It took me several tries to get a blog going. Once I decided that I “have to” write every day, I got some momentum going.
Before that, it took me months to come up with a blog post.
Now, my blog also serves as a log on what happens in my life (coding-wise) and what interests me.
I use Gatsby with a starter template on Netlify. My goal was to spend as little time as possible on the blog infrastructure and more on coding and writing.
Do I plan changes?
I’m unhappy about how Gatsby builds pages at the moment. Gatsby rebuilds a lot of assets. Netlify can’t cache them.
My build times get slower and I’m hitting 200 build minutes per month with ca. 300 blog posts/pages (Netlify has a free plan up to 300 minutes).
I’m thinking about re-building the blog with Eleventy.
How has it helped my career?
I’m not a professional developer (yet?). I work in a different field. Coding is my passion, but it has nothing to do with my day job/career.
But I’ve got positive feedback from people in the tech community.