Let's see if this thing will turn on again...

Posted by Jeff Beeman on Sat, 05/12/2018 - 15:25

It’s been a very long time since I’ve blogged. Facebook (which I’ve all but officially quit using) and Twitter have allowed me to easily publish ephemeral and generally meaningless content. Any longer-form writing I’ve done has usually been for work. I’ve really started to miss blogging, owning the shape and format of what I write.

While I’ve kept my Drupal 7 site up to date despite not blogging for years, I’ve resolved to pick up the habit again. My first step was to update my site to Drupal 8, and this is my first post after that update. I’ll publish a series of technical posts about my process. 

More broadly, I’m inspired by folks who have been working to regain ownership of their content and data along the way. For example, I learned about POSSE through a series of posts by Dries about reclaiming control of his data. I’m unsure if I’ll go "full-POSSE,” but this new architecture will allow me to experiment with the idea while pushing me to publish more often in my own space. I’ll experiment with adding new types of data here, including short-form posts, images, embedded videos, and more.