I’m not really into new year resolutions, but I would like to get back into blogging. I’d like to be a better writer, and more regular practice must surely help? So, to lower the barriers to blogging I’ve modified my Jekyll-powered blog to add a simple content management system.
This kind of CMS is part of a growing trend in web development, separating the editorial workflow from the publishing stack (often a static site generator), to make each easier to manage and secure. You can find out more about this approach on the Headless CMS JAMStack page.
There is one fly in the ointment: it looks like NetlifyCMS is no longer being maintained. However, it’s not the only Git-backed headless CMS around. The StaticCMS fork of NetlifyCMS looks particularly promising, so I’ll be keeping an eye out for their forthcoming migration instructions.
And if that plan fails, I can always go back to editing the files myself. If I get enough writing practice, perhaps the barrier to blogging won’t seem so high.