I'm blogging again. And trying out Blogofile to make that happen. This blog is going to start rather sparse looking, and I need to backfill in my old blog posts. But I will get there.
A couple of points on the tool chain I'm trying out here.
I have chosen to use reStructuredText as the markup language. Since I co-authored The Definitive Guide to Jython (available on Amazon.com too!) in rst, this should come as no surprise. Using rst doesn't get in the way, I can easily include code fragments, and I can add the styling outside of the document. Then readily track with Mercurial. I would like to describe some more of this tool chain for writing books at some point, it was actually quite nice.
I had previously used blogger.com, going back to using it before the Google acquisition. Originally this particular blog, Front Range Pythoneering, was just used for announcements of the user group I was until recently leading, which is called the Front Range Pythoneers, not too surprisingly. As I became involved in Jython development, I started to use blogger.com as well for some blog posts. It was handy. But blogger.com was not. Working around it for posting code with a toolchain that included rst2html was not so much fun. When they stopped supporting external web sites, it finally forced me to switch. Unfortunately it also took me some time to make the switch too, so that further stymied my blogging, beyond the usual lack of time.
Naturally I really don't like it when the tools get in the way!
For this, Blogofile seems like a good choice. Setup so far has been reasonably easy, and I certainly don't have to be committed to it long-term. I'll try to update here on my thoughts about it as I get more experience with it.