The Best Blogging Platforms for Beginners

A comprehensive list of all the blogging platforms new writers should consider in 2022

Casey Botticello
Digital Marketing Lab
58 min readMay 17, 2020

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There is no single perfect platform to blog on. Especially if you are a new blogger. Anyone who says otherwise is trying to sell you something or has not stopped to evaluate your unique needs as a writer.

Picking a single “best blogging platform” is also counterproductive, because top bloggers tend to post across multiple blogging platforms.

In order to find the ideal blogging platform for someone who is new to the digital publishing landscape, there are three basic steps to follow:

  1. Identify why you are blogging. Are you looking for a creative outlet or is this part of a marketing strategy for your company? Are you trying to monetize your blog? If so, how do you want to monetize your blog? What is your level of technical expertise when it comes to basic web design? Is your blog intended to be a solo project, or is the plan to include other writers? These are just a few of the questions you should think about before selecting a blogging platform.
  2. Research the different blogging platforms with up to date information and from someone who has personally tried all the platforms (that is the purpose of this article). I have been writing on various digital publishing platforms, for over 10 years. I have seen literally dozens of platforms come and go during this time, but I have never shied away from testing a new blogging platform.
  3. Select a blogging platform that best meets your individual needs, and start writing on one or more of these platforms. Once you understand your blogging needs and what is available, you will be able to narrow down your choices to a few top blogging platforms. In some cases you will pursue sharing content across multiple platforms. In other cases, you will begin focusing on mastering the platform you select and start regularly writing posts.

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Casey Botticello
Digital Marketing Lab

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