Posthaven, the blog platform that is rising from the ashes of Posterous, recently passed another development milestone with the implementation of its email subscription service. Visitors can subscribe to receive new posts via email or the blog owner can add subscribers from the Settings page. This is particularly useful for private family blogs. Another useful feature for a family blog is commenting by email. When you receive a comment notification email you can now reply to it and your reply will become a new comment in the conversation.
Add these features to the already functional posting by email capability and you have an elegantly simple blogging platform that will support even the most digitally-challenged users. There’s one more major feature needed to give Posthaven the functionality needed for a private family blog – multiple contributor support. Since it is dependent on these two new features, I’m hoping to see it announced before the end of the year.
Posthaven will cost you $5.00 a month which allows you to create up to 10 blogs. Once multiple contributor support is in place, you will not only be able to build a private family blog, but you can also support other family members who are interested in blogging.
For more information, check out my Posthaven Primer. It is currently being updated and once the multiple contributors feature is in place, an updated edition will be published.