Changes To The Site

I’ve recently moved my website from being hosted by Squarespace to a more minimal setup hosted on Hostgator, with the site itself now being created by the handy Statamic. While there is still a lot of stuff that I’d like to do to improve the appearance of the site and add more content, the upshot of these changes is that the content of the site now consists of little more than Markdown files and any images that might be associated with them. I like the idea of keeping my content in simple plaintext as much as possible, so the use of Markdown appeals to me. I didn’t really have any problem with using Squarespace, but it was really over kill given that I basically don’t use my website. Every now and then I get the urge to tinker with it or add some content, but it’s really rather more of a placeholder than an ongoing concern. With my vague plans to add some more fountain pen related content that may change in the future, but past experience tells me that noone should hold their breath waiting for that to happen.

Neat Tools

One of the cool tools I hope to use to help create more of the content for the site is a recently released iOS app called Editorial. It’s basically a text editor on steroids, providing a huge amout of flexibility for building custom workflows that can manipulate text and do a lot of other stuff besides. I’m using it to type this right now, but I’ve only just started to use the app so I’ve got a long way to go before I can take full advantage of it. One of the sources I’ll be using to learn some of what Editorial can do it an awesom (and length) review written by Federico Viticci. He’s been using the app for the last eight months and is big on iOS automation, so there is a lot to read and learn in that article. I’m going to be consuming it in small chunks I think, as there is just too much to take in all at once.


So hopefully there will be more content to come in the months ahead. I’ve got some learning and experimentation to do with Statamic, and more of the same when it comes to producing the content that I have in mind for the site. I doubt that anything will happen quickly, but I like to think that something will happen.

Craig Reynolds @wyldphyre