If you are interested in starting an online blog, you are in great company. There are dozens of people all around the web that blog as their hobby or do it to make an income. Whatever your reason may be that made you want to start a blog for yourself, you’re in luck. I have a list of the top 3 most popular blogging platforms that you can sign up for in 2019. Here you will find the best sites to use to start up your blog, but keep in mind that all of these sites offer different things.
That means some may require you to post consistently before you are eligible for ads, others may want you to sign up for a paid membership to have ads for revenue, and some may be completely free to use but no ads are involved – Meaning you make no money off of the site and you are doing it simply because it is something that you enjoy. Without further introduction, let’s get to the blogging sites.
The first on the list is less of a blog and more of a website. This site is called WordPress, it’s one of the most popular blogging sites and it’s fairly easy to use. You can create a site for free by using the basic settings and themes that are available when you create an account. If you want special features and more themes to become available you will need to upgrade to a paid membership for your site, but you can start with a basic account to see how you feel. This allows you to test the waters and see if you enjoy blogging or if your blog is going to become popular enough to make upgrading worth the money.
Blogger is next on the list. This site is run by Google, making it easy to set up Google adsense so that you can earn revenue off of the content that you post to your blog. However, there are limits and guidelines that you need to know about. If you want ads to appear on your blog, you will need to have at least 3 months worth of posts on that blog and you will need people to interact with those posts. You also need to make sure that your content follows the Google Guidelines, otherwise your blog will be demonotized and you will not make any money off of it.
Now for Tumblr. This site is for more than just fanart and TV show related things. This is a blogging site first and people often use it to gain a following. Out of the three sites listed, this one is the easiest to use, with more options for themes, less guidelines you have to follow, and you can gain a following fairly easy due to the tagging system. However, you can’t currently make any money off of Tumblr. Other than that, it’s a good site to start with if you want something easy.