Wow, is this the year of new and alternative blogging platforms? Does everyone have a vision for a new system and application?
Perhaps, and we’re only half-way through the year. Yikes. I can’t help but try the new systems and even though it eats up a lot of my time I think it’s valuable to see what innovation is being developed by thoughtful developers and designers.
Check this visual overview of system that’s very similar to Roon, except it’s much more mature and has a business model already:
Postagon markets itself as a blogging platform reduced to “just right” – stripping out the non-essentials and focusing on the content.
Signing up is easy and you’ve got a bunch of options, but not too many:
Here’s a few options for your profile:
You can compose in Markdown if you’d like which a lot of people are moving towards.
Here’s the posting experience:
Simple, elegant, and very clear:
I inserted a background image and hit “Publish” – not bad! Just the basics.
Beautiful. You can share it, of course.
Settings and feeds import? Yes.
Google analytics available is very nice. Even a custom domain.
And hey, a business model:
Not too bad. Sounds like Posthaven in a way.
Manage your posts with ease:
And that’s really it.
I love the clean look, the simple and clear navigation, and the no-frills approach to publishing content. I’m not a fan of the word “postagon” but that’s subjective – who cares about my thoughts on their name (and besides I could have a custom domain if I wanted).
You should check it out and give it a look. Let me know your thoughts!