This is now on Jekyll off Github Pages. I’ve CNAME’d blog.johncheng.com to j-c-h-e-n-g.github.io and no longer have to pay $5/month to DigitalOcean. Other than money, why else?
- the operational burden of a self-hosted Wordpress. Why not bluehost? Well only because Jekkyl/Octopress exists.
- built-in markdown. I didn’t like having to pick through different ways to do markdown in Wordpress.
- a github-centric community.
- something new – a new toy, for a new year.
Overall it’s simple, hackable and cheap. That’s all I need right now.