Notes & Homepage Revamp
This is very much a blogging about blogging (and Digital Garden) post. I've written many words in many places since the last post. Many of those words have been into LogSeq, which I flipped the switch on at the beginning of this year to run this whole site, including my (lapsed) tech blog, and long term archive.
I wanted to have one grand intertwingled set of both Digital Garden style Note and Journal pages, as well as all of my archive of posts.
But LogSeq is not well suited to blog-style articles. And, the way that it publishes, it packs everything into a single index.html file, which for my 20 year archive of blog posts was gigantic. It got up to 40MB!1 So someone visiting the site would have to download 40MB … and only then be able to start interacting with the site.
So, I've spent some vacation time this past week2 moving things around. LogSeq had 2000+ archive posts trimmed out of it, and now lives at the notes.bmannconsulting.com subdomain. That means that it's a bit smaller, but the
index.html is still 9MB, and will only grow as a I add more pages. But it works for me, on both desktop and on my phone, using git to sync.
I'm calling this site my Homepage. Which is what it is!3 It's the boring domain I picked a long time ago, and this root domain and other subdomains hanging off it is where all my stuff should be.
- bmannconsulting.com: This site, my default domain that represents me and "my stuff". A homepage. With a blog. And an archive.
- blog.bmannconsulting.com: more personal posts, often around food and local stuff, runs on Micro.blog which powers cross-posting.4
- notes.bmannconsulting.com: LogSeq powered, default home page is the Daily Journals
And "other stuff", that I can easily keep at subdomains, and maybe do more with in the future:
- twitter.bmannconsulting.com: my Twitter archive, powered by Tweetback5
- 2022.bmannconsulting.com: a snapshot of late 2022 version of the website, Simply Jekyll edition6
I'm not convinced I'm going to get back on the regular blog posting schedule. I've fallen off the wagon of RSS reading, myself, in part because I'm bouncing around multiple decentralized social networks7, and in part as I said at the beginning – I'm writing a lot of words in a lot of places already.
I may end up doing a weekly round up of the Daily Journal pages from my Notes site. That's usually where I clip links and articles and such. And there's a feeds page here again, so my site should be subscribable.
Anything I post to Micro.blog ends up on Mastodon, Bluesky, Nostr, Tumblr, and even LinkedIn. ↩
I ran a Twitter to Github Pages script for many years that is still up at https://tweets.bmannconsulting.com. You can see when the Twitter API finally died in June. Tweetback has the potential to interconnect ↩