8 blogging tools old and new to consider

Some say Facebook kills the art of blogging because it is easier to write a blog- mail length Facebook status than to blog. The other side of the coin is Facebook jazzes up blogging as it makes it easier to build audience.

Here are some blogging tools you might want to consider:


WordPress has two options: WordPress.com, a free version with easy setup procedures but with limited expansion and limited control features; and WordPress.org, a free software which requires installation on WebHost with own Domain, where payment is required but the user acquires all features and total control over their websites.


According to Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg, WordPress powers 18.9% of the web and has been downloaded more than 45 million times. It is undoubtedly the best choice for companies and brands who want to develop a sophisticated e-commerce site about their products or news blogs on Singapore renovation loans. However, for personal bloggers looking for a platform to share their daily rants, the vast array of options can be quite complicated.




All that is required for Blogger is a Gmail account. It can be customized with new backgrounds and layouts easily. However, it is getting a little outdated recently as its design emphasize on AdSense instead of the readers.


Tumblr is what you get when you cook Facebook, Twitter and Blogger in the same pot. Founded by David Karp and acquired by Yahoo, it supports custom domains, mobile blogging, has a “reblogging” feature, easy to set up and even easier to use, and responsible for making memes go viral on the Internet. However, it is more of a social network. It may serve well as a secondary blog must not as the alpha.


Medium allows its users to edit and annotate other people’s works. Founded by Twitter founders Ev Williams and Biz Stone, all that is needed to blog on Medium is a Twitter profile. It is an ideal platform for bloggers who want their opinions heard as Twitter’s hyper active users make it possible for articles to go viral. However, users are not allowed to have custom domain on Medium.


Svbtle is subtle. It has a doodle-pad like user interface. However, it does not have a commenting system, making it difficult to gauge readers’ response, nor does it make it possible to arrange articles according to categories.



Quora is an excellent place to showcase writing and knowledge. With the amount of Quora users and the reblogging feature for Quora answers, it makes viral engagement viable. However, it lacks personalization and monetization is not possible.


Postach.io is what happens when the note-taking app, Evernote, goes public. Hooking into comment engine Disqus and allowing for custom domains and social sharing, it is easy to use but the customization is limited. From the makers of Evernote, the popular note-taking app, its a kind of hybrid setup of Evernote and a sharing platform. It doesn’t Lovely the traditional definition of a blog in all its entirety.



SETT is what you get when Medium and Svbtle get married and give birth to a baby. It allows readers to follow blogs, find similar posts and bloggers and discuss topics from a blog, which sound very impressive for a blogger who focuses on engagement but it is too early to comment as it is still in its early days.



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