I really like Twitter because it allows me to share short messages,
we have a great community, and 140 characters are enough for everybody.
And this statement was exactly 140 characters, but sometimes I want to
say more than that. And that’s why I finally created this new blog.
I was never really into blogging because I barely had time or the
audience to write long articles. I sometimes wrote short stories for
sites like undeadly.org, I collected some of
them here, but my own blog was hosted on tumblr and never saw any
I want to try it again, and this time I decided to create a
self-hosted blog. Something that runs on my own server and with
httpd, the web server that I wrote
for OpenBSD. So I was looking for potential blogging tools that I
could use to run my own blog. Besides the popular and heavyweight
ones such as WordPress, there are countless other options:
I looked at blogs from fellow developers, such as Ted Unangst’s
flak (I like the fact that it is
written in Lua but the implementation is a bit over my head), or Pelican
that is used by Peter Hessler for bad.network
(but, sorry, I don’t like Python), and finally Kristaps Dzonsons'
sblg that is used for all of his
projects and blogs. I decided to use sblg.
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