Posted 2017 February 12
To this point, when I've wanted to write articles of interest to the Mac Admins community, I've either posted them on a public platform like AFP 548 or to a section of the web site I maintain at work. Since most of the public platforms are more ephemeral than I'd like and a recent work secondment made me realize that counting on my employer for a consistent place to post was not secure either, I decided it was time to join with many of my Mac Admin colleagues and start my own personal blog.
The good news was that I already had my own domain name and had plenty of experience with HTML and CSS, so I figured this shouldn't be too hard. The next step was to pick my blogging platform. I settled on letting GitHub Pages host my site, even though I had plenty of web space of my own. There were two related reasons:
- I wanted to document the process for other Mac Admins, sharing my findings at an upcoming conference or two; and
- I wanted to start with a platform that others without the resources I had (e.g., they needed "free") could use.
Using GitHub's built-in platform, based on Jekyll, seemed like a great choice.
So this is my first post along that journey. I hope to share some useful content soon.
— Anthony Reimer