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The Wix interface: Read more about the differences between Wix and Word Press.
Weebly is another website builder that you can use not only to blog but also to sell products or showcase your portfolio.
That is, you’re not really building your own “space” like you would with Word Press.
Read this post for more on the differences between Word Press and Medium.
The interface at Medium: This is another Word Press-like blogging platform.
While the Ghost software can be downloaded for free, you need paid hosting for fuel.
It provides a nice collection of free and premium themes and templates for different purposes, including blogging.
To launch a Wix blog, just sign up and make a choice: you can either let the Wix AI create a site for you based on a questionnaire or build your blog yourself – which includes selecting a template and arranging the layouts via the WYSIWYG editor.
On the front-end, you get a Medium vibe, so it’s nice.
Moreover, the platform comes with built-in analytics and lets you use your own customized domain (for which you need to pay).
On the free plan, you get five custom pages, a Weebly subdomain, 500MB storage, and ad spaces.
If you go with the second option, all you need to do is to find a beautiful template and start customizing everything on the front-end, in a live preview mode.
You can add multiple elements to your pages, from multimedia widgets to backgrounds, menus, typography, forms, video boxes etc.Digital Ocean is a great service that supports Ghost: it is cheap and comes with a bunch of nice features to get you started.