Welcome to the blog, mark III
Welcome to the new blog. I hope you like it, I made it myself.
Why the move?
Oh, lots of reasons.
I’ve moved off of posterous owing to uncertainty regarding its future after the twitter acquisition.
I got sick of wysiwyg. From now on, it’s markdown all the way.
I wanted to donate more google juice to adambard.com, instead of posterous.adambard.com, by hosting the blog on a subdirectory.
I wanted to use static resources to serve the content cheaply. Not that posterous charges.
It’s like what that Dustin Curtis guy did, except he moved on to make a minimalist blog platform with no customization that actually seems to be the antithesis of this. Weird.
What I use now
I’m using Middleman as a static site generator. Since it accepts all sorts of input formats, I was able to save the Posterous posts from its api as .erb files, adding some metadata to the top with my posterous backup script.
Now I just drop a markdown file in the
middleman build, and
to deploy to the blog. I feel right at home.