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    Nike

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    Olivia Alvarez
    Written on March 6, 2017
    "Nike has so many colors to choose from - not just very bright or dark colors. They have so much variety, I had trouble choosing just one."
    1. 297
      WordPress
      Powered by the open source software used to run millions of sites on the internet, WordPress.com allows users to quickly set-up their site and begin creating content, all without having to worry about any coding or hosting. Available also as an app for iOS and Android.
      Websites

      Free

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      Doris Guo
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "WordPress is a great tool for bloggers, especially beginners. You do not need to know any coding or computer technical terms. WordPress lets you categories posts. It also lets..."
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      Doris Guo
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "WordPress is a great tool for bloggers, especially beginners. You do not need to know any coding or computer technical terms. WordPress lets you categories posts. It also lets you make drafts and autopost on a schedule, which is nice for blogging. There are a great number of free themes as well. It was easy for me as novice blogger to get going."
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      Carol Reynolds
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "This is the tried and true method of blogging. It's free to start with, easy to learn. There's nothing much else you need when you're just starting off your blogging career, this is the baby step!"
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      Donna Miller
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Wordpress is a popular blogging platform with an expansive userbase. It's worth checking out for anyone interested in blogging or customizing their own webpage."
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      Medium
      Medium is a blog-publishing platform. It was founded by Twitter co-founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone in August 2012. The platform has evolved into a hybrid of non-professional contributions and professional, paid contributions, an example of social journalism.
      Websites

      Free

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      Nancy Gray
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "If you're interested in an intelligent alternative to other blogging platforms that's not only entertaining, but engaging, then you might want to try Medium. The quality is..."
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      Nancy Gray
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "If you're interested in an intelligent alternative to other blogging platforms that's not only entertaining, but engaging, then you might want to try Medium. The quality is top-notch and very curated; this isn't a blog for the casual blogger. You actually learn on this website, and can connect with other like-minded people."
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      Theresa Rivera
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Medium is a blog publishing platform. It's worth considering for those looking to blog or follow blogs."
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      Cheshta Patel
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "It is a less known platform. It caters to a smaller audience."
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      Blogger
      Create a beautiful blog that fits your style. Choose from a selection of easy-to-use templates – all with flexible layouts and hundreds of background images – or design something new. Easy to use, lot of free resources, fast and clean.
      Websites

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      Jerry Huang
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Blogger is a barebones blogging platform for quick blogging. It comes with quite a few premade templates or you can design your own. You can also use your blogspot account or..."
      JH
      Jerry Huang
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Blogger is a barebones blogging platform for quick blogging. It comes with quite a few premade templates or you can design your own. You can also use your blogspot account or your Google+ account. Simple and fast, Blogspot is great for instant blogging."
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      Marilyn Hawkins
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "Blogger is one of the most well-known blog platforms. It's owned by Google. Therefore I would recommend something else. Google is the dystopian cyberpunk megacorporation of our nightmares."
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      Shirley Keller
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "The variety of design makes it popular. It attracts more people just by the visual appeal."
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      Tumblr

      Tumblr is a content platform for everyone that allows you to publish any type of content depending on what you want to explain to the world. Blogging platform, image gallery, gif archive, whatever you may need in this content platform. 

      Apps

      Android, iOS, Web

      Free

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      Gary Diaz
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "Many people, businesses and even bloggers, schools and politicians use tumblr. This is a great place to get ideas, view others profiles and blog history, and make connections...."
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      Gary Diaz
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "Many people, businesses and even bloggers, schools and politicians use tumblr. This is a great place to get ideas, view others profiles and blog history, and make connections. This is a good place to get heard and be seen."
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      Brenda Carpenter
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Tumblr is a popular blogging platform with an expansive userbase. It's worth checking out for anyone interested in blogging."
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      Nancy Gonzales
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "It has everything. A little messy to navigate."
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      Jekyll
      Jekyll is a static site generator that works on Ruby and that allows you to transform your plain text into static websites and blogs. 
      Software

      Other Platform

      Free

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      Jonathan Larson
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "I decided to try and make a little extra money writing online blogs. I needed a platform for my blogs. After reviewing a lot of solutions, Jekyll made the most sense. Easy..."
      JL
      Jonathan Larson
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "I decided to try and make a little extra money writing online blogs. I needed a platform for my blogs. After reviewing a lot of solutions, Jekyll made the most sense. Easy to use and fit what I wanted to do perfectly."
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      Carol Ferguson
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Sure, why start your own blog when you could just use Jekyll to make you a static site? Just plug and play, it transforms text into static website and blogs. I think I prefer a little bit of doing it yourself"
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      Rebecca Pena
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Jekyll allows users to turn plain text into websites or blogs. It's worth looking into for those interested in blogging."
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      Ghost
      A simple blogging platform that is extremely simple, very easy to use, and simple to modify.
      Websites

      Free

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      Keith Fernandez
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Ghost is a full blown blogging platform and content management site that's easy to use, efficient and has technical support. It's used by many non-profits and major..."
      KF
      Keith Fernandez
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Ghost is a full blown blogging platform and content management site that's easy to use, efficient and has technical support. It's used by many non-profits and major corporations and has a desktop app for easy entries. It's also open source and customizable."
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      Ruth Patel
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Ghost is a great blogging platform. There are different price ranges for your personal needs. It's simple and easily customizable. I loved the 14 day trial they offer and was eager to join after I saw how simple Ghost was."
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      Rodrigo Rocha
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "a reasonable choice though i have not heard of it"
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      grav

      Grav is a modern flat CMS platform that fulfills any content purposes, from personal blogging till professional web pages.

      Websites

      Free

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      Helen Valdez
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "I needed a good blogging platform for my new blog I'm going to be rolling out this year. A friend of mine tipped me off to grav and I've been using it ever since. Simple,..."
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      Helen Valdez
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "I needed a good blogging platform for my new blog I'm going to be rolling out this year. A friend of mine tipped me off to grav and I've been using it ever since. Simple, efficient, what else could anyone need?"
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      Christopher Castillo
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "This is less about blogging specifically. This is a site made for general purpose website building, though blogging could be one purpose for said websites."
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      Samantha Shaw
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "This platform handles all my web page needs. I use it for my personal blog and I love it."
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      Hugo

      Hugo flexibly works with many formats and is ideal for blogs, docs, portfolios and much more. Hugo's speed fosters creativity and makes building a website fun again

      Websites

      Free

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      Samantha Jordan
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "I wanted something a little different than Wordpress so I found Hugo by chance. Glad I did, it's a very flexible blogging platform. It's ideal for blogs, so it worked..."
      SJ
      Samantha Jordan
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "I wanted something a little different than Wordpress so I found Hugo by chance. Glad I did, it's a very flexible blogging platform. It's ideal for blogs, so it worked perfectly for me. Give it a go, it has a small learning curve."
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      Kenneth Alexander
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "So I was looking to start a blog and was wondering what the best blogging platforms were and someone told me about Hugo. Well I hate it, ever since I started using it i've been doxxed and now everybody knows where i live."
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      Joseph Carr
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "This is not about blogging specifically. This site is more geared toward general purpose website building."
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      GoNevis
      GoNevis is a professional site and blog publishing platform. From simple personal blogging to professional publication web sites.
      Websites

      Free - 0

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      Sarah Gutierrez
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "GoNevis is definitely less well known as compared to its more famous competitors WordPress or Square Space, but it still holds its own well enough and is a good option to try..."
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      Sarah Gutierrez
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "GoNevis is definitely less well known as compared to its more famous competitors WordPress or Square Space, but it still holds its own well enough and is a good option to try out. It's the same basic principle as the other two, but has some character and also has the benefit of not being quite as commercial."
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      Heather Flores
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Another smaller and specific platform with a specific audience. It does okay."
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      Nicholas Beck
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "This is a good fit for this topic. It is a good site for business blogging."
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      Metalsmith

      Metalsmith is an extremely simple, pluggable static site generator.The task of a static site generator is to produce static build files that can be deployed to a web server. These files are built from source files. 

      Other

      Free

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      Elizabeth Mendez
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "Metalsmith is a newer blogging platform that will appeal primarily to people who are need to generate a simple, static built for a website. It doesn't come with the typical..."
      EM
      Elizabeth Mendez
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "Metalsmith is a newer blogging platform that will appeal primarily to people who are need to generate a simple, static built for a website. It doesn't come with the typical tools you would expect from other blogging platforms, and you need to know a bit about website sources and coding in order to make the most of it. It's still a stable platform that will meet the needs of certain bloggers, but if you are looking for something with a more visual, layman-friendly layout and platform, this isn't the best option."
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      Joe Morales
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Metalsmith isn't necessarily a blog platform but it's a string of plug-ins for generating static content. A simple script that pulls it of Git hub is all you need. It's easy, just read files, invoke plug-ins and then watch the results in the destination directory."
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      Madison Long
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "I needed a blogging platform, and somehow I ended up at metalsmith. Not sure who recommended it to me, but it's really just a site generator, not really a blogging platform. Give this a hard pass if you need a blogging site to start from."
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      Hexo

      Hexo is a fast and simple but powerful blog framework that you can use to design and create your own blog.

      Software

      Other Platform

      Free

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      Justin Keller
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Hexo is a lesser known blog package but it's fast, customizable and simple to use once it's installed. It does need to be installed off of Git but once it is, you have a..."
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      Justin Keller
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Hexo is a lesser known blog package but it's fast, customizable and simple to use once it's installed. It does need to be installed off of Git but once it is, you have a choice of templates and add ons and it's faster than most other blog packages. Basically for intermediate to advanced users."
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      Carol Xiao
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "This blogging platform seems like a refreshing new platform for getting set up on, especially since most blog sites nowadays seem basic and old fashion looking."
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      Ruth Schmidt
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Good for blogging and article posting. It doesn't have many more features aside of that."
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      Lifetile.me

      Lifetile is a simple and secure way to capture, save and share your most precious memories – all in one place – creating a visually stunning timeline of big life events. Lifetile…save your memories, share your story. Lifetile creates a digital shoe-box of your favorite photos, videos, music, documents and web links, enabling you to enjoy and share your memories today or simply keep them safe for tomorrow. Lifetile gives you total control over your content, so you can keep your memories completely private, only share with friends and family, or make them accessible to everyone. 

      Websites

      Free

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      David Garrett
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Although accessing memories via a digital file doesn't have quite the same feel to it as finding a shoe box of old photos in the closet when you are cleaning out Grandma's..."
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      David Garrett
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Although accessing memories via a digital file doesn't have quite the same feel to it as finding a shoe box of old photos in the closet when you are cleaning out Grandma's house, Lifetile.me is still a fun way to share memories. It allows for creating a timeline by assigning dates and locations that horizontally scrolls. What I like best about Lifetile.me is that you can store documents as well as pictures and videos."
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      Bobby Dean
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Lifetile.me is a real easy to use blogging site that's based on visuals rather than coding or complicated interfaces. You create your own sandbox of text entries, videos, music etc and share them with everyone or no one or whoever you want to share them with. It's easy and fun."
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      Hugo Navarro
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "A versatile, easy to organize blog platform that I keep wanting to tinker with. Great for setting aside entries for limited access. It can serve as a useful work tool for some, as well. A good overall platform, for an encompassing, yet general approach."
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      Squarespace

      Squarespace is a web based web builder that allows users to build and host their website, with a beautifully designed template, which can be chosen from a highly polished selection. 

      Software

      Web

      $12 - Varies by plan

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      Mercedes Valadez
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Squarespace is one of the best platforms to setup your blog. It's easy to use and customize, and makes the page look well put together and professional. Whenever someone is..."
      MV
      Mercedes Valadez
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Squarespace is one of the best platforms to setup your blog. It's easy to use and customize, and makes the page look well put together and professional. Whenever someone is on the lookout for making a blog or a different site, I always recommend Squarespace."
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      Brandon Moreno
      Written on October 4, 2017
      "I've been using Wordpress for a long time but have grown tired with their countless updates. Squarespace is a much cleaner and better option."
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      Emma Olson
      Written on September 4, 2017
      "Squarespace is a website builder that can be used for many things, blogging among them. It's worth considering for anyone looking to blog."

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    Best blogging platforms
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 WordPress Websites 297 Free
    2 Medium Websites 266 Free
    3 Blogger Websites 246 Paid
    4 Tumblr Apps 215 Free
    5 Jekyll Software 199 Free
    6 Ghost Websites 188 Free
    7 grav Websites 143 Free
    8 Hugo Websites 125 Free
    9 GoNevis Websites 104 Free
    10 Metalsmith Other 79 Free
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