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10 Blogging Platforms For Video That Will Actually Make Your Life Better

Blogging Platforms

Published on July 19th, 2019

Blogging is a unique way to express your ideas in front of millions. There are multiple ways in which you can actually do that. Not only can you write and let the world know what you feel you can also record videos and share.

Such videos can be about your experiences with something or DIY videos. By sharing your thoughts others who are not so informed gain valuable insights too.

However, until unless your videos are shared you cannot hope to get the required exposure. Read on to know the top 10 blogging platforms for the same and start sharing the content created.

These platforms unveil your videos and present them to a larger audience and you can hope to get recognition from them.

Not only that you can interact with your followers and even get feedback which would be helpful in making future content too.

1. WordPress.org

WordPress

WordPress is an open source platform that makes it easy to build a website. With a simple interface, countless free plugins and themes, and a vibrant community, it’s no wonder an estimated 27% of all websites in existence rely on it.

Beautiful designs, powerful features, and the freedom to build anything you want. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

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Pros: Nowadays, WordPress is the most used platform when it comes to building new websites, and its first major advantage is that it is cost effective. The cost of customization tools available and the maintenance expenses are outweighed by the profit you’ll earn in the long run. In addition, it is an SEO friendly platform, meaning that the coding used enables you to customize the components of pages that you want to rank higher in search engines.

Cons: That due to being an open source platform, it is vulnerable when it comes to security. Plugins and themes can be developed by different persons and companies around the world, meaning that there is no way to monitor their contents. They can very easily contain harmful coding or bugs within them. Also, for the same reason that it is open-sourced, WordPress does not offer support, and if you have no basic knowledge of programming, coding, designing, etc, you will have to seek help at the online forums.

Overall: If you are a simple person like me, and beginning the process of creating a new website without needing to know advanced skills, you will definitely want to start out with WordPress, since its interface is easy to use. I believe the benefits outweigh the few disadvantages, having in mind that even if content such as plugins and themes are vulnerable to security risks, WordPress still offers a wide range of this content like no other platform. Remember, the platform is intuitive and highly customizable; The WordPress dashboard, where you will be managing all of the content in your page, contains all the options to customize key functions. It takes some time to become familiar with all the management options, but once you have done so, you will fully improve your abilities to enhance the personality and design of your content.

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2. Blogger

Blogger

Blogger is a helpful blogging tool powered by Google. If you already have a Gmail account, chances are you’ve spotted blogger in the toolbar before, and, you won’t even need to make a new account to get started. Simply log in with your existing Gmail account to start publishing.

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Blogger is brought to you by Google, so if you’re an avid Google+ user, it will fit right into your internet life. You’ve probably visited plenty of Blogger-powered blogs – they end with the .blogspot.com url. Blogger isn’t’ transparent about its media limitations, only stating that you’ll run into problems if you try to upload ‘larger’ files. From trial and error, it appears that Blogger limits video uploads to 100 MB, but allows you to upload as many videos as you want. If you already have a YouTube or Vimeo account, it might be worth it to stick with embedding your videos from there.

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3. Constant Contact Website Builder

 Constant Contact Website Builder

This website builder functionality is the result of Endurance’s 2014 acquisition of Webzai—a platform offering drag-and-drop HTML web-building services. Over the next several years, Endurance refined and rebuilt the website builder platform to include AI-based technology.

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Constant Contact (which begins at $20 per month) provides an attractive user interface (UI) and a useful set of features for the price. For those who want to try out some of the features without committing, the company offers a 60-day free trial. In this review, I will look specifically at the Email plan, which supports up to 500 contacts. While Campaigner and Mailchimp remain our Editors’ Choice picks in our email marketing software review roundup, Contact Constant is a close runner up.

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4. HostGator

HostGator

GATOR offers a wide variety of designer templates to make your website both beautiful and functional.

  • The frustration-free building process begins with you selecting from our vast theme library. From blogs to online stores, we’ve got you covered.
  • With HostGator’s cloud infrastructure backing your GATOR website, you’ll rest easy knowing your site is up!

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Dallas-based HostGator is a well-known budget website hosting company. It’s now part of Endurance International Group, along with Domain.com, Bluehost, iPage, SiteBuilder.com and more.

The company has been around since 2002, and its experience was obvious from the moment we visited the site. Product areas are clearly highlighted at the top of the page. Each section presents you with three plans, core features are shown upfront, and a ‘compare’ page tells you much more about what’s on offer. The website is easy to navigate and user-friendly.

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5. Tumblr

Tumblr

Tumblr is a microblogging and social networking website founded by David Karp in 2007 and owned by Verizon Media. The service allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog. Users can follow other users’ blogs. Bloggers can also make their blogs private.

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Tumblr lets you post content including multimedia on your micro-blogs and social channels from a single dashboard. This makes it convenient to manage multiple accounts and keep tab of your content calendar.

A digital brand under Oath Inc., Tumblr supports seven different kinds of posts. Text posts usually range from experiences, thoughts, opinions, and the like. Users can also share direct quotations and links. The platform supports image, audio and video files. Users can also post chat discussions to exchange commentaries.

Individuals who are on Tumblr can follow other users’ blogs and have their posts show up in the dashboard. There is also an option to make a blog private and limit viewing capabilities to selected users only.

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6. Medium

Medium

Medium taps into the brains of the world’s most insightful writers, thinkers, and storytellers to bring you the smartest takes on topics that matter. So whatever your interest, you can always find fresh thinking and unique perspectives.

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Review: FinancesOnline

Medium is a publishing platform where people can share their stories and insights. It lets users post their original ideas and viewpoints and share them with member readers or with the wider public.

In Medium, there is a host of articles written on a broad variety of topics. It caters to a multifarious audience from all over the world.

With Medium, the best writers can even earn with their writing. Paid members give their thumbs up on an article and funnel part of their monthly membership fee to the author.

Medium also has tools for authors to make their stories come alive. The platform offers an easy-to-use editor that lets writers focus on their creation rather than on formatting.

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7. Wix Blog

Wix

Wix’s web development platform is mostly targeted at small business owners, but the Wix Blog app allows anyone to make an attractive blog complete with images and videos. The drag-and-drop interface is made for individuals with zero web design or coding experience. Allow your followers to create member profiles and even contribute their own content.

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Review: WebsiteBuilderExpert

Wix’s drag-and-drop editor makes it easy to create a professional website – without having to know a line of code! With hundreds of templates and great tools Wix lets you build and sell through your site. Beginner-friendly and scalable, Wix is suitable for anything from personal online portfolios to small business websites.

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8. Squarespace

Squarespace

Our platform empowers millions of people — from individuals and local artists to entrepreneurs shaping the world’s most iconic businesses — to share their stories and create an impactful, stylish, and easy-to-manage online presence.

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Review: WebsiteToolTester

You can say what you want, but Squarespace’s homepage is certainly nice to look at. Among all website builders we’ve tested, hardly any other company understands how to stage its product with such perfection. Everything looks cool, fresh and impeccable. Let’s find out if the website builder follows suit.

Squarespace’s latest version 7 introduces some new features like a Cover Page Builder, G Suite and Getty Images. However, the most important aspect is the editor’s usability. Now it’s possible to edit content live, without switching back and forth between the site manager and preview mode. We’re big fans of inline editing as it makes things not only less abstract but also faster.

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9. Ghost

Ghost

Ghost is a fully open source, adaptable platform for building and running a modern online publication. We power blogs, magazines and journalists from Zappos to Sky News.

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Ghost is a minimalist blogging platform with features entirely focused on writing blog posts. Started in 2013, Ghost is available as a hosted platform and as a software that you can install / host yourself. We’ll take a look at both options.

Pros

  • Focused on blogging and writing.
  • Clean, clutter-free, and intuitive user interface.
  • Written in JavaScript, so it’s super fast.
  • No setup required for the hosted version.

Cons

  • Not easy to customize with apps.
  • The simplified user interface means options are very limited.
  • Not enough themes to change appearance of your site.
  • Complicated setup if you install it yourself.

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10. Weebly

Weebly

Weebly is a web hosting service specifically oriented for online shopping, headquartered in San Francisco. Its parent company is Square, Inc., and currently has more than 45 million customers around the world

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Review: PCMag

Weebly is an intuitive and powerful online website builder. It lets you build and edit great-looking sites without making you learn a secret web design language. The good news of late for Weebly, Inc., is that it’s in the process of being acquired by Square, the iPad cash-register-app developer, for $365 million.

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