The past few days have shown that Google – Blogger.com – is a treacherous place to blog. I still believe that a self-hosted solution is only way to approach any half-way serious blog. That said, a self-hosted blog can be more challenging (just a little) than some of the free solutions out there.
That said, free-blogging on Blogger.com or WordPress.com isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Both sites are over 10 years old, with software – though continually improved over the years – still trapped in the pre-mobile age of MySpace & Co.
Still, self-hosted blogging can be a pain. Until now!
It just may be about to change – and Kickstarter may again be the place where it all begins! Check out this chap from London(UK)/Linz (Austria) and his vision for the blog of the future: Ghost!
#1 – Ghost: Just a Blogging Platform
Ghost is a platform dedicated to one thing: Publishing. It’s beautifully designed, completely customiseable and completely Open Source. Ghost allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make it easy and even (gasp) fun to do. It’s simple, elegant, and designed so that you can spend less time messing with making your blog work – and more time blogging.
#2 – The Future of the Blog?
Ghost will be released in August 2013 to Kickstarter backers. Like WordPress.org and other downloadable software, Ghost is a software installed on your own web hosting, making you the king of your own digital castle!
If Ghost can deliver on its promises – it will be a lot easier to use than current blogging software!
The basic pledge for the software is GBP 10,- … and Ghost was funded in 12 hours straight!
So. who will be the first Miniature Wargaming Blog to go Ghost? Faeit212?
Let me know what you think!