Jekyll Is Good Enough

This blog has undergone an insane amount of change in the 15 years that I've operated it.

From whole grain, hand-cut HTML to WordPress to Tumblr to Medium, I've experimented with just about every blog platform and provider you can think of, but it wasn't until I landed on Jekyll that my journey of finding the "right" platform ended.

It's not that Jekyll is perfect. Far from it, in fact. Liquid templates are a pain in the ass, and the plugin architecture leaves a lot to be desired, but it gets the job done and ultimately churns out a reliable, consistent static website that looks and feels the way I want it to.

I've seen a lot of posts across the blogiverse (blogosphere?) about people moving their entire blog infrastructure over to Eleventy, or rolling their own static site generator, and while I enjoy reading their journeys, I've found that I'm perfectly happy with the tooling that I have.

It's not sexy. It's not even very modern (by 2023 standards), but it works; and at this point in my life, I'm starting to understand what our dads meant when they used to say "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."


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This is post 002 of #100DaysToOffload