Tag: Self-Publishing

Next Generation Blogging Platforms

While relatively new blogging platforms like Tumblr and SquareSpace gain traction because of their simplicity and attractive design, they don’t differentiate too much from established alternatives like WordPress or Blogger.
I am much more intrigued by alternative approaches, which turn existing information repositories into blogging platforms. Examples:

  • Scriptogr.am, where posts are text files saved in your Dropbox folder
  • Postach.io, where posts are notes saved in your Evernote account

Both are still limited in terms of features, forcing power users to postpone adoption. Ironically, I believe that power users are the most interested in a similar approach.

I wonder if and when somebody will try with emails. Can we turn a Gmail mailbox into a blogging platform?