Files inside your blog’s folder become blog posts automatically. Blot exists so that you can blog with your favorite tools. Use your favorite text-editor to write and Blot does the rest.
I like the ﬂexibility and simplicity of plain text ﬁles. For years I’ve used text ﬁles to store my notes. One day I realized that those text ﬁles contained enough information — both in their contents and metadata — to generate a complete blog, without interfering with the structure of the folder or my writing process.
The fee pays for the servers which host your blog. It also covers the cost of providing support. Most importantly, it means Blot operates in your best interests alone, without care for the needs of advertisers or investors.
900dpi, Amb-1, asocialfolder, Boxfolio, Brace, Calepin, Cloud Cannon, Droppages, Dropplets, Duetto, Fargo, Harp, Kissr, Montaigne, Markbox, Pancake, Scriptogram, Site44, Sitebox, Skrivr, Small Victories, Synkee, Updog
Yes, Blot’s source code is dedicated to the public domain.
Yes, once you have signed up for Blot you can switch your billing interval from once per month to once per year on the subscription page.
If you pay for Blot annually, I will email you one week before your subscription is renewed to give you time to cancel your subscription or update your billing information. If you forget to cancel in time, contact support and I’ll send you a refund.
Blot uses Stripe to process subscription payments. This means your payment details do not touch Blot’s servers.
There is a soft cap of 1TB of bandwidth + storage combined per year, per blog. If you exceed this, I will ask you to meet the cost of hosting your blog, or I will help you set up Blot on your own server. Dropbox’s trafﬁc limits do not apply because Blot hosts the contents of your folder on its own server.
Many thanks to Blot’s earliest customers for their patience. In particular thank you Julie, Josh, Chris, Frank, Johannes and Angie. A number of people deserve particular gratitude for their help and encouragement over the years: thank you Paul, Frank, Jack, Roy, Shawn and Shibel.
Yes, and there’s plenty to do. Take a look at what we’re working on.
Work on Blot began in the summer of 2013. Blot opened to the public a year later.
Decades, at least.