How to start a blog in Notion

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Introduction

For many designers Notion is one of the most used tools. On the last 4 years, I've been using this tool and I really love the simplicity and how you can use it. Today I am going to explain how to create a blog with Notion. Before I start, I would like to mention that Notion was not designed to act as a CMS. However, I've found it very interesting the idea of using differently. So let's start!

Get started

Having a blog in Notion is the simplest and faster way for just $4/month. On the following steps, I will explain how to build a notion page and setting up on super.so.

Before you start you need to have a notion account.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Sign up and select the your notion plan. In my case I am using the free one.

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Create your home page, present yourself and add your articles. You can see my blog.

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Build a new page with the blog template for your posts. Start writing and customise it depending on your needs.

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Step 0 - Create your notion page and make it public.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Click on the sharing option and make your page public. Internal pages needs to be public as well.

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Step 1 - Create an account on super.so.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Sign up and enjoy your trial for 7 days. After this period it would be $4/month.

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Sep 2 - Set up your website on super.so.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Add your new site and select super default (it is more stable in my opinion).

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Introduce your site name, custom domain and your public url (the notion one of your page).

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Choose your provider. In my case, I am going to choose namecheap.

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Later on, add an A record to your domain with the values showed on your screen and click continue.

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๐Ÿ‘‰ Last but not least, you can choose your custom google font, site image and favicon. Besides, you can introduce a script like google analytics. Finally, you can introduce the meta description of your notion page and continue.

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๐ŸŽ‰ Done! Your site would be live shortly.

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Some additional help for setting up your notion page:

Pros and cons

โœ… Good

  • Allows you to create content very quick at a very low cost.
  • The content belongs to you.
  • You can import and export the
  • content as you wish.

  • Minimal style for you blog.

โŒ To improve

  • Limited functionalities compared to a proper CMS.
  • Some over-engineering if you are not familiar with the tools.

Q&A

What type of projects do you recommend to try in Notion?
  • Personal blogs, portfolios, landing pages, etc
Can I use a subdomain instead of a domain?
  • Yes, you can. I will explain in the future.
Is it possible to track your traffic?
  • Yes, you can. I will explain in the future as well.

Next steps

Measure this approach and see how I can improve this version.
Expand this article and explain different ways to build a blog in notion.
Add some extra functionalities to your notion blog.

Final comments

Hope you like it and if you have any question. Please ask me one of my channels or on the comments bellow.

ยฉ2020 ยท Inakiserna.com ยท Website made with โค๏ธ using webflow, notion and super.so