Re: Alternative Blog tools?

Subject: Re: Alternative Blog tools?
From: Monique Semp <monique -dot- semp -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: Lin Laurie <linlaurie1 -at- hotmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:25:02 -0700

> Does anyone know of a format for writing blogs other than
HTML/WordPress? I would write more blogs if I had more ability to
format things like numbered text, etc.
Jekyll is a popular SSG (static site generator) among developer types
and software-savvy writers.
You write the content in Markdown, so numbered lists are easy. But like
all Markdown-generated output, it can be very tricky/difficult to get
the spacing/leading to look decent for nested lists and the like. And
format/style options are limited when compared to a typical word
processor or other authoring tools.
But it's a good thing to learn if you're docs work is software-focused.
It'll provide a great portfolio piece that shows lots of capabilities
that hiring managers want: GitHub knowledge (you can host your site on
GitHub), Git knowledge, content organization ability, coding ability
(Markdown and build scripts), and the like.
(If these tools are new and you're looking for help, consider joining
the Write the Docs Slack network, [1]http://slack.writethedocs.org/.)
-Monique

References

1. http://slack.writethedocs.org/
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