Personally, I have been using tumblr for intro to soico class to write my class journal. Tumblr is very easy to create personal blog, so it is very accessible for students. WP might be too hard (buf fun definitely!) for students.
"Pinterest is a promising visual bookmarking platform. It is gaining in popularity more and more and of course teachers and educators are part of this success for there are now a burgeoning number of educational boards on Pinterest where you can get free access to tons of web tools and teaching tips.There are also some great educational Pinners that are committed to sharing useful resources with their fellow teachers."
I started my blog using WordPress and I have found it a platform that makes it easy to own and publish your own content online.
It is the foundation to the success of this blog which currently receives over 300,000 hits per month.
If you’re looking for an easy way to create a web presence and start sharing your ideas online, the best way to do this is to create a blog. Millions of users around the world already express themselves and share their thoughts by means of their personal blogs.
The advantage of having your own WordPress blog that is self-hosted is that you own it.
It is good to have a Facebook “page” or a Tumblr blog but they are owned by someone else and you can have a web presence there but under their “Terms and Conditions” It is basically a rental.