Blogging Tools

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KEY: Top Tools for Learning 2015 Free Tool

21Classes : Create a virtual classroom and BlogPortal. Hosted

Apache Roller : Java blog server. Open Source, Download

b2evolution : An advanced weblog tool allowing you to run your own blogs, newsfeeds or even photo stream. Open Source, Download

BackupMyBlog : simple, safe, and affordable way to backup your blog and all the things that go with it. Hosted

Bleezer : A powerful blogging client. Download blogs, upload media, find content and network. Hosted : A fully-featured publishing platform for free. Blog by yourself or establish a writing community. Hosted

Blogcastr : free, easy-to-use live blogging service for sharing cool stuff as it happens. Hosted

Blogger : Easy to use blog creation tool. Hosted 

Blog Manager : Tool to host a blog on your own website. Download

BlogSolution : Tool for automatic mass blog creation. Free Trial, Download

blogsome : Create a blog in 2 easy steps. Hosted

BlosxomLightweight yet feature-packed weblog application. Download

CoverItLive : World’s best live event software, with advanced features to engage and excite your readers. Hosted

ecto : A feature-rich desktop blogging editor for MacOSX. With ecto, you can easily publish to a wide range of weblog systems. Free Trial, Download

Edublogs : Simply create, manage and moderate blogs for all your students with a minimum of fuss (hosted on WordPressMU). Hosted 

gelato : A “tumblelog” CMS, ie post formats include photos, video, audio, links, quotes and dialogues. Open Source, Download

Hipcast : Create audio, video, podcasting, blogs. Hosted

LifeType : Blogging platform with support for multiple blogs and users in a single installation. Open Source, Download

LiveJournal : You can use LiveJournal in many ways: a private journal, a blog, a discussion forum or a social network. Hosted

Movable Type : Your All-in-One Social Publishing Platform.  Create beautiful websites and blogs.  A powerful content management system. Open Source, Download

MyBlogLog : Discover who’s visiting your site, and connect with your readers. Hosted

Pebble : A lightweight Java EE blogging tool. Open Source, Download

Penzu : An online diary and personal journal with a focus on privacy. Hosted

Posterous : The dead simple place to post everything. Hosted 

Qumana : This simple desktop editing tool allows you to write and save posts to your hard drive, while also posting to any of your blogs. Download

reBlog : reBloggers subscribe to their favorite feeds, preview the content, and select their favorite posts. These posts are automatically published through their favorite blogging software. Hosted

ScribbleLive : A live blogging platform. Free trial, Hosted

ScribeFire : Firefox extension that integrates with your browser to let you easily post to your blog. Download

Serendipity : A PHP-powered weblog application which gives the user an easy way to maintain an online diary, weblog or even a complete homepage. Download

Soup : is a tumblelog, a super-easy blog that can do more than just text: post links, quotes, videos, audio, files, reviews and events. Hosted

Square Space : A fully hosted, completely managed environment for creating and maintaining a website, blog or portfolio. Free Trial, Download : Easiest way to start a blog, publish your thoughts and to place your links Hosted

Takk : allows teachers and students to create quick, elegant, stand-alone blog posts in a matter of minutes, without requiring coding expertise (or even signing up for a service).

tumblr : tumblelogging: a fast form of blogging.  Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos, from your browser, phone, desktop, email, or wherever you happen to be. Hosted 

TypePad : Premier blogging service for professionals. Free Trial, Hosted  

ManilaSites : Web publishing system that makes it easy for anyone to create and edit websites, weblogs, intranets and portals. Free trial, Hosted

WikyBlog : A groupware platform that fuses the collaborative editing features of wikis with the user friendly publishing characteristics of blogs. Open source to download, Hosted service available

Windows Live Writer : makes it easy for anyone to tell stories like a professional blogger. You can create beautiful blog posts, and see what they’ll look like online before you publish them to your blog. Plus, you can publish your posts to any of your favorite blog service providers. Download 

Wordfaire : For real live blogging. Hosted< : Popular and sophisticated blogging tool, with themes and widgets galore. Hosted : Enterprise blogging tool. Open Source, Download 

WP.MU : Start your own out-of-the box WordPress multisite project. Download