Four years ago, I migrated this blog from WordPress to Jekyll, with the intention of using whatever format I want to use inside Emacs… Subsequently, my posting rate dropped drastically to just 13 posts in 4 years!
I don’t think that was a coincidence. Tools matter.
I believe the speed and ease of writing dropped drastically. Even simple steps like using photos in a post meant using a separate tool such as Finder.app (on macOS) or command-line to move it to the right directory and then linking to it from the main post. In WordPress, that’s one drag-and-drop and done.
Similarly, no comments was demotivating as well. While there tends to be more nitpicking these days, I would still like to benefit from the wisdom of the crowds.
So now I have migrated back to WordPress. Let’s see how this goes.