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Blogging on Nouw.com

I created my blog at the beginning of December last year during my Erasmus experience in Zadar, Croatia. My blog was initially meant to share lots of photos from Croatia and trips but now it became more than that. Nouw.com is a great platform, it has lots of great features and also has lots of not so great features. Having a blog in the past, I wanted to try something new and not the usual cheap and free blogs from WordPress and Blogspot…thus, I discovered Nouw.com.

I love nouw.com because it is easy to use, has lots of tools which makes blogging easier even for idiots but for some reason I feel that I’m a bit restrained on this platform. I will try to summarize my experience on Nouw.com with pro’s and con’s. So here I go:

Pros
Cons
  • clean and simple templates
  • a lot of fonts to choose from
  • high quality picture uploading
  • editable header
  • interaction with other people on the platform by using the blogs and magazine section
  • notification button in the editing menu
  • messages button in the editing menu
  • top lists of blogs
  • news section where you can follow the latest articles of the people you are following
  • it is made in Sweden (yas)
  • the possibility to edit your photos when you upload them
  • extremely nice methods to present and edit your posts
  • not so many templates to choose from
  • it is very difficult to export the xml file with the photos included in it
  • no so worthy premium feature (doesn’t bring you lots of visits)
  • annoying footer with links even though you upgrade to the premium feature, you will still see that there
  • the fact that you might get banners and random commercials on your blog if you don’t upgrade to the premium feature
  • the premium feature was initially 7 euros for 55 days and now they raised it to 9 euros for 55 days
  • privileged random premium users

Overall, nouw.com is great but they still have a lot to improve. I know that this platform was also meant for people who are passionate about fashion and stuff like that but if you take a look on some blogs, you will find them quite weird and you might even think that they have lots of fake users. I tried to migrate to a self-hosted server but as I mentioned in the cons part, getting the XML with pictures and setting them on WordPress is quite difficult (photos are over-sized, some are missing, huge distances between them etc). Instead, I decided to stay here for a bit longer and hopefully I’ll see them improve because this platform has huge potential and it will be a pity to let it go.

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