5 Great Blog-Building Platforms

5 Great Blog-Building Platforms

By now you probably know about WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, and Medium. These are the big kahunas. The top bananas. The creme de la creme of blog-building platforms. Everyone’s heard about them and everyone uses them! …Or do they?

As it turns out, there are many other blogging platforms out there, and any one of them could be the next big thing. After all, Tumblr was launched in 2007 but didn’t explode onto the scene until several years later! Check out our list of cool up-and-coming platforms that may just host the blogs you seek:

  1. Postach.io
    Postach.io was developed for Evernote users as a way to sync the the popular note-taking application and turn it into a personal blog. You must pay a fee and there is limited customization, but Postach.io also supports Disqus and Google Analytics, which you won’t find in many similar platforms.
  2. Sett
    If you’re not satisfied writing to the ether and are eager to grow your audience, Sett has the tools you need. By encouraging commenting and participation, Sett promotes the idea of blogging as community-building.
  3. Svbtle
    Simple and easy to use platform, designed to minimize distractions. A clean and clutter-free interface makes it fitting for writing down ideas, brainstorming, and perhaps finishing that novel you’ve been working on. However, if you like to embellish your blog, Svbtle may be a little too simple for you.
  4. Notey
    Boldly proclaiming itself as ‘the front page of the blogosphere’, Notey has a very attractive interface and several nice features that make it more than your average blogging platform. The new Explore feature is particularly cool, allowing the users to add all sorts of topics of interest to their feed.
  5. PostHaven
    PostHaven offers the appealing notion of keeping your blog online forever. Whether this is true or not is a tough theory to test but for now PostHaven is a suitable options for those yearning for consistency and an easy system, especially if you tend to blog on the go (the site works well on a variety of mobile devices).

So, which one is right for you? In the end, it depends on your objectives and your target audience. If you use blogging as more of an outlet or personal diary, then something like Svbtle is right for you. On the other side of things, platforms like Sett are designed with audience participation in mind. If you want to find inspiration and, let’s face it, are more of a lurker, newcomers like Notey allow a pleasant browsing experience and instant access to awesome content.

Now share your experiences with different platforms! Are any missing from the list? Let us know in the comments!