Some quick site updates

It’s been ages since I posted last but with good reason. (Although don’t I always say that!)

I’m currently in the process of moving blogging platforms to Hugo in hopes that I can shift away from my current hosting provider and host everything on GitHub. Working through several years worth of posts and making sure they have converted correctly from WordPress’ html to Markdown is a long and tedious process!

The site / theme itself is up and running on my PC and once I’ve managed to get all my posts checked I’ll be sending them over to GitHub and redirecting this site to there, so fear not if you find that the site looks a lot different one day.

If you’re keen to get a sneak peak at the new site then head over to GitHub and let me know what you think.

Once again, apologies for the slowdown in posting, but hopefully a new backend and easier way to write and post will mean that I’ll be less inclined to put off posting in favour of finding myself falling deep into a YouTube thread of related videos.

See you soon in Hugo!

My Writing Workflow

One of the things I do most frequently on my laptop is to type out notes and documents. Whether it’s a draft blog post or a few paragraphs of fiction, I’ve ended up using a combination of Ulysses III, Byword and Marked for nearly all my documents.

Choosing a text editor or writing software on a Mac can be a daunting task. After all, there are a raft of wonderfully crafted editors each trying to make a name for themselves by addressing a specific need or niche. Scrivener focuses on being a ‘toolshed’ for writers looking to gather all their research and materials together and typing out a fully formed book. On the opposite end of the spectrum is something like Byword that gives you a single window with nothing else and let’s you type out whatever you want using the Markdown syntax. Continue reading My Writing Workflow