I'm not sure when exactly this happened, but the free blog option is back to Postach.io. You can't use your own domain, there is no access to the source code and it includes a single theme. It's not much, but it's free and blogging from Evernote is what really matters, right?
Because I'm an Evernote enthusiast and heavy user, Postach.io caught my attention when it was released back in 2013 and I quickly jumped in. Unfortunately it was never a stable platform and I was always spending too much time dealing with technical problems. Of course the bugs were never good for Postach.io's public image but in my opinion the service really lost momentum when they removed the free option in 2014.
Although the new billing model didn't affect me (I was already paying for the service), a lot of people left and several others complained. And after some time I realized I had stayed for to long. There were still too many bugs and I ended up moving my blog to Squarespace. Dealing with technical problems is now in the past, but I still miss Postach.io's simplicity.
How it Works
All you have to do is connect it to your Evernote account and a notebook named "Postach.io" will be automatically created. Start a new note and once you are done writing just add the "published" tag. Change anything, even the note's creation date, sync and it will all be echoed on the blog. You can also use the tags "page" and "published" together to create static pages. To remove a post, just delete the "published" tag from a note. Love Markdown? Use the "markdown" tag and you are good to go. Images, audio and embedded code will also work fine. That's it!
The concept makes it quite tempting. Just launch Evernote on your phone for exemple, write something and tag it. I love its simplicity and that's why I'm back trying the free option. It looks like things are back on track, but I'm not jumping in like the last time. I'll test it for a while and after that maybe I'll use it as a blogging platform again.