The TL;DR is I deleted all my content and built a new blog.
Call it a very hard reset, but I wanted to build something new. From the ground up.
All previous content has now been deleted from this server. I really don't know if I'll add it back.
What's under the hood?
"Sometimes, the old ways are the best."
Thanks to Chris for hearing me out when I wondered how hard is it really to build a CMS from scratch. And thanks to Bridget for guiding me through some potholes as she'd built her site using Eleventy too.
I'm sure there's a lot that may not work initially. I'm also sure there's a lot better ways of doing some of the workflow and code. But it's in a state where I feel "confident" putting it up. Let's see what breaks.
12 years using Twitter, around 7 on Instagram, and I think I'm pretty much done with it at the moment. I haven't logged in or posted to either in 4 months, so I could leave them inactive, but closing them is starting to feel like the right thing to do.
I've already disconnected the apps & services to them. Also requested exports of my data.
I'm still a fan, and proponent, of the Indieweb. Just not sure how much of it I'll be adding/using here. See my previous statement about social media. I've added some of the basic microformats to my HTML templates, but that may be as far as it goes.
I'll do a write up of getting started with Eleventy soon. Maybe try for a post a day.
OK. I'm pushing this live. Hopefully the RSS feed is working.
Until next time.