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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Hello Fellow Readers,

I’ve set up a new blog at margint.blog and will continue posting there (hopefully more frequently than I did in the past two years). This blog here will stay around indefinitely, of course, but I’ve also started to repost best-ofs to the new blog.

I moved over to a wordpress hosted blog instead of my handrolled Jekyll plus static files setup. If you’re interested, here are my main reasons to make the switch:

  • The main reason was that editing files became more and more difficult. Recompiling took longer and longer. I couldn’t just drag and drop images, and I was starting to want a WYSIWYG style editor (yeah, I’m getting old…).
  • Having full control is nice, but the last redesign, moving from my own CSS files to something more responsive took all my mental capacities to make it through.
  • I was considering again rolling my own based on ghost or something like it, but I would have needed to do some customization, for example, to make old URLs work. Also, I never found the time.
  • It was nice to have full Google Analytics integration, but let’s be honest, I never needed the full feature set of that anyway, daily graphs of what people are reading were enough for my post-publishing-are-people-reading-this-urges.
  • I was becoming interesting in scheduled posts and having updates automatically propagated to social media.

I don’t know how I ended up with wordpress, but they’ve been around forever and they seem to know their business. There was also a pleasant surprise, they essentially give you one domain for free. No idea whether it’s for the first year only or not, but that was definitely nice.

In any case, if you want to continue reading, bookmark margint.blog, or start following me on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Thanks for reading!

Posted by Mikio L. Braun at 2017-12-26 11:34:00 +0100

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