Venelin Petkov Making things work since 1982

Blog Migration

Update: Blog Migration to Github

For over a year now I have been running this blog on the Ghost platform inside a cheap Digital Ocean instance. I needed a server for some hobby projects, so it was not a big deal, I am not expecting big traffic here anyway. Recently I grew more ambitious (see Engineering Learning Machines), therefore I don’t have much use for the Digital Ocean instance anymore, so it didn’t make sense to support it only for the blog. Fortunately, GitHub offers a free hosting solution called GitHub Pages (which I did use a couple of years back) that is free for lower-traffic sites like this one. This platform is based on Jekyll, a static web page generator.

The migration was a breeze, mostly due to the Jekyll Ghost Importer plugin. The following post by Nikhita Raghunath also offers some valuable tips on how to configure your Jekyll instance as a blog.