Need a blog? So did we.

This one is made to last forever.

We need a good solid blog platform for ourselves, and we know our friends and colleagues need one too. That's why we started Posthaven.

We're not going to show ads. We're not looking for investors. We're going to make money the best way we know how: charging for it.

It is a simple, clean, well-lit place to keep your stuff.

Come join us.


What is it?

Posthaven is a long-term project that aims to create the world's simplest, most usable, most long-lasting blogging platform. We're as sick as you are about having to move your posts and photos every time a service goes away. Other services will have more features and have newer shinier bits-and-bobs, but this one will keep plugging away year after year.

What are the key goals of Posthaven?
  • Straightforward, open, self-sustaining, pro-user business model
  • Simple, clean, usable design
  • Durable URLs forever
Who's doing it?

Garry Tan and Brett Gibson were two of the cofounders of Posterous in 2008. Posterous was acquired by Twitter in 2012, and while we were happy that it was a meaningful acquisition for the team and investors, we were bummed to see something get shuttered that we believed should last forever.

We know how to build every aspect of a great site, and we're doing it again.

Why are you doing this?

We want to build simple, useful, usable software for people. That's what we love to do. We'll never sell this site. It's not for sale. Ever. Not negotiable.

Will it be $5 a month forever?

As long as we can! We'll do our best to keep it as reasonable as possible. If costs go up, we'll have to raise prices. If they go down, we'll lower them.

We believe fair's fair -- and we'll always be fair.

Forever is a long time. How will you do it?

First off, we'll charge money. There's no question the site will run when you know how to pay for the servers.

Then we'll keep improving the site the way a good caretaker would tend a garden. We'll make sure things are clean and safe, and replace things when they get worn, or when it's ready for a renovation. Think of us as long term data custodians.

What happens if I stop paying?

Permanent URLs are a powerful idea, and it's a feature of using Posthaven we think you should get even if you stop paying. We'll keep the site online, but you won't be able to edit content or add to it. If you want to renew, start paying again and your account will be restored.

When will something qualify for permanent storage? Let's keep it simple initially: If you pay for a year's worth of service, your content is safe and we'll keep it online.

Can I use custom domains with Posthaven?

Yes, you'll be able to use any domain name you have with Posthaven.

Will Posthaven support multiple sites for one user?

Most definitely -- we're thinking $5/mo per user will buy you up to 10 sites with more for a small additional fee. So don't worry about paying $5/mo for every new site you have.

What can Posthaven do?

We've re-implemented what took a large software team years to do, but just with the two of us.

Here's what's in there now:

  • Post by email
  • Post by web, with photos, music, video and documents
  • Private sites with passwords
  • Pages and links
  • Autopost to Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Image gallery upload and editing
  • Commenting with automatic antispam
  • Blog following with email notifications
  • Multiple contributors per blog
  • HTML/CSS customization

The best way to see the latest is to follow us at the Posthaven Blog .

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