It's been a long time since I've had an active blog. The last iteration was a
Wordpress blog that I intermittently posted to from the late 90s through the early
After that I was going to roll my own CMS in Laravel as many developer
types are wont to do. I actually made a fair amount of progress before I let that
project fall by the wayside. Trying to bring it up to date with current Laravel
about as exciting as it sounds, although I would like to get back to it someday.
In the meantime, this site has been a literal blank page with metadata to establish
my identity in various places, most recently in the Fediverse. That
move has rekindled my interest in the indie web and my desire to have
a more active web presence (more on that is a future post).
Recently, I've come across a project called Eleventy, a
static site generator that has gotten a lot of attention lately. It was
fairly easy to set up and has allowed me to get the ball rolling relatively
So for now, my corner of the web looks very much like a traditional blog, but in
the course of researching this, I came across the idea of the
digital garden, a more freeform approach to a personal website
that appeals to me more than highly structured writing. I may have a few ideas.