If you’ve ever hosted a Wordpress site that you don’t use too often, you’re probably familiar with the nagging feeling in the back of your mind that you really should be doing something about your website. Whether it’s updating Wordpress, or updating plugins, or checking for unmoderating comments, there’s always something to do. And unless you’re a regular or frequent blogger, you probably get busy doing other things, and just let that nagging feeling continue to eat at you.

That’s the boat I was in until today. Several weeks ago, my friend Mat Rupp told me about Jekyll. I’m usually skeptical of shiny new web frameworks, because they tend to come and go from one day to the next (or, at least, that’s my impression as a backend developer). But as I looked into it, I realized that maybe this was exactly the sort of thing I was looking for. Sure, it’s a bit more hands-on than Wordpress is, but I’m more comfortable by far with a bash prompt than with the Wordpress UI, and static HTML doesn’t have updates or comments or plugins or anything that ever needs to be maintained.

So, about two hours of fiddling with SCSS later, here we are! My brand-new Jekyll site. Let me know what you think in the comme- oh, right.