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Two years jlelse.blog

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Two years ago today, I registered jlelse.blog and merged my different blogs into one. Since then, I definitely blog more and now use the blog instead of posting on siloed platforms as well. It has definitely paid off. And the domain is already renewed for another two years.

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Someone asked a good question in a comment.

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One advantage when developing your own CMS software is that you can add new features very easily. Although you should not push this too far that unnecessarily many features collect and afterwards the quality suffers, but some things are still good to have.

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My writing workflow (Dec 2020)

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It’s probably time to tell you about my blogging workflow one year later (here’s how it was in 2019). And I saw other people writing about their writing workflow. What a meta topic…

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My new GoBlog-Blog is finally alive 🎉

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I spent months coding and it’s finally time to say “Hello World”!

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I just switched from my Hugo-based webmention storing method (that triggered a site rebuild for every webmention) to Horst Gutmanns’s webmentiond. There are still a few things to improve, but I will try to submit more pull requests, like support for Telegram as a notification service and a few other issues.

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How my blogroll gets generated (now completely automatic!)

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Yesterday I teased a new post about how I automated my blogroll generation by writing a Go script and using the Miniflux API. Here it is.

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Blogging in German

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For those who haven’t noticed, I’m blogging more regularly in German again 🇩🇪, the last days even more often in German than in English. And this although there will be much less people reading these articles. Somehow it is much easier for me to write texts in my mother tongue. The words flow much better and it is much easier for me to express my thoughts. I will probably write more about my life and stuff like that on my German blog, while my English blog will be more about technical topics. Some things, like my monthly reviews (the next one will be this week) I will also publish in both languages.

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Costs to run this blog

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Kev Quirk and Horst Gutmann recently wrote about how much it cost them to run their blogs. So I thought, I could write about it too.

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🤩 Emojis 🤩

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I stumbled over Twemoji by Twitter 🐦 and a Hugo module for Twemoji and thought it might be a good idea to use Twemoji on my blog (I didn’t use the Hugo module, but integrated it directly into my theme - with a few optimizations). In my Flatpak Firefox on Ubuntu most emojis don’t have a color and it isn’t really fun to use emojis in my blog posts when they don’t look great everywhere. Twemoji replaces the Unicode emojis in the browser with SVG images. So if you have JavaScript enabled in your browser, you’ll see emojis that look like on Twitter, otherwise you’ll see the default Unicode emojis from your operating system. So expect an increased use of emojis here. 🤓😂

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