The First Impression

The most noticeable feature that Ghost has, I mean in comparison with WordPress, is the clean Markdown text editor. I am slightly partial to Markdown over rich text editing for some reason.

The sheer simplicity of the engine makes me want to use it even more. I mean let’s face it, WordPress must have a trillion more plugins/ themes/ features, you’re almost spoilt for choice but this is so simple.

Getting it up was fairly simple. Install Node.js from their official repo, unpack Ghost (The most popular Node.js blog engine), set up the background process, map to port 80 in the httpd, and you’re done. Took a total of 35 minutes but it was 5 minutes, really.

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The Experiment

So, I figured.. Why not make a Node.js based blog? Seriously, why not? I mean it’s not like its 2008. So that is what this is.

I will be trying this out for a while. Let’s see how it goes.

Will keep you posted. Who am I kidding? No one is reading this.

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