Yet another static site generator, this one is written in golang and might do what I want. Is the tool my problem or my inability to get to grips with the tool and make it do what I want? I ran afoul of jekyll, I suspect because I never quite came to grips with how ruby worked and how to set up a reliably environment for it, but I was also floundering when I wanted to write some simple plugins or extensions.
I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.
Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried php, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on emacs org-mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is org-mode and hugo.