By DUSTIN CURTIS
When I first started working on Svbtle, I was building it out of frustration. I felt that publishing platforms had become too complicated by focusing on the wrong things. What I was looking for was a platform that rolled up its sleeves and worked hard to get at the core of what writing is really about–sharing ideas, naturally.
Svbtle is designed to highlight the things that matter; it’s an extremely simple platform for collecting and developing ideas, sharing them with the world, and reading them. That’s it. We’ve focused all of our energy into designing the simplest interface possible for accomplishing these goals. Svbtle is blogging with everything else stripped away.
Until now, we’ve been an exclusive platform open only to approved users. We took this initial approach because we wanted to ensure that the software worked, first of all, and that the platform was seeded with great content by seasoned and experienced authors. Now we’re finally ready to let more people try Svbtle. Today, we’re opening sign up for everyone.
Why use Svbtle?
It works like your brain.
Svbtle’s dashboard is designed to work the same way your brain works. It encourages you to dump ideas, links, and thoughts into a flow of draft posts, and then makes it easy to slowly sculpt those ideas into publishable articles. It just feels natural.
It gets out of the way.
When we’re writing, we like to have no distractions, so we removed all of them. Only a few essential styling options remain, but articles can be written using shorthand formatting with Markdown, for more control. (Don’t worry; it’s easy to learn.)
Svbtle’s writing interface was designed to get out of the way, and it lets you focus on writing.
It cares about your identity.
Writers shouldn’t be defined by the brands of their publishers or platform, but rather by their own personal presence on the web. So we’ve built features that enable you to own your space inside Svbtle: Your full name appears by everything you write, you can use a custom domain, and you can choose an avatar and accent color. We have plans for more personalization and branding features soon, too.
We want to make the best place for writing, reading, and building a personal presence on the web. And we’re just getting started. Give Svbtle a try; I hope you enjoy what we’ve built.
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