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?