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."
This is post 002 of #100DaysToOffload