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I finally got round to trying Ghost last week. I’ve been meaning to give it a go for a while as I’ve heard many good things about it, plus the whole native markdown post entry appealed to me since I do most of my writing in markdown.

Sadly my hosting provider only allows for Ruby on Rails and PHP which means running Ghost myself it out of the question. Given running my own AWS or digital ocean instance would cost about the same as a hosted Ghost blog, I tried the hosted option.

I was… Underwhelmed. I know it’s still in development and isn’t feature complete, but there were just too many little niggles to justify the $5/month it would cost me if I persevered. For all its annoyances, WordPress is very mature and I can host as many blogs as I like for no more than I’m already paying my provider for other things. Seems like I’ll be sticking with it for a while yet.