You may be aware that I have been looking for a home for my website in the last few weeks. I tried Engrave – which is a Steem Blockchain based platform that will one day complete with WordPress. I also tried directing my URL straight to Busy.
I just wasn’t happy with the performance of Busy. When I first joined the blockchain, it was such a cool looking and very fast frontend. Lately, however, it just wasn’t performing well enough for me.
I actually love Engrave, and the potential it’s got to rival WordPress and other such platforms, but it just isn’t ready yet.
As such, I’ve registered for one year’s hosting service with a UK based provider and have installed the very ubiquitous and familiar WordPress platform.
Apart from the security and privacy related tweaks, the first thing I searched for was SteemPress! The entire point of this exercise is to be able to publish my posts on the Steem Blockchain to take advantage of the monetary and community incentives.
I’ve been blogging for a while and I can say that I’ve never been on a platform with the level of engagement I get on Steem, genuine or otherwise. I have formed relationships on the platform that I would love to take with me everywhere I go, so I am particularly excited about SteemPress.
So for this first post, I shall keep things simple – just a photo, some text and my footer. I know I can embed YouTube videos on here too, but that’s for later down the line.
Talking of video, I’m not sure how this is going to work with DTube. Being a regular DTuber, I will still have to post directly to Steem without going through this website I guess. I also use Appics which, of course, has it’s own tools.
Let me end it here. I’m excited to see how this looks on the various Steem frontends. No doubts I would have to learn how to tweak a few things going forward.