Matt Johnson

an experienced leader in technology
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12th March 2023

Why I Decided to Start a New Blog

As someone who has been involved in technology for over 20 years, I’ve had various websites and side-projects over that period of time. I even had a very popular blog at one point in time with over 500,000 views per month. But, I gave up on that since it didn’t yield the career or monetary benefits that I expected. Looking back, I realize this decision was probably selfish and short-sighted.

So, I decided to start a new blog 🎉 that I’m moderately excited about. On here, I intend to post general musings, opinions, observations, and some technical content too.

Choosing the Right Tools

This blog is built with SvelteKit, hosted on CloudFlare Pages, and the design is based on this template - which is an odd choice because it’s intended for Nuxt. Initially, this blog started out as a Nuxt project. However, the @nuxt/content plugin appeared to be unable to pre-render markdown into static files at the time of creation. At the time, my son had a SvelteKit-based side-project, so I decided to give it a try, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by the experience.

Where to Find the Source Code

If you’re interested in checking out the source code for this blog, you can find it here.

I’m excited to see where this new blogging adventure takes me, and I hope you’ll join me for the ride.