A few weeks ago I built Throwww, a minimalistic blogging Platform designed for people who want to just write something and share it. Here's the original post explaining in greater detail why I built throwww.
The feedback was positive and constructive: most people liked the elegance of throwww but wanted a few more features. In the time since launching, I've done my best to introduce more functionality while (at least in my humble opinion) sticking to the chief principle of simplicity. Here's a list of new features
Formatting, Images, and Video
Some people wanted more than just pure text. Some didn't. To add that functionality without compromising speed or simplicity, I went with markdown. For those of you who don't know, markdown is a simple language that allows you to do things like italicize your text, or add a link. I also added extensions to allow you to embed videos in your posts, like so
For a full list of formatting and embedding options, click on "formatting help" at the bottom-left of your screen next time you start writing a post.
Now when someone comments on your posts or replies to your comments, you'll know! You have to be signed-in to see notifications. In the future, I will add an option to be tweeted when you get notifications. I will add this, but not yet... not yet.
Tracking Anonymous Posts
Now if you are logged in and elect to post anonymously, you get all the features associated with logging in, without losing your anonymity. This means you can delete the article, get notifications, and have article views credited to your user page.
Don't worry about losing your work in progress anymore. Whether you're logged in or not, articles are automatically saved every 60 seconds, with the option to save whenever else you may want.*
There's more to come. A few things prioritized right now are comment sorting, being able to edit articles, and some kind of "best of" or "trending" page. Throwww is still a work in progress, so sorry in advance for bugs. If you find any or have suggestions, please comment on this article or tweet me