2021-03-05 17:00

The Fascinating Game of Moving Between Hosting Platforms

Jeff Perry on Micro.blog on moving from Ghost to Substack:

Substack does the job I want in a newsletter, and with the ability to move TabletHabit.com to Substack it checks all the boxes I want except for designing the look.

I find these stories to be fascinating. It is as if every hosting solution cannot have it all. There is always too much friction or something is simply lacking which prompts us, content creators, to drop one service and search for something else. One service can have a great visual design1, yet lacking from the analytics side. One platform can be really well-designed but very hard to get up and running2. Another solution can be dead simple to publish with but lacking in visual design flexibility3. Can we just have it all? I sense a business opportunity here.

I’m in a permanent questioning state regarding my current options. Right now, I’m writing about moving from Substack to Buttondown. I don’t want to spoil it, but again, this situation directly comes down to not being fully satisfied with Substack.

You can read his story by following the go to text” link in the box below4.

Moving Back to Substack jeffperry.blog

  1. I’m looking at you, Squarespace.↩︎

  2. I’m looking at you, Ghost.↩︎

  3. I’m looking at you, Micro.blog.↩︎

  4. This link box was created by using the embed” option from the Micro.blog timeline↩︎


Services Squarespace Ghost Micro.blog


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