The best free blogging websites

Recently I had to create 20 micro blogs so I've registered on a couple of free blogging websites. It turned out it's not so simple to find that many functional blogging sites. I think the biggest blog sites like WordPress, BlogSpot or Tumblr fave taken over the majority of the market and the small ones are closing business or they're struggling for survival. I had to find 20 working sites at all costs.

In the following article I'm going to share my experience about the free blogging websites I tried. Please note that the comments and ratings below are reflecting my own opinion. This review was created in January 2013.

Site My Opinion  
blog.com WP dashboard, themes, polls, galleries; Didn't like that 1/3 of the pages are ads  
blogger.com by Google, posts and sidebar only, themes, recommended for SEO  
blogster.com ugly old looking, throws errors  
bravenet.com nice drag and drop site builder; html, gallery, map, guestbook and other widgets  
edublogs.org education WP blogging service mainly for students and teachers; preinstalled themes and plugins  
hubpages.com easy to use sitebuilder, every new hub must be approved by admin  
iseekblog.com ugly old looking, gives Internal Server Errors, requires a one time $3 fee  
jux.com recommended for artists; responsive design; animated blog; easy to use dashboard  
livejournal.com difficlt to use, read more link didn't work for me; themes; posts, calendar, comments  
posterous.com nice dashboard, easy to use, simple posts  
sites.google.com templates; pages and blog functionality; when you create a new site pages are added with functionality  
squidoo.com create lenses (pages about a topic). They must contain at least 5 widgets like html, video, poll, ebay, comments  
tumblr.com social networking microblogging website, easy to use; over 77 million blogs  
weebly.com nice drag and drop admin interface, pages with html, contact form, search box; themes  
wordpress.com WordPress, over 56 million individual blogs  
zoomshare.com old-looking site  

Here are 3 sites which provide free web hosting with PHP - MySql. You can easily install a WordPress on these:

freehostingeu.com free hosting; no ads; you get a url like ruwix.eu.pn  
foro.ro free hosting, no ads you get a url like ruwix.foro.ro  
ultraweb.hu free hosting; ads in the header; no FTP connection; you get a url like ruwix.uw.hu  

And finally some sites which I tried but they weren't working for some reason:

greasy.com login problems
blogetery.com WordPress, responds slow
blogdive.com my blog disappeared
textpattern.com not free
blogates.com can't register
myblogsite.com Server not found
aeonity.com no new accounts can be created. Check back
blog.co.uk The connection has timed out
blogsome.com The connection has timed out
freeblogit.com can't register
tblog.com fatal error
typepad.com not free
insanejournal.com can't sign in
xanga.com can't register
squarespace.com not free
blogabond.com no links allowed, travelblog
freeblogfactory.com not free
soulcast.com can't publish
thoughts.com Not working

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