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Blogging with Hey.com

Love it or loathe it, the team behind Hey have some very interesting ideas and, now that Hey for Work has shipped, they seem to be pushing out a lot of updates again. While this isn’t a shipping feature, as yet, this post from the co-founder Jason Fried sounds really intriguing:

One of the guiding principles of Hey, to me, seemed to be some simplicity and relaxing of email norms such as inbox zero and the like, so a blogging platform in an email service does, at first glance, seem a bit odd. It is, however, as I said a really interesting approach and idea and it’s something I’d definitely jump on trying if it does every become a shipping product. How well something like this fits inside of an email service aside, it does feel like it could remove quite a lot of friction from the writing / posting process.

A blogging platform in this style will also remove one of the elements that always feels like a bit of a blocker for me, the design and naming of my blog. I’m consistently unhappy with the design of any blog I make, and then when I do write I spend too much time worrying about adding images and making it look nice instead of just getting the words out / down. Micro.blog doesn’t help with this, because it is a bit of a pain in the bum to post anything with images in multiple places within your blog post. Giving my blog a name, like The Dent, has also subcontiously made me feel it’s a bit more than just a personal blogging space, and I spend too much time and consideration on what I’m actually going to post.

I’m back on Micro.blog currently, and hoping to post more, but I would most certainly switch to trying a Hey based blogging system if I get the chance to do so. The fact Jason has shared this so publically also leads me to think this is all about getting feedback / gauging interest before potentially shipping it. Fingers crossed it will see the light of day sometime.