Why leave Octopress for Ghost? - Bigdinosaur Blog

More than one person has e-mailed me in the past few months asking why I switched away from Octopress—which I was initally so excited about!—to Ghost. Octopress, after all, has a lot of attractive qualities—it can live on Github (though I’ve never bothered with that functionality); you can write blog posts in vim; it uses static pages rather than requiring PHP or Node or something running behind the scenes to generate stuff.

After a year of semi-regular blogging with Octopress, though, I was just kind of…bored with it.

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So let me see if I have this correct.
You changed to Ghost largely because your wife wouldn’t use Octopress.
And your wife hasn’t used Ghost either.

Sounds to me like it was just an excuse to have a play with something new. Of course that is an extremely valid reason in itself :wink:

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No one disputes this :wink:

A little over a year between blog posts. :smiley:

I’ve got that beat… :frowning:

Better update schedule than my blog. Though mine is going to be recording home improvements soon.

In my defense, I did write far in advance of 100,000 words in that year—just not on my blog!

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I figured that out all on my own. :wink: