I have been working on new blogging platform called QuickPublisher. Its main purpose is to provide users with a simple interface to easily create and monetize their blog.
Before starting my platform I tried using other platform in the hopes of saving myself the time of creating a platform. Unfortunately I found these platforms to be more or less the same. I couldn't seem to find a platform with a simple yet powerful interface where I could design my articles in a custom way, whilst monetizing my blog without the use of ads.
As you can see, I was a bit picky with my requirements. But I believed that it could be easily achieved.
All these inspired me to tackle the challenge of developing a blogging platform to provide such features.
I developed QuickPublisher using a combination of the following: PHP, C, HTML, CSS, Javscript (Jquery), MSSQL and a bit of Python.
I also used a different architecture as the traditional MVC style couldn't meet my needs. I call it Rerouter - Application Engine - Model - Render(view) - Rerouter. I'll create a separate post to dive further into this architecture.
My main challenge was providing a standard monetization module without the use of ads. There two things I despise. Ads and windows OS.
I ended up collaborating with Microscriptions.Inc(A monetization startup). I then integrated it with my platform to provide my users with ability to to do what they love while making some money too.
Today, I have 320 users and 265-daily active users. While this started as a side-project, I'm slowly taking it full-time due to the amount of feedback received.
The website link is https://www.quickpublisher.online
I also published QuickPublisher on ProductHunt via https://www.producthunt.com/posts/quickpublisher-2
I am also a member of indie-hackers via https://www.indiehackers.com/product/quickpublisher