Blot.im Review 2019

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Blot.im Review: A Dropbox Powered Blogging Platform With No Interface

Blot.im Review 2019: So, last night I created a blog on blot.im, the Dropbox-powered blogging platform with no interface. I have been reading about it a lot and it seems like none of the users of Blot have any complain regarding this platform. Of course, I had to try it out. But there was one problem – the platform doesn’t offer any free plan and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to invest on another blogging platform.

Anyway, after careful consideration, I decided to go for it. I had been planning to create another blog for the other kinds of writing I write. So, let it be on Blot, I thought. If I like it, good. Otherwise, I can at least write an honest blot.im review.

So, here it is.

Blot.im Review 2019

Blot.im was created by David Merfield. I couldn’t find much information about him on the Internet. He keeps a low profile which explains why despite being in its fifth year, Blot.im is still not a much popular or well-known blogging platform. This was one of the many reasons why I wanted to explore this platform. I believe David is really passionate about what he does and that establishing a business and making profits aren’t in his list of priorities at this moment.

Anyway, David started working on Blot in 2013. In 2014, the platform was made available to the public.

What makes it a unique platform is that it doesn’t have an interface.

It doesn’t need the minimum of technical knowledge to set up, run and manage, nor does it involve any CMS or other software.

This is to say that you don’t have to worry about anything except creating content.

A Dropbox-Powered Blogging Platform

The entire website’s structure can be managed from Dropbox. All you have to do is create folders inside your Dropbox folder. A folder named ‘Blot’ will be automatically created when you allow Blot to connect with your Dropbox account. You can create separate folders for your pages, posts, drafts, etc. in that folder and Blot will automatically turn them into your website.

Creating content and publishing them is extremely easy. All you have to do is write the content using any text editor and save the files inside the Blot folder. It will be automatically published in your blog. Blot supports common text file formats, like markdown, text, Microsoft Word, Google, docs, etc. This means you don’t have to go for any new tool. You can just use one of your favorite tools to create content and Blot will do the rest.

Publish From Anywhere

Since Blot is powered by Dropbox, it means you can create and publish content from anywhere. For example, in my Android smartphone, I use iA Writer to create content in markdown and save it directly inside the Blot folder in my Dropbox account. Within seconds, the content gets published on my blog.

Simple Formatting

When it comes to formatting your content, you can use Markdown which is extremely easy and simple.

Custom Domain

Blot comes with blot.im subdomain. But it supports custom domain as well. However, you have to purchase it from some other domain name registrars.

Importing Content

If you have a blog on WordPress, Jekyll, Tumblr, or Squarespace, you can import them to your blot.im blog. There are scripts which you can run yourself or contact David to help you out…with no extra charge.

Simple, Customizable Design

Blot has seven templates for various purposes. There are also some archived templates which you can use. The source code of all these templates are available on github and you can customize them if you wish. All these templates have a clean design and amazing typography making it one of the distraction-free blogging platforms. You can also create your own templates and use them.

Analytics, Comments, Videos

You can integrate Google Analytics, Heap or Clicky with Blot.im. The platform also supports comments through Disqus. For videos, you have to embed them.

Support

I haven’t yet felt the need to contact Blot. But Blot.im reviews by others say that David is extremely prompt in responding. You can even text him through Twitter.

Pricing

All of these come for just $30 a year, which is extremely reasonable compared to what others provide.

Blot.im Review: Final Verdict

The only complain I have about Blot is that there is no free plan. You have to make the payment to use it and decide whether or not it will serve your purpose.

However, I, personally, feel that it’s worth it. It is probably the simplest blogging platform which gives full control over your content. Even if Blot shuts down, and I hope it doesn’t, you will still have your content. Not to mention, you don’t need to be the least bit of technologically smart to run it.

So, this was an honest review of Blot.im blogging platform.

I hope this article on blot.im review helps you in making a decision regarding whether or not it will serve your purpose.

If you have any query regarding this article on blot.im review, feel free to drop a comment below and I will respond at the earliest.

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