Obviously I have this, or some other idea for a long while. Now it's time to pinpoint it.
The blog will be about web craftsmanship. I want to write on regular basis (no less then once a week) about things I'm learning in this field.
I want to create and maintain my own engine for this. The reasons are:
it will be a nice playground development,
I will have everything my way.
I will be able to write about developing my blog on my blog.
Rendered to static files on build time. Raw markdown and metadata should be hosted along compiled HTML for client side routing and rendering.
Adhere to progressive enhancement principles
Both engine and content should be version controlled. There should be two separate repos. Eventually I want to post and update via
As much metadata as possible should be gathered from repo. This would ideally include:
Display my tweets and retweets in a feed among blog posts.
Post updates to Twitter automatically.
Stack Exchange integration
Display my Stack Exchange activity (questions and answers) in a feed among blog posts.