I ran a fairly active blog between 2007 and 2009 using the
WordPress worked well for my needs and was
definitely leading mindshare when it came to blogging. Alternatives have come and gone but
WordPress has held fairly steady.
I have been trying to get back into blogging and write more regularly. I changed web hosts and got
WordPress up-to-date and imported
all my outdated content. It seemed like most of the time I was patching
WordPress and managing comments. I think
is a great platform for various things (like multimedia, blogging, content) but for just plain-old-blogging
(POB) I feel it is a bit of overkill.
I’ve been a fan and supported of github for nearly two years now. The growth from github is just amazing and I believe it is truly an influential product. Their support of jekyll in github pages really swayed me into taking a look at the software and see what it’s all about.
I typically run on a
Windows machine and I couldn’t really get it all working on there so I just fired up an
Getting jekyll running in a linux environment was no problem at all.
Now when I want to write a blog I can type the blog in
markdown, commit the changes to github, run the script to upload to my
web server. Now I will have all my changes, a mirror, and a way to send out to my production server.
I’m hoping this will allow me to be more productive with my writing meaningful posts and ideas.
Look for some changes coming soon!