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△ Start publishing my notes

Last updated Sep 16, 2022

# Tasks

# Publishing options

See Notes/Comparing note publishing solutions

# Thinking it through

I’m currently publishing via Blot. It’s an excellent service and has recently launched support for [[wikilink]] format links. Arguably, this is sufficient for my needs: I just have to be careful not to use Obsidian features in any published pages. Namely, I wouldn’t be able to link sections or blocks nor embed any content. I also wouldn’t have the neat page-preview feature provided by many Obsidian-friendly publishing options. Nor would the site provide backlinks or graph views of the notes.(Do I want backlinks or graph views?) Blot would take the least amount of effort to start publishing and would involve no additional cost.

The case against Blot is that there are some features of “digital gardens” that might be nice to have that aren’t likely to be added to Blot anytime soon. The aforementioned backlinks and graph views are two, as are embedded and previewed content. The trouble is that most of the options — with the exception of Quartz — don’t offer feed-type views of the contents, so if I use any of those alone I will have no way of publishing feeds of articles. This is important to me because I think publishing standalone articles is often the best way to share ideas. Put differently: I think that browsing notes is not a good reader experience.

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