I have been trying to rely less on products on which to blog and write and more on using simple tools. Back in the day when I was an apple user I would love to use the BBEdit text editor to write and create websites with.
I think I have tried everr markdown app or writing tool out there and they all feel sluggish as if my computer has to think before being able to show me the words on the screen.
This post does not need a database.
I was using Wordpress for this site but I find it’s overkill and it just gets in the way with all the databases and themes and plugins and whatnot.
Heck, I just want to write. I could do it in Google Docsif I wanted to but this is overkill as well. Docs and other tools just feel slow compared to when I write in a true text editor.
I’m using Caret for this post which seems to be the default text editor for my Chromebooks or more likey because I added the app and now on every machine I install Chrome on it autmatically gets installed. This is probably the case,but whatever. It works well for me.
I’m finding if I can get into the groove of writing it doesn’t really matter what I use to write as long as the application gets out of the way so that I can write, or blog or whatever you want to call this easily and regularly
Benefits of Plain Text
I’m back to using jekyll as my writing and blogging tool of choice, and I like the fact that every post I have ever writen is here locally on my drive as well as my host. If for whatever reason my host craps out (unlikely, because: Google) I have a backup here locally on my computer that I can access if need be.
And plain text never goes out of style so my posts will always be readable by pretty much every app or browser in the future. Not that most of my archives are of much use, but it might be nice to see what a decade’s worth of writing looks like 10 years from now and not have to worry about a database error or realize that some CMS you’ve been using has crapped out and left you hanging.
I had been looking at more complicated solutions and then when it all comes down to it, I’m adding wordss and (maybe) a picture to a folder on a web host so plain text does me just fine and doesn’t get in the way like some other apps or blogging platforms might.
When we brought the little one home from the hospital we just used the same formula that they had been giving her in the NICU as I figured that they knew what they were doing when it came to selecting the right formula for our newborn better than I ever could.
For a few months, all was fine but then the little squirt ended up eating more and more and I have to tell you that this shit’s expensive! so we started to look around at alternatives before she eats us out of house and home..
Hello, No Name Brand
“Comparable To” might just be my two favorite words of 2019 as I found the target brand and it’s a much bigger box for about twenty bucks instead of close to 30 dollars I was paying for much less of pretty much the same thing.
My daughter doesn’t seem to mind the newer and cheaper Target stuff and I get to feed her for less. all of these are good things. :)
It used to be a time when store brands sucked but I think over time for the most part they are very comparable to the more expensive branded products.
After my last article about not using images, I might regret that for the most part as some posts do go better with images. I don’t know. I know that I like to write in plain text and that the Wordpress editor kills me to use it so I keep coming back to using a SSG to great my posts.
It’s doable, but I just don’t have the patience to write posts and then insert a bunch of images as the images never seem to load for me or there’s permission screwups, etc.
Anyway, no image. But I bought this little bluetooth speaker and it works quite well for playing lullabies for the little one.
I have been looking at some of my post here that are most popular and one thing struck me - none of them have images.
This might make for a boring looking blog/site/whatever this is but boy it would cut down on the work and most of the images are just for illustration for the most part anyway and don’t really offer any value when it comes to actual use.
I suppose if I had diagrams or the like then I suppose but most of the time the images I post don’t really do a lot anyway.
Yes, the offer a bit of visual flair to an otherwise boring wall of text but other than that they are kind of useless and just take up bandwidth and more time for the site to load.
So from now on I will try to write without images and see how it all works out.