Successful businesses with an online presence tend to have a strong blog component to their site. This is a great place to share thought leadership, press releases, and engage potential or existing clients. However, when it comes to running a blog in Sitecore, there are a myriad of options… from third party integrations and modules… to straight separating the blog into another CMS (that may or may not rhyme with NerdLess).
What many are missing is that Sitecore is a perfect platform, with existing out of the box functionality, to create your blog. Considering that Sitecore allows you to create page templates, along with its easy to use interface, your blog can and should be an natural extension of your existing Sitecore platform.
Taking this approach, there are a few options as follows:
For SXA inspired developers, Sitecore has a great document for creating blog posts with variants and page designs: Walkthrough: Creating a rendering variant for a blog post (sitecore.com)
A Fan of Sitecore JSS? Here is an intriguing guide using a blog as an example: https://mysitecore.blog/2019/06/21/sitecore-jss-series-for-developer-how-to-build-a-functioning-sitecore-jss-app-3-of-5/
For the straight up template approach, one of my favorite walkthroughs is by Dylan Young, as he uses the blog post example to teach about templates:
Once you have the template with desired base design in place, you will likely want to add some components, such as a list of “latest posts” or “posts by date”. You can learn more about components here: https://doc.sitecore.com/users/100/sitecore-experience-platform/en/pages,-components,-placeholders,-and-content-items.html
If you are utilizing SXA, here is a great walkthrough of how to query for items and create the corresponding “page list” component: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/create-whats-new-list-sitecore-sxa-page-component-barend-emmerzaal