It seems every time I go to add another blog entry, probably because I don’t write down much of what I hack on, I have to upgrade the software that is being used to generate/host it. Currently it’s because Middleman is getting long in the tooth, and doesn’t support some of the things that I use on my blog. I can’t upgrade to bootstrap 4, it can’t use the sassc since ruby-native sass is deprecated as of like two days from writing.
I had updated it to middleman 4, but it couldn’t even build things. I’d have to dramatically replace how things are built. Probably add a webpack build to be part of the regular build. Maybe that’s the right way to do it, but I’m also seeing some stagnation in the middleman source repos anyway. It might just be time to move on.
Hugo seems to be the most popular static site generation tool. Do I want to go with that? Should I take the standard programmer approach and use a fascinating new programming language to build a blog website? It’s not like it’s super hard to do, and I can front it with cloudflare to help handle the load.
Mostly I just want to make the barrier to entry there low. I’d like to actually write one article a month, I do almost enough things that I could write about something. And it would help improve my writing.
Regardless, there’s going to be some changes.