No, not why I am using Ghost, but indeed, why do I continue to use it when I'm not exploiting anything about it.
A middleman blog or a jekyll site would be so much cheaper and safer to run.
I thought Ghost was going to be this magical thing that would keep me blogging.
But then I got burned enough times in the beginning such that I stopped writing anything in Ghost and instead just wrote it locally, then copy/pasted it into the Ghost system.
I've been doing this workflow for so long that I just really wonder why I'm even bothering with Ghost as a middleman now.
Plus, I'm getting kinda tired of my current workflow. When I edit in post, I have to edit in two places. And a lot of times, I'm too lazy and just update the Ghost post but not the original text file.
I feel this needs to stop. It just seems stupid.
And plus, then it gives me a chance to shop for a new text editor.
Much like with todo lists, I can never find the writing tool that really does everything I want.
I've been using Ulysses for drafting my posts. It's been working out. But I would like to have something that I could do some light editing on ios devices.
So what I'm thinking is probably a middleman blog with markdown plain text posts. Then I can use whatever text editor I want; I'll just need access to ruby to build the site.
That's the plan.
Instead, I'll probably just keeping doing what I've been doing.
Inertia is a powerful thing.