Blogging is important. Sometimes it can be just "cool", but I think it's mostly important.
Although it's something I haven't been paying attention from a long time, it isn't that I don't care about it, but it happens to be boring.
Let me give some background:
I'm a software engineer, I just love what I do and I really believe it's possibly one of the most grateful and fun jobs. In my case it's also something that I pretty much learned by myself, and as for that I oftenly stumble upon problems to solve, bugs that require a lot of googling and so on...
As I said, I find blogging something important to do, not just because it's a way to share things we learn, but is also a good way to take record for future reference.
I usually post a lot of code snippets, but that requires using plugins for syntax highlight, previewing to check if it's looking nice, go back to the editor and keep writting. This "back and forth" thing doesn't feel as productive as I feel when just writting code.
As for I mentioned Tumblr, and one can say that "it supports markdown", but again, the syntax highlight thing needs extra work
Coding is just easier
I always asked myself if I could write posts in markdown or other nice markup language, but I never spared time to write my own engine, neither to learn how to use any "hacker-friendly" content engine.
Sometimes, when coding, I feel like I should blog
Although I procrastinate, don't take it wrong, it's just that I don't wanna leave my EMACS environment.
Sometimes I even take notes in markdown, but I don't really post them, it's boring to go through the whole wysiwyg process.
Again, markdown is cool
Welcome to Jekyll
One of the content engines that attracted my attention was Jekyll, it was written by one of the badass guys form the github staff and that's already a good reason for using it, but as if it weren't enough, it supports all the cool stuff I mentioned above.
But again, I never spared time to set it up.
So here I am, and I hope to post a lot more than I used to in my old blog
Please be welcome, and I hope you enjoy my ramblings :)