Hello Old Friend

So as you may have noticed I’ve gone and swapped over to WordPress after running Ghost for most of the last year and a bit.

While Ghost really is a fantastic writing experience and shows a lot of promise as a blogging platform, it is still far behind WordPress in terms of supporting third party plugins and the current rate of progress with Ghost’s API means that I’ll probably have to wait a lot longer for it to reach anywhere close to the same level as WordPress. Continue reading Hello Old Friend

Back in Black

Well hello there! It’s been almost an age since I’ve last had a chance to grace this site with any sort of update. You can’t say I didn’t warn you though!

Thankfully now though most of the niggles that come with changing jobs and moving seem to have been wrestled to the ground and I can finally start adjusting to my new circumstances and environment. That also means that I can finally get back into the groove of typing out the odd blog post and maybe also getting a bit more proactive in terms of my other sites. Continue reading Back in Black

And Back to Ghost We Go

There’s two types of blog posts in this world:

  • posts about not posting;
  • and posts about changing a blog’s backend.

Unfortunately this post isn’t going to be any different since I’m going to talk about the slight change I’ve had to make to the backend of my blog. Don’t worry though, it’s not going to be overly long or technical! Continue reading And Back to Ghost We Go

Moving to Octopress

So the first thing you might notice if you’ve been here before is that the site looks vastly different from before. Previously I was running it on an instance of Ghost 0.4.1. The second thing you might notice is that the site is no longer hosted on kibayanse.com, but rather a vanity URL – terrancebrown.me

So why the change? I love trying out new tech and software and my blogging is no stranger to that. I’d tried out Octopress a month or two back and liked it. It’s simple and yet at the same time gives you a lot of power over customization without sacrificing speed. Since it’s a static site generator it also does all the data grinding before pushing your site up to the internet. This means you won’t have to worry about dealing with a database that might make your site less responsive. Continue reading Moving to Octopress