jusqu-icitoutvabien says: You guys were writing about possible alternatives to tumblr sometime in the past 6 months and I can't remember the site you mentioned, if you guys have any idea what I'm talking about any help would be appreciated. It wasn't Medium, I know that at least. If you have to answer privately 'tis chill.
» SFB says: I actually am pretty much an enthusiast of CMSes, so I’ll give this one some public love. I’m pretty sure the site I mentioned is Ghost, which is a budding open-source platform. It’s quite young, but it has a good community and will likely be in an amazing spot not long from now. I’m also looking at other options. But I’ll say pretty much the coolest thing I’ve seen lately is the Harp Platform, which is a web development platform reliant on a flat-file structure. You build a theme, load up a folder full of Markdown posts, and boom, you have a website. It also has pre-processors so you don’t have to convert your code when writing. I’ve been playing with an idea on it off and on for the last month or so, and being able to code natively in SASS and Jade rather than CSS and HTML is frickin’ awesome.
On this topic, a more general thought: I love me some Tumblr, but I gotta admit that the site’s approach to SEO leaves me willing to explore other options. By that same juncture, though, I wonder aloud if 2014 is the year that SFB gets reinvented or retired entirely. I think that five years of finding links on the internet is a good point to consider clearing a new path or finding a new approach. Maybe the goal is doing less better. Maybe the goal is working on a platform where I can create on the fly. Either way, the gears in my brain are working. — Ernie @ SFB