I plan on making this blog much more active, now that I’ve switched to WordPress. Writing gigantic pieces like the Core Elixir pieces is informative and fun for me, but there’s a lot more I want to bring up. I have ideas for other essays as well as shorter posts, sort of in the vain of the currently trendy microblogs. This new blog engine will make doing that both possible and easy.
This blog began life as an Octopress static blog. As much as I love the idea of a website that’s just flat static pages, the restrictions that places on creating for it just proved too much. It slowed me down and often stopped me. I want to be able to post from my phone, or a computer other than the one at home that hosts all the files and blog engine.
I want better themes. I want more plug-ins to make the back-end stuff easier. I want a desktop app to put things together. I want to do less of the mechanical and technical stuff, and more of the writing. I don’t want to open a terminal window anymore and change directories and tell rvm what version of Ruby I need to use to get the blog engine rolling. I want to write in a WYSIWYG word processor or text editor.
Now that WordPress has all of that fun stuff on the back-end — including statistics and analytics and social media posting — I’m excited to get back to blogging again. The old, slow installation of WordPress is ancient memory now. The modern WordPress is a big leap forward.
This does mean the end of the Github mirroring of posts. I’ll keep what’s up there available. As always, if you find an error in one of those older posts, send a pull request. But, now, you can also just leave a comment. (…until the spammers drive me away…)
I’m excited to write more and have some fun drafts already lined up and ready to edit. So let’s get going….