Giving up the ghost (.org): my experience using ghost.org
Let’s start with a conclusion: I can see a use case for ghost.org websites if and only if you have an existing fan base. I think it would be great to use if you were say a YouTuber looking at building a website and having a way for your fans to get access to paid content.
For me, it was too expensive to justify upgrading to the status that allows you to do more customizing than just choosing a theme from an extremely limited number. If I had some backers that could help cover that cost, I think it may be worth it, but it simply isn’t doable for me currently.
In other words, I think if you want a newsletter like mailchimp or some way to share info with your subscribers, and you also want a website, I think ghost.org is a good way of going about it.
Pros of ghost.org
Ghost does have a number of things in its favour, just unfortunately they weren’t for me at this stage.
Cons of ghost.org
For me, I simply couldn’t justify the price for a few reasons, namely:
So, I’m kind of back to square one. I think the best solution is some kind of combination with WordPress with crossposting on Medium (that I need to do a much better job of). WordPress is so old and clunky it comes with so many strings attached, but it’s also so versatile. Hard to know what’s right really!
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