Introducing Aegea, a great blogging engine.
An engine is a program that runs on the blogger’s website. It provides the writing tools to the author, shows the posts to the readers and lets them write comments. Medium.com (or similar) is simpler, but they can shut down and take all your posts offline. With an engine, the blog runs on your own website and you have access to the files and the database (you don’t have to deal with the files or the database, but you own all the data).
I want most people to have access to personal blogging in this way. That’s why it uses the most easily available platform: PHP with MySQL.
Aegea powers this and many other blogs. Among my favourites:
- Death by Passive Voice, on writing, by Max Bears
- Daniel Lesden blog, on music production, by Daniel Lesden.
With Aegea, you can use the built-in neutral theme or customise it however you like (this blog is an example). Be flexible with comments: allow and disallow them globally or per post. Refine posts using Drafts. Add images, videos, audio or code to illustrate your point. Organise your writing with tags.
Designers, writers, musicians and software developers use Aegea to show their work, communicate and spread knowledge. They love it because it’s simple and fast yet does everything they need. Aegea is free for personal use and paid for business use.
Learn more and get Aegea at blogengine.me.