Switching to a new blogging engine
As of the time of this writing, my current blog is still a WordPress instance hosted on own VPS. Many times I've considered switching to something else, mainly because WP is notoriously exploitable and requires constant vigilance in updating the version, and because the themes (free and paid) are, for the most part, completely out of my style. But I didn't because I didn't find a compelling enough alternative.
Silvrback, a clone of Medium with the focus on own branding, caught my eye. It seems simple, clean, uses Markdown syntax for post writing, has good support for code snippets by default, and is hosted so I don't have to worry about updating the code.
So I'm considering switching to it, and this post is a first step in that direction. If I'm happy with it, and if I can find a way to port some of the old content from the WP site (with the same URLs so the links aren't broken), this may be a new beginning in my personal blogging efforts.
Who knows, I may even start writing posts for fun again.
PS. Having copied most read technical articles from the old blogs to the company blog and set up redirections for the most viewed URLs, I have now switched to Silverback. All of the old content is still available: Croatian edition, English edition. Let's see where this leads us.