I was checking out a new-to-me blogging platform, Ownzee. I wanted something that gave me more flexibility in terms of layout. Ownzee offers that. But, that’s about where the usefulness of the platform ends for me. The WYSIWYG editor is phenomenal, but at this point, it just won’t do what I need it to do.
The cool things about Ownzee:
- Super easy to create any layout you want. Overlay pictures, move text boxes around, create layouts like you would in Illustrator.
- Easy-to-use web editor. There are only a few buttons you can push. It’s pretty straight forward.
- Multiple fonts available. Block out a quote, make a cool headline. Attractive looking pages are pretty easy.
The drawbacks of Ownzee:
- Hosting only on their website. You can mask a domain name, but there’s no linking to specific posts if you do this.
- No custom themes or ability to create static pages. If you’re looking for an ongoing blog, it works. But, if you’d like to create an “about us” page, contact form, etc… it’s currently lacking in this platform.
- No integration of social networking plugins. Want your twitter feed in there? I don’t think it’s possible at this point.
- No ability to save drafts. I’m one to blog within the window I’m in, save the draft, read in the morning and then hit publish. There’s no drafts allowed with Ownzee. Once you’re done, you’ve got to publish your post right then and there.
Check it out if you want, I’ve got a couple of posts up on a blog I was trying out. I think they’ll be moving over to a new platform relatively quickly. At least it’s only costing me $5/mo.