7 Free Blog Sites and Tools
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- Blogger (http://www.blogger.com) - As you probably know, Blogger is a Google application and is one of the most popular free blog sites used by authors and bloggers across the globe. It comes with beautiful and customizable templates. Check out this link to find a list of few hand-picked world class blogs created by blogger platform: http://blogsofnote.blogspot.com/
- Wordpress.com (http://www.wordpress.com) - Don't get confused with the self-hosted Wordpress blogs (self hosted Wordpress is available on Wordpress.org). Wordpress.com is very popular and stable platform to create free blog. It has no ads and best thing is their themes and layouts. I personally use Wordpress.org to host my audio podcasts through the Infin It! module of my SBI webhosting.
- Tumblr (http://www.tumblr.com/) - This is also an easy way to blog. They offer many free themes: http://www.tumblr.com/themes/. Once you have created a Tumblr blog, you can post texts, photos, videos, quotes, links, dialogues, audio, slideshows and more. You can even open up your blog for Q&A.
- Weebly (http://www.weebly.com/) - Perfect for authors who are newbie's to online world. With Weebly you can create a free website and blog. 90+ beautiful themes to choose from, no advertisements and you can have free hosting. You can either purchase your own domain (i.e. www.yourdomain.com) or you can have yourdomainname.weebly.com.
- Posterous (https://posterous.com) - Fast, efficient and effective blog application. If you can write an email, you can post it on Posterous. Create an account and the start posting on Posterous. It is very simple to use and it's fun.
- Blog.com (http://blog.com/) - 2GB free storage space with tons of features which makes Blog.com a popular platform for blogging.
- Zemanta (http://www.zemanta.com) - Apart from a regular author writing various journals and books, you may love writing posts on your blog. Zemanta is a great tool to have installed on your blog because it will help you find relevant images, in-text links, tags and other feature articles. You can make your posts more interesting by adding relevant pictures suggested by Zemanta. You can try demo of Zemanta here: http://www.zemanta.com/demo/ (No sign up is required.)
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