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More blogging tools!

I can’t decide anymore. There are so many places to blog now. Varying feature sets keep me from fully locking into one, but I realize that it is pretty hard to follow a blog that keeps moving.

Features

Wordpress

Tumblr

Scriptogram

Svbtle

Full featured in hosted version

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Themeable

Yes

Yes

Sure…

Color?

Stylish (my opinion)

meh…

Yes

Close to it

Yes

Markown native in editor

No

well…

Yes

Yes

Footnotes1 (Multimarkdown or Markdown Extra2)

No

No

Yes

No

Ability to publish from outside

Yes

Yes

Can only do this

No…?

These services are obviously all trying to do different things. Tumblr is more social and doesn’t do as well for longform posts. Wordpress is the everything box that doesn’t excel at anything. Scriptogram is as simple as a text file in your Dropbox. Svbtle is new and pretty but missing a couple of key features (for me, anyways).

These two new ones have caught my eye, and if the one gets better looking or the other adds MultiMarkdown, pilchernet may have a new home.


  1. I love footnotes. I blame Chuck Klosterman (who probably got them from David Foster Wallace).
  2. Both of these are indispensable (well, you need at least one). I made that table in 10 seconds, and formatted it in another 5 seconds, just stream of consciousness. Not possible in HTML.
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