How to make a blog with Carrd

The lack of a blog puts many people off Carrd, but there’s a few neat ways to add one.

How to make a blog with Carrd
One of the frustrations people have with Carrd is not having a blog tool. But there are actually some ways of adding a blog to Carrd, in an almost seamless way.

Why it’s a problem

Content is static. Businesses or product founders who build their site on Carrd can never include company updates, or show their build progress. It makes their site very static.
Lack of SEO. One thing you can’t do easily on Carrd is build a content website. There’s no way of dynamically updating or adding content, or managing it on the site. This means you can’t keep adding content for SEO purposes without a lot of work.

Tools to add a blog

Before we get into the tools, it’s worth noting that there are a few blog location choices, depending on the tool you use:
  1. Subdomain (e.g blog.site.com)
  1. Subdirectory (e.g site.com/blog)
  1. Embed on your Carrd homepage
The Subdomain route is nice and neat as a company blog, and is easy to set up. However, you don’t get the SEO benefit on your main domain. Google sees subdomains as separate sites, so only the subdomain would rank.
To get the SEO benefit, use the Subdirectory or Embed routes. Subdirectory a little more involved to setup, but nothing too complicated. The tools below have good support and tutorials.
 
Here are two tools we recommend to add a blog to Carrd:

Using Feather

https://feather.so/?via=mark
We’ve recently added a blog with Feather, a new Notion-to-blog tool. It’s very easy to use, and publishing from Notion makes the writing workflow much simpler.
You can try Feather free for 7 days and it costs $390/ year ($39/mo).
Feather supports both the Subdomain and Subdirectory locations for your blog.
Main selling point: Manage your content in Notion

Using DropInBlog

https://dropinblog.com/
Another clever tool to add a blog is DropInBlog. The blog is added to Carrd with a couple of lines of code, and you manage the content via your DropInBlog account.
DropInBlog runs inside your Carrd Layout on your main domain so it’s a seamless solution. Furthermore it has quite a few advanced features like a built in SEO analyzer, dynamic sitemap, comments, etc.
Here's a live demo, so see how it feels, along with some more carrd blog examples on their site.
You can try DropInBlog free for 14 days and there are 2 plans – Lite plan $228/year ($19/mo) and Standard $468/year ($49/mo).
Main selling point: Works inside your Carrd site (not external)
One thing to note is you will need to add your blog to the main homepage of your Carrd site. This is due to the way Carrd renders sub-pages, which aren’t compatible.
A full tutorial can be found on their website, or you watch this video for more information:
Video preview
 

Make it ‘seamless’

With either of the above tools, if you add you blog to a subdomain or subdirectory here’s another tip. You can get the navigation working so that the switch between the main site and blog is virtually seamless.
Set the nav links to open in the same tab, and match the nav styling as much as you can. You can see an example in action on our site starrt.co:
Navigating between the main Carrd site and the blog (effectively 2 different sites)
Navigating between the main Carrd site and the blog (effectively 2 different sites)
 
 
We hope you liked this tutorial. Check out other Carrd tips & tricks.
We hope you liked this tutorial. Check out other Carrd tips & tricks.
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Also check out our Carrd SEO Guide for more blog tips
 
 
 
 

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