All the cool kids have moved from Substack to Ghost these days. The thought of moving from one platform to another for my weekly email newsletter sounded tedious. It seemed like a good idea to go ahead and move my nelsx domain over to Ghost to get things setup in the event I wanted to make the big move. The custom domain process involved setting a CNAME record and an @ record with your host. After that you just have to click a big button within the Ghost admin screens to start the custom domain process. It was not a hard process to achieve. The waiting for the records to update as always was the hardest part of the whole process. It’s a pure mystery of how long it will take the internet to actually update a record. Seriously, the update process just takes however long it does which is generally under 24 hours, but certainly not instant.
Over the last couple of weeks, I have been following the drama on Substack and things are starting to become more fluid on that front. It turns out that the Platformer publication is going to leave this weekend and move over to Ghost. I did set up an account on the Ghost platform, but the setup is a lot more complex and involved than what Substack requires. I’m going to have to do some research about how the Ghost platform handles RSS feeds for podcasts as well. More updates will be provided on what I end up deciding.