Find out about Tumblr features on the Tumblr Help page. It has a list of languages at the bottom of the page. The chart below compares Blogger versus WordPress (free hosted version):
Wordpress.com is free because revenue comes from ads that are quite often inserted into user posts. Logged-in users don't see them.
Unlike the other services, Google's blogs have multiple domain names depending on which country visitors come from. StatCounter is installed on this blog and the image below shows the "Popular Pages" listing for a snapshot of pageviews (the last 500 in the free version):
If your blog receives incoming links from other countries those visitors are likely to link to the version with the domain ending used in their own country.
If you purchase web hosting with PHP/MySQL support, you can install and use Word Press with no restrictions. Many hosting companies offer an automated installation service, or you can download the software for free from http://wordpress.org/
Feature bloat has become a problem on the free hosted version. In the past, new features were offered as 'widgets' that users could choose to include. Now, you may find something unexpected on your blog or dashboard at any time. With self-hosted you are in control.
This is the cost of a Wordpress.com blog with 3 gigabytes media storage and 3 paid upgrades (prices as advertised on 2012-07-01):
$30.00 - Go Ad-Free
$30.00 - Custom Design
$13.00 - Domain name transfer
$73.00 = TOTAL
I don't have to pay for those at the hosting company I use:
An economy web hosting plan starts at $3.99 per month
and includes 10 gigabytes of storage.
An annual cost of $73 at Wordpress.com vs. $47.88 for self-hosted. Customers can choose a one-click automated install of Word Press and other popular software packages. Hosting deals can be found elsewhere for as little as $2.99 per month.
• http://www.google.com/support/blogger/ ( Help pages )
• AdSense - Google ads you can utilize on blogspot.
• Third-party import tool: converts up to 1 MB.
• 50 languages.
WP - free hosted:
• http://en.support.wordpress.com/ ( Help pages )
• Shortcodes — widgets for individual posts.
• New: Free Themes at Tumblr.
In six months from 2012-01-01 to 2012-07-01 the number of blogs at Tumblr grew from 39.1 million to 62.3 million. For the latest figures see: http://www.tumblr.com/about/
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There used to be a separate post for debating the Pros and Cons of the alternative platforms, but it became a target for link-spam and was therefore deleted.