New Blog Platform and a 5 year hiatus

New Blog Platform and a 5 year hiatus

I decided to try a static blog generator and move away from WordPress and get with the times :)

I’m using Hexo - https://hexo.io and using Netlify as a host. Here is the quick start guide that I followed:

https://www.netlify.com/blog/2015/10/26/a-step-by-step-guide-hexo-on-netlify/

I found my old WordPress XML backup files and migrated those pages using https://github.com/hexojs/hexo-migrator-wordpress. I do have a bit of clean-up for images and markdown formatting to clean up for a few posts, tags and categories - or let the old posts die, or remove a few of the poorer ones.

I found out that my first blog post was 11 years ago, and my most recent about 5 years ago, I do think that Twitter and micro-blogging took away from some of the blog writing I used to do.

From a development effort at work - we are writing docs in asciidoc http://asciidoc.org and using Antora https://docs.antora.org/antora/2.0/. I suspect that was part of the motivation here for a change, and fewer concerns of keeping Word Press and its plugins up to date is a nice bonus.

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