Blogs and bloggers have transformed and changed the face of the web. They have changed publishing and they've even changed news. But, in case you haven't noticed blogs themselves haven't changed that much in quite a while.
Well, there is a new platform that’s out to change all that. The new CMS Ghost says it’s goal is to keep blogging simple. Funded by Kickstarter, Ghost is an open source project that is founded by people who think WordPress has become too complex.
While Wordpress has evolved into a much more in depth content management system, some still think Ghost is not as simple as they want you to believe. Currently, Ghost must be installed on a VPS only. You can download the source code and it’s up to you from there.
The introduction video for Ghost shows a side-by-side view of the platform. The video also shows the ease of using drag and drop to add images. The view you see while creating content is exactly what you get, which has long been an issue with WordPress.
All WordPress users know how difficult it is to place images and format your content because it never looks quite the same once it’s published. This is a problem that all WordPress users have grown accustomed to, and worked past in their own ways.
Unfortunately for Ghost this side-by-side view is what many are calling it’s only real advantage. It’s not hard to see that some bloggers want a more simplistic system, but WordPress can be learned in a days time if all you want to do is blog.
At least with WordPress you have a choice. You can simply create a blog, or you can create an elaborate website, or both. With Ghost you have only one option...blog. Essentially you can do with Tumblr what you can with Ghost. Only the future will tell what’s in store for this platform, but surely it has its place in the blogging world.