Fri Feb 26 2021 05:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
For this blog I've used the @11ty static site generator. I've heard great things about it, mostly on https://shoptalkshow.com/ and was excited to try it out. It was fairly easy to get up and running, but wasn't the thirty minutes the clickbaitish youtube titles claimed. I would recommend that you check out the this article by Koa Brook: https://dev.to/koabrook/creating-a-basic-blog-with-eleventy-and-netlify-cms-completely-from-scratch-197e . As part of using eleventy I tried out the Nunjucks templating language which seems to be a favourite of the @11ty community. It is an interesting experience as my first templating language, and its neat to see the bonus powers Nunjucks has, beyond putting your content on the page. While I did use tutorials quite heavily on this project @11ty is a fairly straightforward technology, so I feel I can comfortably getting my hands dirty when I feel the need.
Content management and hosting are by Netlify, another ShopTalk Show recommendation. As a beginner, I've found Netlify's hosting/DNS services very intuitive. There are lots good articles n them and Netlify provides fairly good information as well. For CMS integration I also referred to the article referenced above. Learning to work in .yml has been fun. At some point I will be adding more post types . . . maybe some cross-posting to--not from--twitter.
If you have any ideas for this blog or comments on it, I'd love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, if you'd like any help setting something similar up, I'd be glad to walk you through it.