For some time I’ve debated with myself on choice of blogging platform. Controlling the content, price and ease of use have all battled in my thoughts.
Then I found Blot.
You just write in markdown, and then drop the
.md file into Dropbox and magic happens. It’s 20$ for the year for the service and hosting. And so frictionless to write. Jekyll is wonderfull, but I really don’t want to start a local server to preview and publish.
I am concerned about Blot’s long term success. We’ve all seen so many services go away, and take our content down with it. But with markdown files stored in dropbox, there’s nothing to lose. It’s your content. Just back it up in case Dropbox goes away or is compromised. Also, back up because it’s good practice.