Free Blog Hosting Sites

live journal logo blogWe talk a lot about WordPress on this blog because it is the most popular free hosting platform available. But, it's not the only one. As streamlined as WordPress is, some people might prefer to go with another free hosting company. Here's a look at ten free blog hosts that may provide you with something WordPress can't.

Ten Free Blog Hosts

1. LiveJournal: LiveJournal has been around since 1999. As such, this free blog host option has become quite popular with people wanting to keep a journal or diary. You'll find mostly personal thoughts on the LiveJournal site, and it is a solid place to build an online diary if that's what you want to do with your blog. Multiple types of user accounts are offered including paid and free versions.

2. BlogCheese: Aside from the fact that the name of this blogging host is fun to say, BlogCheese is basically a video blogging site. If you have videos to post, check out what BlogCheese has to offer.

3. Blogger: Blogger is simple to use – really simple. If you're new to blogs and the Internet, this might be one of your best options.

4. Tumblr: Tumblr is right up there with WordPress as one of the most popular free blog hosting options available. Tumblr lets users focus on media-rich presentations, and that's why Tumblr is preferred over WordPress by some users.

5. Xanga: You may have heard about Xanga's social networking options, but did you know that this site offers free blog hosting too? Xanga is fun, and can be a great jumping off point for connecting with other bloggers.

6. OpenDiary: Back when the Internet was a new thing, OpenDiary was one of the very first blogging platforms available. OpenDiary still exists, though it has lost some of its original appeal due to an overhaul and a slight learning curve.

7. Bravenet: If you want a blogging site that offers RSS feed options, Bravenet is a unique choice.

8. GreatestJournal: So, this one is really something different. GreatestJournal lets bloggers post voice posts, so you can read your latest piece to an audience – perfect for writers.

9. Ufem: This free blogging host is for women-only. If you're into an all-female audience, Ufem is for you.

10. SoulCast: Do you have something that you want to get off of your chest, but you don't want anyone to know who you are? SoulCast is really a site of confessions from anonymous sources. Even if you don't set up a confession on this site, it's really fun to read through the posts!

Did I miss a free blog hosting platform? Do you have an alternative to WordPress that you love to use? If you have an idea or want to add a site name to this list, please let me know below – or comment in the forum that you are reading this on.

Blogging is a great way to get your mind off of ever day nonsense, stretch your creative muscles, and stand on your very own soap box – and it doesn't have to come in the form of WordPress, either!

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