My move to jekyll

Posted by on February 21, 2009
I use "Vim":http//www.vim.org 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":http://github.com/mojombo/jekyll/tree/master. After years of using "Textpattern":http://www.textpattern.org and "Wordpress":http://www.wordpress.org 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":http://www.git-scm.org and "jekyll":http://github.com/mojombo/jekyll/tree/master 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":http://github.com/mojombo/jekyll/tree/master project grow.