I'm on the verge of finishing my Gatsby blog (edit: it's actually finished now, take a look and I want to leave some tips to anyone who might be looking to have or build their own blog as well
It doesn't really matter, really, at least that's what I believe in. If when developing your blog a new tool is released, don't feel tempted to change.
Finish your project first and then re-evaluate to see if there's a need for a change.
The major difference between the two fields of options are the level of customization. Build the entire blog will give you more control but if:
🔸Content is all that matters 👉 Hasnode or https://t.co/9oNfUudQyK
🔸You want to control everything 👉 Gastsby or Nextjs
If you're coding your own blog, designing it might be intimidating. If you lack ideas or just aren't very good with Design, search for ideas on Dribbble.
Keep your blog simple at start and add new stuff once the foundation is there.
Just remember to make it your own
It's your blog, write about whatever. Nowadays people focus too much on having a platform that brings them revenue but that's a bad focus, specially when starting.
Write about code, food, books, ...
The people that stick around are the valuable ones
Now it's the perfect time.
I'm sure you have some ideas so pick one and go for it. I'm sure I'm not going to regret having a blog and I'm sure you won't as well.
Hopefully this was the push that some of you were needing 👋
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