I’ve been up and running with this new website structure for about two weeks now and I’m still loving it. I don’t know if it’s just the novelty of it all or if the effort gone into simplifying everything has paid off, but I want to blog more and when I do, I write more too. The film and album review process is more immediate which means I have more thoughts and more to say. That can only be a good thing.
The portability of it all is incredible too. I wrote one post whilst out for a walk at lunchtime, and I’m currently posting this from the hairdressers. I guess I could have done that with Wordpress too but it was so flaky and a faff that I didn’t ever want to. Now I’m keen to use the time I’m waiting for my hair to dry doing something useful.
The only downside to the new process on the go is making the commits to Github. The Working Copy app is incredible, full of features and pretty powerful. It does what I want but it’s really not very user friendly. When you go to commit something, even the positive ‘job done’ updates look like error messages. And the actual error messages are enough of a technical jargon that doesn’t help you narrow anything down.
The Github client on the Mac doesn’t allow you to push content before you’ve pulled, whereas you could push all you want on Working Copy and never get anywhere. Unfortunately Github don’t seem in any rush to make a mobile app which is a real shame. It’s the only part of the process that gives me any hesitation. Because the commit, pull and push process is so like black magic anyway, when it doesn’t work it can be infuriating. But when it does work, oof that is still really exciting.
In the end, there’s still a lot to learn and plenty of experimenting to do, and I’m loving the process.