Knowuh's twitch: Dec 10 2013
Out of the box, its just a static site generator. There are many static site generators like:
I have been using middleman for a while to build prototypes and toys, and I think its the hotness. Its fast, clean, simple, and supports the markup systems I most use:
It also has support for blogging, which is fantastic.
So this morning I decided that I would be happier rolling my own blog using middleman instead of continuing to use wordpress.
I keep it versioned using Git, and update my site with a simple rsync alias, so publishing is basically a a few keystrokes away.
To try to reduce the friction of writing and publishing, I just created a few Automator workflows with key bindings to turn selected text and images into blog entries. Hopefully there will be more posts from me as a result.