- Write posts in Markdown and IPython notebooks so figures, code, and LaTeX markup would show up fine.
- Easily back up my posts. Before, I wrote my posts in Simplenote and then copy-pasted to Tumblr, but I didn’t like that.
- I don’t use the re-blogging or following aspects of Tumblr much so I didn’t see the advantages of that network.
- Awesome customizable themes using Pelican.
There are a few drawbacks, most notably, the comments from previous posts are still tied to the Tumblr website, because Tumblr doesn’t use slugs (e.g. “
migration-to-github-io“) for its webpage names, instead it uses some random number generator for keeping track of posts, e.g “post/72680703972”. And because Disqus uses the URL from the post to map it back to its database, and I couldn’t get the original mapping :( So comments for old posts will be back on Tumblr.
I’m excited for a new start with blogging!Go Top