The development of the internet has made blogging so accessible that anyone with an internet connection and smart device can write a blog post. A blog is a great way for someone to get their ideas out to the world and grow their personal brand. Recently, due to Living the Canadian Dream‘s growing online presence, I have been asked many times to explain how someone can start their own personal blog. I realize that other people also have questions about starting a personal blog, so I figured I might as well write a blog post giving some tips on how to start a blog. Thus, if you are looking to start your own blog for free but you don’t know how, the following information is for you. Just understand, that there are different types of blogs for different industries, needs and goals, so select the type that works best for you.
Free Blogging Tools
If you are just starting to blog, than a free blogging tool may be everything you are looking for. If you don’t have money to invest in you blog or just want to try it out, then try out a free blogging tool. But since these blogs are free, customization is limited such as custom domains and designs but they are still great tools to utilize when you are starting off. Furthermore, here are five of the best free online blogging tools to create your new blog in minutes.
Medium is a blogging platform that allows users to create their own blog posts and share to the internal social network. This platform has many business professionals active on it and it has a very clean and easy to use interface.
WordPress.com is a sub domain blogging platform from WordPress that allows users to create a free blog quickly. Unfortunately, you can’t use your own domain for this option but their are versatile free customization tools within WordPress.
LinkedIn now has an option on your professional profile where you can create and share long form blog posts. The post section utilizes a very clean interface and it is a great solution especially if you are planning to write about topics related to your professional field.
Tumblr is a free social networking website and it allows users to create their own long form content. It also allows users to customize their profiles unlike medium.com, to create profiles as functional webpages. If you are looking to have more control over your blogs look then this could be the solution for you.
So if you are looking to start blogging Blogger, Medium, Tumblr, WordPress.com and Linkedin are great free solutions that you can use to start your own blog in a matter of minutes. If you aren’t going to consistently post content or dedicate yourself to your blog, these five options are low risk solutions. In addition, if you realize after a while that you want to take your free blogging to the next level that is then when you can invest in your own personal website.
Bradley Thompson is a young student, marketer, blogger and entrepreneur from Canada who loves educating and inspiring people through his blog and vlog. Although Bradley is young he has dedicated himself to his education and his personal brand and wants to help inspire people on his entrepreneurial journey.