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Blot turns a folder into a website.

Why does Blot exist?

I like the simplicity and durability of plain text files. For years I’ve used text files to store my notes. One day I realized that those text files had enough information — in their contents and metadata — to generate a website, without interfering with my writing process. So I made Blot.

Alternatives to Blot

900dpi, Amb-1, asocialfolder, Boxfolio, Brace, Calepin, Cloud Cannon, Droppages, Dropplets, Duetto, Fargo, Harp, Kissr, Montaigne, Markbox, Pancake, Paperplane, Quotion, Scriptogram, Site44, Sitebox, Skrivr, Small Victories, Synkee, Updog

Can I host Blot on my own server?

Yes, Blot’s source code is dedicated to the public domain.

Multiple sites

You can manage multiple sites from the same account. Each site is independent: you could use Dropbox with one and Git with another.

Can I pay annually instead of monthly?

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.

Subscription renewals

If you pay for Blot annually, we 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 we’ll issue a refund.

Payment processing

Blot uses Stripe and PayPal to process subscription payments.

Canceling your subscription

You can cancel your subscription on the account page. You can choose to delete your account immediately, or wait until the end of your billing period.

Bandwidth and storage limits

There is a soft limit of 1TB of bandwidth + storage combined per year, per site. If you exceed this, we will ask you to meet the cost of hosting your website, or we will help you set up Blot on your own server. Note that your site is not affected by Google Drive or Dropbox’s traffic limits because Blot hosts the contents of your folder on its own server.

Language support

Blot’s dashboard, documentation, support and templates are available in English.

Is Blot still maintained?

Yes, and there’s plenty to do. Take a look at what we’re working on.

Thank you

Many of Blot’s customers deserve particular gratitude for their help and encouragement over the years: in particular, Paul, Rakhim, Julie, Josh, Nicolas, Anthony, Nash, Lisa, Jamie, Luke, Chris, Roy, Frank, Johannes, Frank, Jim, Jack, Shawn, Darren, Shibel, Max, and Angie. Thank you.

How long has Blot been around?

Work on Blot began in the summer of 2013.

How long do you plan to work on Blot?

For life.

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