So, another new blog platform.

For years it felt like we'd narrowed things down to a handful of established blogging platforms, and innovation had slowed to a (relative) trickle.

Now, all of a sudden, we have new blog platforms coming think and fast. Most recently there was Ghost - and now Typed.

I'll say one thing - Typed is simple. It's literally just a form on a page with a few options around it. There's very little here to distract you in any way from writing:

Interesting - I've just discovered that you have to upload the images into the image well to the right, before you can add them to a post:

Images in Typed

No preview option right now - so I can't get a sense of how this will look when I publish. And that's something I enjoy about Ghost. But right now, Typed is looking pretty easy and non-distracting to use - as long as you understand Markdown.

A promising start to the Beta.

Update

I've just been informed that Typed does have a preview mode - you just have to save your post as a draft first to see it:

Preview link in Typed

It's not particularly intuitive - and forces an extra step on me. I'd really like to see that link there from early in the post creation process - maybe the first time the post auto-saves. Uh, assuming they do auto-save…