Gilbert Pellegrom Gilbert Pellegrom

1st April 2018

Moving Away from Medium

For some time now my blog has been hosted on Medium. I liked Medium for several reasons:

However, as time has gone on there were certain aspects of having my blog on Medium that I didn't like:

So I decided to re-design my "landing page" site (gilbitron.me) and migrate my blog content (gilbert.pellegrom.me) across here so everything is back under one roof and under my complete control. It was also a good oppertunity to build a site using my new flat-file CMS Circulate (which you should totally check out).

Over the last few weeks I've slowly been building this site out and getting everything in place. It's not finished yet, but I'm not treating this site as a project I need to finish. I've accepted that this site will always be a representation of my online presence and will always change over time (like myself).

For those of you that are interested, this site is now running Circulate on a $5/month DigitalOcean Droplet running PHP 7.2. The design is custom and powered by Bootstrap. I wrote this post using Prose.