At this point, I assume almost everyone is aware of the benefits of having your own blog - organic traffic, communicating with your customers, detailing new ideas, etc. But the big question new writers always ask me is, “Which platform is best?”
I've used many of them in the past, but I would compare them on 5 main areas:
Your preferred platform will be hugely influenced by how you rank these 5 in order of importance.
For example, if you're comfortable writing HTML and want to use with Github pages, Jekyll is worth considering.
Tipe allows you to use their GraphQL or REST API to access your content and then display it anywhere.
Stitcher is a PHP-based static site generator that offers the speed and flexibility of pure HTML.
And of course, there are the more mainstream options: Wordpress, Squarespace, Medium (which I don't recommend), etc.
If you're already blogging, what platform did you choose and why? If you're not blogging yet, what is the most important consideration for you in choosing the best platform?