What’s Wrong With Blogs Nowadays? (And Why Typed.com Will Make Things Right)
A blog serves as a platform to share your ideas and build a readership from your target audience.
Sounds simple enough, which is why lots of people own a blog to do exactly these things.
But you know what’s not simple? Blogging platforms.
Back then, platforms like WordPress, Blogger, and Tumblr offered an easy way to publish online content. Just sign up for an account, write your post, and hit publish.
While you can still do these things from the aforementioned sites, the platforms gravitated away from just blogging. You now have to worry about the plugins you’ll choose for your WordPress site and customize your Tumblr or Blogger theme to achieve a better look.
This isn’t a bad thing, mind you. WordPress has become a very flexible CMS allowing you to build a website that fits your needs. Tumblr is a great way to share your quirky humor through GIFs. Blogger now relies on custom themes to create a fully functional website.
But the focus now by these blogging platforms has moved away from writing.
As a writer, journalist, or storyteller who simply wants to let the words do the talking, setting up a blog has become more complicated than ever.
This is the very reason why Typed.com is in the works to provide writers with a blogging platform that will let them focus on their words.
Typed: A Better Blogging Platform
Developed by the great people who ran Realmac Software, the idea here is to provide bloggers a “beautiful writing experience.” You can expect a seamless user experience that is seen from Clear, an award-winning to-do app created by Realmac.
The platform is based from Realmac’s Typed for Mac, a distraction-free markdown writing app. Once Typed.com is up and running, you can publish blog posts directly from your Typed for Mac.
Drag and drop images from your local drive to the post draft, ability to add extra pages, and collaborate with other writers for your blog, among other features.
Typed is also responsive and mobile-ready. No need to make sure that the theme will look good on desktop or mobile. Just pick a theme for your Typed.com blog or site and you’re good to go!
Best of all, you don’t have about worry about the bloated tools included in other platforms. All you need is to focus on what you need to write about.
As of writing, Typed.com is still an ongoing IndieGogo campaign. But it has already exceeded its $20,000 goal – it’s now $113,344USD and counting with 12 days left!
If you’re still interested in contributing, there are still perks available for you to choose from.
For more information about Typed.com, click here to view their IndieGogo campaign.
Final thoughts: While it’s still early to judge if Typed.com would live up to expectation, there’s a market for people looking for blogging alternatives to help them share and publish their ideas to their readers. Looking at the developer’s impressive track record, Typed.com is something to watch out for in the future.
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