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So you like fashion. Like you really really love fashion. But if forking out the dough for FIDM or FIT doesn’t seem to be in the cards and starting a clothing line from scratch seems like a pretty difficult task, you have to find other options. The best (and cheapest) of them? Create a blog, of course! To help you out, I’ve rounded up some of the best free blogging sites here.
Yes, I know that starting a blog is much easier in theory than in practice. But once you figure out exactly what you want to blog about, it all falls into place pretty quickly. You don’t even have to hire a photographer anymore to take all your street style content, just buy a cheap tripod and you’ll be golden. It really comes down to choosing the best site to host your blog on. Not all sites are created equal, especially if you’re not a coder, but social media alone isn’t enough to get your name out there.
Lucky for you, I’m giving you a helping hand by directing you to some of the best free blogging sites. These platforms are very intuitive to use and don’t require hours of painstaking work to make sure everything looks exactly as you want it to. Because let’s be honest, who has time for all of this?
It’s time to start channeling the energy of the main character, folks! Grab your blue light glasses, find a comfortable place to sit, and let’s kick this show down the road. You’ll be a real Carrie Bradshaw in no time.
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Blogger is backed by Google, so I promise you it’s trustworthy and reliable. It’s also incredibly easy to get started using it, as it walks you step by step through building your site. It also gives you access to useful analysis tools so that you can find your target audience in no time.
Medium is brought to you by the same folks who started Twitter, so it’s a great option if you’re just starting out and all about text versus visuals. This platform offers a distinct storytelling feel, so it’s best if you’re looking to create longer blog posts.
Penzu is appreciated for its versatility. There are three types of journals to choose from, so find the one that best suits your needs. Choose from a daily journal that lets you access anytime and anywhere, an expressive journal that keeps your innermost thoughts private, or a travel journal that lets you insert photos, tags and Moreover. The platform can even send you emails so that you never forget to write.
Certainly the most creative, modern, and professional of the 10 platforms on this list, Squarespace is also the only semi-expensive option. But, it’ll give you some of the best results as well, period! Squarespace is free for a 14-day trial, then you can purchase affordable monthly plans to meet your needs if you fall in love.
A super sleek and modern platform, Svbtle looks more like a doodle pad than a real blogging platform, in a good way. It doesn’t have any of the distractions of a normal platform, so you can get down to writing without any of the complications.
By now you’ve obviously heard of Tumblr. While you might think the site was all about sharing photos or videos, there are also tons of free themes designed for more text-rich projects. If you are a coding genius, the themes are also fairly easy to customize in the backend for a unique feel.
Webs has a fully DIY interface that lets you literally drag and drop all the elements of your brand new blog into place. The templates it offers were created by professional designers, so your blog will look like it’s been put in a lot of effort even if you haven’t.
Weebly offers tons of unique and modern themes to breathe new life into your blog. It also offers e-commerce options, a phone app for posting on the go, and ways to easily log into your social media accounts. If you want to upgrade your blog at any time, you can also choose from a few inexpensive payment plans.
Wix offers over 500 unique and highly professional templates that can easily be customized to keep your blog unique and different from others. You can even add apps to your site, as well as an online store or links to your social media accounts. Plus, it even gives you a free domain name!
Another hugely popular platform, WordPress is super flexible for everyone, whether you’re a blogger who loves to write or you’re a moonlight photographer who wants to show off your portfolio. You can also upgrade and pay to get your own domain name. Like Tumblr, other WordPress users can see, like, and share your posts, leaving you with the potential for more followers and wider reach.