How to Create a Simple Blog?

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  • Hugo

    The world’s fastest framework for building websites.

    Try Hugo if you are into static site generators

  • gutenberg

    A fast static site generator in a single binary with everything built-in.

    Yep, I would suggest to go indie instead of using a posting platform. Platforms die, limit your control and growth options.

    Grab a domain ($1 sale at Namecheap atm), generate the site from simple markdown files using Zola (it's basically a better Hugo — if you've heard of it), and host at Netlify for free.

    People who prefer a specific language would prefer a framework / generator in that language. Zola is a somewhat neutral option — since you didn't mention your preferences for the language.

    Same with the services. I personally prefer Cloudflare as both registrar and hosting, but Netlify would be a bit more intuitive to start with.

    Like you, I love clean blog layouts. Shouldn't be a problem if you have a CSS background, but there are themes at the Zola site if you are busy. Not all are great, but there are a couple of neat and clean ones.

    P.S. At first I was a bit surprised to see such question here, but then realized that it's actually smart to ask HK — as most of the googleable content is affiliate crap.

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