After nine years on a self-hosted WordPress platform, I’m now running this site on Hugo, an open-source static site generator. I’ve migrated the blog posts and static pages, removed obsolete material along the way, and updated the post categories. I dropped featured images from blog posts, mainly to save time in the content migration, so the site does look, well, minimal. Colour and imagery may return in the future but I’m happy with the stark feel for now.
At the end of 2009, Councillor Ken Hawkins and I worked together to set up a new website that Ken uses to write about issues in Elmdon and Solihull in his role at Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council.
I’m a fan of revisiting posts within a blog and linking to related posts. Whether adding cross-references in the body of the text or at the end of a post via a related posts plugin, I think these links can benefit both readers and site owners. Linking between posts is also essential if you’re writing a series of related posts. One result of linking posts bothers me though. Trackbacks or pingbacks in the comments section of your own post don’t make sense in the context of your own site.