New Year, new blogging platform.
I’ve been experimenting with a new blogging platform.
Do we really need a new blogging platform I hear you ask?
Especially when we have WordPress (which this blog is crafted upon).
Well some people think we do.
It’s the now commonplace model of free if you download, or pay if you use their hosted solution. Installation on an Ubuntu box was not smooth but in the end this step-by-step guide was pretty good. Though don’t install the LAMP stack unless you have other needs for it. Node.js doesn’t need Apache and it gets in the way in horrible ways.
Probably the most obvious reason for firing up Ghost is that it enables you to write in markdown. If you like writing for the web then you will really love markdown.
I’ll let you know how I get on