There seems to be about a million things to get done when launching something like linkalist and it is very easy to get overwhelmed by the magnitude of the work involved — particularly when it’s just one person trying to get it all done.
For me a developer, it’s all very easy when it’s just coding to be done but there is so much else to be done to turn code into a living breathing system that it is easy to get lost in the detail. This starts with getting server infrastructure in place but then leads to documentation, support and a thousand other details that need to be done.
Part of this process is setting up the blogging platform. For years the default choice was to use use a host-your-own Wordpress site, but things have moved on and I’m more inclined to use Medium now. This gives you one less thing to worry about maintaining and also gives you a bit of network effect from a popular site.
So that’s what I’m doing here. I’m not yet sure what I’m going to write about but it probably be a combination of technical challenges, linkalist tips and business stuff.
To get some traction from these blog posts, they also need to link somewhere onto your own site. Luckily, since linkalist is at its heart a CMS, it was a fairly simple matter to add a basic blogging platform into it so that I can mirror the Medium posts easily where required. This blogging engine is available as a standard part of the linkalist landing page structure so that you easily add the same functionality to your own application.