Continuing the discussion from Discourse blog - blog.discourse.org:
I am curious as to why you moved to Ghost for your blog. Is it free?
When you say that your blog will be moved to Discourse, do you mean that the blog comments for Ghost will be driven by Discourse, similar to the Evil Trout blog?
What about using Discourse as the blog platform itself, not as the comment engine at the end of blog? I’m not suggesting that this is advisable, I’m just curious to see what you have in mind.
This interesting to me since I was just talking to a client about what blog and forum platform to use. My main requirement is to get as tight as integration between the blog and the forum as possible. The three things that I am looking for are:
- comments on the blog will go into the forum or somehow be connected
- forum content can be selected to be pushed to the blog
- tracking analytics within the forum so that I can see how many times links to external content have been clicked from within the forum (different views, including aggregate, by date, by person, by topic tag)
I have pretty much free control over the blog software. I am also thinking of moving my own hobby blog on teaching children to program to another blog platform to gain better management of questions, discussions, answers. I moved a corporate blog over to Jekyll and that is going fine so far. I am thinking of moving my own blog over to Jekyll or now Ghost since that is what you’re using.