The musings of a South African living abroad

Tag: blogging

Cleaning House

Part of the reason I haven’t been too productive recently in my writing has been that I’m working my way through my backlog of posts and importing them into WordPress. Previously they had all been saved as Markdown files for a Jekyll site I was using, and as part of the process, I’m also editing and reformatting them to fix plenty of spelling and grammar mistakes that slipped through the net the first time.

A Short March Update

I’ve been a bit lax in terms of blogging lately. I’ve been meaning to write more, especially with the 100 Days To Offload challenge, but life has thrown a few obstacles in my way. With how 2020 and 2021 have gone, that is actually a blessing of sorts.

pencil and sharpener on notebook page

100 Days to Offload

One of the things I want to accomplish in 2021 is to write more. And just by luck I stumbled on a rather cool initiative on Mastodon the other day: #100DaysToOffload.

black typewriter

In With the New

With 2020 being a year that has seen almost everything normal being turned upside down, including our lives, I thought it might be high time for me to make good use of the free time I find myself with and get around to some spring-cleaning on the site. So hopefully I can give a brief update on how things have been for me so far in 2020 and how I’m hoping the site evolves in the foreseeable future. So let’s get started shall we.

coffee latte near white wireless keyboard and Apple EarPods on the table photography

And Back to Ghost We Go

There are 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!

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, but rather a vanity URL –

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