what are the top blogging sites available on the internet?
I’ve probably been blogging on the internet as long as anyone, but only recently began to log into sites like Blogger and BlogSpot to see what kind of blog offerings are available to me. And frankly, the top three are sites dedicated to blogging – not sites hosting photos of funny animals or clever people sharing things they like to eat.
Before I dig into the details, let me make one thing clear: I like to spend my time watching funny videos, reading funny blogs, and writing funny things. I really, really do. But I also like to add my own commentary to what I watch, read, and write. And I’m no screenwriter.
Whether it’s YouTube, DailyMotion, Veoh, Aol’s Liveblogging, Blogger, BlogSpot, or any other site that offers blogging tools, you need to see how to add your own thoughts and opinions to the video and blog posts you create. How can I add commentary, links, quotes, and lists to my own sites? How do I add photos and links to blogs like BoingBoing, AOL, and sites like NewEgg?
Also, you have to know that there’s a huge difference between posting a photo of a kitten to your blog (and then bragging about it), and posting a picture of a kitten you took yourself, a photo of you and your family enjoying a trip to Disney, or a photo of you hanging out with a well-known person. It’s not easy to add any kind of commentary, links, photos, or anything else, but it’s worth figuring it out.
What’s the best blogging sites available on the internet?
Before I give you some tips on how to blog, let’s go through my top sites on the internet, what they offer, and how to get some of those features. Here’s what you need to know.
This is the most popular blogging platform on the internet. Blogger.com and its sister sites are owned by Google, and they offer the top blogging tools of all – you can add your own photos, links, quotes, and videos. The themes are pretty good, and you can add ads to your site, if you want.
On the backend of Blogger.com, you’re encouraged to find blogs on other sites (not always easy), add their links, photos, and comments, and add your own to them. If you’re savvy, you can customize what you write to reflect the content and content of the blog.
This is a pretty good way to add a lot of content to a blog, in addition to your own videos, photos, and anything else you want to add.
The blogosphere couldn’t exist without blogging websites like Blogspot, where you can host and create your own blog on your own website. If you haven’t done this before, or you’re not a blogger at all, the best advice I can give you is to get used to using it first. If you’re curious about it and want to start a blog, but you don’t know anything about blogging, try out BlogSpot first.
By the way, BlogSpot offers one of the top blogger tools – you can add your own links to the blogs you read, add photos, and include links to other blogs on your blog. BlogSpot is free for the first year, and it comes with a selection of themes, but BlogSpot offers a premium blogging platform for $8 a month.
Ah, Aol. If you’re a reader and you like Aol.com’s services (including those of its network of newspapers, magazines, and their online presence), you’ll find tons of cool blogs for you to read – if you know how to find them.
Aol.com is mostly known for its entertaining news and sports sites (MSN, Yahoo, CNN, etc.), but it also offers a wide variety of blogs, including blog sites like Yahoo! Food, Yahoo! Travel, and Yahoo! News. If you like Aol.com’s service, then you’ll like many of the blogs on the Yahoo! network – blogs that usually don’t get much attention, yet still provide a lot of entertainment and information for you to read.
This is my favorite of the Yahoo! networks (I know it’s not a blog network at all, but it should be). This network includes blogs on a wide range of topics and subjects. Some of the blogs you can read on Yahoo! are interesting to anyone who likes sports (like ESPN Sportsline), entertainment (celebrity gossip), financial advice (investing or personal finance), and news (like Aol.com).
By the way, if you’re curious about the Yahoo! network, there’s a Yahoo! directory to list the most popular blogs on Yahoo. The directories come up in Yahoo’s homepage (with some headlines about the blogs themselves), so it’s not hard to find, and you can find those that you like by visiting Yahoo! Directory or Yahoo! Directory Search.
On Facebook, you’re not required to find other people’s blogs to post to your own site, but most of the bloggers you’ll find are going to post on other sites – and that’s fine, too. There are lots of pages on Facebook that offer up tons of information (things like jobs, family and friends, and news and pictures from various sites). But, if you’re interested in finding a lot of websites and blogs, check out Facebook. You can choose a type of website and add pages to your Facebook account that you’re interested in (in addition to profiles of yourself, which people can add to your profile). Then, when you add a page or profile, the page or profile comes up automatically on your Facebook homepage, and you can read it, add things to it, and share it with your friends.
Because Facebook is pretty popular, there are tons of sites on Facebook that offer lots of information and updates for you to read. So if you’re on Facebook, you’ll probably find some blogs that you like – not all of them, but most of them.
Metacafe is a free website that offers an interesting mix of video clips and funny quotes from well-known actors. The cool part about this website is that you can see the original videos and even see who the actors are (including their age and years they’ve been in the industry). Also, you can upload videos of your own – uploading video content is one of the coolest things about Metacafe, and there are plenty of good videos to watch there.
Metacafe is different from other video-sharing sites like YouTube, so you’ll like it even if you don’t like videos that are funny or humorous. You’ll find videos that are appropriate for adults as well as kids, and there’s a wide variety of music videos on Metacafe. It’s one of the most valuable sites to have if you have a busy lifestyle, as you can watch video clips of pretty much anything.
Metacafe is another cool tool that can help you find cool websites and blogs to read. If you don’t want to use Facebook, then you’re definitely going to be on Metacafe, because this is the network that is focused on blogging. There’