March 1, 2013

Brief blogging platform comparisons

I looked at other different blogging platforms. My thoughts, in brief:

Tumblr

(+)

Social aspect, queue, email posts, tags, dashboard, allows custom domain for free, post to twitter, multiple apps.

(-)

The dark Tumblr,” (NSFW) leading to the site being blocked by content filters, no Mac apps shows the queue, queue hard to manage if long, no easy Twitter or tag cloud widget-like options.

WordPress.com

(+)

Dashboard, email posts, widgets, social aspect, schedule posts, Poster app (converts Markdown to HTML).

(-)

Custom domain is $13 (even if already owned), not use Markdown (must convert to HTML), tag cloud maxes out at 45, tags versus categories.

Scriptogr.am

(+)

Your content under your control in Dropbox, markdown, social aspect possible through IFTTT, free custom domain insertion, could use a text expander template, appears to allow an image link from anywhere in Dropbox or elsewhere, easy to change HTML and CSS.

(-)

Must hit synchronize button, no direct social aspect, no tag cloud available (must make a tag page and manage manually).

Posterous

(+)

Not sure at this point since shutting down.

(-)

Shutting down.

Calepin

(+)

Similar to Scriptogr.am.

(-)

No robust growth / support path by dev (?), must hit synchronize button.

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