Blogging Tools and a Reading List for More Info
The past few posts on Frugal Guidance 2 have discussed a wide variety of blogging tools ranging from minimalist to full eCommerce tools. Here’s what we’ve covered so far:
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While researching this series, I ran across oodles of website and blogging tools that were new to me. Some of these are so new they haven’t even gotten close to Version 1.0. Others are well established, just not household names. Some are for one-person blogs, others are for full e-commerce sites. Many are designed for programmers, not casual endusers.
Not including these earlier in the series does not mean I didn’t think they are useful; there just wasn’t enough time to research them and write about them. Here’s the complete list if you want to explore more. (If you know something I left out, share it with us in the comments below.)
Blog.com.es (Spanish only)
Blooki.st (Blog + Book)
BookLikes (Blog about books – Polish-based)
EklaBlog (French language only)
Microsoft SharePoint (an unorthodox but usable blogging tool)
Roon (mainly iOS and Mac based)
Soup (Austrian-based site)
VKontacte (Russian-based site)
The Grid AI assisted blogging
80 More Blog-Building Tools, Mainly for Programmers & Site Designers
(Many,of these tools are listed on the Staticgen Top Open-Source Static Site Generators site.)
MyStudioBlog (Blogging and Fundraising tool)
Publify (formerly known as Typo)
Wait, There’s More!
This list is certainly not the last word on this topic. Just before posting, we discovered another source of 100-150 CMS systems, located on the site CMSWire, which includes their CMS software database. The database includes info on the type of software and links to the source. Again, these are mostly platforms for website programmers, not for bloggers. If you can’t find a specific resource on our list, check out CMSWire.com.
Wikipedia lists many of these CMS services by programming language.
Again, if you know of other tools, please share them in the comments, below.
References for this Series of Posts
Ginny Soskey, How to Choose the Best Platform for Your Blog on the Shareaholic website.
THE Best Places to Start a Blog (Updated 2014 Edition) on DearBlogger.org.
Grace Smith, 16 Blogging Platforms That Won’t Distract From Your Writing on Mashable.com.
Mike Johnston, 15 Blogging Platforms That Encourage You To Write on the CMS Critic website.
Aravind Bachu, The 15 Most Beautiful and Best Blogging Platforms available on the internet today on KnolZone.
Marco Strzeszynski, Best Blogging Platforms of 2014. Discussing nine of the newer blogging platforms (no WordPress or Blogger here), this post is also a good example of the look of the Medium blog-host platform.
Thorin Klosowski, What’s With New Blogging Platforms Like Medium? Should I Use One? on the Ask Lifehacker section of Lifehacker.com. Discusses Medium, Svbtle, and Lifehacker’s Kinja blogging tools. Thoughtful list of the pros and cons of using a startup blogging platform, too.
Bryan Haines, 3 Alternatives to WordPress on About Money on About.com (reviewing business sites).
The Best Blogging Platforms in 2014 on the Fire Bear Studio Blog
Rajeev Edmonds, 5 Best Flat File Blogging Platforms For Publishers
Sig Ueland, 26 Platforms for Blogging on PracticalEcommerce.com.
Paul Crowe, 7 Brand New Blog Platforms Looking To Make it Big In 2014 on SpiceUpYourBlog.com.
Elizabeth Sellers, Alternative Blogging Platforms on Blognix.
Jennifer Walpole, Six new blogging platforms that have debuted in 2013
Kristen Bousquet, The 10 Best (Free!) Sites to Start a Blog
2014 Best – Top Ten Blog Services Review on Top Ten Reviews.
Vijay Paul, Best Blogging Platforms of 2014 Infographic
Tim Brookes, Blogger vs. WordPress.com: A Complete Comparison on MakeUseOf.com
Staticgen “Top Open-Source Static Site Generators”(http://www.staticgen.com/)
Anthony Myers, 5 Alternatives to WordPress
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