Brandon Writes

The Easiest Way to Start Blogging

So, you’re interesting in blogging but don’t know where to start?

I’ve put together this list of blogging platforms that do not require any knowledge of coding or markdown. For the most part you can be up and writing within just a few minutes.


💰 First 50 posts free then $6 a month or $60 a year

✅ IndieWeb

An Example of a Pika Page


Currently Invite Only

💰 To Be Determined

✅ IndieWeb

Example of a Scribbles Blog

Micro Blog

💰 $5 a month

✅ IndieWeb

Example of a


💰 Free

❌ Not IndieWeb

Example of a Medium Page


💰 Free

❌ Not IndieWeb

Example of a Substack

💰 $4 a month or $48 annually

❌ Not IndieWeb

Example of a Wordpress Blog


💰 $9 a month

❌ Not IndieWeb

Example of a Ghost Blog


💰 Free

❌ Not IndieWeb

Example of a Blogger Blog

All of these platforms have pros and cons and the pricing can vary depending on how much or how little you need. In some cases, you can self host and reduce the price even more. However, I find most articles about beginning blogging get bogged down with too much commentary, so I wanted to keep this as simple as possible.

This is also not a complete list of platforms nor is there a “best blogging platform”. The best platform is the one that you will use to write. I’d recommend experimenting with all of these choices and see what works best for you.