I haven't been blogging regularly. I have a litany of excuses, but one I wanted to eliminate was dealing with WordPress.
It all started with Medium
Medium is a relatively new lightweight blogging service created by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams. I'd been using (some would say avoiding) WordPress for some years now, and the thought of something simpler caught my attention.
Medium is simple. I tried it. I like it. I can't use it:
It's very aggressive with formatting pasted text in
codeblocks. It quietly changes normal double quotes into pretty matched (and completely un-usable) double quote characters, among other things. This would make adding usable source code examples tedious and potentially error-prone.
It funnels my readers to, well, other writers. I got you to read my blog, and I want you to read a little more before you fly off to someone else who is being promoted by