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:
Subdomain (e.g blog.site.com)
Subdirectory (e.g site.com/blog)
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:
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
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.
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:
We hope you liked this tutorial. Check out other Carrd tips & tricks.