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How to create blog in 2020

There are many [blog posts] like it, but this one is mine. ©

Of course, you can take Hugo or Ghost. But why? Using minimal tools without bloat2 feels so refreshing!

  1. You write some markdown posts in multiple or even single file
  2. You take mustache templates and language of your choice to render markdown and generate some semantic HTML files
    • [Optional] Bonus points if you are also generate RSS feed1
  3. You add Water.css to make pages look nice
  4. You test things locally, using livereload
  5. You deploy (for free) your pages to surge.sh, netlify.com or Github pages
    • [Optional] you set up Cloudflare to get free SSL and speed things up
  6. You buy one of these new silly domains

And we are online!

PS: don't forget that you can deploy your blog to Tilde as well


  1. For the convenience of those new folks who don't use RSS, you might also consider RSS to Twitter 

  2. For example, did you know that you can create lightbox in ≈20 lines of CSS, without JavaScript at all? 

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