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.
I like the flexibility and simplicity of plain text files. For years I’ve used text files to store my notes. One day it occured to me that there is enough information encoded in the files—their content, metadata and location—to generate a blog, without interfering with the structure of the folder or my writing process.
The annual fee pays for the servers which host your blog. It also covers the cost of providing support. Most importantly, it encourages Blot to operate in your best interests, as opposed to those of an advertiser or investor.
Yes, Blot’s source code is dedicated to the public domain.
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No, Blot does not censor anything that it can legally host.
Yes, and there’s plenty to do. Take a look at what I’m working on.
I began work on Blot in the summer of 2013. Blot opened to the public a year later. Many thanks to Blot’s earliest customers for their help and their patience. In particular thank you Frank, Julie, Josh, Chris, Johannes and Angie.
Decades, at least.