Goodbye Wordpress

February 16, 2013

I have nothing against Wordpress; I just don't blog heavily enough for it to be my platform of choice. For a few entries here and there, logging in and going through the usual process in the admin panel was starting to passively annoy me. Ever since I started using iA Writer to write content for work, using a WYSIWYG editor for anything is too much.

Also since I'm learning how to program, using a static blog forces/allows me to learn certain concepts that furthers my goal. So here I am, using rstblog. It's fairly simple and took a short time to setup and get running. Most of the web points to Jekyll, but I don't know a thing about Ruby. Rstblog is all Python, something I'm a little bit familiar with. It is also wonderfully minimal. To learn more about how to set up rstblog, read these posts: 1 , 2 and 3.

I guess my next step would be to write a script to get all the building and pushing to the server out of the way. Baby steps. I'll get there eventually.

Sidenote: I don't know yet how to bring in all the posts from my old WP blog with their Disqus comments. At some point I'll try and archive all that.