I will do new posts from this site, jrburke.com. There is a feed link in the header if you want to track this site in an feed reader.
I was using tagneto.blogspot.com, but I have wanted something different for a while now.
I was using Blogger because I do not like the idea of server administration. I want to spend my time on solving code problems, not on computer bookkeeping.
My needs for a blog are very modest. I do not need image galleries. I want to be able to write text, and to show code. I do not want to run a server to dynamically generate content. This implies running a server API service at the minimum, and then worrying about more bookkeeping. I'm fine doing the code generation locally and uploading static content to the server.
I also do not like supporting business models that encourage tracking people across web sites. It is a valid way to support a business, and I may even work on applications that use it as a way to pay their costs, but this is my personal space, and I can afford to be a jerk about it here.
While TypeKit does some tracking, I am fine with it since it is about paying font designers for their work, and I want to feel pretty. Or at the very least, I want the site to look pretty.
The static generation approach makes it difficult to deal with comments. I am wary of comments in general. I appreciate getting feedback, but I want it focused and on-topic. I also do not believe my posting area is a place where people should have the right to comment. They should create their own spaces for that.
The comment system should not allow anonymous comments. It is important for the type of online discourse that I mostly do -- open source code development -- that people own their comments.
If I want to receive comments on a post, I generate a GitHub Issue for the post, and then use that URL in a "comments" link in the post.
This works out for me, at least for now, since I use GitHub and most of my posts are related to code. I appreciate this is not a general purpose commenting solution.
I wrote a Node-based tool called delposto. It does not do much, and I do not suggest others use it. It is a tool for me, based on my idiosyncracies. Feel free to open tickets and do pull requests, but set your expectations very low. I am not very motivated to improve it beyond what I need.
The "source" for this blog is on GitHub at jrburke/jrburke.com.
Any of this could change later, but that is how it works today.