Blot is a blogging platform with no interface. It creates a special folder in your Dropbox and publishes files you put inside. The point of all this — the reason Blot exists — is so you can use your favorite tools to create whatever you publish.

Blot automatically creates blog posts from Text and Markdown Word Documents Images Bookmarks and  HTML. Just put the files inside your blog’s folder and Blot does the rest.

Blot comes with seven templates. They’re easy to customize, lightweight and designed to fit both small and large screens. You can also develop your own template from scratch.

A blog costs $20 per year. The annual fee pays for the servers which host your blog. It also covers the cost of providing support. Here’s a handful of the websites hosted on Blot:

diary.craigwhite.nycNew

Craig White is a visual artist based in Harlem, New York. Craig uses a custom template.

tillmanjex.info

Tillman Jex is a composer based in Berlin. Tillman uses a custom template.

rachelpietraszek.com

Rachel Pietraszek is a lawyer based in Toronto. Rachel uses a custom template.

andrewjanjigian.com

Andrew Janjigian is a photographer and editor at Cook’s Illustrated. Andrew uses the Rosa template.

hannautkin.com

Hanna Utkin is a filmmaker and producer from New York City. Hanna uses the Console template.

keywords.oxus.net

Kerim Friedman teaches anthropology in Taiwan. Kerim uses a custom template.

com.johnbeeler.com

John Beeler is the label director at Asthmatic Kitty Records. John uses a custom template.

matthewbattles.org

Matthew Battles directs metaLAB at Harvard. Matthew’s website uses the Rosa template.

rebeccatron.com

Rebecca Kukshtel is an engineer based in New York City. Rebecca uses a custom template.

blog.aurynn.com

Aurynn Shaw is a writer and engineer from New Zealand. Aurynn’s site uses a custom template.

kristianhjelle.com

Kristian Hjelle is a designer and partner at Bakken & Bæck. Kristian uses a custom template.

fagerheimen.no

Fagerheimen Borettslag is an apartment building in Oslo, Norway. Its website uses a custom template.

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