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What is the best tool for blogging?

Wilfredo Pérez
Venezuelan guy that loves the technologies, Javascript and reads books. Dad of 2 and Everyday trying to learn something new.
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Hey guys, I'm thinking about retaking my blog and repost here something that I can write. My blog was made with Jekyll but I'm looking for something new, besides I don't wanna use Wordpress because I hate Php (I'm sorry). Another Idea that I have is changing the actual theme but honestly, I don't know

What is the best tool for blogging or for creating a blog?

Thanks.

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George Jempty

Well you can use the following github project of mine github.com/dexygen/upstaged to generate static content for a github.io page such as mine here: dexygen.github.io/blog/

Or what's wrong with right here on dev.to?

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Wilfredo Pérez Author

Hi thanks for your response, dev.to is a great platform as I said I will repost here everything that I write. What I want to is create my personal brand, space where someone can take a look at my portfolio and other stuff.

Thanks for your suggestion I will take a look at your site :D

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George Jempty

My site could use some help particularly CSS-wise. I forked the static-content generator from another project and, I think, improved it. The nice thing is you would be able to use almost precisely the same markdown from dev.to, I know because I published my first couple of posts on the dexygen site, then ported them here.

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Carl Anderson • Edited

The best tool for blogging is whatever is comfortable and whatever is easy. The real challenge in blogging is writing, so don't shoot yourself in the foot by focussing too hard on your tooling/rebuilding your theme from scratch/complicated build and deployment processes.

Some good options are Ghost (this is what I use), otherwise there's nothing wrong with dev.to or Medium as your primary blogging platform.

I wouldn't discount Wordpress just because you don't like PHP - unless you want some heavily custom functionality, you can go through the entire life of your blog without writing a single line.

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Wilfredo Pérez Author

The real challenge in blogging is writing

I agree with you, it's a difficult task but I'm focused on this year to accomplish it. You are the second person that recommended me Gosh, so I will take a look at and evaluate it.

Thanks for your time for responding to this post.

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Glenn Stovall

Why are you moving away from Jekyll? Understanding that may help people provide options here.

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Wilfredo Pérez Author • Edited

Honestly, I don't have anything against Jekyll I'm trying to search options and later I will take a decision whether change all or remake my Jekyll stie.

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Tobias SN

If you do some setup and write some code, Vuepress can do a lot of things. Now, it doesn’t have built-in blogging features, but fixing that isn’t harder than just making a blog index component for Vue and a post template.

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Tom VanAntwerp

If you're comfortable with React and Graphql, Gatsby is becoming a popular choice. I'm transitioning to it now. I will say, however, I find it's got more of a learning curve to it than Jekyll did for me.

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Wilfredo Pérez Author

Wow, I really like it, thanks for this suggestion.

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James

Jekyll is far from my favourite tool in terms of the experience of using it, but I think it would take a lot to sway me away from the feeling of security that having all of my posts in markdown format in a git repository gives me.

In terms of writing, I really enjoyed being on medium.com, but I have found it has become increasingly unpleasant to consume content there due to their slowly growing paywall.

At the moment, I publish posts to my own site (so I know they'll always be there) using jekyll, but I regard dev.to as being my primary platform because that's where the audience is.

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Jose Gonzalez

Dev.To, seriously.

If you want to focus on content creation, I'd suggest ghost.org. Worth every penny.

If you want to fiddle with technology, the comments already have great suggestions.

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Wilfredo Pérez Author • Edited

Yes I was exploring this and I saw the prices, and you asked one question that I had "Worth every penny."

And I will be reposting here the tech stuff that I will write down on my blog. The problem is that my blog will be about tech stuff, running and food :D for that reason I couldn't use exclusive dev.to for blogging.

Thank you.

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Sumeet M

How about Ghost.org?

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Wilfredo Pérez Author

I will evaluate this option. Thank you.

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Stephen E. Chiang

Are you looking for headless? I've had very enjoyable experience with Contentful and Flamelink.

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Wilfredo Pérez Author

I'm looking for options, I don't have any preference.