Pankaj Bagwan
Pankaj Bagwan
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I am an avid blogger since long and pretty much used every DIY blogging engine, out there, naming few

1.) Wordpress
2.) Hosted Wordpress
3.) Posterious
4.) Tumblr

Out of all those I liked tumblr much. But posting anything has been headache to me. no doubt, they are great as blogging platform; having every feature one could think off.

  • Post via mail
  • Markdown/HTML/wysiwyg editor support
  • Intra community promotions
  • Vast variety of plugins/themes
  • and many more (that I never used)

But these feature don’t cut it off for me. I know, your mind is popping up some hate sentences, but let me tell you why?


I am a developer, so certainly

1.) I dont like to move away from my console and editor
2.) I dont want to post via email to find out that it is looking weird and then it takes time to fix them up using browser editor that I hate
3.) I dont want my blog to be cluttered with some fancy unwanted plugins
4.) I dont want to spend hours to fix or add new element and/or design via browser based editor.
5.) I dont want forced design(I meant css)
6.) I want to own my content

So finally I moved to static site generator called jekyll; although I was not new to it; was using it for long for my Website and awesomeness of github pages.

It has saved me from troubles that I had with blogging engines and provided that

1.) I own my content
2.) I feel comfortable while blogging using my editor and console.
3.) I feel blessed with github pages.
4.) I keep blog design simplistic, uncluttered and easy on eyes.

So I have listed all reason, but they might not apply to laymen or technology-unaware people. All great blogging engine out there provides much simplicity to people who just want to post anything from anywhere.

There are many posts written about pros and cons of SSG - Static Site Generators (static site generators).

But I love it, as it perfectly fits in my world.

Happy Blogging :)

About The Author

I am Pankaj Baagwan, a System Design Architect. A Computer Scientist by heart, process enthusiast, and open source author/contributor/writer. Advocates Karma. Love working with cutting edge, fascinating, open source technologies.

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