My vision for Typed was for it to be a simple, reliable, and focused blogging platform, something that would be around for a long, long time to come. I wanted it to buck the trend of all the services that are seemingly free (but sell your private data). I didn't (and still don't) want typed.com to be supported by ads.
Typed.com does so many things right, it has so much potential, yet unfortunately, it turns out it's very hard to compete against a sea of free options; Wordpress, Medium, Tumblr, Ghost, to name just a few.
For the last year, Typed.com has been running at a loss and has been funded by our other products. I’ve tried hard to make Typed.com viable, it’s a great platform and I still believe in it, but we can’t continue to invest money into it.
I’m thankful to everyone that backed Typed.com in our initial campaign. I wanted Typed to be a platform people can rely on, and while we delivered a finished version of Typed, and it's been running since 2015, I know I failed on the long term vision.
It’s been a tough decision, but at the end of the day, it comes down to cost. No app or service can be run indefinitely at a loss. I will keep typed.com online for as long as possible, but to keep the running cost down we'll not be making any additions or improvements.
I'm open to typed.com being acquired by another company, providing our values align. If you’re interested in keeping typed.com alive, and you think you can make it a viable platform for the long term, then please get in touch. Typed.com currently has ~25,000 registered users (the majority of those are not paid).
If we can't find a company to take over Typed.com we'll make plans to shut the servers down next year.
In the meantime, you can export your content from the Settings area, under General in your site dashboard. Once you've exported your data you can cancel your account here.
I want to thank everyone that backed Typed and believed in the original vision. I appreciate your support and am truly sorry it didn't work out the way we'd all hoped.
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