Keeping it simple.

I've always had difficulty maintaining a blog. My previous one is still available on github pages at https://notryanb.github.io/. So why make a new one? I reflect on this often and tried to figure out why it wasn't working.

Simplicity. I had previously been using Jekyll (Ruby) and then tried out Zola (Rust). In both cases my decreased motivation stemmed from not knowing the frameworks very well. I could've spent a lot of time learning how they work, but then im not writing. After stumbling upon this article, I decided I wanted to do something similar.

My main motivation here is only use what I need and pick up a few skills on the way. This blog is a single Rust binary. The current dependencies are hyper & tokio. There is no templating engine. I'm writing html and inlining the CSS. This will probably change in the future, but only as I need it.

In the near future I anticipate writing articles on using Rust for audio. Some of the styling may become more advanced and maybe I'll even use a template engine like tera. I won't make any other promises yet, so I guess I'll see where this takes me.