The last couple months have been really hectic for me and needless to say, I didn’t get much done on my recipe side project.
I’ve been having an itch lately to get working on a new side project.
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.
A week or so ago I decided that I needed a new programming project to work on. I haven’t really had something like this since I closed the book on OpenVoter.
Two weeks ago, I decided to make the switch from WordPress to Ghost as my blogging platform. For me it was a figuratively big jump as I have been using WordPress for years and hadn’t really thought of switching to any other platform.
Despite my initial skepticism about switching over to Ghost as my blogging platform, I still pushed ahead and made my blog theme for Ghost. As you can tell, the look isn’t all that different from it’s previous look, but the backend is completely different.
Several months ago, when Ghost was first released to the public, I took a look at it and made a note to give it a look-see. Over the past week, I finally got it running on my dev server playing nicely with my Apache setup. So far I’ve been playing around with it and am contemplating whether I want to switch my blog platform over to it from WordPress, which is what I currently use.