So, last year I saw an opportunity that Max was no longer maintaining this blog and bought it for 300$ with a hope that I can start to blog again. You can call it a good deal but the site was no longer getting visitors. When I sold this to Max, it was attracting 60 to 70 thousand visitors per month.
Well, we developers get so busy in 9 to 5 job that finding time to blog on regular basis is quite difficult unless you code and blog together. Same thing happened with Max and also with me after I bought this blog on July, last year.
After I purchased this domain I started hosting this site on Linode.com using WordPress CMS. But, I rarely wrote any post for 7 months. Suddenly, it hit me that why did I spent money on this and doing nothing. So, here I’m with my blog hosted free on GitHub Pages and Jekyll Site generator ready to roll.
Why I left linode.com and started hosting on GitHub pages
- Linode is good, but GitHub pages is free. All you’ve to do is create a repository, point it to a custom domain and start writing posts using Jekyll.
- Jekyll is awesome, It also has Admin plug-in which makes blogging a breeze.
- There is no database, only static files. Every post and pages are markdown files (.md).
- You only pay for your domain name. Which is negligible if you care for your personal branding and enjoy writing blog.
- Use git push changes.
- Make changes on local and see it live on localhost, then push it to GitHub. This is quite a hectic task in WordPress or Joomla powered blogs.
- Use my favorite code editor or Jekyll admin to write my posts.
- Anyone can contribute to this blog without any sophisticated plug-in, just fork the repository on GitHub, make changes and make a pull request.
- And many more…
What am I upto these days?
- Learning advance concepts in React and Redux.
- Learning to code in Elixir and write concurrent web applications.
- Learning Neo4j Graph database.
- More to come, keep following my “Blog” :-)
Note: Stashed all the older and out dated content of this blog, starting from fresh.