Software and setup
So just to get started. There are a lot of writing platforms in existence. Everything to server based to static hosted solutiuons.
Most notably in my mind comes platforms such as:
The list list goes on and on.
In my case the main criteria for choosing a platform were:
Static site generation
Support structure text formats.
Preferably able to use orgmode to write posts.
This site is built using hugo.
Next on my list was hosting. I wanted something hosted by someone else. I work with computers all day, and didnt want to run a website on top of that as well.
I looked into:
I started by looking at Netlify as I've used them previously and found it pretty easy to work with. Alas when, I wanted to deploy the initial setup of this, it turns out I was using a theme for Hugo that required a hugo newer than the one provided by Netlify.com.
I had been reading Hosting & Deployment on the Hugo website and found the Github Pages description less than optimal. The Host on Gitlab with using a local CI/CD pipeline with docker, was pretty nice. So thats what I went with.
In retrospective typing this, makes me realize that perhaps the same could have been done using Github Actions.
All in all I am pretty happy with the workflow around writing and publishing.
Things I will be looking into in the future:
An about page
Something releated to taxonomy of tags