Praise for Bear
Since the inception of Bear I've received many wholesome emails about the platform. I've decided to compile a list of these to revisit whenever I feel demotivated.
30 August, 2023 - Peter
I’m really impressed by what you’re doing with Bearblog—definitely going to take the platform for a spin. In particular, I think the discover feature is brilliantly executed. What also stands out to me is the sheer performance and clean, lightweight nature of the service. It’s a breath of fresh air amongst a web full of so many bloated websites these days.
23 August, 2023 - Hazy
Thank you for providing a valuable service that has been lacking - a blog that really feels like your own personal website, not just a profile. :) I like how the blog actually feels like my blog.
21 August, 2023 - Maurice
Sorry for the random DM but I had been going back and forth in my mind about spinning up a blog and what template/framework/cms/whatever-tech to use and then decided to try out Bear blog 😄 So damn happy I did too! I wanted something straight forward for myself and this is honestly perfect Hopefully I end up doing some more writing 🤞 Just wanted to drop a message to say hello and thanks for building it!
19 June, 2023 - Timo
Keep up the great work, Herman. You are providing something really unique and helping build a better Internet.
17 May, 2023 - Derek
Love Bear Blog. It's what got me going from talking about blogging to actually doing it!
14 May, 2023 - Andrew
thanks for making a cool thing and putting it online. i've found a lot of value in journaling myself, and i appreciate when i come across someone like you making stuff and blogging, without sweating the "SEO and social media" angles of it all. props and keep up the good work!
17 January, 2023 - Jason
I needed a quick and easy blog to publish notes to and decided to try out Bear Blog. I usually use a Kirby CMS that I self-host but had trouble logging in on my phone. Since I needed to post something immediately I signed up with Bear and got my blog up. I love the markdown based editor and how quickly everything loads. I’m totally on board with a tiny internet so I’m glad this exists. I don’t have any critiques. Thanks for creating Bear Blog.
30 November, 2022 - Jay
Thank you for the platform you've created. I love the philosophy behind it and it really resonates with me.
24 November, 2022 - David
I absolutely love the simplicity and beauty of the system. You're building something really amazing.
21 November, 2022 - Marc
Bearblog is exactly the minimalist tool I was searching for. Thanks for providing it!
19 November, 2022 - Seb
I just wanted to say thanks for making and continuing to work on Bear – I don't have a blog (yet), but just as a reader it's such a breath of fresh air compared to most of the internet. You really are making the web a nicer place to be :)
14 November, 2022 - Jyotsna
I resonate with your ideology and the intentions you have with Bear. Thank you for making some space for me in your garden.
9 October, 2022 - Patrick
I would just like to thank you for your work on Bear blog. Its minimal, text-focused approach makes a nice change.
5 September, 2022 - Jonathan
Thank you for developing Bear Blog. I really like the simplicity and minimal approach that foregrounds blog content over design tricks. It is a very refreshing approach.
25 August, 2022 - Aravind
Bear feels like meeting a long-lost friend.. or a part of myself that I missed for about a decade. I feel at home reading posts on Bear. It's very cozy, it's warm, it feels like curling up with a book on a rainy day. It feels like sanctuary where there is a beautiful silence but with a spirit of life and love filling the air. Thank you, Herman.
19 August, 2022 - Dario
Thanks for building such a cool platform!
13 July, 2022 - Julian
Just wanted to send you a quick email because I really love Bearblog! I recently created a blog on it and donated and I've really been loving the experience. The simplicity of using it and the UI are great. I love the feel of it and it seems to have a great community around it too. I tried making a blog with wordpress before but found it too complicated and bloated. Your platform is amazing and I love the feel and character of it. Great job!
9 July, 2022 - Daft Chuck
I've been lurking on Bear Blog quite a bit, and I've developed an appreciation for it. I really like what you're doing with it. Thank you for keeping Bear free! Keep up the good work! You know this better than I do, but Bear has already developed its own culture. The blank slate of the platform enables people to express their true selves in a way I haven't seen before. I see longer and higher quality posts mixed in with daily status updates that are four sentences long yet still manage to have meaning.
6 May, 2022 - Bob
Just wanted to say that I've just started playing around with Bear Blog, and it's so much of what I have been looking for (in that it's the perfect amount of little). I've been blogging since the early 00s and this is what I've been looking for ever since I stopped back in 2015. And, thank you for markdown!
7 March, 2022 - Jakub
I recently came across bearblog.dev and let me be honest - it is super awesome! I used to use WordPress and found out that there are other solutions like bearblog.dev and writefreely.
20 November, 2021 - William
I’ve just found and started using bear blog. Well done. I was looking for something simple (without going back to coding my own separate HTML pages) yet flexible.
2 July, 2021 - Victor
Hope this email finds you. Recently started using Bear blog, it is an awesome product. I am a student from a village in India, the internet speed is a bit slow, but bear blog is fast, it is simple and easy to use. Keep up the good work Herman!
26 June, 2021 - Dirk
Thank you for such a great product - your passion for it is inspiring.
16 April, 2021 - Sean
I was on StumblingOn, came across Bear through it and love it. I got stunted on hobbies months ago because of mental issues and seeing your constant flow of journals and projects you make is so inspiring.