Blogging software is the program used to create blogs. There are numerous companies who offer blogging software. Some of the most popular blogging software providers are WordPress, Blogger, TypePad, Moveable Type, LiveJournal, MySpace and Xanga.
Different blogging software programs provide different features to users although all provide the basic elements needed by casual bloggers.
Some blogging software programs are available to users for free while others are offered for a fee. Additionally, some blogging software programs can be hosted for free through the software provider while others require you to host the software through a third party blog host, which will require payment of separate fees to that blog host.
The term ‘blogging software’ can also be referred to as ‘blogging platform’ and can be used interchangeably with the term ‘blog host’ as many blogging software companies also provide blog hosting services.