Lately I have been very lazy to update my blog at all. Partially cause nothing too interesting has happened, partially cause I have not been too happy with Wordpress. Not that it has anything big problems, it just starts to feel little bit old for me. In the past year I have learned Rails programming and have been starting couple own projects using Rails and with that knowledge I have started to enjoy simplicity. To create a new blog post has meaning starting up browser, logging in to Wordpress, creating a new post, actually write it, save it, check that everything looks good and so on. Uploading photos, attaching them to post. Just having feeling that just too many other steps that has nothing to do with actual writing process.
And of course, with Wordpress you have huge problem of web stack, setting up MySQL, PHP, tuning parameters to work properly and if you would like to benefit of CDN, you’re pretty much out of luck with Wordpress without lots of 3rd party plugins.
What I came up is that I have get rid of all the complexity of the blog and migrated my blog to what it actually is, static HTML pages. Everything here is now just plain old good HTML files that can be served anywhere at all, with any CDN without any problems. But to keep blogging easy, what I do is that I manage my blog locally on my laptop using Octopress and then just generate my site and upload it to the live server. Simple. Easy. Fast.
Currently this is using quite basic Octopress classic theme but let’s see if I have enough time at some point to modify this to look more like me.