I’ve decided to move all blogging and writing matters to a write.as account.
It’s strange. This site has always been fully-functional as a generated static site running off on AWS, but all the little inconveniences and maintenance woes are enough of a difference for me between writing something and actually posting what I’ve written.
If I have to break it down step by step, writing a post involves:
hugoto start off a post.
- Manually adjusting metadata about the post.
- Writing the actual post.
- Committing and pushing to git.
- Waiting for Gitlab for its CI runner to do a
- Waiting for the same runner to upload the results to S3.
- Going to write.as
- Writing the post
- Hitting submit.
It’s crazy because the former process isn’t THAT hard since I deal with code everyday, but it’s bad because:
- the build can fail at times because it’s on a free runner.
- the deployment have failed some times in the past, not sure why.
- there’s the nagging thought that I need to maintain the blog’s software and its theme.
Those points are enough to turn my brain off and actually stop me from writing something.
So yeah, a [simple, plaintext Markdown blog is all I need] and I’m moving to that.