Turn Simplenote into Blog


Simplenote as a note app has existed for years and keep simple and reliable. It can publish notes and automatically sync updates. As long as these published notes are organized in some format, they can become blog posts! That's what this service do.

demo: https://before.town/@limboy

Step 1.

Create a new page in Simplenote App, fill the content with some format.

Limboy's Home * about | About | http://simp.ly/publish/F9byhJ * Twitter | https://x.com/_limboy --- * 2024-06-09 | use-telegram-as-digital-garden | 用 telegram 构建数字花园 | http://simp.ly/publish/tNL8Rz * 2024-06-06 | Why Objective-C | https://app.simplenote.com/publish/FR8V9c

There are 3 sections here.

  • 1. Note's title, which will become blog's title.
  • 2. First link lists, act as blog's pages.
  • 3. Second link lists after ---, act as blog's posts.

Link lists are seperated by |. For pages if there are 3 parts, the first part will become url slug (like /@limboy/about ).

For posts, the first part must be date. If there are 4 parts, the second part will become url slug.

Step 2.

Publish this note

Step 3.

Chat with telgram bot: @beforetown_bot

input command: /set_homepage_url, then provide the simplenote url generated in Step 2. if everything goes well, you will get a link to your new blog.


  • It will take about 5 minutes to bring Simplenote's latest content online.
  • You can customize uri(@someone) by change username (send /set_username to bot).
  • use {{ comment(url="https://t.me/by_limboy/148") }} to add comment section(replace the t.me url).
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