Simple things are good, plain websites are wonderfull. In this post I contemplate about current state of world wide web, my attitude towards content creation (blogging) and use words “lean” and “good” in one sentence (probably for the first time ever).
My name is Gytis Repečka, I am Data Engineer currently working with PostgreSQL and Linux infrastructure on AWS cloud. Writing code in SQL, Go and Bash. Experienced data professional (Teradata, Informatica) with focus on Inmon's data warehousing architecture (10 years).
I enjoy using, promoting and contributing to open source software and love communicating about tech to both advanced and non-tech people.
WriteFreely is open source, lightweight blogging platform written in Go programming language.
Motivation to build WriteFreely
While absolute king of blogs is WordPress, which in fact [powers somewhat 30% of all websites], some say it is overloaded, choosing perfect theme is extremely difficult and some (especially free) plugins are poisoned with different kinds of tracking. I do use WordPress on my main site as well, but over the years I' ve figured it seriously takes time to post an article (and I'm not yet even aquainted with Gutenberg).
WriteFreely here is a nice alternative claiming to offer a distraction-free writing experience. While supporting HTML, software mainly relies and endorses markdown. I do not plan ditching WordPress anytime soon, but I was very curious to try out lightweight platform that natively federates.