Ben Scheirman


A Fresh Start?

So I’ve been thinking of ditching the traditional blog for a while now. My current blog is powered by WordPress, which is powerful enough, however it always seems like a hassle to maintain. There are also no fantastic blog editors for the Mac (still).

This time I’m going in a completely new direction. This blog is powered by Octopress (which uses Jekyll as the engine. I’m not going to import old posts and I’m not going to worry about integrating a lot of features. Just epic content, that’s it!

Posts are composed in Markdown (I’m using vim to write this), static HTML is generated and the blog is then deployed to a git repository.

Will it make me blog more? I hope so, but only time will tell!