Our story starts 2-3 weeks ago, when my younger sister asked me to open a blog for her (it runs in the family, I think). Like any sane person, I created a FreeBSD Jail, configured its networking and followed an online article on how to deploy WordPress on FreeBSD. That’s the proper way to do it, right?
And I fell in love! Last time I used WordPress was in 2018, but this time it felt different, I’m not sure why (yet), but it feels like it came back to its roots. It has a simple screen that helps you to write.
Usually, I would say that tools don’t matter, and yet, I (narcissistically) rant about tools and that
Docker is awful FreeBSD Jails is amazing. But I think that tools matters, they always mattered, it’s just that, we say such things in order to not sound like gatekeepers to newcomers.
Before making such decisions I look at data, so I downloaded my posts and did Unix magic.
$ xmlstarlet select -t -v '/ul/li/span' posts.txt | cut -d ' ' -f 3 | sort | uniq -c | sort 2 2017 2 2019 3 2018 7 2020 14 2022 29 2016 35 2014 47 2021 90 2015
This comes from my Armenian blog, where I used to have WordPress, and yes, during 2015 I was very busy AND I used WordPress.
My Armenian blog is my “lab”, so I moved it not only to WordPress, but to a whole new domain, a Unicode domain with a Unicode TLD, անդրանիկ.հայ.
My English blog used to live at
https://antranigv.am/weblog_en/, so I migrated it to a new subdomain,
Migrating from Hugo to WordPress is not what I want to talk about, that’s a story for another day and that day is tomorrow!
In the first week I blogged more on my Armenian blog than I did in months.
Expect a flood of posts (well, not really, more like 2-3 posts a day).
That’s all folks…