Best Blog Hosting Platforms for 2019

Want help in selecting an ideal blogging platform that fits your requirements? Here is a comprehensive guide to the best blogging platforms to use for your blog.
Ishwari Pamu Feb 19, 2019
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Visual Stories

Unlike any other blog hosting platform on the web, Visual Stories lets you blog in the all new, visually stunning AMP Stories format. You can guest blog on 60+ early adopter websites on the Visual Stories Network or have AMP Stories on your own website.
All you have to do is create a subdomain on your existing website or book a domain name, as per your need, and point it to their servers. They’ll take care of the setup and you can focus on writing. You can also monetize your site. This platform, perfect for beginners, professional and business bloggers, can help you make your content more interactive.
The Stories format lets you give an elegant and aesthetic spin to your content. Visual Stories, a user-friendly platform comes with extensive customization options which make writing and guest blogging effortless. In addition, it provides you with an image library of  600,000+ ready-to-use images and lets you create your own personal image library.

WordPress.org

This renowned blogging platform powers over 33% of the world’s websites along with some of the leading businesses. A significant highlight of WordPress.org is that it gives you full control of your blog because of which you can choose to monetize your blog.
In addition, extensive customization options are available that allow you to give your blog an aesthetic and robust appeal. In case of any difficulties, you can migrate your website to a different host. Professional bloggers, beginners who want a blogging career or those who want to generate a revenue can opt for WordPress.org.
It provides you with thousands of themes and plugins to choose from, to enhance the functionality and attributes of your blog. With access to numerous tutorials, videos, articles and The WordPress Community Support Forum, you can ask and search for answers to any questions you might have.

Squarespace

It is one of the best competitors in the blogging world, thanks to its simple and modern design and the ease with which you can create a blog. The chic and minimalist templates it offers, are more than enough for most bloggers.
It is an ideal platform for people who aren’t tech-savvy and just want their website launched. Bloggers and small businesses can reap its benefits as it comes with a free trial, built-in mobile optimization and endless SEO attributes. You can also start your own online store using Squarespace.

WordPress.com

WordPress.com is nothing like the WordPress.org, as it isn’t self-hosted. Though it has certain limitations, it is loaded with excellent features. It is a good platform for new bloggers who want to test their skills and gain a learning curve, and for those who wish to practice blogging as a hobby or as a profession.
The free plan is ad supported, but if you wish to avoid the unwanted ads, you can upgrade to their paid plans; doing so also allows access to more customization options for your blog. Each paid plan is tailored to suit your need, as each plan has its own set of highlights.

Medium

Medium is different from any other blogging platform. It embraces minimalism and its unique and simple design is what draws bloggers and writers to it. As it doesn’t allow users to create their own website, it’s a stellar platform for bloggers and writers who don’t want to own a website, but want their content published anyway.
It has various categories which bloggers can write for. Another advantage of Medium is that users get an access to a built-in audience who can read their content. You can easily start creating content without requiring a setup or any prior knowledge of web designing and coding.
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