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8 Sites Like Tumblr - Free Blogging Websites

Updated on November 9, 2015

Tumblr Alternatives

Are you looking for a collection of sites similar to Tumblr? There are plenty of great alternatives available if you are after another blogging platform to express your thoughts.

Tumblr combines blogging and social networking into a single website which has proven a very popular mix with the online community. It allows users to easily follow blogs and even repost with ease.

If you are looking to create a more professional blog, then I strongly recommend checking out one of these sites. Stop by the comment section to share your favourite alternative from this list or recommend your own if it's not here.

8 Sites Like Tumblr

Other Blogging & Social Sites


1. Tsu

rewards you for being a content creator. They're changing up the social network landscape by shifting it from a profitable venture for the website owners to a profitable venture for the users. If you're tired of sites making billions off of the content and connections that you create, then this is the social platform for you.

Tsu does this by putting the advertising revenue back into your pockets (90%) and keeping 10% for themselves. They do this without changing the functionality of current social networks and even offer several features that make it better than other blogging/social platforms (mostly advanced analytics).

The site offers an impressive design and includes all the functions you've come to enjoy on Tumblr, making it a great alternative blogging platform that makes it easy to also get a few dollars along the way. Currently, they're invite-only as it only launched in October 2014, but here's an active invite link to Tsu.

Interview With Tsu Founder


2. Muut

Muut is one of the most community-orientated sites featured on this page. The site allows users to set up their own page, which comes with a forum, blog, photo blog, video blog, and a social networking profile.

Forums form the basis of the website. Also, with the ability for anybody to set one up for free, there is no shortage of communities for all sorts of businesses and interests. For the truly dedicated, you can choose an upgraded plan for extra benefits. But there is definitely no need thanks to the very generous free plan.

If you want to create your own community then I strongly recommend stopping by this site.


3. Weebly

Weebly allows you to create your own professional looking website quickly and easily. If you're looking to take your Tumblr blogging to the next level, sign up for this website and create your own website (complete with its own blog).

With your own Weebly website, you'll have your own personal space on the Internet that you can customise in any way that you want. Weebly now makes up over 2% of the entire Internet — this is no surprise, due to its easy to use drag and drop interface.

Start creating your own website and blog now with this highly popular site.

Welcome To Weebly


4. Strikingly

Strikingly is another popular website, similar to Weebly in that it focuses on website building with blog aspects also available.

The site specialises in personal or small business websites with its simple drag and drop interface. Webs also offers a number of applications which can be easily installed with a single click to add great functionality to your website these include a blog, forums, gallery, video blog, and a number of e-commerce options.

If you are looking for a simple option with plenty of customisable options then Strikingly may be the site for you.

Strikingly Website Platform Review


5. Blogger

Blogger is a great website if you are looking to set up a more official blog. Blogger is now integrated with Google, allowing you to use your Google account to quickly start your own blog for free on the blogspot subdomain.

The site uses a simple drag and drop interface, allowing you to easily customise your blog layout. Blogger also seamlessly integrates with Google Adsense. So if your blog takes off, you can easily monetise your traffic.

Blogger also allows group blogs to thrive with ease thanks to its multiple author support system. If you are looking for a simple and straightforward site to start your blog career then Blogger is definitely worth a look.

Have You Looked At Blogger Lately?


6. Twitter

Twitter is half social network, half microblogging (like Tumblr), and it has sky rocketed in popularity since it began in 2006. The site offers a mixture of social networking and blogging with its small chunks of texts, called "tweets."

Part of Twitter's success stems from the fact that tweets can be seen by anyone. Twitter accounts are only required if you wish to start tweeting on Twitter. Many companies have moved into the realm of Twitter with their own official accounts that allow them to easily update their users in terms of updates, announcements, and potential downtime.

Tumblr fans will find Twitter very similar making it one of the best casual sites available.

How To Use Twitter


7. Edublogs

Edublogs is a great option if you are looking for a site to create an educational blog with.

This site started in 2005 as an idea to allow easy blogging solutions for students and teachers. Edublogs is backed by WordPress and allows you to easily start your own blog for free.

Edublogs is great for generating discussion, posting videos and documents, or even replacing your school's newsletter with. It only allows educational blogs and offers a powerful learning tool. Best of all, Edublogs has no advertising or inappropriate content on its website.

If you are a student looking for a blog solution then Edublogs is a great answer.

Starting A Blog On Edublogs


8. WordPress

WordPress is one of the most popular platforms, and is a great option if you are looking to create a professional blog.

It is a free and open source blog management system, but can also be used to create websites. WordPress is currently the most popular blogging software and is used in over 20% of new websites.

WordPress is free, easy to use, and also offers an endless number of available plug-ins developed by the community to add a wide variety of features to the basic WordPress framework.

If you are looking to start a professional blog or website then this should definitely be at the top of your list.

What Is WordPress?

Do You Have A Favourite Site? Which Alternative Is The Best?

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      Jessica strong 

      5 months ago

      All things considered, there are numerous other micro-blogging Tumblr alternatives accessible, yet picking the one is exceptionally extreme.

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      Hubert Jason 

      4 years ago from Arlington, Virginia

      Love edublogs...Thanks for sharing

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      4 years ago

      useful information thanks alot

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      4 years ago from United Kingdom

      First time I heard about muut and strikingly.

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      4 years ago

      I tried Twitter and facebook. even my space. I'll soon become a member and check out tumblr to see what it's all about. I supposed like twitter or facebook maybe. Do comments, blogs or what ever is going on on that site. I'm totally looking forward to it.

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      Ben Reynolds 

      4 years ago from The Great White North

      Kinja as well!

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      Kelsey Elise Farrell 

      4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I love my tumblr account and actually feel like tumblr is belittled quite a bit in the blogosphere. If anything I think the most important aspect in knowing about blogging websites is to have different information link where needed versus over crowding one blog with subjects that aren't pertinent to the blogger's platform.

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      5 years ago from Germany

      Nice overview! I would also add self hosted Wordpress which is the best you can get imho. Great performance, great flexibility and an amazing community with tons of free plug-ins and themes.

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      5 years ago

      Nice list... I'd never heard of Tsu before

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      Treathyl FOX 

      5 years ago from Austin, Texas

      I voted for Wordpress. Even though I like Blogger and Webs. If you're gonna include Twitter, might as well toss in Pinterest. But here's the thing. You can link your Wordpress blog to your Tumblr account and publish posts at both sites simultaneously. Both my blogs have a following. This saves me repeating myself. You introduced some sites I have never heard of. Thanks!

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      Doctor Ajay 

      5 years ago


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      5 years ago

      I like using multiple sites to try them out and see which one has an easier user interface. You have listed some great choices. Great lens :)

    • cendana1 profile image


      6 years ago from Malaysia

      Interesting lens! I want to make my own blog. Your lens help me to decide which websilte that suit me. It's good that you highlight this here.

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      6 years ago

      great! keep writing

      suggest me

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      6 years ago

      I have not seen anything like Tumblr, yet. However, any free blog website that lets you customize it - more or less - like WordPress, Blogger, and even Facebook Pages are good, too. You don't necessarily have to know CSS or HTML codes, but there's other websites to help you with that.

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      6 years ago

      Useful information.

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      Socialpro54 LM 

      6 years ago

      Good information here!!

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      6 years ago

      Very good information and lots of details. I bookmarked your lens for a later reference. Thanks for sharing:=)

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      6 years ago

      What about friendfeed? You may easily post short posts & fotos there. It is not as great as tumblr, but a nice tool, maybe an alternative for somebody.

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      blestman lm 

      6 years ago

      I like Tumblr because it is community oriented but I am experimenting with Weebly

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      6 years ago

      good & details info :) nice work

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      7 years ago

      I love Blogger because it is SEO friendly since it is one of the products of google and its easy to post and edit in blogger.

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      Samuel Franklin 

      7 years ago

      @ilovequotes lm: It is unfortunate news, thanks for reminding me to remove it. :)

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      ilovequotes lm 

      7 years ago

      Just to inform... Posterous is closing down on April 30, 2013. There is a note about it on their official website.

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      7 years ago

      I also love the flexibility of a self hosted wordpress site, there you can install all the plugins that you need!

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      7 years ago

      I love the flexibility of self hosted Wordpress

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      7 years ago

      Blogging is where it's at. Whether it's for work or business, blogs are a fantastic way to express ideas and gather a following. Love it!

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      7 years ago from Canada

      This is a great list of websites for creating blogs. I really have to get back out there and do some updates.

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      7 years ago

      Love the list, very educational. I have used most of these...but i did find a couple of new ones to check out

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      7 years ago

      I've worked with Blogger and Weebly, although I haven't been on either of them lately.

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      7 years ago

      I like these sites like Tumblr, thanks for the list.


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