Welcome to my new foray into the wonderful world of the self-hosted Ghost platform.

10 months ago

Latest Post Privacy by Bjorn Rostron

Welcome to my new blog.

Those of you that know me could probably describe me in a few choice words, many of them revolving around technology. For years I used Wordpress as my platform of choice for creating my own sites. Recently though I have gravitated towards the Ghost platform. A platform that deals less with the aesthetics of what my blog is supposed to look like and more into writing for it. Ghost is minimal, slick and efficient.

Currently I am hosting this blog via DigitalOcean, though depending on my wants and needs moving into the future, I might think of transitioning to Ghost's own paid platform aptly named Ghost Pro. Currently I am utilising DigitalOcean's entry level droplet (their name for a server), and the entry level Ghost Pro plan starts at $29/month. Certainly from a security perspective Ghost Pro is a no brainer, but since my blog is small, I'll take the opportunity to explore how to keep my server secure. It also saves me $24 per month.

So far it's been quite good, a few hiccups but nothing that a little google-fu couldn't fix. I'd certainly recommend the platform for those of you who want something small, and sharp. Reminds me a lot of Medium with its feel. Certainly far removed from Wordpress, because that is just incredibly bloated. I don't mean that to sound negative and I wouldn't knock Wordpress for other use cases but for a simple blog, it can be a bit of overkill.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy some of the content i'll be uploading over the next little while (when I stop procrastinating). If anyone has any helpful tips, or general advice about DigitalOcean or Ghost, please hit me up on Twitter or via Email.

Stay curious,


Björn Rostron

Published 10 months ago