WordPress to Octopress and Back

Apparently, I have a reduced tolerance for random geekery. I like a lot of geekery, but my time has become increasingly precious as the years have gone by. It’s been years since the last time I built a PC from parts and then tried to get all of the peripherals running on Linux. That was fun in its own way, but I don’t have a tolerance for that brand of fun these days.


I’m a geek. I know that when you want to write and you want to get your writing out in the world, it doesn’t matter how you do it. However, I have found that the tools you use can encourage certain behaviors and discourage others. I have never really found WordPress to encourage me to write. I decided to change my blogs from WordPress to Octopress for a few reasons: more control: Octopress is built on Jekyll and I am more comfortable with my ability to bend Jekyll to my will easily than I am with editing WordPress themes.