I have decided to use Disqus for the comments at JeremiahFyffe.com. I have three reasons.
The process is ridiculously simple.
Notice the line:
var disqus_shortname = 'fyffe'; // required: replace example with your forum shortname
'fyffe' with the Disqus shortname of your own blog.
Hopefully all of you who know a lot more than I do about Jekyll can now use to comments to help me along in this journey of Launch.
Yesterday I launched the "Launch" site at jeremiahfyffe.com. I'm very pleased with how smooth it went.
Some of the immediate projects are:
Regarding the automatic updates …. What I'm really looking for is a way that I can upload a .md to the posts folder and have it automatically generate the site. This way I can upload anytime from my iPad remotely and not have to actually do anything to make the site work. I suppose the simplest way would be to buy a mac collocation. I'm not quite ready for that investment. But I know that it is coming down the road though.
If someone happens to run across this site who actually knows what they are doing, feel free to email me some suggestions. As they are helpful I will post your thoughts here. Be sure to include Twitter, GitHub, website, etc.
I guess this means that I need to build in comments soon as well. I'll probably just use Disqus as this is what I have used before and it has worked well.
At launch things are pretty simple. Sort of …
I am using Jekyll to generate this site. Sure, for coders this thing is simple, but for a guys who is used to using software instead of writing it it has taken a lot of work to figure this thing out. And I'm not sure I have got it yet.
The long and short of it is …
name: Jeremiah Fyffe
title: Jeremiah Fyffe | Articles About Posting Articles … <h1>Articles About Posting Articles</h1>
I know, if you're someone who has used Jekyll before you're not very impressed. But for you noobs out there I know I would have benefited from knowing what to change and how to change it.
I'll cover some of the workflow in more detail in the future, but here is a list of some of the applications and servies that are making this whole process a lot easier.
Oh, boy. This is always a bit scary. How many times have I written this post just to fail days, weeks or months later? Yeah, the launch post that usually ends how many posts later drifting off into oblivion like George Clooney's character in Gravity.
Since I've failed most other times I'm gonna keep it simple so I don't waste much time on a doomed project.
My intention is a start a website that hosts tech articles specifically geared for pastors and others in Christian ministry. Why? Because apart from the preaching the Gospel that's about all I'm good at and I usually am using tech to better preach the Gospel.
But that's not quite what this website is about just yet.
For now, I'm going to chronicle my experience trying to develop this site. Why?