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Building a simple and powerful blogging platform

Published On: Aug 14 2023
Written By: Krishnan Sethuraman
Category: Projects

I am not a big fan of Wordpress and Drupal. I have never had the motivation or desire to learn these applications beyond the basic installation and setup. 

I first toiled with the idea of building my own blogging platform for my personal website. The blog on which this post is published is built with Laravel. I have been using this self made blog for a while now and I can say I am very happy with it as it does exactly what I want it to do. I also need not worry about building a theme for the blog as it is closely integrated with my website so if I change the theme of my website my blog will also get the new design.

At this point it was only obvious for me to come up with an idea to build a blogging platform that is easy to set up and can be integrated with any existing website or user interface and totally negates the need to design or buy expensive themes in addition to dealing with customisation and backups. I have named this blogging platform

The blog is built to function as a regular blog in addition to acting like a headless cms that can be integrated with sites built on Nextjs, Gatsby or any other site with some simple javascript code to fetch the articles from the REST API. 

It was too much fun building thetinyblog and I have planned an interesting list of features that I am pretty sure will also attract bloggers from non-tech backgrounds.