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The stack I use to run this blog

Updated Jan 08 2023

The site platform

This site is a static site built using Astro.

It was previoulsy built using Hugo and I loved it. I love creating UIs with JSX more though.

Astro, like Hugo, is very fast and generates fast pages that can be deployed on a platform like Netlify or Cloudflare Pages. That’s all I need.

Where do I host the site

I used Netlify, now I use Cloudflare Pages because they provide free unlimited bandwidth.

The posts

I write the posts using Markdown. Sometimes I use Notion or Bear or VS Code directly to write them. Markdown is a great format because it’s very portable.

My workflow for posting an article

I try to publish as much as possible.

I had a daily posting routine, although these days I’m not publishing every day I try to keep posting a lot.

I just enjoy doing it.

Sometimes I’m working on a project and in a day I have 3 post ideas, things I had to search for on Google and dig the answer.

I used to have a week or so of content ahead of time, ready for publishing, but now I just publish when I have content to publish.

I push all my content to a private GitHub repository, which is synchronized to Cloudflare Pages / Netlify thanks to their Git integration.

Every time I push to GitHub, the site is updated.

Images

I make sure all the post images are optimized using ImageOptim, to avoid useless bandwidth usage and a faster page speed.

The newsletter

I have a newsletter. Sometimes I send an email with the list of the posts I wrote, plus any new resource I create that might be interesting.

I use a self-hosted solution called Sendy and AWS SES.

Find out why you should create an email list.

Books

I wrote and distribute a number of ebooks, available on my site. You can read them online or buy them in PDF or epub, I use a tool called Honkit to generate those formats. I detail my process here: https://flaviocopes.com/how-to-create-ebooks-markdown/.

I wrote 15 book so far and I plan to make more in the future.

That’s it!

My tools and workflows are always evolving.

I try to keep this post up to date.



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