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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.


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.

Thanks everyone for the kind words. They really do make a difference.

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