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Discussion on: Adding custom OpenGraph images to Gatsby Starter Blog

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reymon359

Hi there! Nice post and approach, thanks for sharing it!

I checked your site and looks awesome!

By the way, I was wondering why did you move from Gatsby to Next.js was there any reason in particular?

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Julian Garamendy Author

Hi! Thank you! I'm glad my post was useful.

The main reason was that in recent years I started posting more on dev.to and then copying articles over to my blog. That was extra work, and I don't have a lot of free time. Also every new post, every typo fix, required a new commit, push, and then CI/CD would build and deploy.

My new Next.js blog I pulls articles from the dev.to API, and automatically generates pages. Every time a user visits a page, the static page is served, but also it's regenerated with the latest data for the next user. This means that I don't need to re-deploy when I make changes to my dev.to articles.

I think it's called Incremental Static Regeneration. I blogged about it here: dev.to/juliang/using-dev-to-as-cms...

Thank you again for reading!

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reymon359

Hi again!
Thank you so much for the explanation and the info provided!

And congrats on the implementation, it seems very efficient