Two things I learned about myself since I started maintaining a blog. One, I don’t have much to say. Two, my interest in photography is declining day by day. These were evident by looking at the dates of posts on the homepage. The last article was posted a year ago.
The old and stinking stuff is always at home page. That didn’t motivate me to write more posts. It just motivated me to do a cleanup. So I moved all stale items to the back rooms and kept a short information about me on the front.
Up until now, I was using Wordpress to maintain my website. Last week I gathered some courage and threw the Wordpress out of the window. It’s time for flat files.
I tried a couple of flat file CMSes: Stacey App (PHP), Jekyll (Ruby) and Wintersmith (Node.js).
Stacey App is more of a content management system, where as Jekyll and Wintersmith are just static site generators. You keep your content as text files, Jekyll or Wintersmith can generate HTML files which can be hosted on any servers.
Once the HTML files are generated, I push the pages to the web server using GIT.