to make your content stand out. ...

  • JavaScript
    JavaScript

    JavaScript is most known as the scripting language for Web pages, but used in many non-browser environments as well such as node.js or Apache CouchDB. It is a prototype-based, multi-paradigm scripting language that is dynamic,and supports object-oriented, imperative, and functional programming styles. ...

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    I've heard that I have the ability to write well, at times. When it flows, it flows. I decided to start blogging in 2013 on Blogger. I started a company and joined BizPark with the Microsoft Azure allotment. I created a WordPress blog and did a migration at some point. A lot happened in the time after that migration but I stopped coding and changed cities during tumultuous times that taught me many lessons concerning mental health and productivity. I eventually graduated from BizSpark and outgrew the credit allotment. That killed the WordPress blog.

    I blogged about writing again on the existing Blogger blog but it didn't feel right. I looked at a few options where I wouldn't have to worry about hosting cost indefinitely and Jekyll stood out with GitHub Pages. The Importer was fairly straightforward for the existing blog posts.

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              Its everywhere
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              Expansive community
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