If the DNS has propagated successfully you should be seeing my new Ghost blog now and I'm super excited about it! I've always hated WordPress (I'm not the only one) for a number of reasons (expensive, bloated, slow, PITA, etc) but it's always been a necessary evil. My main complaint with WordPress is that it's trying to be everything for everyone. I don't want an application platform. I want a blog. This is why I love Ghost! It's "just a blogging platform" and it's written in Node.js using Handlebars. FTW!!

There are a number of reasons to love Ghost:

  1. It's all Node.js and Handlebars so I can easily muck around in it. For both of my Ghost sites, I purchased a template (I can't do design) and hacked the crap out of it. I even wrote this search page from scratch.
  2. Themes are cheap, clean, fast and mobile friendly.
  3. Easy and cheap to stand up! I can get a new blog up and running in (literally) a matter of minutes with hosted sites using ghost.io or digitalocean for a handful of presidents a month.
  4. It's Node.js so I can run it locally for development and testing.

I will admit that it's not 100% baked as of right now. But that's awesome!! The community has time to build some killer blogging plugins. The next version of Ghost should include a CLI so going to be a huge milestone for admins.