So, this is how it begins
I’ve been looking for a way to share thoughts about projects I had in mind, communicating how I’ve lived some experiences, or simply write down about anything. I first thought about wordpress since I’ve already used it, but I soon realised it wasn’t fit for what I wanted. I didn’t want to spend too much time thinking about how I should deploy or update my blog. I just wanted a quick and simple way to write a blog.
I first saw jekyll, and I saw how easy it was to setup and maintain. I thought: “This is just the thing I wanted!” But then, I found Hugo. Like jekyll, Hugo is a static site generator where you write your pages like the following:
+++ date = "2016-05-17T23:59:14-04:00" title = "Hello World" description = "Welcome to my blog" +++ # So, this is how it begins I've been looking for a way to share thoughts about projects I had in mind, communicating how I've lived some experiences, or simply write down about anything. I first thought about [wordpress] since I've already used it, but I soon realised it wasn't fit for what I wanted. I didn't want to spend too much time thinking about how I should deploy or update my blog. I just wanted a quick and simple way to write a blog. ## Hugo I first saw [jekyll](http://jekyllrb.com/), and I saw how easy it was to setup and maintain. I thought: "This is just the thing I wanted!" But then, I found **Hugo**. Like jekyll, Hugo is a static site generator where you write your pages like the following:
except that jekyll is written in ruby while Hugo is written in Go. That’s what bought me after all since it had all the features jekyll could offer me, plus I couldn’t worry about time efficiency when generating my site between two consecutive writes.
The typical project tree looks something like this:
├── archetypes ├── config.toml ├── content │ └── post // your posts ├── data ├── layouts │ └── partials ├── static // your static files │ ├── css │ ├── img │ └── js └── themes └── imperfect // this is the theme I chose
You have to configure your
config.toml file for letting Hugo generate your
website. Here’s my config file so far:
I’m not much of a writer yet and this is my first post.