Some Blogging Myths

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    I recommend (free) or (paid)

    It's fun to set up static site generators but I think it's better to pick something you can start writing in immediately instead of spending time thinking about what to use.

    If you end up enjoying blogging you can switch to different software later if you like. But don't let that stop you from starting to write now.

  • mataroa

    Naked blogging platform

    I'm using Mataroa[0] as my blogging platform and it comes with its own analytics. It's very simple, and gives me the following:

    - Read counts per post, for the last 30 days.

    - How many RSS pulls, for the last 30 days.

    - How many site visits, for the last 30 days.

    Nothing more, nothing less. I'm pretty happy with them, and have no intention to change it.


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    Easy web analytics. No tracking of personal data.

  • eleventy 🕚⚡️

    A simpler site generator. Transforms a directory of templates (of varying types) into HTML.

    If your barrier of entry is setting something up, I'd definitely go with wordpress as it makes it quite seamless when writing new posts.

    As for me I use 11ty [1] for my blog [2]. I quite like 11ty as I just write markdown files and it gets converted to static content. I'm also testing the grounds on using it for an online magazine, basically want to do some css garden tricks for different types of content. Seems to work quite well for this as I want as little JS being sent as possible.



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