What Is BearBlog.dev?

“Free, no-nonsense, super-fast blogging”

Živković Miloš
Feb 23 · 3 min read
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Bear Blog Discovery Feed

I know. We all love Medium. Easy to use, no WordPress, somewhat free.

But what if? What if we can blog for free, with no WordPress, and load times are in seconds?

If you need all of this — visit bearblog.dev.

What Is Bear Blog?

Bear Blog helps creators or random folks put a word on the web. Simple, short, and easy to use. Herman Martinus stands behind the project. You can check the source code on Github.

Bear Blog has been built as a platform and not as an indiviual blog system. It is more like Medium than Jekyll. Due to this it currently isn’t possible to self-host Bear Blog as an individual blog. — BearBlog ReadMe.

More on Herman’s projects are here. This guy only develops simple projects, easy to use, and for free.

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Herman’s posts

How Does Bear Blog Works?

Sign up, verify your email, and land on the admin page. Here you can view your posts, custom styling, analytics, and other fine-tunings.

That’s it. You’re up and running your own bear blog.

Design is sleek, neat, and complete. Essential tools for blogging are implemented and ready to use.

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Admin on Bear Blog
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Analytics page

Key Takeaways From Bear Blog

We should all strive for SLC not MVP. SLC stands for Simple, Loveable, and Complete product. That what Martin built with Bear Blog.

Build something small, because small things are predictable and inexpensive to test.

Get it into the market quickly, because real learning occurs only when real customers are using a real product.

Trash it if it’s a flop, or invest if it’s a seedling with potential. — Jason Cohen

At first look, these blogs are simple. You can navigate with ease. Writing is done in markdown. Perfect for developers. You can check other blogs with the discovery feed. Read it, toast, and move on.

You need to make your project loveable. First landing on these blogs, and you get the feeling “oh that’s nice”. That is exactly what Martin wants. He knows developers appreciate simple and sweet projects.

Your project needs to be complete. What you promise — you deliver. That’s the premise you should follow. Keep it simple, sweet, and complete.

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Exploring core of Hybris, while working with Pearson, developing PoCs, and integrating into live project.

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