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Creating a Blog from your notes with Listed and Standard Notes

You can publish a public blog directly from Standard Notes using Listed. Read on to learn more about creating your own Listed blog.

What are are Listed blogs?#

Listed is the blogging and publishing component of Standard Notes, with every registered author getting their very own Listed Blog to use as a blogging platform.

It's free for everyone to post and publish their Notes from Standard Notes, with even more features available for Extended subscribers. It's the easiest and fastest way to publish your work to the public using Standard Notes as your content editor.

It's part of what makes Standard Notes so easy to use, yet powerful. Now, creating and contributing to your own personal blog is both easy and fast.

Why would I want to publish my notes to the public?#

Publishing via Listed is an optional activity. You aren't required to publish any of your Notes. In fact, you can keep all your Notes private, secure, and encrypted.

For many of our users, however, publishing specifically written Notes to Listed is a great way to quickly and easily blog without any technical know-how required. For coders, writers, academics, philosophers, poets, even artists and musicians, it's a quick and painless way to share your works with others.

Do I need to know Wordpress or be a website guru to use Listed?#

Absolutely not. Part of Listed's power and simplicity is that by writing your Notes like you would any email, you have created your next blog post.

If you want your blog post to be a little fancier, you can use the easy-to-learn Markdown features, or even use a WYSIWYG editor to make your words really stand out.

With just two-clicks, you can publish that post to an already hosted and personalized blog of your very own.

If I publish my notes on listed, are all of my notes public?#

Listed is a self-publishing platform, and you are in control of what gets posted publicly and what doesn't.

Only posts you select for publishing will appear on your Listed blog. If you decide later that you no longer want a post to be public, then you can also un-publish it with just two clicks and it returns to being private and encrypted.

Do I have to buy a domain name for my Listed blog?#

Free users will receive their own Listed blog address that's secure like https://listed.to/@yournamehere.

If you are an Extended subscriber, then you can have your own domain name that points to your Listed blog, such as myname.tld or blog.myname.tld, but it's not required. In addition to receiving custom domain support, Extended subscribers also receive a free managed SSL certificate.

The benefits to using Listed as your blogging and showcase website is that you are given a page link based on what you want to call your site, and all the hosting and server management is taken care of for you.

When you use Listed, all you really have to worry about is sharing your works with the world in the easiest and simplest way possible. Focus on your content and leave the technical stuff to us.

Some might like the minimalist look of their Listed blog, but how to do I spruce mine up a bit?#

Your Listed blog supports CSS formatting, so you are welcome to change the colors, fonts, and layout of your Listed blog.

If I pour all my energy blogging on my Listed blog, how do I know you will be here tomorrow? Will I just one day lose all my data?#

We're people just like you and we hate seeing our favorite tools that we've come to depend on shutdown or disappear. That's why we've published our Longevity Statement to address this very question.

The short answer when it comes to Listed Blogs and Standard Notes is, your data is your data, and you will always have control and access to your data.

Are limitations to what I can do with my Listed blog?#

Yes, there are limitations. For example, the following are currently not supported:

  • Custom robots.txt
  • Custom Favicons
  • Custom JavaScript (e.g., for analytics services such as Google Analytics or Plausible Analytics)
  • Images that are not already accessible from public-facing URLs such as images stored in FileSafe

Content that is in violation of the Standard Notes Code of Conduct or is otherwise illegal may be removed.

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