Sunday 1 August 2021

I'm moving blog

 Yes, it is finally goodbye to Blogger and hello to....

Jekyll static site generator and my own virtual host. 

Why you ask?

  1. Blogger haven't really invested in their interface for years. They made some refresh recently but it doesn't really work very smoothly. Click New Post and you go to the dashboard, where you have to click...New Post.
  2. It is still really difficult to paste in code samples etc. In the end, I use a blogger site that generates the raw HTML code and paste it in, all very nasty for a tech blog. If I am going to do that, it will be much easier for me to create the code in <pre> and then set some standard styles into my stylesheet.
  3. I don't really see any other advantages to staying with blogger. I already rent a virtual host so there are no reasons at all to use blogger.

I have imported all my old posts into the new site and will need to check (with Google tools!) that the new site is crawlable etc. but then I will probably delete this site forever!

 See you on the other side.