Two years ago, I wanted a blog. At that time, I was in school and had a lot of spare time on my hand. Therefore, I thought it would be a nice learning experience to write the blog myself. I wrote the blog in Python using the Django framework and I have been using it until a week ago. The blog was somewhat simple and posting a post was cumbersome, especially if there where images, as I had to upload them via FTP. The blog only supported Markdown for blog post and I had to publish the post to see how it actually looked. I often had to make many changes after I had published a post going back and forth between the backend and frontend until it looked, as it should. I later implemented a preview in the backend that made it better but far from good, when comparing it to the popularly blogging platforms. The blog needed a lot of improvement and new features to make it feasible for me to continue to use it.
For the past 6 months, I have been trying to find time to code on the blog and have been unable to. I am no longer a student and I have a full time job, a wife, a son, and I just bought a very big house that needs a lot of work. I have things I can spent time on and I have things I just cannot. I want to spent time on writing blog posts about the things I am passionate about, not the blog itself. Because the time I have to spend on my own coding projects and blog posting is very limited, I have to be very selective as to on what I spent my time. Dropping a project is never fun and the decision to drop the blog I wrote my self was not easy. However, the blog is not the only coding project I have had to put down. For now, the project house is in focus and will be for some time. I have also changed a lot of the tools I use, but more of that in another post. This is the reason I moved my blog to WordPress. It is now a lot easier for me to write a blog post so I expect that they will come more often. Whether you consider that, a good or a bad thing is up to you.