My move to jekyll

Posted by on February 21, 2009

I use Vim for everything. It’s just who I am. I can do more in Vim in a matter of minutes than with hours in Notepad, Emacs, Textmate, etc. Not because I don’t understand them, but simply because my skills are honed to Vim and it has become second nature to me. I find myself in Gmail at times trying to save what I’d just written with :wq!.

It is what inspired my switch to jekyll. After years of using Textpattern and Wordpress and writing very few posts, I realized that I was becoming frustrated with using textarea WYSIWYG editors. It wasn’t that I didn’t have anything to say to the world, it was just that the sheer process of writing inside a browser made the task daunting. The problem was my editor. I finally realized that if I changed my blog software to allow me to use Vim, I’d be more motivated to write.

Combine all of that with the fact that I wanted to keep the source and content in Git and jekyll just seemed to fill the void. I also took this as an opportunity to freshen the design of my site and simplify it all.

I look forward to posting more frequently and watching the jekyll project grow.