Four content creation alternatives to Wordpress, Tumblr and Blogger
Writing on the web can be difficult.
Aside from the millions of voices clamoring for attention, there are almost as many places and ways to organize your content. Like any business sector, there are giants in the space. Wordpress, Tumblr and Blogger are all household names, with big audiences and loads of features. But those platforms don't work for everyone, nor should they.
Check out these four startups that are disrupting the status quo and allowing writers and journalists to do more with less.
Disruption Factor: Storytelling for the masses
The beauty of any form of writing comes through the story. Marquee is a platform devoted to helping make your content a story, regardless of what you write about. It serves as an easy-to-use drag and drop editor, blog host, and full service website, wrapped in one simple package. This platform gives writers terrific options to display media and publishing is only a click away. Marquee lets anyone create a beautifully-designed feature story, without the use of a designer or large budget.
Disruption Factor: Allowing you to simply blog
It's dangerous to try and be something you aren't. Ghost is a platform focused completely on being "just a blogging platform" and has the backers and funding to prove it. With a $25,000 Kickstarter goal that was demolished in only four days, and backers like Microsoft, Envato and a host of Wordpress developers, Ghost shows no signs of slowing down.
Disruption Factor: Topics that matter, written by you
For every story, there is always the inevitable question that must be asked before hitting publish: Why does this even matter? Medium is a network that focuses on content that is important and extremely relevant to its audience. They bill themselves as a network that is not about who you are or who you know, but rather about what you have to say. Medium gives journalists and bloggers an opportunity to write about exactly what they want, in an easy to publish forum. This company is gaining traction, and their founder is the same guy who started Blogger.
Disruption Factor: Industrial-size display without the price
How you display your content can say a lot. Jux is what Tumblr and Wordpress might look like if they had a younger sibling. This platform allows creativity to shine in a big way. It maximizes the size and scope of content, making YouTube videos, Instagram posts and photos maximize the page. No banners, ugly ads or strange borders here. Jux is optimized for every type of device, so you never have to worry about HTML, indentation or any of the other issues that take away from the organic writing process. Don't just take my word for it though, check out their 6 Reasons to Jux, and you will see what I am talking about.
What services have you seen that are going to change the landscape of online writing? What did we miss? Let us know in the comments below.