Ghost: Is This Platform The Future Of Blogging?
Sometimes, we need a fully equipped, super-powered CMS (Content Management System) that lets you create a website any way you feel like. But there are also times when we feel the urge for a simple CMS which is elegant as well as fun to use. And this is where Ghost has the biggest potential in becoming a champion crowd-puller.
Ghost is a crowd-funded blogging platform which is awaiting its official launch, but people are already terming it as the “Future of Blogging”. It had a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, by reaching 120% of their goal within the first 12 hours, and 410% within a week. Ghost was able to rope in 5236 backers and raise £196,362 (being pledged of £25,000 goal) at the end of a month’s allotted time. It’s actually pretty amazing to see a project without a single “physical” product yet, and gaining the trust of so many individuals and organizations.
What Makes Ghost So Popular?
- Perhaps the biggest benefit of using Ghost over an existing CMS is its use of markdown. As you are writing markdown in the left-hand panel, you’ll be able to keep a constant eye on the live review in the right-hand panel. You don’t need to switch back and forth to get a preview, and as a result, quite a large amount of time will be saved from constant saving and refreshing.
- Coming to the dashboard, you’ll hardly find a dashboard so compact, efficient yet visually vibrant. Each and every important data – from news feed and content performance to social media and traffic stats, is put in one place. This means that you don’t have to switch between multiple tabs in order to get what you are looking for. And again, a substantial amount of time will be saved.
- Next in line is its fully responsive design. So, Ghost is not just restricted to computers and laptops. It is equally efficient when used through a tablet or a smartphone. To top it, all the features remain accessible with unlimited functionality. And about the functionality of Ghost, it’s limitless. As Ghost is licensed with no restrictions under the MIT license, you’ll infinite choice of plug-ins going your way.
- What has actually made Ghost earn the trust of thousands is it being a non-profit organization. This means that Google won’t be able to buy it with a billion dollars. Moreover, Ghost will be focusing on earning only the minimum amount of revenue it’ll need to keep going, and also on creating something unique for every user rather than just think about profits.
Ghost is in a great shape – it’s well- executed and well-planned. And when it finally arrives in the market, there is no doubt about the kind of storm it is going to create. As of now, we are just eagerly waiting!