Formatting posts on Wordpress is tedious. It is one of the reasons that had kept me from regular blogging. I would prefer to write posts in my favorite text editor using some sane format such as Markdown. Finally, after stumbled on a Stack Exchange question about blogging platforms, I finally found my solution. It is Jekyll.
The thing that touches me most is its simplicity. Now I can just fire up my text editor, write the prose, save the file, and commit it to my Git repository. All posts belong with me, no longer obscured in a MySQL database hosted somewhere I don’t know.
Also, because of its simplicity, I feel excited to design own website for the first time. This thought never occurs to me when using Wordpress as theming Wordpress seems too much of a hassle.
Hopefully this move will bring me back to more frequent blogging.