October 04, 2017
I’ve had a personal website for a long, long time. We’re talking Angelfire old (it still exists). Back then, I didn’t spend much time on my own site. Who am I kidding, I still don’t!
My last personal website was a WordPress site hosted at JustHost. WordPress is an amazing tool, I just never used it enough to warrant the $4 per month I was spending at JustHost anymore. Using WordPress on a cheaper host also makes for a website that isn’t really fast, which is another reason for me to part ways.
My old site never had much traffic, and it only had a few blog posts. This made trying some new tech an easy choice.
For quite some time now you’ve been able to host basic static websites for free. I first heard about people doing so with GitHub, and more recently with Netlify. So, I did a little research and Netlify has some very good features, even with the free plan.
Whew, that’s a lot of cool features for free, thanks Netlify!
With the new major release of GatsbyJS, and React.js itself using GatsbyJS, I decided it would be a good option to test. It didn’t take long for me to like what GatsbyJS had to offer!
With the use of GatsbyJS and Netlify I now have a blazing fast blog. Now I just need to find the time to start writing more often! :P