Blog PlatformsWordpress.com and Wordpress.org You may wonder what the difference is between the .com and .org versions of Wordpress. The folks at Wordpress explain in this article. Mainly, the difference is that the .com version is hosted by Wordpress while the .org version is available for you to use on on the host of your choice. If you are just getting started with blogging, try Wordpress.com; it is not as versatile as .org, but it is easy to use.
Blogger A Google product, Blogger is also a good choice for your blogging home. It is easy to use and has many features you can customize. The Writing Stars blog is hosted on the Blogger platform.
Medium One of the newest blogging platforms that may help you reach a large audience. Medium includes a feature that allows other readers to edit and annotate your posts. It is the brainchild of the same folks who brought us the microblogging platform, Twitter.
LinkedIn Pulse Connected with the business networking site, LinkedIn, Pulse offers yet another blogging platform you can explore. Here, you will also find prominent business influencers' posts, as well.
Tumblr Now owned by Yahoo!, Tumblr has a social media feel to it because other users can easily reblog your posts helping you build an audience in the process. It is also a good platform if your content includes many images.
Here are several other possibilities you can explore:
- Postach.io integrates with Evernote
- Facebook Notes - effective especially if you already have a large following on Facebook.