Writing the first entry for every blog is much more difficult than I first thought (having to rewrite this first sentence for the tenth time proves this to me). With an audience consisting of literally just one person, yourself, it's a bit like shouting into the void. Whilst it can clear your head, allowing you to put your thoughts in order, the notice of nobody hearing what you said makes it a bit sad. I want to inform the world of subjects I find interesting, related to anything computers and/or activism. I'd like to write short tutorials, informing the readers with my (of course very important and world changing) thoughts and have a big impact on the industry. This will be the most informative blog the internet has ever seen, if I ever get around of publishing my first real entry and stop rewriting there ramblings for the
The most fitting subject I could come up with is the tool I'm using to publish this blog. I know, this is a pretty sad first subject for a blog with the big ambitions I have. But with me not knowing it existed until a few days ago and finding it pretty impressive already, I'd like to give it a shoutout, albeit into the void for now, and probably forever…
A little bit of a backstory
Searching the web for tools to use
First I considered Wordpress for my blog, I could host it myself, I've used it recently (in 2011, I have a broad meaning for the word recently) and a lot of nice themes are available.
Thinking that would not be the way to learn something new and wondering if I even needed a huge CMS to host my simple blog I considered creating a static blog, I wanted to learn how to use NodeJS, a bit of HTML and some CSS. I opened Sublime Text, created the folder
~/Projects/blog and started working on my first
index.html in 8 years. After just a few basic elements;
<body> I started wondering if this was the way to go, I had a few ideas in mind, a few subjects I wanted to write tutorials/points of view on. The thought of standing on the brink of a project that would take weeks to complete the first presentable verison of got me thinking.
What if I could write a blog in Markdown? I know the language pretty well, at least I'd like to think so. Writing those, at first pesky,
README.md files for every project became quite intuitive. Writing a few how-to guides in markdown at work was also becoming straightforward. Already envisioning writing a markdown file, committing the file and doing a simple
git push would result in a new blog entry.
In my head this was already looking fantastic, now I only had to find the right tools to do so…
Continue writing here, after re-reading and writing
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