So I say goodbye to my customised Radiant install and hello to the ultra simple and easy to use Toto blogging engine.
Built on Rack, there is no database, all article content is stored in plain text and versioned by Git. Using the Dorothy template made it stupidly easy to get started. Not to mention hosting is a no brainer with a simple push to Heroku and the job is done. Very satisfying.
I do encourage you to checkout Toto’s source code, it does a heck of a lot for v.little LOC’s. Impressive.
The largest amount of time with anything like this was spent migrating from the existing blog; cleaning up the existing content, making sure urls rewrite and moving comments to Disqus. If you find yourself doing the same drop me a line as I have a couple of scripts that might make your life a bit easier.
What does this all mean? Well, I spend most of my day at the command line with a text editor already open… if this helps lower the barrier and gets me blogging more, all the better for it.