I "move out" of Squarespace to notion.so today. Years ago I moved out from Wordpress after security issues on my blog, while being hosted on Dreamhost. For work I have been playing around with a lot of different platforms, but in my personal and professional life, I've been increasingly been using Notion to plan and execute work. And since Notion can easily "publish" work as a webpage, why not removing friction between planning, executing and publishing work?
I have also been increasingly using notion to teach at the university, finding notion wayyyyy better for student collaboration than Moodle. Sorry, Moodle - you've been great, but we have to move on.
The last missing link was domain and pretty URLs.
I looked around and found these solutions:
I looked at Super.so
Super - From Notion to Website in minutes
Turn your Notion pages into fast, functional websites with custom domains, fonts, analytics, and more.
I looked at Noted
How to build a personal website in Notion How to track page views in Notion using Google Analytics How to host notion on your own custom domain https://notion-ga.ohwhos.now.sh/collect?tid=UA-166982-15&host=hostnotion.co&page=/blog HostNotion Custom URLs for your Notion pages Learn the secrets to Notion
These all seem good, for either 5 or 12 USD / Month. But....
I settled for Fruition, and hey. it's free with a similar feature set!
Fruition - Build Your Next Website With Notion, For Free
Perfect for your portfolio, blog, landing page, or business site. Features: pretty links, custom domains, Google Fonts, SEO support, script injection.
Because it's free, it requires a bit more work, but because it's open-source, I feel it's more extendable. And that's what I feel I need now.
Special thanks to Felix Wang aka Virtual Mojito for inspiration and running the Notion GMT+8 group (he's also running Notion + Fruition combo).
So, yeah, welcome to my new website. Please leave comments and let me know what you think :)