I’ve taken a rather long hiatus from blogging. This is mostly because I was fed up with the blogging platform that I had (Squarespace) and didn’t really have any alternatives that met all of the features I wanted.
So, where am I at now? Github actually. Github allows users to create “Github Pages” for repositories (or be it’s own repo). For the most part these pages are written in Markdown. It’s late and I don’t feel like looking up who, but someone created a project called “Jekyll” which is a Ruby based static page generator and then another project called “Octopress” popped up using Jekyll to create a static html based blogging platform.
It’s a bit of a pain in the butt to use and learn, but once you have a few things automated it gets simpler. It also hits the most bullet points of any other option.
Expect things to pick up pretty quickly here, but as I’m typing this I’m already thinking that promising something like that is a bad idea. We’ll see how it goes, it’s just good to be back.