Since the day one, this blog has been runing on wonderful Wordpress platform. I was witnessing how it evolves from just a blog engine to modern CMS system. The number of plugins and themes that you can use is enormous, but I am sure I do not need all this, but what I need is just plain text editor with as less bloat as possible.
So, eventualy, I clicked on a "Proudly published with Ghost" link at someone's blog and ended up at http://ghost.org and started looking around...
Ghost blog platform
Ghost is a NodeJs application which one can host herself or use a hosted solution provider. Currently, the application provides very basic functionality and does not have all the features one might expect from it, but those essential ones are already in there.
I cloned their Git repository and the latest version already has support for tags as outlined in the roadmap, which is nice!
I used to host my Wordpress blog on Amazon EC2 instance, but with Ghost I decided to try Windows Azure.
I am glad Microsoft recognizes and supports NodeJs and I have to say that deploying the site was a no brainer and it took few minutes! Here's an article @Hansellman's blog to get you going — How To Install The Nodejs Ghost Blogging Software On Azure Websites
Just installing a blog engine is not enough as I needed to migrate content from Wordspress to the new blog application. I will make a separate blog post on this topic as I have encountered some gotchas on my way, so please stay tuned!