A little over a year ago I built a recipe site for Lauren and I to use to try to consolidate all our recipes. Our recipes are mixed around between Evernote, Google Drive, and random browser bookmarks. It isn’t the most efficient system and when once of us ends up cooking, it’s not always easy to remember where the recipe is stored. I built a little tool using Ruby on Rails and deployed it. It worked, but it was kind of clunky, not all that pretty, and rather quickly I forgot about it.
So I was in a “I want to develop something mood” recently, but didn’t feel like digging into a big project, so I came up with an idea for a new project.
This has been in the works for some time now.
At the end of January I decided to make the switch to the Ghost blogging platform. I had heard good things about it and decided to move over to it. Well, this past week I decided I wanted to expand a bit more with how I blog and realized that Ghost really wasn’t going to work for what I needed. Given that and my limited knowledge of node.js, I decided that I’d be better served moving back to WordPress as my platform since I am familiar with PHP and its inner workings.