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I’m setting up a Ghost site for my newsletter Listen Up IH
Its past 1300 subs now, I figured high time it had a separate identity.
(beyond the Indie Hackers website)
Reflections on the pro/cons of all the blogging platforms I’ve considered –
- Self hosted – Complete control to the creator
- Great support and love from the dev community
- Need too many plugins to get the basic stuff done
- Can get slow if you’re not an expert
This was my 1st choice, but it felt like too much extra work.
- Very easy to set up.
- Great creator experience.
- Very little control over the UX.
- Every Substack looks the same🤷♂️
- No post level SEO controls.
- Only GA and FB analytics option
- Takes 5% cut for every paid sub (This is bad when scaling)
- Looks beautiful.
- Granular SEO controls.
- A bit hard to setup.
- Way beyond what I need.
- Too expensive (I’m thrifty😅)
- Direct Signup from Twitter
- (that’s it🙃)
- Poor creator experience
- Not meant for blogging, only to send emails
- No SEO features.
Experimenting with Revue for The Indie Creator newsletter.
- I love notion, it’s super easy to use, do all my writing on it anyways
- It’s easy to setup
- Hard to have gated content.
- No native newsletter option.
I’m a big fan of these website builders, but Ghost seemed to be the best option👇
- Easy to setup
- Fits my Pocket
- Newsletter Built in
- Self hosted option available
- Gated content option built in
- Great writing and reading experience
- Poor native analytics
- Limited themes in base plan.
Work around the cons, I’m on it, will have an update by next week soon.
Thank you for reading🙏
Hope this helps you in your platform choice.
I’m reading up on all the analytics options right now.
Watch out for next week’s post for what I learn.
Hint – I hate Google, would rather have no analytics than GA. More next week. Ciao👋
Let me what you think, say hi on Twitter –
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