29 December 2022 | by Piotr Migdał | 3 min read
Welcome to my new blog!
I redesigned a few things - but the biggest change is that I moved here posts from various sources.
/2022/12/29/new-blog-from-medium-to-gridsome.html. Yet, I made sure that all old links work.
Gridsome is a Vue-based static site generator. It was a no-brainer to go for static sites - much easier to write and deploy, and I don't need any server. Also, for evergreen content, it is likely to stay much longer.
So, I picked Gridsome. I already use Vue (especially in Virtual Lab by Quantum Flytrap). And it just works.
This one was easy. Just a few path changes, both for content and internal links. A few regular expressions did the job.
Medium is a blog posting platform. Anyone can create an account and start writing.
For some time a lot of tech community started writing there, myself included. Now it has less favorable opinions - to the point that the Hackers News crowd seems to hate Medium. I share some (but not all) of the concerns. However:
So, to be clear - I don't boycott anything. My Medium blog posts stay there, I even link them here. But all of the changes
Moreover, if you want to write your first post, I recommend Medium by all means!
Moving from Medium needed a few steps:
mogrify -format jpg *.png. Also, gifs are not supported - so turned them into jpgs or pngs.
medium-2-md), some other changes (e.g. for an unknown reason Gridsome does not display two or more subsequent images).
If I had to do it for the second time, I guess I would write my own library for turning Medium posts into Markdown suitable for Gridsome (or any other static blog).
The source is here https://github.com/stared/stared.github.io.