A little over a year ago, I started a new blog under this domain with intent to make it my professional site.

"Great idea", I hear you shout (wearily). Well, it would have been had I not tried to build the site using an ideal that I simply didn't have time to pursue. Don't get me wrong, Jekyll is a fantastic piece of kit and - given the time - I would love to have progressed with it but - given my propensity to procrastination - a lower barrier to entry is better for me.

Besides, listening to a talk that @jamietanna made at OggCamp last weekend, I realised that I didn't have to make hosting a website a complex process. Yeah, WordPress would do the job, but that's a huge hammer for something that will essentially be a collection of articles and blog posts that will remain static for the most part.

That's why I went with Ghost. It's free (in both senses), self-hosted (IndieWeb), and comparatively faff-free. Win! With an editor system somewhat (and spookily) similar to that of the new WordPress block editor, and native support of Markdown, well I should be able to just Blog&Go™

Let's see.

The site is a bit out-of-the-box at the moment: I will make some changes, but nothing drastic. I'll just keep the basic theme, as it works well.


Post image by Amit Karkare from Pixabay