Damian Sowers

Silvrback has been acquired

New leadership for the ol' gorilla

I'm excited to announce that Silvrback has been acquired. More importantly, the platform won't be shut down and this acquisition will ensure that many more blog posts will be published in the years to come.


I built Silvrback two years ago because there weren't any blogging platforms out there that met my needs. I . . .

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August 12, 2015

Welcome to the New Silvrback Platform

Lean, Beautiful and Distraction-Free Blogging

I'm proud to announce the release of Silvrback 2.0! There are numerous changes to the whole platform. I'd like to thank all of the existing Silvrback users out there who have been giving me valuable feedback.

Let me show you what's new with 2.0.

UI schemes

The choice between two major UI schemes: Alpha Gorilla and Classic . . .

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March 27, 2014

Introducing Synchronous Preview

The Silvrback writing experience is now even better

I've never liked the way live-previews are implemented with Markdown editors.

The preview usually divides the writing space, which is an unacceptable compromise, in my mind.

In addition, the human brain is piss poor at multitasking (especially my brain). Our attention is constantly divided when there is something changing on the same . . .

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December 14, 2013

Silvrback is now open to everyone

High-quality, markdown-powered blogging

I'm proud to announce that Silvrback is out of the pre-order phase and is now open to everybody. You can sign up here.

Silvrback is a clean, distraction-free blogging platform that gives you complete control over your own brand. If you haven't yet read the introduction and story behind Silvrback, check it out here. I've received . . .

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October 07, 2013

Introducing Silvrback

Own Your Brand

Silvrback is a hosted, markdown-powered blog combined with a bio page. The platform is as clean and simple as Medium, while giving you complete control over your own brand. Sign up

I built Silvrback because none of the existing blogging platforms satisfied me completely.

Medium is great for readers but it is bad for writers. Readers are . . .

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August 19, 2013


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