Hello hello. Once again I picked a new blog software. Went with Svbtle this time for a few reasons.
Goals for me to have in a software/platform:
- It must be simple. No distractions. Period.
- It must use Markdown for portability and ease of writing.
- It must format well across devices and load fast.
- If it’s not hosted by me, it must be hosted by a company not selling my information or that of my vistors.
Previously, I wrote all my posts in Markdown using the very awesome Focuswriter software or Noted on my Blackberry Passport. This made it so I had to publish it later on using another software. Early on it was Dropplets, but it wasn’t until this year that they started to update the project again. I found it to be a great concept, in practice it was a little buggy. I selected Anchor as the replacement but found it to be too heavy for my usage.
Ultimately, I thought Medium would be a good place to move my posts to, but Medium sucks! Well it doesn’t really, but not providing me a way to point my domain to the site by default is lame. I also don’t trust writing on a free service that will eventually have to grapple with how it wants to monetize later on. Medium will probably do sponsored posts and should be successful doing that model, but I’d prefer to not be a product.
So, I chose Svbtle. Great interface and formatting. I can also publish directly instead of having it be a two-step process. It’s a paid service and they are asking enough for a simple service that there’s no situation in which they shouldn’t be profitable. I should have had my company focus and launch a service like this, but I didn’t so I’ll defer to them. Good job Svbtle, the money I pay should be a good motivator to publish new content! Subscribe below if you want to receive my posts.