I had a few days to myself, and what do you know, I ended up redoing my personal site. Seems to be kind of a pattern for me.

I am really liking this new setup. I liked the flat-file site I had going with Scriptogram, but development of that product seems to have stopped. I had a look at Skrivr, but it didn’t really resonate enough to get me to make a switch. Then I read the 24Ways article on Jekyll and GitHub pages, and for the first time Jekyll clicked with me.

It took me about a day to figure out how to get everything up and running, including hacking together a couple of OS X services that automatically format link posts and quote posts for me from selected text in the browser. It took about another day to choose and modify a theme to do what I wanted, and about half a day to reformat and clean up the yaml data in my Scriptogram posts. Not too bad.

As always, it remains to be seen whether I will actually keep this version alive and kicking, but I am happy so far with the process.