The reasons why I’m moving away from Typepad are : * Typepad is slow * Typepad is not free * Typepad editor is not techie compatible * Typepad is a blog engine…
And blog engines are not hype anymore :) Seriously, I was looking for something easy and simple, and compatible with my geek side.
Back in the days, I remember that I enjoyed a lot using nanoblogger. But it’s too slow, and you need to host it yourself.
So I followed the current trend, and set up my pages on github, and transfered my posts from Typepad to jekyll.
Jekyll is : * light * easy * simple
But the real power is that it can be coupled with github’s pages. So I feel right at home, and so editing code and pushing to git(hub) (stuff I do everyday) won’t be different from editing blog posts and pushing to github.
Oh, but how did I migrate my blog posts from Typepad to Jekyll ? I couldn’t find any migration script on internet or importers in jekyll, so I wrote a quick and not so dirty Perl script. it’s all on github here : the mighty typepad_to_jekyll ! Feel free to fork it. Feedback welcome :)