Back in 2013 I built a personal website using Drupal 7, which housed some of my experiments and thoughts for a time. It was a fun little blog, but in retrospect a CMS was a poor choice for my personal needs.

I found myself spending a lot of time battling Drupal’s limitations—whether it was navigating through lots of markup to find the right element to style, tooling through WYSIWYG’s to get the perfect formatting, or researching and patching modules to add extra functionality. Maintenance, though easy, added more to the task.

Jekyll offers a simpler, exciting freedom; I hope to write and make more without so many additional layers on top.

That said, I plan to go into the old Digital Ocean backup one day and grab some of stuff I don’t have saved. Even though the posts were few and simple, they bear an air of nostalgia.