New Integration: Ghost

Today we're excited to announce a new integration with another open source blogging platform, Ghost. This enables you to compose posts in our distraction-free editor and seamlessly publish them to your Ghost blog, no matter where it's hosted. To get started, check out this integration guide from the Ghost team!

This comes as a direct replacement for our previous Medium integration. Earlier this year, we learned that Medium had dropped our API access without any forewarning. Writers were publishing posts here expecting them to show up on their Medium blog, but they never did.

We later learned that Medium was trying to mitigate spam — but the damage was already done. We got burned, and didn't want to continue resting our reputation on a platform that doesn't respect the developers building on it. That's where Ghost came in.

The Ghost team reached out to us shortly after we published that blog post in January, and suggested we integrate with them, instead. The timing was perfect — they were getting ready to launch a new Admin API (just announced this week) that enabled publishing to any Ghost blog. We jumped on the opportunity, and were happy put our effort towards growing an ecosystem of open, resilient publishing tools, rather than walled gardens like Medium.

As always, we'd love to hear what you think about this new integration, and any ways we might improve it, over on the forum!