Trying out the Ghost blogging engine

August 16, 2016 0 Comments ghost, twitter

The eagle eyed amongst you may have noticed that this blog is based on Ghost and not the almost universally used platform, Wordpress. But why? Let me explain.

First up is a desire to try something new. Ghost is very different to Wordpress and first impressions are good. I like it. Secondly, Wordpress is big, fat and bloated. I don't really need all the bells and whistles it comes with, Ghost feels pure and simple. Lastly is security - I've worked on a number of Wordpress sites for people and it's a bit of a nightmare (especially when you start adding plugins). I know security by obscurity is bad, but Wordpress is so massive, it seems you are forever being attacked. Not ideal.

![Quill](/content/images/2016/08/upload698810239.jpeg)

So 👻. Let's see how it goes. I found a really nice (and free!) app on the Play Store - Quill, for composing blog posts from Android. I'm writing on it now! I also really like that Ghost uses Markdown, which I'm somewhat new to but also fascinated by.

Stay tuned for further updates on how I'm getting on going forward. ☺️