I’ve been using Squarespace on and off for a couple of years.
I can’t seem to get away from it.
It does a lot of things really well. It’s great for building webpages and making them look nice. It’s great for hosting podcasts. You don’t need to know how to code. Everything they talk about in their podcasting advertising is true.
But the writing experience … my God the writing experience…
The writing experience is made out of friction. It’s gotten to the point where I will only post by email.
Which is no way to live.
I like writing.
I want to write more.
So why not just move? Well, that’s the other issue. Squarespace RSS feeds are unique in format and introduce a certain amount of lock-in to the platform.
Yes, if you are savvy with code and you’re setting up a site on a platform that allows you to specify a custom RSS address, you can make it happen.
Otherwise…happy trails compadre!