Hey again, it's James. Guess I'm back to blogging again.
This time I thought I'd try something different and instead of going with the default (WordPress), I thought I'd choose something different and go with Ghost. I've known about it for a while and seen it in use a couple of times and the sites that it makes look really nice. For example, Troy Hunt and Scott Helme both use it and their sites are looking very nice.
The setup process is suprisingly easy to say that it's self hosted, following their guide for Ubuntu its really just a few commands to set it up with a custom domain. There's also paid for plans if you don't want to bother with setting it up and installing it youself but honestly anyone could set it up, it took me about 10 minutes.
Now, I'm not suggesting to completely move away from WordPress, Ghost certainly has its downsides, like the interface being very simplistic and not having the range of features that WordPress has. I'd also say that its focused on blogs even more so than WordPress is, although you can make sites that don't look like blogs at all (take the Hive's knowledge base for example). I'd say if you're someone who wants to easily publish content to a small to medium sized audience, I'd definitely suggest it. It makes it effortless to create posts and pages and the admin interface is much faster than WordPress's.
All in all, I think I'll be sticking with Ghost for the distant future as its super easy to use and fits what I need it for perfectly. In the future I'll be posting techy related content here, stay tuned!