When you begin planning your wedding, it is very common to keep a journal to chronical your journey from fiancé to bride. 10 years ago this was done using a pad and paper, but these days you can do it online in the form of a blog. If you don’t know what a blog is, though you probably do, it stands for “web log” and is essentially a journal that you keep online like a webpage. You can pick and choose which people are allowed to view it, but most people just make it visible to the general public.
The best part about starting your own wedding blog is that you can look back several years later and see your wedding planning process from start to finish. There are plenty of places that offer free blogs to users, but sometimes they go out of business and your wedding blog will disappear over the years. So, in an effort to help you decide which blog platforms will stand the test of time so you can look back in years to come, we’ve put together a list of our favorites.
Formerly known as “Blogger”, Blogspot is owned and operated by Google. This means that it is probably the most stable blogging platform out there in terms longevity, and it has plenty of great features to make your wedding blog great. You can even set it up so you can post to your blog via text or email which is perfect for when you want to publish pictures of wedding dress or decoration ideas.
WordPress is by far the most used blogging platform in the world, which means that you will get the most configuration options and plugins when using it. That means you can add things like countdown timers and guest books with a few clicks of your mouse, and that’s something you can’t get with any other blogging platform. However, it has a bit of a learning curve and requires some computer savvy, but these days most people have the skills required to setup a really great wedding blog using WordPress.
Though it is a pretty new blogging platform, having a wedding blog on Kinja is probably the simplest and most minimalist approach you can go. If you want something with no frills and that is very simple to use, you really can’t go wrong with Kinja. The features are limited to writing text and adding pictures, but that is all that most brides are looking for out of their wedding blog. It’s also part of a larger network of blogs, so it is sure to stick around for many years to come.
Though there are literally hundreds of free blogging platforms out there from which to choose, these three cover the most desirable aspects for prospective wedding bloggers. All three offer a different variety of features, but all three will be there still in 15 or 20 years so you can look back at your wedding blog and remember ever single detail of the planning process.
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