Making a new Serverless Website

My first blog, introducing

Published on Dec 15, 2020

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For a long time I wanted a space of my own in this world wide web and I finally bought it - This is my space for learning, sharing, exploring, and writing.

Now I have a brand new website and it is serverless. Yes!!! I dont have to worry about managing and maintaining the server for my space.


Why Serverless?

I am a technical writer and write about these technologies for a living. It was a great opportunity to showcase my skills in technology and writing. Also, because I want to have more control of the underlying stuff of my website. Most importantly, I did not want to pay for hosting services or themes for a simple and neat blogging website, so installing tons of plugins did not sound attractive to me.

I promise to write another blog about how to build a serverless website from scratch.

Why Hugo?

The first question is why a site builder? I’m competent at web development, why not just write it all myself? The markdown processing makes it much easier to just write words, not having to think about the formatting, and if I’m going to blog often, then I’ll need that.

Next it gets to why Hugo? why not Jekyll or any of the other vast array of site builders? The answer to that is sadly rather boring, it was the static site builder that I was most familair with, and use it for all my work. Besides, it saved me the overhead of installing and updating another static site builder on my local machine.

Why start blogging?

A very good question. For one it would allow me to showcase my skills more than just a portfolio would, not everything fits under the umbrella of a portfolio, but I can blog about whatever I want. Secondly is to act as a reminder of how I do things, if I blog my process when I do technical things, I’ll always be able to look back and see how I did it if I ever have to do it again.

So what can you expect to see in the blog?

The current plan is for the vast majority of posts to be technical guides on how to do things, but there might be some variety if I want to blog about events.