Bozhidar Batsov

August 16, 2021

Hey, again!

I've been meaning to try out HEY World for a while now and the time has finally come. While I already have more blogs than I can possibly tend to, I do agree with Jason Fried's premise that (personal) blogging is way more complicated than it needs to be. There's some beauty in the simplicity of HEY World that I find quite appealing.

Don't get me wrong - I still love Jekyll, and writing articles using Emacs and Markdown, but this publishing toolchain is not without its problems. Plus, I think it'd be cool to be able to write a short article or two straight from my phone, without having to jump through any hoops. 

I'm not quite sure how will I use HEY World going forward, as between (think), Meta Redux and Emacs Redux I have plenty of avenues for my tech articles. Plus, from what I gathered, HEY World is not a very good fit for
articles with code listings in them. I've been thinking that I can use it either for non-technical articles or as a replacement for short tech articles that end up as 5-10 tweets. Or some combination of both. Or something completely different. Time will tell.

The first step has been made, though, and that's what matters the most. It's onwards and upwards from here!