Just finished moving ye old blog from Octopress to Hugo under the premise that I’d write and publish a little more if I could use a tool that is is a little more modern.1 You know, more modern than a vintage 2012 Ruby.
I took a look at other options before I took the leap—Nikola and a couple other Python-based systems looked promising. I started hacking around with Nikola before deciding it didn’t feel quite right.
Hugo has been a joy to use so far. I don’t know if it’s just that I’ve got an extra six years of programming under my belt, but the system seems to be more intuitive than I remember Octopress/Jekyll being. It’s got great documentation and forums to boot. I was able to convert my entire blog over, including manually editing some blog posts and hacking away at a new design/layout over the course of a weekend. I even managed to make it segfault!