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6 Months with 11ty

At the end of 2023, I switched my site from being built with Next.js to 11ty. 6 months on, I’m still quite happy with my decision.

I Love Seeing More Personal Sites

There’s been one good thing that’s come out of the whole X/Twitter debacle. Personal sites and blogs have seen a renaissance and are coming a bit more to the forefront. I love seeing it.

Now on 11ty

You might have noticed some changes to the site. That’s expected as it is now running on 11ty.

Switching to Eleventy

I think at this point, my plan is to rebuild my blog with Eleventy. Playing around with it I feel like it’s the simplest tool to do what I need. I still have a lot to learn with it, but I’m hoping that it will be the platform everything I’ve read says it is.

Moving Away from Next.js

I’ve toyed with the idea over the last year about possibly moving away from using Next.js for my website. A recent post on Mastodon from Zach Leatherman gave me a little bit more of a push.

Personal Sites are Never "Done"

One of these days I'm going to stop itching to redesign my site.

My Blogging Workflow

Since my plan to start writing more will undoubtedly cause more posts on my blog, I figured I'd write down my general workflow on how I go about writing some of my more in-depth blog posts. It might sound familiar, but thought it might help someone who might be starting out.

Digging Into Astro

Over the last week and a half, I've been starting to play around with Astro again. I had built a good bit of my site in it a while back, but then decided just to re-jigger my Next.js site. Reading and listening to some podcasts has brought me back to starting over.

April Check-In

April wasn’t a bad month. I was productive and was able to finish the month with a well deserved long weekend vacation.

Reading Log - January 13, 2023 (#14)

A little light this week. Identity thieves targeted a credit reporting agency, a look at the podcasting market, and more.

Reading List: April 29 - May 6

I think I'm going to start this series of entries again. Trying to continue to share the interesting articles and stories I've read over the course of the week.

Switching Platforms

I've been using Jekyll to run this blog for the better part of the last six years. But recently, I've been giving serious consideration to switching to Gatsby or Next.js.

Some Small Site Updates

Over the course of the last couple weeks, I've made some small improvements to my site. None of them are particularly huge, but I like the end result.

Another Redesign

As you can tell, I've decided to give my blog a little bit of a facelift.

Redesigned Again

Over the course of the last several months, I’ve been busy building out my website utilizing Jekyll instead of Wordpress. It’s not my first time moving away from Wordpress, but I think it will end up being permanent.

The Redesign

This has been in the works for some time now.

Back with Wordpress

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.

My Thoughts on Ghost so Far

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.

Now Running on Ghost

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.

Making a Switch to Ghost?

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.

New Domain, New Look, More Posts (Hopefully)

Over the last couple months, I've been seriously considering doing a rebranding. I felt that DarkNemesis and Darker Nemesis just didn't really feel like 'me' anymore. So I went about trying to find a new moniker. "Wags" has always been sort of a nickname for me given my last name being Wagner and "kpwags" was available so after some thought, I ended up liking it and now here we are.