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Ghost: Just a Blogging Platform

A project in Linz, Austria by John O'Nolan

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An open source blogging platform which makes writing pleasurable and publishing simple.
Backers: 5236
Average Pledge Per Backer: £38

Funded: £196,362 of £25,000
Dates: Apr 29th -> May 28th (30 days)
Project By: John O'Nolan
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Latest News

The Anatomy of a $300,000 Kickstarter Campaign

June 11th - via:
A little over a year ago I successfully funded a new publishing platform called Ghost on Kickstarter. If you're interested in the back-story, I've covered that in a 5-part series which starts here. This is the story of my experience running a crowdfunding campaign. The good, the bad, and the sleepless. (Read More)

Ghost launches as publishing platform with writers in mind

October 14th - via:
The open source platform is released for download today with a hosted service scheduled for January 2014 (Read More)

The Final Countdown

May 28th - via:
Good morning/afternoon everyone. This is an extremely short update just to remind you all that there are just 5 hours to go until Ghost's funding comes to a close. This is your absolute last chance to be a Ghost Founder (£60 Founder Pack) and be... (Read More)

Is This Kickstarter Project The Future Of Blogging

May 26th - via:
An open source blogging platform known as Ghost hopes to shift up the personal blogging space. (Read More)

Is This Kickstarter Project the Future of Blogging?

May 25th - via:
Ghost, an open-source blogging platform that hopes to shake up the personal publishing space, is nearing the end of its Kickstarter journey. Almost a month ago, Ghost launched with what seemed like an audacious goal: Raise £25,000 to help create a new web platform dedicated to publishing. To date, the project has raised £150,000 (that's $226,000 in U.S. dollars), and it has a shot at making its £250,000 stretch goal. (Read More)

Only 3 Days Left + Paypal + Video Update + New Rewards

May 24th - via:
It's been a month! Almost. In 3 days the Ghost Kickstarter campaign comes to an end. I can't decide if it feels like it's been a very short time, or a very long of time. It feels like both. As the roller-coaster fundraising ride draws to a close, I... (Read More)

Things Ghost Will Never Do: Sell You to Yahoo! for $1.1 Billion

May 20th - via:
In March of last year, Twitter acquired popular blogging service Posterous for $10million. About two weeks ago, Posterous turned off the lights after being shut down permanently. Yesterday, Yahoo!'s board approved a $1.1billion cash acquisition of... (Read More)

12 Days To Go: Your Questions Answered

May 16th - via:
It's been another week and it's time for another update - for all 3,000+ of you. At some point last night we passed the 50% mark on our way towards our £250,000 stretch goal. Statistically speaking, this means we are absolutely within the realms of... (Read More)

Free Node.js Lessons for Everyone, Sold Out Partners and Much More

May 6th - via:
Last Monday I posted an update to say that after 12 hours, we'd reached 100% funding. A week later, we're 410% funded and 41% of the way towards our extremely ambitious stretch goal! A lot has happened, so it's time for another update. I'm going to... (Read More)

Finally! Our Funding Process Has Begu... wait. What?

April 30th - via:
Things I didn't think I'd be saying on day 1 of launching the Ghost Kickstarter campaign: "It has been 12 hours since launch. We are 120% funded." And yet, there I was - last night - saying those somewhat absurd words to my computer screen. I can't... (Read More)

Innovation in Creation

April 30th - via:
John O’Nolan knows a thing or two about creating content. He also knows more than a thing or two about the platforms on which some of the most read content in the world is created. Over the past few years, Mr. O’Nolan has worked with clients like Virgin Atlanta, Nokia , and WordPress to stay ahead of content consumption and design trends and, in the process, has traveled the world creating his own. (Read More)

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