After 7 years, I’m back on WordPress. Lot of things have changed in 7 years. For starters, the prices have significantly gone down for hosting your server. Also, the UX of the WP mobile app is now so much better. The new blocks based text editor is very interesting.
One of the primary reasons for me to switch back to WP from Jekyll is to be able to compose blog posts even from my phone.
Lately, my workflow for blogging has been something like the following:
- Compose an initial draft in the Notes.app
- Once the draft is 80-90% done, convert it to Markdown and iterate over the draft until I find the content satisfactory
- Push to GitHub to publish the post
As you can see, steps 2 and 3 require me to be on the computer. Those steps can’t really be done from my phone in a simple way. As a result, I’ve seen myself slacking away from finalizing posts more often.
This switch back to WP should make it more easier for me to post more often. I already notice the difference, since, I’m composing this post on my phone. Now, I can focus on writing more.
Indeed, I did.