I was playing around for one week now and really love the way how it works. But this point (comments) really is the point why I am unfortunately thinking in “unusable”.
I know, I read the other posts and ghost says that it is no blog - software (inspite they are talking about blogs themselfs). OK, it is for creators and publishers. But today even the big newspapers and nearly every site with news, howtos, recomendations, tests, … have this option and it makes sense. Some errors in your text, other solutions, opinions - several good arguments. Atleast staying in closer contact with your users / readers.
It could be an option in host. Who needs or wants → can use. Who doesnt want → dont activate. Yes, yes, there are some third-party solutions. But in my opiniion it is no good solution. What happens after updates? Where are the userdata saved / privacy? One of the mainpoints in my opinion: senseless if users have to authenticate several times / services on one site (I personally hate it ;).
I really cant understand why Ghost is still (read about it first time in 2017) refusing and I personally cant see any good reason not to realize it. Just losing customers.
Ah, this argument that Ghost isn’t a blog-software - it is a tiny CMS: OK. But a buit-in newsletter is part of a tiny CMS?
Even the optional third-party solutions are impossible if you dont host your own Ghost. And if so, can be a pain installing. Yes, I got it, tried and removed for several reasons (spam, comercials brought by third-party, not customizable, unsafe countries / unknown rules or behavior regarding privacy, one more login, …). But at the end Ghost is talking to creators, publishers, writers - and not nerds, specialists, programers. Like I understood: install / register and start to publish. Dont care about the software / technics.
Just my opinion. Really qould love to use because publishing is simple and fast. But without essential functions today?