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Doesn't contentful tie you to their platform? I'm always a bit reluctant to build a blog/website that rely on external services like that.

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Justin Ho

That is a healthy concern and I agree that there's a risk.

But again since my posts are duplicated onto DEV and medium, I guess that's enough tolerance for me personally.

The biggest benefit to typing on Contentful though are the integrations and versioning. You can kick off CI pipelines on certain data changes and not others, and you can maintain a dev / prod environment for just content and not tie in the codebase.

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Hmm, interesting. I'll have a look. It's definitely worth another look to see what it can do. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Justin Ho

Np, it's still overkill for a single blogger but it was good practice to set it up and I like having the clear separations for data and business logic.

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csgeek Author

That's actually a bit appeal of these headless cms that are coming around of late. Most of them don't let you self host but cosmicjs and colorfulful (I think that qualifies) would allow someone to create the data model and let the shiny is be decoupled.

Different project but I was exploring headless cms like those mentioned and self hosted ones like.

github.com/ponzu-cms/