Switching to Jekyll

After a quick migration, i’ve switched this blog from WordPress to Jekyll.

I’ve done this for several reasons:

Cool things now i’ve migrated:

  • I can version control my blog.
  • My blog content is flat file, so I just edit the content and push. This also means my blog can be easily distributed and backed up.
  • Pulling in Flickr photos, Last.fm listening and tweets no longer blocks the page load. I wrote a cute little MooTools class to display the info, and a cron job to fetch it in the background.
  • Comments are all preserved, as I switched to Disqus several weeks ago. The WordPress => Disqus import was mind numbingly easy using the Disqus plugin.

If you want minimalism in your blogging engine and full control over its appearance, Jekyll might be worth checking out.