I’m blogging every day for four months straight already. I might have skipped a day or two, but I would write two posts on the next day then. I don’t care if you think it’s cheating. This blog is for me in the first place anyway.
So now I feel like I have a bit of a right to rant about static website generators. I specifically forced myself to put almost no effort in the tooling behind this website until now, because I know how I and many other people end up not publishing anything because of the tooling paralysis.
So now it’s time to make it look like a real homeblog.
I’m using Jekyll at the moment. Almost everything feels great:
Now the downsides:
2019-05-01-static-website-generator-rant.md. The name contains the publishing date, the semantic relative URL which mirrors the title. So if I want to change the title, I have to rename the file (before publishing so that the URLs don’t break) — this is very inconvenient, I want to type the URL in the post’s metadata. Filenames should be irrelevant
So I think I’m in the market for the new blogging engine. I want a good website hosting too. I have very little requirements — keep the good parts about Jekyll and GitHub Pages and solve the bad parts that I’m experiencing. If you can recommend anything — please let me know.
Happy first of May everyone!